Author: Jennifer Wilkins

The past year and a half have been an exciting time of growth for your local Whidbey Telecom team. We have secured grants to expand The BiG GiG® Fiber Network in Point Roberts and South and Central Whidbey Island, and we have been growing our team of local experts to help with the expansion. As excited as we are to be bringing fiber Internet to more people,…

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Whidbey Telecom was awarded a $1 million USDA grant to connect residents and businesses to high-speed Internet in Point Roberts, WA.

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The holidays are a time for connecting with friends and family. They’re also a time for browsing recipes for tasty treats, online shopping, and creating and sending Christmas cards. Research shows that our internet usage tends to be higher than normal during the holidays, especially during the weeks of Thanksgiving and Christmas.

Do your children follow Santa’s journey using Google’s Santa Tracker?…

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If you’ve ever tried to answer an email or surf the web from your mobile device in public, chances are you connected to a WiFi hotspot. Not only is this connection highly convenient, you also didn’t have to use your smartphone’s data. Not surprisingly, public WiFi hotspots are becoming an essential part of public infrastructure—especially during the COVID-19 pandemic….

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Nowadays it feels like everything connects to the internet in some way—from computers and smartphones to baby monitors and security cameras. All these devices in your home share your bandwidth. Every device on your network decreases your bandwidth a portion, especially over WiFi. 

Think of it like traffic on the highway. During rush hour when there’s a lot of traffic,…

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