September 25, 2018

5 Ways to Help Protect Your Personal Information Online

5 Ways to Help Protect Your Personal Information Online The amount of time you and I and are spending on our mobile devices is continuing to grow.  According to the most recent data, the average person spends 5 hours per day on their mobile devices (phones, tablets).  A number expected to continue to grow, even… Read More

September 25, 2018

Staying Safe on Social Media

Staying Safe on Social Media We live in a world where increasingly more time is spent on social media – culture itself is largely defined more and more by what is on social media.  Because it is such a driver of culture and what is “cool”, our youth spends a disproportionate amount of their time… Read More

January 10, 2018

Break Free From Bad Internet and Join the Crowd!

    The RiverStreet Networks team is working hard to bring fiber internet to as many areas as possible. We are continuously planning and constructing in order to expand our network! In order to help us, help you, we encourage you and your neighbors to visit Join.buildriverstreet.com and register your address. By providing this information,… Read More

January 3, 2018

NTCA Announces Partnership with the Department of Homeland Security to expand CyberSecurity Education for Small, Rural Telecom Operators

NTCA: The Rural Broadband Association has entered into a partnership with the Department of Homeland Security and the National Institute for Hometown Security (NIHS) to ensure that operators of small, rural telecoms have access to top-of-the-line resources needed for cybersecurity risk-management programs. Some of these resources include educational programming and insights into industry best practices…. Read More

November 24, 2017

Scams to Watch Out for This Holiday Season

The holiday season is here, which brings lots of joy, but can also bring vicious scams and theft. Here are a few scams that you should be particularly on the lookout for. 1) Black Friday Shopping Deals Some Black Friday deals are so good that they seem almost unbelievable. Sometimes that may actually be the… Read More

November 24, 2017

NC Senators Support USF Funding Letter

This past October, Sens. Jerry Moran (R-KS), Pat Roberts (R-KS) and Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) circulated a letter to their fellow senators encouraging the FCC to address the Universal Service Fund (USF) budget shortfalls.   Historically, the FCC provides universal service support through four mechanisms: 1. High Cost Support Mechanism provides support to certain qualifying telephone companies that… Read More

September 20, 2017

What Makes Us Different? Local Organizations vs. Big Corporations

Using services from big corporations can sometimes be the routine way to go when it comes to choosing what communication services your home or business will need. Large corporations seem to flood you with advertisements and unless you are informed, they can sometimes seem like your only option. One misconception is that large corporations have… Read More

September 11, 2017

Password Safety is Critical to Security

Do you write down or electronically record any of your passwords? This is the equivalent of leaving your password for anyone to use. Hackers will do anything they can do to get your information. Don’t make it easy for them! Sometimes we don’t realize the importance of creating and safe-guarding passwords. Never write down passwords… Read More

August 29, 2017

Hurricane Harvey Scammers and Phishing

Please be aware and practice caution as internet scammers are exploiting tropical storm- Hurricane Harvey. There have been numerous Facebook pages developed, tweets, and emails being circulated which contain links to fake charity websites asking for donations to go towards “Hurricane Harvey Relief Funds.” These funds are then being kept for personal benefit. Please be… Read More

August 16, 2017

Meet the Installation Team!

The Business and Security Systems Installation Team consists of seven members, including supervisor Heather Berrier. They enjoy working together to conquer the challenges that come with each installation. The team installs traditional digital phone systems as well as VoIP systems, plus security and camera systems, and networking for small businesses. “We install wired security systems… Read More