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Why You Need a Guest WiFi Network 

May 24, 2024

With an open network with visitors, anyone connecting devices to your primary WiFi has potential access to other connected devices, such as computers, smart home devices, and more. This poses significant security and privacy concerns and risks. However, a guest WiFi network provides a robust solution. It offers internet access to your guests while keeping […]

Are Your Devices Hogging Bandwidth? 

March 29, 2024

In today’s world, you are more than likely to have multiple electronic devices in your home, and it’s easy to underestimate how many of these devices are using your home internet connection. When using your mobile device, you switch from cellular service to WiFi at home. Other connections in your home could include computers, all […]

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

September 25, 2023

In today’s digital age, a strong and reliable WiFi connection is essential for everything from streaming your favorite shows to working from home. But what do you do when your WiFi signal starts acting up? Often, the culprit is interference, and it can come from unexpected sources right in your own home. In this post, […]

What is fiber internet?

January 28, 2021

What is fiber? Fiber-optic internet, most simply referred to as fiber, is a broadband internet connection that achieves fast and reliable speeds. How does it work? Fiber-optic technology transmits information using light instead of electricity, at about 70% the speed of light. These fast pulses of light travel through fiber-optic cables over long distances. Once […]

Internet vs. WiFi: What’s the difference?

July 30, 2020

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 […]

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 […]

3 Ways to Keep Connected While Social Distancing

April 20, 2020

During this time of social distancing it may seem difficult to stay connected with family and friends. Here are some helpful tools to keep you connected to those you care about most. See their face and video chat!  Video calls are a fun way to connect and feel like you’re together even from afar. Have […]

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: 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 […]

3 Tips for Stronger Home WiFi

June 6, 2019

How can you improve your home WiFi experience? There are numerous reasons you could be experiencing a lag or slowdown in your home internet. Here are a few things to try to help you get a better WiFi signal. 1: Assess your router location. The goal is to place your router where it can cover the largest […]