James Murray is the Editor-in-Chief at Compare Internet. James has a degree in Computer Science from Georgetown University and has been working in the telecom industry for the past ten years. He’s been writing about broadband Internet, cybersecurity, and connectivity at Compare Internet since 2016.
James is a member of the Rural Broadband Association and is often a guest-speaker at conferences around the country. His aim as a member of the Rural Broadband Association is to explore and discuss future-proof technologies to better connect rural America to the Internet, and extend Internet connections to provide options outside of satellite Internet.
He often collaborates with broadband Internet and telecom companies like Dish, AT&T, and Frontier to write informative pieces that work to reduce the digital divide and keep customers up to date with the latest technology news about their Internet access.
James has written for publications like Wired, BBC Magazine, and Broadband World News. He is also a regular commentator on segments for VICE, NPR, and various other tech-focused publications around the United States.
James Murray started his career as a software developer in a start-up company based out of Washington, DC. After a few years of developing productivity apps, James became an active tech writer focusing on cybersecurity, telecom technology, and broadband impact on everyday life.
He graduated with honors from Georgetown University in DC with a Bachelor’s in Computer Science and a minor in Japanese. Prior to working for a tech start-up, James was an intern at AT&T’s Technology Development Program. As an intern at AT&T, James designed code and demoed the latest features and technology with a focus on the end user.
In his spare time, James likes to drive just outside DC and hike in the Shenandoah National Park. He can usually be found inside a tent with Mingus—his adopted Australian shepherd. He is a big fan of classic books and owns several copies of what he considers to be the best book of all time, For Whom The Bell Tolls by Ernest Hemingway.
For new residential customers, finding the ideal Internet service provider is essential. If you recently moved to Milwaukee, Wisconsin, you’re probably looking for the best Internet providers with the most affordable Internet plans.
Even if you’re already a resident of Milwaukee, it’s possible you’re looking to change providers. And if you are, you should know that Internet services in Milwaukee are ample.Read More
Internet providers in Miami come with all kinds of plans and speeds. From satellite Internet to fiber Internet, there’s something for everyone. And this includes plans that reach up to 5 GIGs.Read More
Wi-Fi is everywhere these days. Many homes come with Wi-Fi capabilities as standard extra features. But while technology has advanced heavily in the past couple of decades, it doesn’t mean we have unlimited wireless signal reach in our homes. Sometimes our network signal can refuse to reach certain areas, even rooms.Read More
A good Internet connection depends on more than a good Internet service provider. Internet connectivity relies on equipment to provide you with the best Internet speed possible. You need modems and you need wireless routers.
Most major cable Internet providers want to make things easier for you. One of the ways they do this is by giving you the option of renting equipment through them. While this option is convenient, it’s not the most cost-effective.Read More
Having a reliable Internet connection is an essential part of life. These days, having Internet access is key to sustaining a sense of normalcy and productivity.
There’s no denying that the demand for speedy Internet service is high. But it shouldn’t mean that your Internet costs should also skyrocket on your monthly bill.
Internet providers want to make sure that you get the best Internet speed and the best TV services. But, they’re also in the business of making money. They have no problem charging you for every little thing on your monthly Internet bill.Read More
Choosing an Internet service provider is a commitment. And you do so intending to stay with them for the long haul. Nobody likes switching providers; even when the process is painless.
But the reality is that sometimes priorities change. And there are many reasons why you could be considering switching Internet service.
The monthly cost may be too much. Or you’re looking for better a customer service experience.
The important thing is to look for providers in your area that cater to your needs. Take a look at your existing service. Highlight key features that you like and features that you wish they offered.Read More
These days, it’s uncommon to own a device that doesn’t have Wi-Fi access. Forecasts suggest that by 2030, there will be around 50 billion connected devices around the world. It’s hard to think of a time when wireless networks weren’t a thing.
Yet, wireless communications have only been around since the 70s. And even though WiFi technology has made a lot of impressive advancements, it’s still only the beginning.Read More
Fiber Internet service is on the rise. A fiber Internet service surpasses DSL speeds with unmatchable velocity. And there are many Internet services available for you to choose from.
Today, Internet providers hope to make fiber optic connections available to all households. Fiber Internet is increasing in popularity and availability. But, there’s still a long way to go before fiber technology reaches all corners of the country.Read More
It’s safe to assume that the pandemic increased the use of group video calls and Zoom video conferencing. It’s also safe to assume that the need for better Zoom performance created data usage jumps that surpassed anything you might have experienced before.Read More
Occasionally experiencing a slow Wi-Fi connection is not too much of a concern. But when your Internet speed is consistently dragging and affecting upload speeds and devices around the house, like baby monitors and smart TVs, then it’s worth looking into what might be causing you to experience speed issues.Read More
A password serves to protect your home network or mobile devices. And much like anything else, passwords need to be updated to maintain security.
Changing an old password is not complicated, but if you’re unsure of what steps to take to change your Wi-Fi password, it’s important to follow a certain process so that you can strengthen your wireless security by changing the default WiFi information your router comes with.Read More
Although moving can be a hassle, it doesn’t mean that transferring your Internet service should also be part of the headache.
Transferring your Internet service to your new home is not as complicated as you may think. In fact, your current Internet provider will likely try to make it easy for you to transfer service so that it’s one less thing to worry about.Read More
It’s no secret that the number of Internet users continuously increases every day. Living in the throes of a pandemic only served to encourage the use of social media, and mobile devices became essential to the vast majority of the global population, with a whopping 4.32 billion active mobile Internet users.Read More
In the last two years, countless workers have made a transition to telecommuting or some other form of a modified schedule that had them doing their jobs at home full time during the global pandemic. This revolutionary shift has shown both employers and employees that the arrangement can be very effective, leading many on both sides of the equation to make the change permanent.
Like many parents, I saw that my initial excitement at slashing gas expenses, dodging traffic jams, and simplifying child care faded a little as I started my work-at-home adventure. I was doing remote work four days a week and back in the office on the fifth day, allowing us to minimize workplace risk by putting the staff in “platoons” that always worked together but never with the other platoons.Read More
Whether you’re traveling for the weekend or planning on an extended road trip in your RV, there are certain things you absolutely need to make your adventure more pleasant. Water, flashlights, and camping gear are the bare essentials. But what about having a reliable Internet connection? Even if you want to disconnect from day-to-day life, the reality is that having Internet in your RV is a necessity that can help you during an emergency or be a guide whenever you’re lost. Figuring out a way to get an Internet connection up and running in your RV is just as important as making sure you have all the other essentials for your trip.Read More
A big part of a pleasant online experience is having adequate Internet speed. The speed of your Internet enables you to enjoy the Internet without hiccups. When you sign up for Internet service with a new provider, they typically give you an array of packages to choose from, all offering a variety of Internet speeds.Read More
A great online gaming experience depends on more than just having an Internet connection; it’s also about Internet speed. If you’re in the middle of a grueling Fortnite session or battling it out in Call of Duty, the worst thing that could happen would be for the entire game to freeze right at the pinnacle.Read More
If you’re shopping for a new service provider, or simply looking into updating your current Internet plan, one service that you might look to improve with a new plan is your Internet speed. Internet speed measures how fast your Internet can transfer data over the web in a single connection. Think about everything you do online; from streaming movies to gaming, your Internet’s functionality highly depends on how fast it can perform.Read More
A dependable Internet connection is important no matter where you live. Even if you enjoy a nomadic lifestyle and seek the thrill of solitude in remote areas for stretches at a time, you will still make use of the Internet at some point.
The city of Los Angeles is not only the largest city in Southern California but the second-largest city in the entire United States. And with over three million people living in one place, the need for reliable Internet service is paramount.Read More
While a percentage of the population worked from home before COVID, it’s clear that a greater number of workers joined the online workforce since the pandemic started in 2020.
With that, the need for a better home connection became imminent and, suddenly, the importance of a good router and modem jumped to the top of the list.Read More
Without a doubt, living in a pandemic affected finances. It’s a given.
Suddenly, nobody goes to work and the bills keep piling on. Unless you have a pretty well-stocked savings account, and not everyone does, you were probably in a pretty dire situation the minute we were all ordered to stay home.Read More
Throughout history, a lot of women made important contributions to the society we enjoy today.
Women are notorious trailblazers and are more involved in the invention, creation, and processes of the digital world than we may think.Read More
The pandemic affected a lot of things in our day-to-day lives; from how we socialize to how we buy our groceries, everything changed. Even the way we read books changed. Libraries, used-book stores, and any other place where you normally buy books closed.Read More
The Internet is a funny place; it is full of verifiable information and false information.
There are a lot of misconceptions and myths about Internet performance that you probably believed was true, but that in actuality, are completely false.Read More
It was only twenty years ago that cell phones, as we know them, became popular in the market.
If you remember, the first “really popular” device was the Nokia 3310. It was small, sleek, easy to carry, and a great way to communicate on the go.Read More
Since the dissolution of floppy discs and the impracticalities of a USB drive, the rise of cloud storage and file-sharing services has largely increased in recent times.Read More
Every once in a while, it’s fun to read about all the untrue things you can find about the Internet; and there are a lot of untrue things out there that claim to be “Facts” about how high-speed Internet works.
Of course, you can’t always believe everything you read. And before deciding what to do about your current Internet plan or assuming it should be capable of doing certain things, it’s important to differentiate between fact and myth.Read More
Online investors have been in the news frequently in the past few years as new ways of trading have become more popular. Individual investors have found ways to grow their wealth that make it all seem like magic. Different platforms and more accessibility to currencies has made it easier for everyday people to invest.Read More
Many people are used to seeing websites that end in .com. However, as the Internet expands and more people and businesses make websites, more endings are appearing. Users are finding sites that end in suffixes we’re not used to, such as .ly, .co, and even words like .beer or .loan.Read More
There are many ways to honor the memory of a loved one after their passing. Some may make charitable donations or purchase flowers. Others light a candle. Every culture has its own traditions for honoring those who have passed.Read More
Let’s face it: We all want things to be quick. We want our phones to send texts right away; we want our apps to stream seamlessly; and we want to see content the minute it is published. This generation of internet users is not accustomed to Internet that takes more than two seconds to connect to the World Wide Web or Internet that is slow to download a two-hour movie to one of our devices.Read More