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Internet vs. WiFi: What’s the difference?

July 30, 2020
internet vs wifi

The internet allows you to connect to the world through a global wide area network. To have an internet connection at your home, you must have access to an internet service provider (or ISP), such as Blackfoot. Cable and DSL are the two main forms of residential broadband internet used by ISPs. Learn more about […]

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internet vs wifi

Internet vs. WiFi: What’s the difference?

The internet allows you to connect to the world through a global wide area network. […]

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4 Tips for Better Video Calls

Connecting via video conference has become a new normal for many of us in our […]

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How To: Manage Your Home Internet Speed

Adding different devices can affect your home internet experience. Think of your home internet connection […]

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3 Ways to Keep Connected While Social Distancing

During this time of social distancing it may seem difficult to stay connected with family […]

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How To: Spot Scams Amid the Coronavirus

The current global situation is unfortunately the perfect opportunity for scammers to prey on fear, […]

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what is a smart speaker

What is a Smart Speaker and How Does it Work?

There are many smart speaker devices available today. You may have heard of a few […]

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How To: Prepare For New Devices

If you add new devices to your home, here are a few things to consider: […]

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5 Tips for Safe Online Shopping

When shopping online, taking a few extra steps to ensure your information is secure will […]

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4 Tips for Buying a New Tablet

Here are four things to consider when buying a tablet to help you choose the […]

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How To: Connect to WiFi at Home

WiFi technology enables you to access the internet via a wireless signal on any WiFi-enabled […]

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3 Tips to Minimize Device Distractions

How do you focus in today’s always-on world? Staying connected may prove to be a distraction. […]

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How To: Spot Fake News

Do you know how to spot fake news? Here a few tips for your online […]

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How To: Stream on Your Smart TV

Everything to know about streaming on your smart TV.  Streaming services have become increasingly popular as […]

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5 Tips To Protect You From Ransomware

What is ransomware? Ransomware is an advanced type of malware that infects your computer, gains control […]

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3 Tips for Stronger Home WiFi

How can you improve your home WiFi experience? There are numerous reasons you could be experiencing […]

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Ransomware vs. Malware – What’s the Difference?

What is malware? Malware is any malicious software designed specifically to infect and harm the user’s […]

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How To: Create A Strong Password

Why do you need a strong password? Often times, all a hacker needs to gain access […]

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How To: Stop Robocallers

Robotic callers (robocalls) are not only annoying, but can be dangerous if they trap you […]

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How To: Manage Your Digital Life

As part of a New Year and a new you, consider spending a little time […]

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4 Tips to Escape a Malware Trap

If you encounter an on-screen alert, DO NOT click on any of the links or […]

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How To: Avoid Online Phishing Scams

Phishing scams are designed to rip-off a user’s personal information – such as login, password […]

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