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How To: Prioritize Devices on Your WiFi

February 25, 2021

If you have multiple devices connected to your WiFi, they are all competing for a share of your internet bandwidth. Now, you can prioritize your devices to ensure your internet bandwidth is available for your most important needs. Set a schedule to prioritize things like work and productivity devices in the daytime, and then entertainment […]

How To: Manage Your Home Internet Speed

May 21, 2020

Adding different devices can affect your home internet experience. Think of your home internet connection like a road. If you are the only car on the road, you can travel at a consistent speed. Add a few more cars and they may slow you down a bit. The same goes for adding devices to your […]

How To: Spot Scams Amid the Coronavirus

March 24, 2020

The current global situation is unfortunately the perfect opportunity for scammers to prey on fear, as scams related to the Coronavirus are increasing. Scammers are promising a COVID-19 test kit, treatment or cure – and all for a hefty price tag. Don’t fall for it and do not provide your financial information. Email and phone […]

How To: Prepare For New Devices

January 22, 2020

If you add new devices to your home, here are a few things to consider: Out with the old. Make sure to backup important files, images and contacts before switching devices. Whether you decide to recycle or sell your old devices, make sure you wipe the hard drive clean. Simply deleting files isn’t enough. In addition, […]

How To: Connect to WiFi at Home

October 15, 2019

WiFi technology enables you to access the internet via a wireless signal on any WiFi-enabled device. To use WiFi at home, you simply need an internet connection and the right equipment. Check out our educational video to learn how WiFi works and what you need to convert your home internet connection to a WiFi signal. […]

How To: Spot Fake News

September 12, 2019

Do you know how to spot fake news? Here a few tips for your online browsing to help weed out fake stories. What is fake news? Unfortunately, fake news has become an everyday occurrence on the internet. Fake news consists of deliberate misinformation or hoaxes that is spread online, often via social media. How do you […]

How To: Stream on Your Smart TV

August 3, 2019

Everything to know about streaming on your smart TV.  Streaming services have become increasingly popular as more consumers choose to cut the cord from cable service, due to price and convenience. Streaming TV is much less expensive than traditional cable service. Plus, streaming services can conveniently be used from anywhere, on any device.  If you are new to streaming […]

How To: Create A Strong Password

February 8, 2019

Why do you need a strong password? Often times, all a hacker needs to gain access to your personal information is a username and password. The best way to keep your online accounts secure is by using strong and unique passwords. Strong passwords are hard to crack, and unique passwords safeguard your accounts should one become […]

How To: Stop Robocallers

February 6, 2019

Robotic callers (robocalls) are not only annoying, but can be dangerous if they trap you in a scam. Unfortunately, it’s become all too easy for illegitimate phone scammers to auto-dial hundreds or thousands of people at the same time. According to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), robocalls are on the rise because internet-enabled phones make it cheap […]

How To: Manage Your Digital Life

February 3, 2019

As part of a New Year and a new you, consider spending a little time managing your digital life. Here are a few ideas to clean up your devices and online presence. 1: Cleanup your computer. Spend a few minutes cleaning up your computer by uncluttering your desktop, emptying the Recycle Bin and getting rid of […]