Back-to-School: 10 Tips for Staying Close with Your College Kids

Long summer days are getting shorter. Stores are promoting back-to-school sales. As our children grow up, those supply lists may change, but some things stay the same: that combination of excitement and trepidation kids face at the start of a new school year.

And guess what?

It doesn’t get better as they get older. College-age students moving away might be just as nervous, in their own way, as those tiny kindergarteners getting on a school bus for the first time.

Fortunately, your Consolidated Communications (CCI) Internet and Wi-Fi make it easier than ever to stay in touch with your littles who are not-so-little anymore.

Monday, August 12, 2019/Comments (0)/
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Save Space by Scanning Old Photos

When you’re clearing clutter, photos pose a space dilemma. After all, those family memories certainly “spark joy,” as organization expert Marie Kondo says.

There’s not enough space for even the best of the best photos in your home, and those old, dusty photo albums take up lots of space.

The solution? Preserve those precious memories forever by scanning and storing them online. Cloud-based storage — accessible through your Consolidated Communications Internet or Wi-Fi connection and your computer or mobile device — is affordable, secure, reliable and (perhaps best of all) never needs dusting!

Monday, August 12, 2019/Comments (0)/
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Wireless or Wired Internet: Which is Better for Your Home?

Some people think of WiFi and the Internet in their home as one and the same, but they actually provide separate functions. WiFi keeps our mobile devices wirelessly connected to the Internet, but a wired Internet connection can work in tandem with WiFi service to allow users to get the best performance from multiple devices that connect to the Internet through the “Internet of Things” (IoT).

Whether you have a fully integrated smart home or just a few mobile devices, TVs, and maybe a Google Home™ or Amazon Alexa™ smart speaker, or a home security system, Consolidated Communications (CCI) Internet and high-speed WiFi is the core of your home’s connectivity. 

Wednesday, June 12, 2019/Comments (0)/
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Your Guide to the Most Binge-Worthy TV Shows of the Season

Are you searching for the next best binge-worthy TV show? Whether you’re watching from your family room, your bedroom, or on the road, you can find entertaining programming of virtually any genre on network TV and premium channels. Use your Consolidated Communications mycci.net credentials to log on to TV Everywhere to stream content wherever you are.

Tune into these proven favorites, all in their second season or beyond, to expand your TV horizons and see what you might have been missing on HBO, HBO GO, Showtime, Showtime Anytime, and Starz.

Wednesday, April 10, 2019/Comments (0)/
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How to Back up Your Data

Anyone who's worked with important files has experienced data loss at some point. Often, you’ll be able to recover the files immediately through automatic software backups. But sometimes, you’re not that lucky.

That’s just one reason data backup is so important.

We also want to protect our investments in music and movies and preserve our family photos and other important files we store on our computer hard drives and smartphones. Yet, 30 percent of people don’t back up their data, according to statistics from WorldDayData.

Today’s technology makes it easier than ever to back up important files, both locally and to the cloud, so no matter what happens to your device, you can access your important data. A strong, fast Wi-Fi connection through Consolidated Communications can help make cloud-based backups faster and easier than ever.

Wednesday, April 10, 2019/Comments (0)/
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