Why Do You Need Burstable Bandwidth?

By PS Lightwave Content Team

Fixed bandwidth users are often surprised by sudden slowdowns in internet speeds. Businesses can get around unexpected changes in speed by leveraging a provider like Pure Speed Lightwave that offers burstable bandwidth. We explain how burstability works in this infographic.

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How To Choose The Best Internet Speeds for Your Houston Business

By PS Lightwave Content Team

Businesses rely on the Internet to connect with customers quickly and efficiently, access account information, host webinars or video chats, facilitate orders and services, and now provide uninterrupted access for remote employees. Cable, cell, and Internet providers promise high speeds, but figuring out the speeds needed for your business is a little different. Pure Speed Lightwave, a top Internet provider in Houston, knows that good Internet speeds drive results. After all, speed is in our name! Read on to learn how to identify the best Internet options for your company.

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What Is a Dark Fiber Network, and Is It a Good Fit for Your Company?

By PS Lightwave Content Team

Business communication begins with speed. Clients, customers, and employees have come to expect instant access to each other, and the ramp-up of voice, data, and video across networks has increased the need for more bandwidth to achieve those speeds. In the late 1990s, optical fiber was the answer to its slower cable cousin; but over the years, providers have controlled and throttled much of the available cable and fiber optics. Today, dark fiber can help businesses achieve their desired speeds. Read on to learn how.

What Is Dark Fiber?

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3 Reasons PS Lightwave Is the Choice Network Service Provider in the Greater Houston Area

By PS Lightwave Content Team

PS Lightwave is a team of Houstonians with a deep understanding of the local network infrastructure and our customers’ requirements for connectivity. Through our evolution as a network service provider in the Greater Houston Area, we’ve innovated our approximately 5,500 route-mile Texas fiber optic network and solutions. PS Lightwave owns, manages, and supports our own vast fiber optic network covering seven counties in and around Houston. 

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Digital Self-Harm May be on the Rise with Hybrid and Remote Learning

By PS Lightwave Content Team

October was National Bullying Prevention Month which shined a spotlight on cyberbullying, but another troubling online behavior, digital self-harm, could be on the rise during the shift to hybrid and remote learning during the COVID-19 pandemic.

"It is possible that the prevalence of digital self-harm might be on the increase, especially when you consider the emotional toll that COVID has taken on everyone, including K-12 students and their isolation from friends, and how that might manifest in mental health issues and behavior like digital self-harm," says Ryan Meldrum, director of research and communications in the Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice at Florida International University.

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Top 7 Reasons to Choose Fiber Internet for Your Business

By PS Lightwave Content Team

Connectivity in a digital-first world is becoming as essential as air or water which is why many businesses are making the investment in fiber Internet to serve their customers and keep their operations at peak performance.

“To participate in contemporary commerce, a high-speed connection is not an option or a luxury — it’s basic infrastructure,” writes Erica E. Phillips in the CT Mirror. “And while the newly passed $1 trillion federal infrastructure bill contains $65 billion to build out broadband and make it affordable, the lag time could leave many businesses unable to compete.”

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Intl Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) Tackles Tough Problems

By PS Lightwave Content Team

When the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) was founded in 1979 classrooms in America were still primarily chalkboard-based with school technology relying on filmstrip projectors, overhead projectors, or the “cutting-edge” VHS videocassette recorder paired with a television on a rolling cart.

While education has fast-forwarded in a digital-first world to high-speed fiber optics, virtual classrooms, and cloud-based computing, ISTE has maintained a steady focus on its primary mission of accelerating the use of technology to solve tough problems and inspire innovation.

“Our worldwide network believes in the potential technology holds to transform teaching and learning,” says the ISTE.

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Cybersecurity Training Crucial as School Districts Face Cyberattacks

By PS Lightwave Content Team

School districts across the country, already under a stress test from the COVID-19 pandemic, are increasingly facing cyberattacks by criminals exploiting their cybersecurity vulnerability.

“Unfortunately, in the context of U.S. K-12 public school districts, cybersecurity risks are now neither hypothetical, nor trivial,” said the State of K-12 Cybersecuirty: 2020 Year in Review authors.

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5 Surprising Benefits to Business When Upgrading to Fiber Internet

By PS Lightwave Content Team

From Wall Street to Main Street businesses rely on high-speed Internet to meet the technology expectations of both their customers and employees.

“Let’s take a moment to think about our workdays. How often do we check emails, download documents, send files, attend video conference calls, visit vendor websites, or upload data to cloud-based storage?” asks David Arvig in the Minneapolist/St. Paul Business Journal. “The Internet is driving all of those processes, making broadband our most important communication and information tool.”

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Is Your Office Ready for the Internet of Things (IoT) Revolution?

By PS Lightwave Content Team

Businesses that can create “smart offices” will be in position to take advantage of the Internet of Things (IoT) world of connected devices.

“By using the Internet of Things in office buildings, you can increase workplace productivity, streamline routine tasks, and make safer and more comfortable working environments for your employees,” says “IoT for all” which covers the IoT ecosystem.

Billions of devices around the globe are already connected to the Internet, collecting and sharing data.

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