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)/

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 (3416)/Comments (0)/
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10 Fun and Educational YouTube Channels for Kids

As students, teachers, and parents fall into a rhythm of homeschooling and distance learning, children may be starting to complete their assignments more quickly and with less parental guidance. This is good news, as it means they may have more free time. It might also mean you’re looking for activities to keep them busy while you work remotely or scramble to get chores done around the house.   

If you and your kids already have a handle on mandated lesson plans, you may be looking for fun and enriching videos that will get them away from video games or mindless entertainment for a little while.

Using your Consolidated Communications wireless Internet connection and any mobile device, computer, or internet-connected smart TV, your kids can tune into these fun and educational YouTube shows.

Wednesday, May 20, 2020/Author: Kirstin Toms - MarCom/Number of views (1381)/Comments (0)/
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5 Tips to Host a Successful Video Call

In this era of social distancing, more people are using video not just for remote work but to stay in touch with friends and family. However, those unfamiliar with video conferencing and video chat apps may have issues with everything from slow internet speed to spotty audio when using a wireless internet connection.

How can you present yourself as a professional during a video conference — or even just minimize stress during a virtual family chat? Read more...

Wednesday, May 20, 2020/Author: Kirstin Toms - MarCom/Number of views (1300)/Comments (0)/
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