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4 Tips for Online Safety

October 27, 2023

October is Cybersecurity Month, and what better time to reinforce your online defenses? Here are four tips to keep your home secure and protected in the digital realm: As we observe Cybersecurity Month, remember, we’re here to help. Contact us at or 866-541-5000 with any questions or concerns.

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4 Tips for Online Safety

October is Cybersecurity Month, and what better time to reinforce your online defenses? Here are […]

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7 Causes of WiFi Interference in Your Home and How to Fix Them

In today’s digital age, a strong and reliable WiFi connection is essential for everything from […]

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Streaming 101

What is streaming? Streaming refers to entertainment delivered via the internet rather than a traditional […]

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5 ways to spot a scam

Blackfoot Communications is here to help. While we may reach out to you about your […]

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What are the benefits of fiber internet?

When it comes to selecting an internet package for your home, it can be challenging […]

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What impacts your internet speed?

Getting fast, reliable Wi-Fi in our home networks is essential. We connect more devices than […]

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Blackfoot Tech Tip!

3 Reasons Why You Should Create A Guest WiFi Network

1. Security Your house guests may post a threat to your home network. That way […]

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Blackfoot Tech Tip : March 2023

How to easily improve your streaming experience

Here are a few quick tips for getting the most out of your streaming… Did […]

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Tech Tip: February 2023

4 reasons why you should not use outdated devices on your wireless network

Did you know? Are you attending college, university or trade school for your next step […]

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Tech Tip: January 2023

5 tech tips to start fresh this year

Welcome to a new year! There’s no better time to update your technology, accounts and […]

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Happy Holidays from Blackfoot Communications!

Happy Holidays from Blackfoot!

We’re proud to deliver internet, voice and communications services that connect our communities to so […]

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Blackfoot Tech Tip: November

How to: Discover your internet speed

Last month, we talked about the difference between bandwidth and speed. This month, we’re looking […]

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How to: Understanding bandwidth

When first ordering internet service, most people are excited about the speed boost they’re going […]

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How to: Manage your email inbox

We get it. It’s easy to ignore the emails clogging up your inbox. But watching […]

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Blackfoot Communications: Tech Tip August 2022

How to: Back-to-school tips for parents and students

Kids of all ages are heading back to the classroom and will again be accessing […]

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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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Blackfoot Tech Tip

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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