How to Get the Best Black Friday Deals on the Internet

Like so many traditions, Black Friday in 2020 is going to look a little different than it has in the past. Shoppers will find more deals than ever before on the Internet. In the past, your Black Friday must-haves included comfortable shoes, a fully charged smartphone, and shopping apps. This year, a strong wifi connection might be all you need to snag deals from the comfort of home.

Our Black Friday shopping guide shares tips to help you shop in stores or at home. Read More ... 

Tuesday, November 24, 2020/Author: Kirstin Toms - MarCom/Number of views (2807)/Comments (0)/
Categories: Home Internet

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 (3106)/Comments (0)/
Best Movies to Watch During a Pandemic

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 (3521)/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 (3855)/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 (6514)/Comments (0)/
Categories: Home Internet
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