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Get Discounted Phone or Internet Service with Lifeline

March 8, 2022


Access to affordable voice and internet service is vital to stay connected in today’s world. People need these services to connect with healthcare providers, potential employers, educational programs, and loved ones. Affordable service remains a challenge for many low-income consumers. The federal Lifeline program helps close the gap for these consumers by offering a monthly […]

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Spring Break Cyber Safety Tips

February 4, 2022


Are you busy prepping for your spring break trip? Besides planning fun excursions, it’s important to also protect yourself from hackers. Check out these four tips for safer travel before you’re wheels up! Book Your Trip Safely: Make sure to book your travel through a legitimate website such as Google Flights, Travelocity, Expedia, or directly […]

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Security Tip: Netflix Phishing Scam

January 14, 2022


With today’s population gravitating towards streaming services like Netflix, Hulu and Amazon Prime Video, it was only a matter of time before scammers started taking action. In a recent attempt to get your personal information, scammers are sending phishing emails that appear to be sent from Netflix. It tells the receiver that they are “unable […]

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 […]

3 Tips for a Better Internet Connection

November 10, 2021


“Daaaaad, is the Wi-Fi down?” “Hey kids, get off your games. I can’t get on Zoom.” If this sounds familiar, check out our tips for a better internet connection! 1. Testing Your Speed If you see the dreaded spinning circle of buffering, your internet plan may not be fast enough. First, you’ll want to test […]

Safety Benefits of a Landline Phone

October 24, 2021


What’s the point of a landline when smart phones have taken over the world? Well, landlines are still relevant, and although many homes no longer have a landline telephone, there are still benefits to owning one. The main reason landlines are significant is safety, especially when you have kids at home. For today’s #tuesdaytip we […]

Labor Day Scams

September 2, 2021


Labor Day is already next week, and sadly it happens to be another day that scammers will try to take advantage of you. Although many people will be traveling and spending time with friends and family, be on the lookout for these common holiday weekend tricks. #southslopetips Traveling Three day weekends are perfect for traveling. […]

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 […]

Shopping for Back-to-School Tech

July 12, 2021


Although it’s only July, back-to-school shopping is just around the corner! Whether you’re in college or a parent of an elementary kiddo, we’re here to share our tips for selecting the right tech. Laptop/Desktop computers Last year showed us the importance of having a dependable laptop or desktop computer for virtual learning.   For remote […]

4 Tips for Unplugging from Devices this Summer

June 14, 2021


We are all guilty of it – spending too much time on our devices. Scrolling through social media on our phones, binging the latest series on our favorite streaming platform, gaming into the early morning hours on our tablets and computers. With summer making a triumphant return, now is your opportunity to reduce screen time […]

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