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How to: Monitor your network and access your Blackfoot account when you’re away

July 29, 2022

Summer is a popular time to get away. And while it’s great to unplug, it’s also comforting to know there are convenient tools for accessing your home network, customer portal or email when you’re on the road. The Blackfoot Connect mobile app manages the people, places and devices connected to your home network and can be […]

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How to: Monitor your network and access your Blackfoot account when you’re away

Summer is a popular time to get away. And while it’s great to unplug, it’s […]

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How to: Staying Safe When Using Public Wi-Fi

Having the ability to use your laptop or tablet in coffee shops, airports, and hotels […]

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Tech Tip: Online portals

How to: The benefits of a customer portal

You’re likely familiar with customer portals even if you never think of them by that […]

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Blackfoot Tech Tip: April 2022

How to: Stop unwanted robocalls

Our Annual Meeting is this Saturday, April 30, 2022! Learn more here. Your phone rings […]

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Blackfoot Tech Tip: March 2022

How to: Protect your home from cyber threats

Did you know? Our Annual Meeting is Saturday, April 30, 2022! Learn more here. Playing […]

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How To: A better approach to managing your home internet.

You may be asking “What do you mean by ‘manage your internet’? Isn’t that what […]

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Blackfoot Tech Tip: Keeping kids safe online.

How To: Keep kids safe online.

Statistically speaking, if you have children, there’s a fair chance they spend more time on […]

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Blackfoot Tech Tip: Finding the internet service that's right for you.

How To: Find the internet service that’s right for you.

Once upon a time, when you wanted to use the internet, you needed a modem […]

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Tech Tip: How to choose the right streaming media device

How To: Compare streaming media devices.

Many of you may be considering streaming device as we move into the holidays. As […]

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How to: Set up a guest network to protect your home network.

How To: Set up a guest network to protect your home network.

The holidays are coming and friends or family are coming to visit – along with […]

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How To: Set up your WiFi router for the best internet experience.

We want you to have the best internet experience possible and the placement of the […]

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Protect your Home WiFi network

How To: Protect your home WiFi network.

Stories of phishing, ransomware and other online security threats seem to be in the news […]

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How to: Using parental controls for a better internet experience

How To: Using parental controls for a better internet experience

It seems like kids are using their devices more than ever, and that can create […]

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Dedicated Home WiFi

A dedicated home internet experience

Cable, DSL and fiber internet are the main types of internet access for homes: Cable […]

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Smartphone: Taking pictures

4 Ways to Keep Your Smartphone Secure.

According to some estimates, there are 3.5 billion smartphones in the world today. With a […]

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should i keep my home phone

Should You Keep Your Home Phone?

While nearly everyone has a cell phone today, home phones remain a valuable and essential […]

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home wifi prioritize devices

How To: Prioritize Devices on Your WiFi

If you have multiple devices connected to your WiFi, they are all competing for a […]

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What is fiber internet?

What is fiber? Fiber-optic internet, most simply referred to as fiber, is a broadband internet […]

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Tech Tips: A Year in Review

This holiday season, we know that popular gifts include new devices and technology for your […]

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what is an app

What is a mobile app?

“Download our app!” Do you hear this often but you’re not quite sure what it […]

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smart home security

4 Tips To Secure Your Smart Home

Do you use smart devices to manage things within your home? It’s easier than ever […]

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tips for home cybersecurity

3 Tips For Basic Online Security

Has staying home resulted in spending more time on your devices? Here are a few […]

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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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tech tip video chat

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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Manage Your Home Internet Speed

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

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 avoid email scams

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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tech tip prepare for new devices

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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how to avoid online shopping scams

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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TechTip: Tablet

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

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

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

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

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

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

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?

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

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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tech tip stop robocalls

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

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

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 phishing scam

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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