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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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Spam email is annoying at best. At worst, it can include scam offers or malicious computer viruses that cost you time and money.

The FTC reports a significant increase in email scams and phishing attacks. Cyber criminals are also targeting remote work technologies, such as video conferencing services. A remote worker’s home network is likely to be less secure than their company server….

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Whidbey Telecom is, and always has been, committed to providing high-quality customer care to the communities we serve. When you contact us, whether by phone or online, you are interacting with your neighbors. Your customer service reps and technical support team live and work in the communities we serve.

Technical Support is available 24/7 to answer questions or help with troubleshooting….

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Whether you work remotely for your side hustle or you have decided to do a little social distancing and work from home, technology has to be your friend, not foe. The keys to successful remote working are a good internet connection and the right combination of apps.

Share the load.

File sharing is critical for exchanging proposals with clients or documents with colleagues….

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