Making a Metaverse

Is the internet going to evolve into a massive virtual world inhabited by millions of avatars? Many big tech companies think so, and have already started building the foundations for the metaverse. But can our current network infrastructure and technology support a real-time virtual world with no cap on the number of concurrent users?

Spotlight: Measuring Broadband America Retrospective

This is the story of Measuring Broadband America. How it started, how it has helped improve the nation’s broadband, and how it’s continuing to drive progress in nationwide connectivity.

Spotlight: The Super Agent That Sam Built

There is SamKnows software inside tens of millions of routers – find out how it’s helping to keep you connected.

Bufferbloat

In the latest edition of Spotlight, we take on ‘Bufferbloat’, a relatively unknown but common cause of high latency that can badly affect video streaming, online gaming, and teleconferencing. To find out about how bufferbloat happens, what it means for your broadband connection, and how to beat it.

Reality Gap

If you thought buying a fast broadband package would guarantee you get fast Netflix video streaming, you might be surprised by what we've discovered in the latest issue of SamKnows Spotlight Magazine. Where peak-time Netflix download speeds can struggle to stream UHD movies even on super-fast connections, and super-efficient video encoding is cleverly masking the reality gap.

Space Broadband: The New Connectivity Frontier

Will you be buying your next broadband connection from Elon Musk or Amazon? We explore why satellite broadband is set for lift-off