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Microsoft and TV White Space for Rural Broadband Delivery

Microsoft

Since Microsoft made its announcement about its Rural Airband Initiative to employ TV White Space (TVWS) to deliver rural broadband, discussions in the industry have been, to say the least, robust. Rural providers across America are struggling to deliver broadband to residents in low density areas, so this news from Microsoft has piqued a lot of interest and some skepticism. Basically, TVWS is a relatively low frequency, below 700 MHz, area of the television spectrum… Read more »

Online Gaming Security:
Don’t Ignore the Risks – 13 Tips to Safety

Online Gaming Security is a topic that many might overlook.  In his monthly security newsletter to staff, Jason Gay, Senior Director of IP/IT & Transport for OTT, offers some important information and tips for protecting yourself. Jason wrote: “While I realize that the topic this month, online gaming security, pertains to the security of your home computer and network, I do think it’s important to continue to be aware of the risks and threats from… Read more »

Happy Independence Day!
Is it time to declare your Business Communication Independence?

Is it time to declare your Business Communication Independence? When the framers declared Independence from England it was all about citizens’ rights to govern themselves in a democratic republic.  As we celebrate Independence Day, think about your business.  Are you running it, or is it running you.  If it’s the latter, you just might want to consider your own Declaration of Business Communication Independence. Do you and your staff have the ability to enjoy Life… Read more »

LAN WAN or OTT SiteLink? What’s right for your business?

SiteLink

Do you need a LAN WAN or something else to connect your business? A LAN, or Local Area Network is a private computer network that connects computers in small physical areas such as a single building or a business, university or hospital campus.  A WAN, or Wide Area Network is a network that connects computers in different geographical locations over the public Internet. Sometimes LANs and WANs are used together.  An example is a state… Read more »

Can a Home VPN Protect Your Internet Privacy When the FCC Won’t?

VPN Tunnel

A home VPN is one way to ensure your privacy on the Internet — especially now that the government has ended privacy rules governing ISPs. A Virtual Private Network or VPN is exactly what its name says.  It’s a secure private network in the cloud, meaning it’s virtual.  Many businesses employ VPNs to provide network security and ensure that employees can securely work from remote locations. A home VPN alters your Internet footprint. Without a… Read more »