Category Archives: Internet
How Much Professional Gamers Make Compared to Game Developers
In the age of influencers, streaming, and online gaming, many American children dream of becoming professional gamers. It’s estimated that 234 million video game fans tune in to watch their favorite streamers, and professional gamers like PewDiePie and Markiplier can earn millions from leveraging these colossal online followings for endorsements and sponsorships. After seeing the […]
Ranked: Which state has the most gamers per capita?
Gaming Communities Mapped Ranking Factors Methodology Full List of State Rankings About GetCenturyLink Gaming has set a new high score in popularity. Three out of four people in the US today play video games, according to a study from The NPD Group, and 65% of those people play on more than one device, whether that’s […]
32-Bit Love: Does Gaming Affect Romantic Relationships?
Is Gaming a Love Language? We Surveyed 1,000 People Who would’ve thought that wishing your partner ill will on a colorful road would bring you closer together? Or that getting a vantage point on your partner to take them out would make your relationship stronger? This is all metaphorical of course, but it turns out […]
Family Guide to Internet Safety
When it comes to choosing an internet plan with the right speed and bandwidth for your home, there’s a lot to consider: cost, number of devices—the list goes on. But before your family even gains access to the internet, there are a few things you need to know. The internet can be a scary place […]
COVID-19: CenturyLink’s Commitment to Its Customers
To protect its customers during the COVID-19 pandemic, CenturyLink has signed the Keep Americans Connected Pledge. For the next 60 days (ending on May 12, 2020), CenturyLink will do the following: Waive late fees Disable service termination for residential and small business (entities with up to 50 employees) customers financially affected by COVID-19 Suspend data […]
We Had a Bot Read 500 Tinder Bios, and It Came Up with Its Own
These days, there’s a dating app for everyone. From horse enthusiasts to bacon lovers to gluten-free romantics. But no matter what app you use, you need to give off a good first impression. And so begins your quest for the perfect bio. What will set you apart from the droves of singles swiping left and […]
Your State’s Favorite Viral Video
Viral videos are everywhere. Going viral is such a big deal that marketing firms and political strategists are trying to figure out how to replicate the social success of videos that tickle the funny bone, touch a nerve, and cause web surfers to smash that Share button. Silly successes are giving way to viral videos […]
Finding Fiber Internet Options in the US and across the Globe
The world is rapidly adopting fiber internet for its great speed, reliability, and security. But for now, the US trails behind other developed countries in making the technology widely available. CenturyLink is working to put the US on the map of lightning-fast internet by building a fiber-optic network across the country. Here’s a quick look […]
How Fast Is Fast Enough for Your Internet Needs?
Speed is the watchword in the world of internet service providers (ISPs). It’s common to see advertisements for packages that promise “speeds up to 20 Mbps,” but what does that even mean? And how much speed do you really need? Internet speed tests easily determine how fast your current connection is in terms of download […]