We all anxiously await summertime in Pittsburgh. The ideal summer is filled with days by the pool, road trips, and adventures. But too easily those warm days can be sucked into the vortex of binge-watching, video games, and social media. Everyone benefits from some time away from screens! Here are some tips for you and your family to enjoy the sunny days of summer.Continue reading “Summer Screen Wellness Tips: Take A Break”
You never know when the last snow of the year will be in Pittsburgh. There always seems to be one more. After months of cloudy days and snow, we all long for the warmth of summer. We collectively lie to ourselves thinking that once the sun is out that the weather will be consistently nice. And it is! But then comes the heat. And the humidity. And the storms.
At Green Light Wireless we celebrate Pittsburgh in every season, in every weather. (But, especially in summer.) To help you enjoy our neighborhoods every day, we’ve crafted plans for any type of summer weather report.Continue reading “Summer in the City” →
From your phone to your smart TV, your virtual assistant to your streaming devices, your favorite video game system to your smart home devices, your home is filled with devices that make life easier. Unfortunately, these same items also open you up to security risks. With all of your Internet-connected devices, how do you keep your home safe? Here are a few cybersecurity tips and recommendations to ensure that your devices give you the entertainment and convenience you want and none of the risks you don’t.Continue reading “10 Cybersecurity Tips for Your Home” →
Looking on the Internet to diagnose health issues can seem overwhelming. No one wants to fall into a WebMD rabbit hole and worry that a hangnail is a harbinger of serious problems. But, the Internet can help you take control of your health and support personal resolutions to improve your mind and body.
This is part 2 of the blog post about Internet connection and speed. If you need a refresher on how Internet speed works and Internet usage of various online activities, check out part 1 of “How Fast an Internet Speed Do You Truly Need?”
Let’s set the scene. You are watching a movie. Just when the story is about to reach a climax, the spinning wheel of death appears. What’s worse, after you patiently let your video download for a moment and think everything will be fine, five minutes pass into your movie, the spinning icon of doom appears again.
Bad news, you have slow Internet speed or unstable connectivity.
Today, we want to talk about what might impact your Internet speed, how to find your current speed, and most importantly, the actions you can take to improve your Internet connectivity.Continue reading “Check Your Internet Connection and Make it Faster” →
This is part 1 of the blog post about Internet Speed. In the next blog post, Check Your Internet Connection and Make it Faster, we will share how you can improve your Internet connection and the free tools you can try.
Internet speed is something we all have come to rely on in our daily lives. With 93% of American adults using the Internet and many with increasing reliance on it, you may have asked one of these questions:
- Why is my Internet so slow?
- How fast is my Internet connection right now?
- Is there a way to improve my Internet speed?
And, of course, the fundamental question, “How fast of an Internet connection do I actually need?”Continue reading “How Fast of an Internet Speed Do You Truly Need?” →
People are connected to the Internet much more than prior generations. According to a recent Pew Research Center survey on Internet usage from early 2021, 85% of Americans say they go online daily, and 31% of U.S. adults now go online “almost constantly.”
If you fall into the ‘almost constantly’ category, why not explore some new things you can try while surfing the web?
What are the things you have been enjoying on the Internet? If you are tired of scrolling through your social media feeds or getting sucked into mindless games, there are other things to make your time on the Internet more productive yet still entertaining. Here are ten things that will be well worth your time exploring online.Continue reading “10 Things to Explore While Surfing the Web” →
Sustainability is a hot topic during April, which is when Earth Day takes place. You might already bring canvas bags for grocery shopping, use reusable water bottles to stay hydrated, and re-purpose materials for craft projects. But, there is one more simple thing you can do – practice sustainability with your Home Internet!Continue reading “When you use the Internet, think Sustainably” →
When we went through a brand refresh at Green Light Wireless, we thought long and hard about a seemingly simple question – should we talk about the Internet as ”Internet” or “internet”?
As an Internet company, this question brought us to research the history behind capitalizing “Internet” and how it slowly became “internet” in mainstream day-to-day writing.
The Internet is woven into the fabric of our everyday lives. “There was a time when people felt the Internet was another world,” said Tim Berners-Lee, the inventor of the World Wide Web, “but now people realize it’s a tool that we use in this world.”