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‘That’s so 2020’ news: Why ‘sun outages’ may cause TV blackouts

By: Jim Beaugez on Oct 6, 2020 4:29:52 PM

No matter what you’ve heard, the sun doesn’t always shine on TV. In fact, the sun can cause your TV to go dark.

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Back to school in the virtual world: Tips to improve distance learning.

By: Nikki Sneed on Aug 24, 2020 2:12:09 PM

"Ten minutes … "

"Five minutes ... "

This is the sound of school resuming at households around Mississippi this week as students return to the classroom — the virtual classroom, that is. Thousands of students across the state are joining their classmates virtually, relying on their home internet connection like never before.

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Topics: C Spire Fiber, mesh wifi

Discovering fiber’s hidden value

By: C Spire on Aug 17, 2020 8:49:53 AM

High-speed fiber internet is more valuable than you know.

On average, it can add 3.1% to your home value, according to this study by the University of Colorado. However, the greatest value fiber speeds bring to homes is the ability to connect you at lightning speed to streaming entertainment and real-time gaming in ways never experienced before.

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Topics: What is fiber internet?, C Spire Fiber

What is fiber internet, and is it really better?

By: Christina Southern on Aug 3, 2020 9:42:00 AM

Long, thin strands of pure glass about the size of a human hair are the foundation of the world’s fastest internet, capable of connection speeds of 10 times faster than regular cable. When bundled together, these strands create a cable that allows information to travel through them in a beam of light over long distances.

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Topics: What is fiber internet?, C Spire Fiber

Secure your smart home from hackers with these three steps

By: Jim Beaugez on Jul 31, 2020 3:31:00 PM

Would you leave your home for vacation with the doors unlocked and a window open? Probably not. But did you know you may be leaving your home network wide open to internet hackers without knowing it?

Today, there are an estimated 30 billion smart-home devices in use. Each of them is connected to a home network, and 70 percent of the most popular IoT devices are not secure.

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Topics: Smart WiFi

Five questions you need to ask your ISP today

By: Jim Beaugez on Jul 30, 2020 3:30:00 PM

This may come as a shock, but not every internet service provider (ISP) has your interests in mind when they’re trying to get you to sign up for their services. Some of them are downright talented at obscuring the facts and distracting consumers with shiny objects and deals to keep them from asking the tough questions.

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Topics: tech savvy

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