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Whether home or away, you want to know that your home is secure. Home security systems can be complex, but they don’t have to be. At Whidbey Telecom, we try to keep it simple. With new smart security and home devices being introduced all the time, it can be difficult to keep up with all of the options. Plus, installation can be a big challenge to getting everything hooked up because each “smart”…

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From fine wineries to craft breweries and distilleries, Whidbey Island boasts some of the best to quench your thirst in 2021!

Blooms Winery  Order online at www.blooms5511bistro.com. Thursday 3-7 p.m. Fri-Sat Noon-7:30 p.m. Sunday Noon-7 p.m. Offering Take Home curbside pick up or limited outdoor seating. Weekly menu changes ready by Wednesday. Order online: http://bloomswinery.com/Cadée Distillery www.cadeedistillery.com Creates award-winning American whiskey brands available online and at local eateries and grocers. …

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Thanksgiving is going to look very different this year. With the coronavirus pandemic ongoing, many people are choosing to stay closer to home, nixing their travel plans and opting for smaller gatherings in place of large turkey day blowouts.

Restaurants across Whidbey Island are handling the 2020 holiday season a little differently, too….

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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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