Category: Internet

Getting The Best WiFi Performance In Your Home

Getting The Best WiFi Performance In Your Home

Nothing in Mississippi is faster than C Spire Fiber’s gigabit internet.  Ask anyone of the thousands of customers, and they’ll be sure to tell you so. But if you’re like most folks, a growing percentage of your data usage comes on wirelessly connected devices via your in-home WiFi. And as we’ve covered previously, as soon as you are on WiFi, you can expect your Internet speeds to drop significantly.

In this article, we take a look at a few tips you can implement to ensure you’re getting the absolute best out of your amazing C Spire Fiber Gigabit Internet connection when using WiFi.

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Without Fiber Optic Cables, Netflix Wouldn’t Exist

Without Fiber Optic Cables, Netflix Wouldn’t Exist

CNN Money takes a peek into the world of Fiber Optic Cables, the technology that powers the global Internet and the very same technology that we offer to our C Spire Fiber customers.

C Spire Claims Top Spot for Speed

C Spire Claims Top Spot for Speed

From the Hattiesburg American:

C Spire has claimed the top spot as Mississippi’s fastest fixed broadband Internet service provider (ISP) for the second year in a row, according to a new report by Seattle-based Ookla, the worldwide leader in broadband Internet connection testing and performance metrics.

Check out the full article over on the Hattiesburg American website

C Spire Delivers the Fastest Internet in Mississippi. Again.

C Spire Delivers the Fastest Internet in Mississippi. Again.

Ookla, the folks behind the popular SpeedTest.net website and suite of mobile apps has once again crowned C Spire as the fastest ISP in Mississippi delivering an average of 120Mbps Down and 97Mbps up.

Here’s a screenshot of their Fixed Broadband findings:

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WiFi Speeds & Popular Smartphones

WiFi Speeds & Popular Smartphones

For many, smartphones have become an increasingly important entertainment device. In fact, the number of Americans watching videos on their smartphone jumped some 39% in just two years from 2013 to 2015. And while your C SPire Fiber to the Home Internet connection delivers close to 1 Gigabit / second upload and download speeds to your home, it’s important to remember that once you connect using your home WiFi, your speeds are going to drop.

In this post we take a closer look some of the most popular smartphones like the iPhone 6s and the Samsung Galaxy S7 and we show what speeds you can expect when using your phone on your home WiFi.

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What’s a Gigabit?

What’s a Gigabit?

Gig is short for Gigabit which is a measurement unit commonly used when talking about Internet network speeds. So when you hear Gigabit or Megabit or Kilobit, you’re really talking about Bits Per Second (and multiples thereof). It’s a measurement of how many Bits (chunks of data) travel over a network per second.

When it comes to Internet Speeds, bigger is better. The more data your connection can support, the better quality video you can stream, the more video you can simultaneously stream, and the better overall experience you will enjoy.

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C Spire Fastest ISP in Mississippi!

C Spire Fastest ISP in Mississippi!

Speedtest.net has proclaimed C Spire Fiber the fastest ISP in Mississippi for 2015.

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http://www.speedtest.net/awards/us/mississippi

Learn more about Speedtest.net’s methodology after the jump:

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WiFi Speeds 101

WiFi Speeds 101

We recently published a support article that includes guidance about the Wi-Fi speeds you can expect with C Spire Fiber to the Home Internet service. The article contains a lot of detailed information to help you determine whether you’re getting the fastest possible performance with your particular devices, or if you need to consider changing something in your environment or upgrading your device to get the WiFi speed you want.

WiFi speeds to expect with C Spire Fiber to the Home

Speed estimates were determined for what we call ‘real world’ conditions taking into account things like:

  • The number of wireless devices connected to your network
  • The quantity and quality of the content being downloaded or uploaded
  • The distance between the device and the access point
  • Device characteristics, such as the 802.11 version

In all, we’ve outlined the maximum expected speed for devices such as:

  • Android Phones
  • Android Tablets
  • iPhone Devices
  • iPad Devices
  • MAC OS Computers & Laptops
  • Windows Computers & Laptops
  • Chromebooks

Check out the help article for full details.