• Top 11 Tips on Protecting Yourself Online

    November 7, 2018

    Passwords…we can’t live without them, but living with them gets harder every day. We need a password for everything; computers, smartphones, Wi-Fi networks, smart TVs, smartwatches, email, social...

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  • The 411 on Net Neutrality

    January 11, 2018

    The Essentials Net Neutrality was an FCC regulation placed into effect in 2015. It was intended to ensure that all internet data traffic was treated equally and that broadband providers abide by...

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  • Have a Cyber-Safe Christmas

    December 19, 2016

    The hustle and bustle of the holiday season is upon us. Rarely, does a day go by where my inbox is not crowded with electronic advertising for ‘pre-Black Friday’ or ‘Cyber-<insert day of the week...

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  • My Big Adventure

    September 15, 2016

    Last month, I received an invitation I couldn’t refuse. Even though my schedule was already full, I made the decision to squeeze in one more trip. Through all the challenges, this trip turned out to...

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  • Saying Goodbye

    May 19, 2016

    When I was first hired at Blue Valley Telephone in 1993, I had no idea what I was getting myself into! I have seen and been a part of so much change over the past 23 years. Back then, we only had...

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  • POP v. IMAP

    May 2, 2016

    “Post Office Protocol (POP) is an application-layer internet standard protocol used by local email clients,” according to Wikipedia.  POP email makes the client connect to the email server, download...

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  • Freedom is Not Free

    October 30, 2015

    Nov. 11, Veteran's Day, is a day to celebrate and honor America's veterans for their patriotism, love of country, and willingness to serve and sacrifice for the common good.  This past September, I...

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  • I Trust my Kids. Why Do I Need Parental Controls for the Internet?

    September 28, 2015

    There I was, chatting with colleagues after a business meeting. We were doing a little friendly razzing of my CEO, and I decided to pull up his “ALS Ice Bucket Challenge” video from a couple years...

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  • The Best is Still Unwritten

    September 22, 2015

    As the public relations director, it is my job to share relevant news, updates, and information with you. We are lucky to have great relationships with the local newspapers and radio stations. In...

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  • Email Issues in 2015

    September 9, 2015

    Email has become a staple in our daily lives; it is a convenient way to correspond and stay in touch with family and friends, and has become an important part of daily business. It is easy to type up...

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