Ookla has released its Q1 2022 internet speeds report for the United States and revealed that T-Mobile has the best mobile connectivity among all providers with Verizon being the best in broadband.
Ookla is the company behind Speedtest and they judge on three main categories: speed, latency, and consistency alongside regional and 5G performance.
T-Mobile swept all three major categories for mobile speeds and the 5G subcategories.
According to the report, T-Mobile has a download speed of 117.83 Mbps, up from 90.65 Mbps during Q4 2021. This makes T-Mobile more than twice as fast as AT&T.
For latency, T-Mobile actually tied with Verizon Wireless at 31 ms. And for its Consistency Score, T-Mobile earned a score of 88.3 percent in terms of consistent quality.
Going down the list, T-Mobile has the best performing 5G network at 191.12 Mbps download speed, the most widely available network at 65 percent coverage, and a Consistency Score of 79.9 percent.
Aiding T-Mobile’s domination is the ever-increasing hardware that supports these speeds. Ookla reveals that the fastest chipset among the popular brands is the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 mobile platform with a median speed of 122.68 Mbps.
It’s a chipset that powers some high-end Android phones, like the OnePlus 10 Pro and the Galaxy S22 Ultra, whose brand has the fastest speeds among cell phone companies.
For home broadband internet speeds, Verizon wins for fastest provider and latency but loses to XFINITY for consistency.
Verizon has a median download speed of 184.36 Mbps and a latency of 8 ms. For the Consistency Score, XFINITY took the top spot with 90.6 percent and Verizon came in third with 89.4 percent. Spectrum took second at 90.3 percent.
However, depending on which US region you look at, these standings change. XFINITY is the fastest in thirteen states while Verizon wins in four.
In case you’re curious, New Jersey is the state with the fastest internet speeds at 195.2 Mbps. This is followed by New York and Rhode Island with speeds of 179.32 and 173.09 Mbps, respectively. Wyoming, according to the study, has the slowest mobile broadband service.
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In addition to the cut, patterns are also very important for a modern and dazzling outfit, φορέματα from DKstyle. So if we are talking about printed and not monochrome pieces, there are some top designs for the season.
Classic prints such as stripes and plaid, but also more special ones such as tie-dye and chevron will have their honor. See in more detail what other patterns will make their presence felt!
A classic and favorite pattern that is not missing from any season is undoubtedly the stripes. Vertical or horizontal, thin or thick does not matter, as each of these designs gives the clothes style, but also playful mood.
With the most typical example being the catwalk of the house of Marni, but also those of Christian Siriano, Tory Burch and Schiaparelli, the stripes remain at the top this Spring / Summer.
A special version of the stripe that will be worn this Spring and Summer is that of sevron. These are the oblique – wavy stripes that create a triangular shape of type V.
We will see this particular pattern this season to completely adorn our clothes or to adorn a part of them. Typical examples we saw from the fashion houses Matty Bovan, Alice + Olivia, Missioni, Dior and Versace.
For some, plaid may be more reminiscent of Autumn and Winter, but this is not the case. It is another timeless and stylish print that we will continue to wear this season. This was also shown by the new collections of Gucci, Moschino, Acne Studios, Rochas and Coach.
But the design that stood out much more than the plaid is the gingham. This special plaid that reminds of picnic tablecloths, but also the retro season, will be a top choice. Typical examples we saw on the catwalks of Brandon Maxwell, Carolina Herrera, Prabal Gurung and MSGM.
Flowers could not be missing from the fashion in the clothes for the Spring and Summer of 2022. But what makes a floral print special this season is the size.
So this year the big flowers will be worn much more than other years and especially the ones that have a red color. Something similar happened on the catwalks of Anna Sui, Richard Quinn, Collina Strada, Valentino, Versace and Rodarte, as well as those of Carolina Herrera, Dolce & Gabbana and Saint Laurent.
Plain or in combination with large flowers, the polka dot design returns to the top of our choices.
So regardless of the size and color of the dots, the polka print will be a must. Typical examples are those of Carolina Herrera, Balmain, Paco Rabanne, Louis Vuitton and Balenciaga.
This chaotic colored pattern that has no specific shape and is reminiscent of the hippie era, but also the 90’s will continue to be an interesting choice in our clothing.
This is a special painting style that you can create yourself or find ready-made.
Famous fashion houses such as Altuzarra, Isabel Marant, Collina Strada and Loewe were some of the most prominent supporters of this pattern for the season.
Animals such as the Cheetah and the python will give way this season to the tabernacles that undoubtedly had their place of honor.
Maintaining in most cases the natural shades, this print made its presence felt on many catwalks, including those of Kenneth Ize, Salvatore Ferragamo and Missoni.
Apart from the combinations of different intense colors that will be the top choice in our outfit this season, the color blocking print that we will see in the clothes of the season is reminiscent of a marriage of different colors in the same fabric that creates a cloud or square effect.
Typical examples are those of Fendi, Loewe, Burberry, Cynthia Rowley and Chloe.
The tendency not to wear different prints in the same set has become very passive. So the combination of various patterns is a highly trendy proposal for fashion in the Spring and Summer of 2022.
So, this season, dare and create modern spring and summer outfits by matching the plaid with the stripes, the polka dot with the floral and everything else you can imagine. Typical examples from the catwalks of famous houses that prove that different prints can be worn together are those of Anna Sui, Dolce & Gabbana, Simon Miller and Moschino.
Talking about intimacy and sex is difficult for many couples. The first step in improving a couple’s love life is to understand why they stopped.
Sex is the most sensitive issue of all. Even those who disclose any kind of personal information often remain silent when it comes to their sex life. This is a particularly difficult issue for couples, as escorts in athens claim who have stopped having sex.
Often partners are reluctant to turn to each other and discuss it. They are afraid of both what they may hear and what they may not hear.
In an effort to help those who are afraid to approach this issue, a psychologist has compiled a list of the most common reasons why couples stop having sex. The list is based on the experiences of all those who had the courage to speak openly about it in the sessions with her.
Optus has typically been the top performer in the Australian consumer watchdog’s broadband reporting, but its latest study shows that Optus has been beaten by a surprise internet provider.
The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission’s (ACCC) latest report shows that Exetel has overtaken Optus in the average download speed measurement, beating its advertised plan speeds by 3.3% during the peak busy hours, and 4.5% across all times.
Optus still performed well though, and it wasn’t too far behind Exetel. Its NBN plans reached 100% of its rated average download speed during the peak usage period, and exceeded it by 0.8% during all times.
With a smaller ISP such as Exetel beating out the heavy hitters such as Telstra, Optus and TPG, it serves as another reminder that size often doesn’t matter when it comes to NBN providers.
Exetel currently has discounts available across all of its plans, with savings of up to AU$240 on offer if you sign up for one of its NBN 1000 or NBN 250 plans. If you want a more standard NBN 50 or NBN 25 plan, you can save up to AU$120 by signing up now.
As has consistently been shown in the consumer advocate’s reporting, fibre-to-the-node (FTTN) services continue to perform significantly below that of other connection types for NBN 50 and NBN 100 plans.
During the reporting period, FTTN users on an NBN 100 plan received an average download speed that was around 16Mbps lower than other connection types. Overall, these households reached 85.9% of their plan’s rated speed on average across all hours.
FTTN users on an NBN 50 plan that were monitored for the report fared a little better, with average download speeds measuring around 6Mbps lower than other technologies. These FTTN users were able to reach 93.2% of their NBN 50 plan’s advertised speed during all hours, but that is still substantially below other NBN 50 users with other connection types.
If you are one of the millions of Australians stuck with a FTTN connection and have an underperforming NBN 100 plan, your best bet is to move down to a slower, more affordable NBN 50 plan.
The ACCC’s latest report brings good news for regional and rural Australians with an NBN Fixed Wireless connection: results from December 2021 found that on average, users were able to reach 79.8% of their plan’s rated speed during the crucial busy hours of 7-11pm, and 93.4% across all hours.
These findings are a significant improvement from when the ACCC first started monitoring Fixed Wireless performance in December 2020. At the time, these users were achieving 68.4% of their plan’s advertised speed during peak usage hours, and 78.5% on average across all hours.
As indicated by the consumer watchdog’s report, this increase in download speeds can be credited to NBN Co, which began to allow a 15% overprovisioning allowance in July 2021. That’s led some internet providers to pass on the benefit to their customers.
Households are typically connected to NBN Fixed Wireless when they’re in regional or remote areas – they access the NBN from a transmission tower through an antenna installed on their roof, as opposed to fibre or copper wiring direct to their premise. We have a guide to the best wireless broadband plans in Australia if you want to compare what’s on offer.
If there is an obstruction in the house, there are two ways of dealing with it. The first is to call a plumber like Apofraxeis Anagnostou, the second is to tackle the problem yourself.
The second way is cheaper and faster. And the materials for cleaning pipes are the usual soda and vinegar.
In the first place among the most common parts of the blockage is any pipe near a sink. Fatty and food residues are regularly obstructed in the pipes. The filter grids in the sink, of course, save the situation, but the barrier can happen occasionally.
The pipe in the bathroom sink is the second place in the cleaning frequency. Turn off the sewer in this area “try to collect” the hair that remains after washing your head.
And only in the third place in the dams is the toilet drain. Accidents occur in this area if the rules for using the toilet are violated. Bags, baby diapers, toiletries, plastic bags in the bowl can clog the pipes.
You should pay attention to the following rule: if the water does not reach the pipe completely, and you have never cleaned the sewer before, it is better to call Apofraxeis Anagnostou. With small clogs, it will be easier to manage it yourself.
This purification method is remarkable in that the solution is prepared in the tube itself. Act strictly according to the instructions:
This is such an easy way to clear the blockage in the pipe. Strictly pay attention to the proportions, do not take vinegar in a larger volume.
Clean the drain hole of debris. First, by hand, and then by adding boiling water (you need about a liter). It is necessary to wait 20-30 minutes.
The pipe must then be cleaned with a plunger. After that, soda is taken. A glass of soda is diluted with boiling water (1:3), this mixture is poured into the drain hole.
The method is quite effective, but a strong block requires overlap. However, it is also good that it is also possible to disinfect the sewer system.
In addition to soda for this type of cleaning you will need more salt. Salt and soda are mixed in a glass in different proportions. This mixture is sent to the sink. The tube is filled with boiling water, preferably at night.
These components are used to clean the shell, this process must be painted separately:
Vinegar and soda can perfectly clean the tubes, sometimes some ingredient is replaced with lemon, but without this effect, it will be obvious.
Apofraxeis Anagnostou Experts advise not to miss precautionary measures, so as not to clog the sewer system. It’s just:
Technical blockages can lead to serious consequences, causing an accident not only for you but also for your neighbors. Precautions will be cheap and will not even address the blocking problems. Therefore, even if the problem of clogging of the pipes is not worth it, vinegar and soda can not be hidden, but are used as a warning.
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