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Sep
29
2022

4 Cybersecurity Tips To Keep You Safe & Protected

While many people assume that cyber criminals focus on hacking into big companies, the truth is that everyone is vulnerable. In fact, 47% of American adults have had their personal information exposed by cyber criminals. That’s why, in the spirit of Cybersecurity Awareness Month, we’re sharing four cybersecurity tips to keep you protected.
man playing video game on cell phone
Sep
22
2022

Cable Providers Are Shaking Up the Wireless Market:
What Does This Mean for Consumers?

First, it was television. Next came internet and home phone service. And now: you can get wireless mobile service from your cable provider? That’s right. Cable providers – including Comcast, Cox, and Charter (and Mediacom soon!) – are now offering consumers the ability to subscribe to a wireless plan as part of their bundle of TV and internet service or just add a wireless plan separately. And Americans are taking them up on their offer, with millions of consumers signing up for these competitive mobile service plans. Here’s what you need to know about this expanded offering and what it could mean for you.
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Sep
13
2022

Hispanic TV Shows On the Rise:
4 Series To Keep an Eye On

Hispanic Heritage Month 2022 kicks off on September 15. And with inclusivity as the central theme, an important place to start is with Hispanic TV shows. The Hispanic community has made significant strides in recent years when it comes to TV, forging careers in writing, directing, or acting. And with the Hispanic population in the U.S. now totaling 62.1 million in 2020, accounting for 19% of America’s population, Latinos continue to see momentum both on and behind the screen. In celebration of this important month of observation, here are four Hispanic TV Shows to keep your eye on.
Issues: Diversity on TV
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Sep
8
2022

3 Tips for Setting Up the Best Home Entertainment System

It’s fall – which means one thing - football is back! Now that summer is officially over, many of us will be racing to set up the best home entertainment system possible to watch our favorite teams. But how can we create an immersive at-home experience that makes you feel like you’re at the game? And what components should we buy? 4K or 8K? How can we ensure the best value? Relax—we’ve got you covered. Here are the three most important tips from our at-home experts.
boy participating in distance learning
Aug
31
2022

Access to Distance Learning – How Students Are Staying Connected

Over the course of a week in March 2020, schools across the country had to unexpectedly close their doors amidst the start of the COVID pandemic. Teachers, students, parents, and schools were caught off guard during this transition to distance learning – especially given that some households did not have access to high-speed internet. Fortunately, broadband providers, businesses, schools, community organizations and governments quickly came together – through a variety of programs and initiatives – to get families connected to the internet so they can access distance learning. 
Issues: Distance Learning
smart home network
Aug
25
2022

Powering Up Remote Work:
How To Extend Wi-Fi Range at Home

The unprecedented COVID pandemic turned a trend toward remote work into a flood – 58% of Americans now have the opportunity to work from home at least one day a week, and 35% can telework the full week. With this mass turn to remote employment, the question on many minds is a practical one: how to extend Wi-Fi range and ensure your entire home receives a strong internet connection?
Issues: America's Wi-Fi
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Aug
11
2022

Expanding Rural Broadband:  
Connecting America’s Hardest-to-Reach Communities  

Most Americans in urban and suburban areas are accustomed to the convenience of broadband and the opportunities it provides. From distance learning and remote work to telehealth and smart homes, our lives are increasingly connected to the devices and the world around us. For some of the nation’s rural and remote regions, the distance and terrain between households and businesses are often beyond broadband’s reach. The lack of access to high-speed internet prevents efficiencies that much of the nation enjoys. These small rural communities contribute to the American economy and increasing access to high-speed internet in these hard-to-reach areas is not only linked to economic growth, but also enhanced opportunities.
Issues: Broadband InfrastructureRural Broadband