A Breakdown of an Internet Minute in 2019

By PS Lightwave Content Team

An internet minute. Does that sound short? It's not at all. The scale of the internet has grown to be vast and global, with an extraordinary amount of data being transmitted every single minute. While you may be procrastinating, hard at work, writing emails or on conference calls, the internet still continues to turn. Here's what you can expect to see happen in an internet minute.

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Data Trends and Your Business

By PS Lightwave Content Team

Data: it's constantly growing. As organizations have begun collecting larger data sets, it's become necessary to house these data sets in dedicated data centers. And that has made it even more important to have a reliable, continuous connection. Here's how business data is changing, and what your business needs to do in order to change with it.

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SD-WAN and Business Needs

By PS Lightwave Content Team

Reliability, connectivity and security are the hallmarks of a business WAN. Yet cloud solutions have rendered traditional WAN architecture difficult to implement. Instead, SD WAN architecture is on the rise. Software Defined WAN solutions are the WAN solution for the new era, making it possible to connect business architecture. Businesses with multiple offices often need the reliability and speed that a WAN can provide. 

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What is Enterprise Business Internet and Why do You Need it?

By PS Lightwave Content Team

An enterprise has unique needs in terms of internet access. Not only does the internet service have to be fast and scalable, but it has to be able to manage large numbers of connections. As enterprise increasingly becomes reliant upon cloud-based solutions and VoIP telephony, enterprise internet services need to become even more robust.

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Dark Fiber: The Pros and Cons

By PS Lightwave Content Team

Dark fiber (also known as "dark fibre") refers to unused, dormant network fiber. Still potentially useful, dark fiber can be found in many areas. It's simply optical fiber that is no longer being used by the business that placed it. However, though the optical fiber isn't being used right now, it's still available. Dark fiber can be purchased directly from the companies and the ISPs that own it, or leased and rented. When leased and rented, dark fiber has some clear advantages over new fiber-optic networks. 

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Core Services

By PS Lightwave Content Team

From internal to external communications, PS LIGHTWAVE offers a large inventory of solutions for businesses, government entities, nonprofit organizations and more. With best-in-class customer service, support and technology, PS LIGHTWAVE is able to operate as a complete technology partner. Explore the core services offered by PS LIGHTWAVE below.

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DSL vs Fiber-Optic

By PS Lightwave Content Team

In the world of connectivity, two terms pop up a lot — DSL and fiber-optic. Laid out side by side, consumers and organizations see many similarities in service options, but the technology that supports each is very different.

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Dark Fiber Locator: Is There Dark Fiber Near Your Business?

By PS Lightwave Content Team

If you're interested in running fiber to your business, community or home, you may have heard about an important alternative known as "dark fiber." Dark fiber makes it easier to achieve better connectivity without having to run your own fiber lines; instead, you can work with a service provider to use existing lines that are no longer in use. Here's everything you need to know about finding and using dark fiber. 

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Is Your Internet Fast Enough for VoIP?

By PS Lightwave Content Team

Many companies and homeowners alike are switching over to VoIP telephones: telephones that use the Internet rather than traditional telecommunications lines. Yet because VoIP does use the Internet, it often requires fast Internet speeds to be reliable. Would your Internet service be able to support VoIP?

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Understanding Border Gateway Protocol

By PS Lightwave Content Team

Any form of transaction depends on rules, whether they're the basic rules of a spoken language or the routines established for a regular delivery route. The transfer of data over the Internet depends on a variety of protocols that govern how, when and where packets of data travel from one network to another, or from one point to another within the same network. One of the most helpful of these protocols is known as Border Gateway Protocol, or BGP. While this protocol is simpler in nature than, say, the TCP protocol that runs underneath it, it still poses some complexities that make it both tricky to understand and potentially easy to misuse. Let's take an introductory look at what BGP involves, how it works, and why you want your make sure your organization enjoys the highest standard of BGP implementation possible.

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