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The Cornerstone: April 2024

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Cool Views of Paris, Mars, Gordon Ramsay’s Kitchen, Garden Crafts, and More
Cool Views of Paris, Mars, Gordon Ramsay's Kitchen, Garden Crafts, and More
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April 2024
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Ingenious Inventions
From a revolutionary wheelchair to robots that play tennis, these inventions look like they’re out of a science fiction movie.
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Paris Prepares for Olympics
The Olympic torch is coming to the City of Light. Get ready for beach volleyball at the foot of the Eiffel Tower and more.
The Evolution of MVT Internet Speeds
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Download Graphics to View There is nothing like “the good ‘ole days” unless you are talking about internet. Just as life seems to move faster these days, technology does too. Every day we strive to bring you the best service and most future-proof internet connection. Here is a little snapshot of the big advancements MVT has implemented to provide the fastest internet we can to you.

1996-2000: Dialup — 28 to 44 Kbps or 0.028 to 0.044 Mbps
  • 1996: The first flip mobile phone goes on sale; this is the Motorola StarTAC.
1998-2000: 1st Generation DSL — 768 Kbps or 0.768 Mbps
  • 2000: The “Year 2000 Problem” arises, which eventually and wrongly changes computerized system dates to incorrect dates.
2000-2005: 2nd Generation DSL — 8 Mbps
  • 2001: Wikipedia, the free online encyclopedia, is launched, pioneering the concept of user-generated content and collaborative knowledge sharing.
  • 2004: Mark Zuckerberg launches Facebook from his Harvard University dorm room, initially as a social networking platform exclusive to Harvard students before expanding to other universities and eventually the public.
2005-Present: 3rd Generation DSL — 30 Mbps
  • February 2005, the video-sharing website YouTube was launched. The first YouTube video, Meet Me at the Zoo, was uploaded on April 23, 2005.
  • 2006: Twitter, the microblogging platform, is launched, revolutionizing online communication with its 280-character limit.
  • 2007: Apple releases the first iPhone, marking a significant shift towards mobile internet usage and changing the way people access online content.
2012-Present: 4th Generation DSL — 100 Mbps
  • 2014: The “Ice Bucket Challenge” goes viral on social media, raising awareness and funds for Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) research through user-generated content.
2010-2018: Fiber — 100 Mbps
  • 2010: Instagram, is launched, quickly gaining millions of users, and reshaping digital photography culture.
  • 2016: Pokémon Go, an augmented reality mobile game, becomes a cultural phenomenon, demonstrating the potential for augmented reality to blend with real-world experiences.
2017-Present: Fiber — 1000 Mbps (1 Gig)
  • 2019: The first image of a black hole is captured and released to the public, made possible by a global network of telescopes and data processing powered by internet connectivity.
  • 2020: The COVID-19 pandemic accelerates digital transformation worldwide, with remote work, online learning, telemedicine, and e-commerce becoming more prevalent than ever before.
  • 2022: Meta Platforms (formerly Facebook) rebrands itself, reflecting its expanded focus beyond social networking to include virtual reality, augmented reality, and the metaverse.
2024: MVT is purchasing equipment that will support 10,000 Mbps (10 Gigs) fiber internet to the home.
  • 2024: Quantum internet experiments show promising results, paving the way for a new era of ultra-secure and high-speed internet communication using quantum mechanics principles.
Picking Up Pickleball?
Picking Up Pickleball?
April is Pickleball Month and a great time to start playing this hugely popular sport. Learn the rules and get tips here.
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Big Ideas in Minutes
Big Ideas in Minutes
You only need 10 minutes or less to watch interviews with some of the world’s biggest thinkers on a diverse range of topics.
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Explore the Red Planet
Explore the Red Planet
This site — packed with videos and photos — is the closest thing to being on Mars. Don’t miss today’s weather forecast!
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Gordon Ramsay’s Brunch Recipes
Impress your brunch guests by making a delicious Frittata, North African Eggs, Cheat Souffle, or Prawn Feta Omelet.
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Jennifer Aniston’s Salad
One of the favorite meals of the Friends actress, this famous salad is crunchy and packed with plant-based protein.
Keep Your Plants Alive
Keep Your Plants Alive
Don’t have a green thumb? Get your hands on this app for plant ID and individual care schedules and reminders.
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Get More from Travel
Get More from Travel
Whether you’re planning ahead or on the go, you’ll benefit from the reviews, guidance, and ratings of other travelers.
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Time Bathroom Breaks
Time Bathroom Breaks
Find out when to answer nature’s call during a movie so you won’t miss the best scenes. New movies are added weekly.
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Easy 2024 Spring Décor
Watch these fabulous trash-to-treasure transformations and learn to create a spring candleholder, planter, and basket.
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New Life for Old Tools
Have rusty old tools? Turn them into decorative items including a spade shelf for potted plants and a unique trellis.
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