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Throw in a load of laundry. Chat with colleagues on IM. Get tons of work done with no interruptions. Working from home – or WFH as the out of office message says – can be great. I did it for years and loved it. But I wasn’t sheltering in place because of a virus. I could still meet up for lunch or have a drink after work. This is new….

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Your home is getting smarter and smarter. Not just computers and smartphones, but everything seems to be connected to the internet now: clocks, speakers, lights, TVs, doorbells, cameras, vacuums. The list goes on. Nearly everything in your home can be connected to the internet and be remotely controlled with a mobile device. 

Smart home devices provide convenience,…

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We all agree that Whidbey Island is an amazing place to live and work. We also agree that it can get pretty cold and grey in the winter! Sometimes you just want to be someplace warm. Whether you’re “flying south” for the winter, closing up your summer residence, or just planning to be away for a sun break, you’ll want to keep your home safe while you’re gone….

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The internet isn’t all about Twitter and cat videos. It’s about doctors researching new techniques and coordinating records to save lives. It’s about local farmers acquiring national data on crops and supply and demand. It’s about students studying other countries and expanding their knowledge beyond the pages of a textbook. It’s about you reading interesting blog posts that catch your eye on social media….

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You’re doing a lot more with your internet today—social networking, videoconferencing, connecting smart homes, and uploading and downloading pictures and video. Fiber-optic internet provides enough bandwidth to do all these things and more, and at blazing-fast speeds! This need for better connectivity is what drives us to bring fiber-optic internet to homes and businesses throughout South Whidbey and Point Roberts….

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