Internet Smack Down: SOPA Gets Spanked

Any  Washington Beltway Bandit will tell you that money, power and a smart lobbying in the back offices are how bills get passed  in  the US Congress or Senate. Here’s a breakdown of the industry funding for the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA):   Definitely, some pretty powerful support for this legislation. Add in the ...

Jan 18 Internet Blackout Protesting SOPA and PIPA

Some of the major Internet brands are going “dark” Wednesday Jan 18 to protest the US Legislature’s “Stop Online Piracy Act” (SOPA) and “Protect Intellectual Property Act” (PIPA). Both bills are intended to stop copyright violations by foreign “rogue” web sites trafficking in everything from prescription drugs to illegal movie downloads. The drug and entertainment ...

Setting up an email account on iPhone or iPad

Happy New Year everyone! We bid a fond farewell to 2011 and welcome in 2012 with all the hope and promise a new beginning offers. New in 2012, Skyway West will be offering online support documentation for mobile devices using Skyway West email accounts. We’ve had an increase in requests from our high speed internet clients ...

What is a DSL Splitter and What Does it Do?

I’m often asked, when arranging Skyway West DSL provisioning, what is a POTS (Plain Old Telephone Service) Splitter, and what does it do? DSL (Digital Subscriber Line) technology allows the use of more bandwidth over a customer’s existing copper telephone line for the transmission of data. Basically, the splitter separates voice, which uses a very ...

Skyway West’s Private IP Network Service, MetaLAN

At Skyway West, we’ve been in the business of providing high speed internet connectivity and Wide Area Network expertise since 1996. If you are an I.T. Administrator or Systems Integrator that manages a WAN, check out our Private IP Networking Service that we call MetaLAN. This short (2 minute) presentation covers the basics: This presentation ...

Skyway West: Wide Area Network Specialists

For Skyway West, the perfect customer is any business with multiple locations and remote users, with a Head Office in BC or Alberta. We are starting a campaign to reach I.T. Administrators who manage this kind of Wide Area Network. Please visit WideAreaNetwork.info, where we will present a series of short, on-demand PowerPoint presentations, starting with ...