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  • Here’s why most Americans shop small businesses every week

    Here’s why most Americans shop small businesses every week

    More than 90 percent of Californians visit small or midsized businesses at least once a week, according to a consumer survey conducted by Cox Business, a provider of voice, data and video services for more than 300,000 small and regional businesses nationwide. Those results may be a mild surprise...

  • How Cox Contour can change your life

    How Cox Contour can change your life

    Electronic entertainment has evolved from boxy black-and-white TVs with rabbit-ear antennas and a handful of channels to an era when viewers demand to watch anything, anywhere, at anytime using voice control. Nothing satisfies today’s needs better than the new Cox Contour. The new Contour is a...

  • 5 reasons you need Panoramic WiFi now

    5 reasons you need Panoramic WiFi now

    Does your house have dead zones? Does your WiFi constantly slow down, or do you notice that you are incessantly and continuously knocked off WiFi altogether?  Now it’s time to enjoy first-of-its-kind, superfast internet on all your devices and in every nook and cranny of every room. This online...

  • Why your business must offer free Wi-Fi — plus other tips for 2017

    Why your business must offer free Wi-Fi — plus other tips for 2017

    Today’s shoppers don’t want a free cup of coffee — they want Wi-Fi service. In fact, the 2016 Cox Consumer Pulse on Small Businesses survey reveals that 56 percent of consumers would choose Wi-Fi over java when visiting a local retailer. Conducted with the help of more than 2,000 consumers from...

  • 7 secrets to being better at videogames

    7 secrets to being better at videogames

    Looking to improve your gaming? No matter if you’re a beginner or a pro, there’s always a new level to aspire to. Here are seven tips to help you become an expert video gamer. Upgrade your internet speed “In gaming, speed and response time are everything when you can lose or die if you’re lagging...

  • 5 ways smart tech can make you a better pet parent

    5 ways smart tech can make you a better pet parent

    It’s no secret that Americans love to pamper their pets and consider them true family members. Just look at the recent proliferation of pet spas and niche restaurants that welcome our furry friends. So it’s only logical that pet-tech devices are making a splash. New smart gadgets let you pet-sit...

  • How to instantly improve your holiday TV viewing

    How to instantly improve your holiday TV viewing

    Do you wish you could watch whatever you want, wherever and whenever on any device you want? Do you ever feel overwhelmed by the volume of programming choices and wish you could set up personalized viewing lists? Well, your dreams are about to come true. Launched in 2013 and recently upgraded to...

  • Laguna Beach USD: How broadband internet is changing education for the better

    Laguna Beach USD: How broadband internet is changing education for the better

    When Michelle Martinez began teaching 2 1/2 decades ago, her classroom setup was straightforward. “We used overhead projectors,” says Martinez, a social studies teacher at Thurston Middle School in Laguna Beach, California. “Now in my classroom I use an iPad to project to three 80-inch TV screens.”...

  • Q&A: How to turn your home into a smart home

    Q&A: How to turn your home into a smart home

    Not long ago, Iron Man’s alter ego, Tony Stark, was one of a few who owned a smart home. Today, the latest high-tech home products and services, combined with super high speed internet, are allowing everyday people to create the smart home of their dreams: A home that even Tony Stark would envy....

  • Quiz: How much internet speed do I really need?

    Quiz: How much internet speed do I really need?

    Quiz: How much internet speed do I really need? Internet connections are faster than ever, so if Pandora still cuts out during a favorite song, websites are taking forever to load, or YouTube freezes up at exactly the wrong moment, it might be time to re-evaluate how you’re using the Internet and...

  • ​7 ways smart homes make life easier

    ​7 ways smart homes make life easier

    Think of all the ways smart phones have made our lives easier. We can hail rides, navigate streets, share photos and so much more. Now get ready for the next step in smart tech: fully connected smart homes that would make George Jetson proud. Today, just about anyone can turn their humble abode...

  • Infographic: History Of The Internet

    Infographic: History Of The Internet

  • How one company is helping families afford the Internet

    How one company is helping families afford the Internet

    Try to remember life before the Internet — when fax machines were cutting edge and the simplest exchange of information relied on snail mail and phone calls. Just imagine trying to navigate life in 2016 without the Internet. Impossible? It's a reality for many low-income families who can't afford...

  • How free Wi-Fi can boost your business

    How free Wi-Fi can boost your business

    Everywhere you go, free Wi-Fi access is practically ubiquitous. You see customers huddled around their tablets and laptops at coffee shops, shopping malls, restaurants and more. Wi-Fi access at hotels and resorts is virtually standard – just join a frequent visitor club or similar promotion to...

  • Meet the winner of the OC's exciting business competition

    Meet the winner of the OC's exciting business competition

    Fifty entrepreneurs, whittled down to six. One 2 1/2-minute shot at fame and fortune — or at least publicity, money and prizes. A pressure-cooker atmosphere where judges quiz you before a live audience. Welcome to the Get Started OC Business Pitch competition: Orange County, California's, own version...

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