What Tech Items to Pack for Vacation 

Vacations are a great way to relax, explore new places, and have fun. But they can also be stressful if you forget to pack something important, especially when it comes to tech items. That’s why we’ve created this guide to help you decide what tech items to pack for vacation. We’ll cover the essentials, the nice-to-haves, and the extras that can make your trip more enjoyable.

How Fiber Internet Improves Online Learning

Fiber Internet home school online learning

From video chats with teachers to digital textbooks to turning in homework over email, education requires fast, reliable Internet. With the speed and reliability of The BiG GiG Fiber Network, your child can have the best digital and distance learning experience possible.

Fiber Internet and Your Home Theater

The good news for people who live in rural communities like ours — or those who simply prefer the comfort of the couch — is that it’s never been easier to watch movies, shows and musical performances from home. Between online streaming platforms, video subscription services, and a multitude of websites, there is more content to watch than one person could see in a lifetime.

Tips and Tech for Working From Home

Working from home tools and technology

The trend of working from home began as a necessary safety precaution for many. Now it’s become the new norm. According to a report by the Wall Street Journal, office occupancy in the U.S. stands at 40-60% of pre-Covid levels. That means many office workers are still working remotely in some capacity, whether hybrid or …

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Giving Back to the Communities We Serve

The past 2 years 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 …

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Exploring Whidbey Island By Bus is Free!

Whether you are visiting from off-island or a resident of “The Rock,” you can take advantage of Island Transit’s free bus service. Yes, you heard correctly, “FREE BUS SERVICE!” You can use any Park & Rides locations, and bus stops to hop aboard to explore all the beautiful viewpoints, tasty eateries, and local shops. It’s …

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Tips for Raising Privacy Savvy Kids

There is no end to the ways scammers will try to steal personal information, and that includes targeting children online. It’s important for the adults in their lives to take proactive steps to stay safe online. Beef Up Your Passwords: The longer, more complex the password, the harder it is to crack! Use special characters, …

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The BiG GiG Fiber Network coming to more homes on Whidbey Island

Whidbey Telecom to receive Infrastructure Acceleration Grant Award to expand The BiG GiG Fiber Network® to more homes on Whidbey Island. The Washington State Broadband Office has announced funding for 13 construction projects that will deliver reliable, high-speed Internet access in 14 communities when completed. The $145 million in Broadband Infrastructure Acceleration grants move Washington …

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Grant Award Paves the Way for Fiber to Homes in Point Roberts

Whidbey Telecom Receives $1 Million USDA Grant to Expand Fiber to Homes in Point Roberts. On December 16, 2021, U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Secretary Tom Vilsack announced that Whidbey Telecom was awarded a $1 million Community Connect Grant to connect underserved residents and businesses to high-speed broadband Internet in Point Roberts, Washington. This USDA …

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