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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

July 19, 2017

How To Make Your Hot Dog Healthy

In honor of National Hot Dog Day, here are a few ways that you can enjoy a classic frank without enjoying all of the unhealthy extras that come along with it. 1)Lay off on the salt. ‘Light’ and ‘fat-free’ may seem to be the healthier option, but they are usually worse than regular franks. Manufacturers… Read More

July 12, 2017

How Much Internet Speed Do You Need?

Determining exactly how much bandwidth you need in your home or business can be tricky. Having too little can have adverse effects on your internet surfing and work productivity. On the other hand, having too much can cause you to spend unnecessary money and leave a lot of internet features unused. Below are a few… Read More

April 18, 2017

NTCA Press Release – NTCA Commends 56 Senators for Signing Letter to FCC on Broadband Support in High-Cost Areas

For Immediate Release Contact:Laura Withers, (703) 351-2087, lwithers@ntca.org Arlington, Va. (April 11, 2017)—NTCA–The Rural Broadband Association today thanked 56 Senators for signing a letter to the FCC encouraging the agency to continue working to advance broadband deployment in our country’s hardest-to-serve rural areas by addressing a lack of sufficient resources in the Universal Service Fund (USF)… Read More

March 29, 2017

Does Anyone Still use Desktop Computers?

In 2017, why would anyone need to use a desktop? For majority of the population, smartphones are the number one way that the internet is accessed. After smartphones, laptop computers are heavily used since they can be used just about anywhere. But, are desktops a thing of the past? Maybe not; Here are a few… Read More