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Should You Worry About the Repeal of FCC Privacy Protections?

Published on April 2, 2017 By dgreenbaum

This past week, lots of clients in Lawrence have asked DoctorDave Computer Repair about the privacy of their internet connection.  They’re asking if they should get a Virtual Private Network (VPN) or another  method of protection. Our short answer is “not much has changed”, but we’re always for privacy. When you cut through the ad-selling […]

What to Do When Your ISP has an Outage

Published on January 9, 2017 By dgreenbaum

WOW aka Knology or Wow and soon to be MIDCO had a major outage recently.  Outages are disappointing, but can be expected.  Nothing works right all the time. Is it You or Them? The Power Cycle Dance When you can’t get online, you’ll always want to do a few standard things in this order: Shutdown your […]

Why your ISP may be giving your computer popups and ads

Published on January 26, 2014 By dgreenbaum

Here at DoctorDave Computer Repair in Lawrence, KS we have gotten dozens of calls from people being redirected to sites they never intended to visit – like trying to buy a Dell computer and getting sent to HP instead. Typically it’s a virus put there by someone trying to make money off the ads. However, […]

What do expect from WOW in Lawrence Kansas or Why we hate the cable company

Published on June 23, 2013 By dgreenbaum

Whether you use WOW (fomerly Sunflower, Knology) or AT&T in Lawrence, KS or you are in Topeka (Cox), Kansas City (Time-Warner) or other parts of the Kansas City Metro, we all love to hate our cable TV company. One of the reasons was revealed in this interview The Consumerist () did with a Customer Service […]

City Commission elections, small business, and Lawrence municipal broadband

Published on March 18, 2013 By dgreenbaum

A few weeks ago, I received the following invitation: On behalf of the City of Lawrence, I wish to invite you to an important meeting to be held on Thursday concerning current technology infrastructure in Lawrence and your current and future technology needs related to broadband access. The City of Lawrence has engaged CTC Technology […]

My thoughts on WideOpenWest (WOW!) buyout of Knology (formerly Sunflower Broadband)

Published on April 20, 2012 By dgreenbaum

Oops, they did it again. Knology, formerly Sunflower Broadband, will soon be owned by WideOpenWest (WOW!) as has been reported both nationally and locally. When reports first surfaced about Knology’s buyout of Sunflower, I was excited and later admitted I was wrong about my enthusiasm . Now that Knology is being sold to WOW! I […]

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