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December 14, 2017

As expected, the FCC ignored popular outcry and killed Net Neutrality today giving a boon to big business while leaving regular folks exposed. Massachusetts is one of many states (seventeen as of this writing, but there will likely be more) already challenging the repeal with a lawsuit.

December 13, 2017

Tomorrow is the day the FCC is planning on voting on Net Neutrality. There is still a little time to make your voice heard. If you don't know what Net Neutrality is, we have a string of past articles discussing it.

December 12, 2017

The General Computer Information page was updated today.

December 11, 2017

Although we had neglected to point it out earlier, all the winner location charts for the Annual Halloween Ghost Story Contest did get updated with the data for the winners from this year.

December 8, 2017

The Guide to Free Software was updated today.

December 7, 2017

The Saugus Educational Information page was updated today.

December 6, 2017

We have been working on a number of behind-the-scenes updates to keep the Saugus.net server fast. Depending upon your home setup you may or may not see some improvements in speed.

December 5, 2017

We have mentioned it before, but in spite of public outcry, the FCC is still looking to kill Net Neutrality. If you use the Internet this will impact you. It is worth your while to learn a little more about what many people are referring to as the Battle for the Net.

December 4, 2017

The Miscellaneous Saugus Information page was updated today.

December 1, 2017

The Filename Extensions List was updated today.

November 30, 2017

The Computer Terms Dictionary was updated today.

November 29, 2017

The General Computer Information page was updated today.

November 28, 2017

The General Saugus Information page was updated today.

November 27, 2017

Although it is running late this year, work on the 2018 Historic Saugus Calendar has started. We will keep you informed.

November 24, 2017

Today is the busiest shopping day of the year; you can however avoid the crowds, save time and money, and help out Saugus.net all at the same time. Just by using one of the links to our various sponsors (such as Amazon.com) here on Saugus.net and place an order, you'll not only save yourself money and aggravation, but you'll be helping to support the numerous free services we provide here at Saugus.net, too.

November 23, 2017

The Saugus.net office will be closed today and tomorrow for the Thanksgiving holiday. Regularly updated pages will continue to be updated.

November 22, 2017

Yesterday we mentioned how the FCC was planning on killing Net Neutrality. We realize that this is perhaps a little bit on the technical side and some explanation of what it means might be helpful. Basically Net Neutrality is what prevents your Internet provider from charging you extra for the services provided by others. Without Net Neutrality your Internet provider can charge you extra to use Netflix, Amazon Prime, your favorite online game, or even your work VPN. Your Internet provider could even break up your Internet access into specific plans, similar to what is done with cable television, but unlike with cable it would not actually pay for any of the services provided by those plans and so would just pocket the profits. It is analogous to the idea of your power company being allowed to monitor how you were using your electricity and charging you more for activities like watching television or listening to music, or even offering plans that provided limits on how much of each usage type you were allowed, even though there is no cost difference to the power company at all.

November 21, 2017

It looks like the FCC has proposed a plan to repeal Net Neutrality. This is against the general will of the public, and many State Attorneys General (including our own here in Massachusetts) who have expressed interest in retaining these protections.

November 20, 2017

November 17, 2017

The Miscellaneous Saugus Information page was updated today.

November 16, 2017

The General Saugus Information page was updated today.


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