Pass the Time with a Watch Party

Pass the Time with a Watch Party

Settling in for a “Friends” marathon but tired of watching alone? An online watch party using your Consolidated Communications wireless Internet connection could be just what you need to beat the “binge-watching in self-isolation blues.”

One of the easiest platforms to start or join a watch party is YouTube. Plus, you can view a wide range of movies and TV shows through the platform. Many are free, but others carry a small fee. You can stream them on any Internet-enabled device, from your smartphone to a smart TV.

So, how do you launch a watch party?

Monday, August 24, 2020/Author: Kirstin Toms - MarCom/Number of views (1461)/Comments (0)/

Best Movies to Watch During a Pandemic

Best Movies to Watch During a Pandemic

You may have seen the meme that shows a sign in a bookstore window: “Our Post-apocalyptic Fiction section has been moved to Current Affairs.” The same holds true for movies. For some, watching dystopian movies provides catharsis and therapy. Whoever imagined movies like “The Hunger Games” would suddenly become so relatable?

Here are some of our favorite choices of movies to watch on TV or On Demand during a pandemic. 

Monday, August 24, 2020/Author: Kirstin Toms - MarCom/Number of views (1078)/Comments (0)/
Categories: TV & Streaming TV

How to Host a Memorable Family Movie Night

So you’re spending yet another night at home because of the pandemic. You’ve played games online, reconnected with family and friends via videoconferencing through your Consolidated Communications wireless Internet connection, and watched all of your favorite shows you had recorded on your DVR.

What’s next? How about kicking Family Movie Night up a notch with these suggestions? With a little bit of creativity and your Consolidated Communications TV package, you can turn another night of quarantine into positive memories for your kids.  Read more...

Wednesday, July 15, 2020/Author: Kirstin Toms - MarCom/Number of views (1629)/Comments (0)/

Which Online Activities Use the Most Bandwidth?

All but the country’s most essential employees needed on job sites have been sent home to work remotely. Students have started homeschooling programs or distance learning through their school districts. Individuals are leveraging technology — including social media and video conferencing software — like never before to stay in touch with loved ones during the pandemic.

All these online activities are putting a strain on our nation’s bandwidth that was never expected. Internet speeds may suffer, especially during the normal workday. But you may be surprised by the amount of bandwidth common online activities actually use. Read more...

Thursday, June 11, 2020/Author: Kirstin Toms - MarCom/Number of views (3413)/Comments (0)/
Categories: Home Internet

Best Movies for Family Movie Night

For those of us who are quarantined or honoring stay-at-home directives, it feels as if the world has slowed to a crawl. As we struggle with working from home or supervising distance learning during the day, it’s good to take a break in the evening and relax with your family.

A family movie from your Consolidated Communications cable TV provider could be just what you need. You can introduce your kids to one of the great classics, or enjoy a new release. Some of the choices on this list haven’t reached theaters or had a very short run because of the pandemic. So break out the popcorn and choose one of the flicks on this list to forget your worries for a while. Read more...

Thursday, June 11, 2020/Author: Kirstin Toms - MarCom/Number of views (2297)/Comments (0)/
Categories: TV & Streaming TV
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