6 Easy Ways to Speed Up Your Computer

Our country’s broadband Internet bandwidth is being stretched to its limit, often leading to slower-than-expected Internet speed. There are many ways you can strengthen your wireless internet connection for a speed boost, including moving your router or turning off appliances that may interfere with Internet speed.

But if you’re running a slow PC or laptop, that’s probably not helping your efforts, either. Satisfy your need for speed by following these six steps to speed up your Windows-based computer.  Read more...

Wednesday, April 29, 2020/Author: Kirstin Toms - MarCom/Number of views (456)/Comments (0)/
Categories: Home Internet

Consolidated Communications Cable Offers Extra Channels Free for a Limited Time

Whether you’re trying to keep little kids busy and entertained while you work remotely during the COVID-19 pandemic, or you want some engaging shows to watch while you unwind, many cable channels are offering free trials of their programming.

That means even if you only have a basic cable subscription through Consolidated Communications, you may be able to tune in to some great new shows or even movies you didn’t get to see in theaters.

At the bottom of this article, you’ll find an alphabetical list of all the channels. We’ve also broken it down for easy reference by highlighting some of the best channels in a variety of categories. Plus, see our team’s recommendations for some of the top shows to catch on cable TV.

Watch while you can because many of these channels will only be available to basic subscribers through April or the end of May at the latest. After that, you may have to upgrade your package to continue watching your favorites. Read more...

Wednesday, April 8, 2020/Author: Kirstin Toms - MarCom/Number of views (2450)/Comments (0)/
Categories: TV & Streaming TV
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Best Games You Can Play Remotely with Far-Flung Family and Friends

During the pandemic and resulting quarantine or self-isolation measures, many families have been able to enjoy the luxury of family game night. It’s great to break out the Monopoly board or challenge each other to a Jenga tournament. But sometimes, we need a break from our immediate family.

Playing online games helps you connect with distant friends and family members, whether they live next door or across the country. For many of us, contact with people outside our homes is exactly what we crave right now.

What are the best games you can play using nothing but your Consolidated Communications Wifi connection and a computer or mobile device of your choice?  Read more...

Tuesday, April 7, 2020/Author: Kirstin Toms - MarCom/Number of views (2164)/Comments (0)/
Categories: Home Internet
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Are These Common Home Appliances Slowing Down Your Internet Speed?

“It feels like the whole country is using the Internet right now!” Have you uttered those words recently?

You’re trying to host a video conference, but you are competing for bandwidth on your wireless Internet connection with your daughter doing distance learning, your son playing Xbox, and your spouse streaming the latest binge-worthy series.

Bandwidth issues and slow Internet speed may be infuriating for those who suddenly find themselves working remotely, homeschooling, and trying to make life feel as normal as possible amidst the threats of COVID-19.

In normal times, your wireless Internet connection was lightning fast and more than enough to deliver a seamless experience, whether you were playing video games, watching movies, or just surfing the Web. It was once hard to tell the difference in Internet speed between your wired Internet connection from Consolidated Communications and your wireless connection.  Read more...

Monday, April 6, 2020/Author: Kirstin Toms - MarCom/Number of views (4937)/Comments (0)/
Categories: Home Internet
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5 Tricks for Creating a Password You Will Actually Remember

By now, most of us understand the rules for creating strong internet passwords: Use a mix of upper- and lower-case letters. Include numbers and special characters. Make it easy for you to remember, but hard for others to guess.

That last part — creating a password you will actually remember — can get tricky. Follow these five tricks to create a collection of passwords for all your important accounts.

Monday, March 9, 2020/Author: Kirstin Toms - MarCom/Number of views (6987)/Comments (0)/
Categories: Home Internet
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