How Current Events Affect Data Usage

Have you ever tried to stream a news report when there’s something major happening, only to get super slow service, or a failure to connect completely? You’re not alone. These days, when there’s a major news story or natural disaster in the making, data usage goes through the roof.

Consider this: As of August 2017, 43% of Americans report often getting news online. Two-thirds (67%) of Americans report that they get at least some of their news on social media—with two-in-ten people doing so often, according to a survey from Pew Research Center.

Internet usage really spikes when there’s a major breaking news event...

Thursday, October 5, 2017/Comments (0)/
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5 Ways to Protect Yourself after the Equifax Breach

If you weren’t already concerned about identity theft and protecting your credit, the Equifax breach should have served as a major wake-up call.

The credit-rating company disclosed that it was hacked earlier this year, exposing the personal information of 143 million U.S. consumers to anyone with a penchant for wreaking havoc.

This breach is not unique. Identity theft happens every day. Here are five ways you can protect yourself and keep your information safe.

Find out if your information was exposed.

Wednesday, October 4, 2017/Comments (0)/
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How Much Bandwidth Does Your Home Really Need?

If your home is like most, it’s filled with devices that are accessing the Internet. Smartphones, tablets, laptop and desktop computers, televisions, even doorbells, lightbulbs, and refrigerators are all communicating these days.

How much bandwidth does your home need?...

Tuesday, August 29, 2017/Comments (0)/
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Does Your Mobile Device Need Internet Security?

Just like desktop and laptop computers, smartphones, tablets, and other mobile devices are not immune to malware, viruses, and other Internet security threats.

What threats are dangerous and what can you do to keep your device protected?...

Thursday, August 3, 2017/Comments (0)/
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How to Keep Social Media Safe for Your Kids

Social media is a fantastic way for your children to keep in touch with friends, and even do something productive. However, there is a negative side to social media that can prove to be very, very dangerous.

Read further to get tips on keeping your kids safe on social media...

Thursday, July 6, 2017/Comments (0)/
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