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.
Professional Background and Education
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.