Bigleaf Blog

What is QoS and How Do We Know if it Will Help Us Work from Home?

Now that the kids and adults are home across our neighborhoods, all working, schooling, playing or simply looking for ways to entertain ourselves, we’re all on the internet all the time. This taxes our residential internet connections in unprecedented ways. … Read More

Making Home Internet Work

How to Support Connectivity for Business Applications when Everyone is Working from Home — The challenges of managing IT for our newly remote workforce cannot be overstated. As the COVID-19 pandemic shuttered our offices, the number of Americans working from home went from 15 million to an estimated 92 million. That means you have gone from supporting one, or maybe a handful of sites, to supporting all the business apps your users need on different devices connected in different ways to different ISPs. … Read More

Bringing the Office Home: Create Healthy Home Networks with Bigleaf Home Office

Sometimes a product happens when you least expect it. That’s what happened with Bigleaf Home Office, a service specifically geared for those of us who are now (or have been) working from home.  We had always wanted to develop a … Read More

How to Diagnose and Solve Home Internet Issues

When there’s a problem with your home office’s internet connection, your first instinct might be to call the ISP. But before you get to that point, there are a lot of things you can do to isolate and treat problems within your network. Read more to learn how to diagnose and solve home internet issues. … Read More

Upload vs Download Speed and Why it Matters in Your Home Office

If you’ve experienced choppy Zoom or Teams calls in your home office, you’re not alone. According to a recent report by Waveform, an estimated 13.2M people who are working from home due to Coronavirus are experiencing daily Internet connectivity issues. … Read More

How are Home Internet and Business Internet Different?

Even before COVID-19 drove people to work from home, the trend was clear; an increasing amount of workers were using home internet connections for business. Over the last five years, the number of remote workers has grown 44%. There is … Read More

Prioritizing Business Traffic Over Netflix in the Home Office

Many of us are currently working out of home offices alongside our families or roommates who are doing the same. Besides sharing more meals and living space, we’re also sharing more of our home Internet connection during more hours of … Read More

Making Home Internet Work for Business Applications

We’ve been fielding lots of questions from Bigleaf partners and customers looking to get applications like Zoom and MS Teams to work reliably over residential internet. So we asked Bigleaf’s Founder & CEO, Joel Mulkey, to join us for a … Read More

Is Fiber the Answer to my Home Internet Problems?

As of March 19th, 88% of organizations have encouraged or required their employees to work from home. Since then, many of our coworkers and personal friends have felt the impact of this shift in their daily jobs, notably in the performance … Read More

Putting SD-WAN to Work in the Single-circuit Home Office

In the wake of current events, we’ve been fielding a lot of questions from small and medium-sized businesses and their partners who are beginning to feel the strain of call and video quality in their new home offices. We thought … Read More