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What impacts your internet speed?

May 25, 2023

Getting fast, reliable Wi-Fi in our home networks is essential. We connect more devices than ever to our Wi-Fi networks, including smart phones, tablets, laptops and a growing list of smart devices. And we use them 24/7 for everything from video streaming and social media sharing to home automation and monitoring.  But sometimes it seems […]

3 Reasons Why You Should Create A Guest WiFi Network

April 27, 2023

1. Security Your house guests may post a threat to your home network. That way they cannot accidentally introduce malware or compromise your devices or data. 2. Convenience Your guests can find your network name without having to worry about a password. You can even name your network the same with “Guest” attached to it. […]

How to easily improve your streaming experience

March 29, 2023

Here are a few quick tips for getting the most out of your streaming… Did you know… Our Annual Member Meeting is in a few weeks! Join us on Saturday, April 29 to learn more about the projects we are working on to build a better cooperative. Click here to learn more about our Annual […]

4 reasons why you should not use outdated devices on your wireless network

February 22, 2023

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5 tech tips to start fresh this year

January 26, 2023

Welcome to a new year! There’s no better time to update your technology, accounts and cybersecurity awareness. Below are five quick tech tips to start fresh this year. 1. Back up your data Backup your computer or laptop data on an external hard drive or cloud service. 2. Update your passwords To keep from getting […]

Happy Holidays from Blackfoot!

December 16, 2022

We’re proud to deliver internet, voice and communications services that connect our communities to so much more. And we’re thankful to our members, customers and communities in Montana, Idaho and beyond who rely on Blackfoot Communications to provide fast, reliable and secure services, just as we have from our beginning as a telephone co-operative over […]

How to: Discover your internet speed

November 23, 2022

Last month, we talked about the difference between bandwidth and speed. This month, we’re looking at how to test your internet speed. What’s more frustrating than being in the middle of a great movie only to see the screen start to buffer? Many times, our first response is to get upset with the speed of […]

How to: Understanding bandwidth

October 27, 2022

When first ordering internet service, most people are excited about the speed boost they’re going to experience. They dream about spending less time waiting on downloads or video buffering. That excitement can turn to frustration, however, when they continue to experience slow downloads and buffering. What’s up with that?! The difference between speed and bandwidth […]

How to: Manage your email inbox

September 30, 2022

We get it. It’s easy to ignore the emails clogging up your inbox. But watching the unread message counter climb can begin to nag. And while there can be system performance reasons for keeping your inbox clean, the primary benefits are psychological, including a greater sense of control and reduced anxiety. Here are some best […]

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

August 25, 2022

Kids of all ages are heading back to the classroom and will again be accessing online platforms for assignments, research and remote learning. In addition to books, backpacks, notebooks, and pencils, students should be armed with the information and technology to get the most out of today’s web-based educational tools – and to be safe […]