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What is fiber, and how does it benefit me?

April 14, 2022


South Slope is bringing fiber optic technology to homes and businesses in Oxford, but why is this important?  Business Development Manager, Bre Horstman, shares helpful information about fiber and why it’s essential for businesses. For more information about our latest network expansion, read Building Fiber Network in Rural Oxford. 

April Business Spotlight : iGYM

March 30, 2022


This month’s Business Spotlight is on iGYM. iGYM is a locally-owned gym that first opened in 2013 in Cedar Rapids. From the success of their first location, they opened a second gym in 2016 and recently opened a third in Tiffin. Their mission is to provide health and fitness for EVERY.BODY.  iGYM is a health […]

March Business Spotlight : Bluebird Café

March 1, 2022


This month’s Business Spotlight is on Bluebird Café. Bluebird Café opened in 2011 and quickly became a North Liberty staple featuring an all-day-breakfast, lunch and dinner. This family-friendly establishment is known for their spicy Krakatoa omelet, mouth-watering cinnamon rolls, and robust coffee, which they sell at Hy-Vee, John’s Grocery and Sam’s Market. Lacey Meyne, Luke […]

Modern Technology Propels Amana Colonies’ Hotel Into Future

December 3, 2021


From the outside, the Amana Colonies in East-Central Iowa is known as a place you go to slow down, relax and take a step back in time. But inside the quaint, red brick buildings and gray wooden structures built in the 1800s surges something you might not expect: world-class fiber internet, boasting some of the […]

Realtors can now share $50 rewards with charity of choice!

October 28, 2021


Shout out to all of the Realtors in our area, this #tuesdaytip is for you!   Tuesday Tip: Business Development Manager, Bre, is here to tell you about the new updates made to the Refer a Buyer Program! Not only can your home buyer or business owner receiver $50 off of their bill, but now […]

Simplifying Internet Terminology

August 12, 2021


Have you ever wondered what all the terminology used in internet packages really means?  What is upload speed, download speed, megabits, kilobits, Wi-Fi?  Let’s break it down.  Download speed refers to the rate that data travels from the World Wide Web to your computer, laptop or smartphone and upload speed is the rate that data […]

A Checklist on 10-Digit Dialing for Businesses

April 19, 2021


Does your business revolve around the phone? If so, make sure you know the latest information on changes and updates with 10-digit dialing. Background The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has adopted 988 as a new three-digit number to be used nationwide to reach the National Suicide Prevention and Mental Health Crisis Lifeline, starting July 16, […]

Boost Your Productivity with the Pomodoro Technique

March 20, 2021


By Bre Horstman South Slope Business Development Manager Finding yourself having too many incomplete tasks on your to-do list, meanwhile the list just keeps growing? It’s becoming an increasing issue in my life, both at home and at work. As I’m typing this, I’ve just received two emails and another notification on my phone. All […]

Decoding a VPN

February 11, 2021


When connecting remotely for work, are you using a VPN? If you’re still trying to figure out what VPN stands for, it probably means you don’t currently use one. In order to keep your company information safe, many businesses offer a VPN, or a Virtual Private Network, to create a secure connection between systems. VPNS […]

Four Common Types of Spam and Tips to Identify Them

October 8, 2020


October is Cyber Security Month so it’s the perfect time for us to share the most common types of spam and tips for avoiding them. 1. Phishing Phishing is the most common form of spam. It’s typically delivered through an email, chat, web ad or website that has been designed to impersonate a real person […]

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