PS Lightwave Connects Texas ISDs to Streamline Remote Learning

By PS Lightwave Content Team

Technology infrastructure and connectivity within schools is a trending topic as Independent School Districts (ISDs) attempt to balance offering their students the best learning experience, while also giving their teachers the necessary tools to get the job done. With the unplanned and rapid move to online learning, Houston based PS Lightwave's experience with numerous ISDs helps them to cost effectively increase bandwidth and connectivity to meet ISD needs.

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Today's Internet is Based On a Vast Network of Underwater Cables

By PS Lightwave Content Team

When it comes to the colorful history of the Internet there have been plenty of metaphors from the “Information Superhighway” to “everything is in the cloud”.

While much of the imagery has an ethereal feel to it, when it comes to how information actually moves, look not to the skies, but the seas as today’s high-speed, fiber Internet is based on a vast network of underwater cables.

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PS LIGHTWAVE Recognized as a Top Workplace by the Houston Chronicle

By PS Lightwave Content Team

For the second straight year, and fourth time in six years, PS LIGHTWAVE has been named a Top Workplace by the Houston Chronicle.

The 2020 Top Workplace awards, handed out by the Houston Chronicle and independent research company Energage, were based on feedback from more than 37,000 Houston-area employees.

“Top Workplaces seeks to recognize employers who acknowledge their best assets – their employees,” said Maria Reeve, Managing Editor of theHouston Chronicle. “Employers are ranked based solely on scores generated by employee responses measuring engagement, organizational health and satisfaction.”

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Demand for Low-Latency, Seamless Connectivity Drive Dark Fiber Growth

By PS Lightwave Content Team

Increasing demand for seamless connectivity with low-latency to cloud computing and bandwidth-intensive applications are shining a light on the benefits of Dark Fiber networks.

Dark Fiber, which ominously sounds like something you buy late at night in a dark Internet alley, has a more benign meaning.

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Life in 2020: Everything is Going Digital

By PS Lightwave Content Team

Even before the COVID-19 pandemic altered the lives of Americans, we were increasingly living in a world where everything was going digital.

“Almost every member of my family regularly uses the internet to inform or improve aspects of their well-being: diet, fitness, health, social interaction with family and friends in person and online, education, entertainment, employment, commerce, finance and civic engagement,” said Mike Liebhold, Institute for the Future senior researcher, in a 2018 Pew Research Center article.

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High-Speed Internet in 2020 is More Important Than Ever

By PS Lightwave Content Team

We will look back on 2020 as the year that having broadband or high-speed Internet in your household went from being a luxury to a necessity.

Prior to COVID-19, the need for Internet speed was focused on streaming videos and gaming, but for the foreseeable future families are relying on bandwidth to keep up in a world of remote work Zoom calls and online classes.

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5G Technology Revolution Has Just Begun

By PS Lightwave Content Team

5G Networks are rolling out across the United States, but the technology revolution envisioned around the new global wireless standard has just begun. For starters, much like the move from 3G to 4G which started in 2008, consumers will need a new device to take advantage of 5G service. Right on cue, Apple announced the impending release of its first 5G-compatible line, the iPhone 12.

5G, which stands for fifth generation, is more than a better mobile broadband experience, it is the network of the future that aims to connect virtually everyone to everything including devices, machines, and objects.

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COVID-19 Affects How the World Population Spends Time Online in 2020

By PS Lightwave Content Team
Even before the COVID-19 pandemic the world was becoming increasingly connected online with an estimated 59 percent of the planet’s population or 4.57 billion people using the Internet.
 
Those figures from Aril 2020 by  visualcapitalist.com  were published at the start of the public health crisis, which has certainly accelerated the worldwide digital move with people relying on their connected devices through lockdowns, remote work and online schooling.
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The Importance of DDoS Attack Mitigation

By PS Lightwave Content Team

Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks have been around for 20 years, but they are still a powerful weapon in the hacker’s arsenal, with attacks tripling in size during the third quarter of 2020.

DDoS Mitigation strategies are more important than ever as growing threats in August and September were part of ransom demand campaigns targeting multiple industries, Akamai said.

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PS Lightwave Upgrades Microsoft Peering to 100G

By PS Lightwave Content Team

PS Lightwave recently upgraded its Microsoft Peering to 100G, creating a faster connection for customers to such popular tools as Azure, Office 365 and Teams. The upgrade comes at a time when the COVID-19 pandemic has accelerated a transformation of business work to the cloud.

“Cloud usage and demand increased as customers continued to work and learn from home,” Microsoft announced in a release on the results of the second quarter of 2020.

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