What is Mbps and How Much Internet Speed do I Really Need?

Posted by Safelink on Aug 8, 2017 8:18:00 PM

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There's nothing more frustrating than slow home internet, especially when you're trying to snuggle up and watch your favorite Netflix show or trying to get some work done. But internet—as you've probably noticed—can get downright expensive, especially when you're trying to increase the speed. Is there a happy medium where your shows don't buffer for ages, but your wallet isn't quite so thin?

Safelink Launches New Internet Filtering Service

Posted by Safelink on Jul 31, 2017 12:36:48 PM

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 Safelink Internet Services held a ribbon cutting and open house last month to launch a new filtering service for companies and parents alike, and it's going to radically change internet usage capabilities for those who choose to utilize it.

With the advancements of the Internet and the freedom to view anything and everything online so easily, Safelink saw a need to return control to both parents and employers. In an effort to protect young minds and increase integrity in the workplace, Safelink released Guardian Content Filtering.

How to Choose the Best Internet service for Your Lifestyle

Posted by Safelink on Jun 15, 2017 11:13:42 AM

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One of the hardest parts of choosing your home internet service is balancing your budget with your needs. And in the world of internet, it can be difficult to understand what you're looking at. Am I getting a good deal? Do I need faster internet? How many Megabits per second do I need? What's a Megabit?

Don't worry—we can help. This short guide will get you started on some home internet basics, including some of the most common terms and what to expect when you sign up for internet service. As always, you can call us anytime for answers to your burning questions—even if you feel like you should already know the answer. We're happy to help!

6 ways to protect your family from internet dangers

Posted by Safelink on Apr 14, 2017 5:24:51 PM

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We know that your family is the most important part of your life and you would do anything to keep them safe. With the News stations broadcasting terrible atrocities constantly, gathering your children safe and sound within the walls of your home is a very comforting thing as a parent.

But with the advancement of technology, keeping kids "safe and sound" at home is no longer as simple as physically keeping them indoors. Some dangers can be just as easily accessed within the walls of your home. As your child gets older, you may be surprised how easily they understand how to navigate the Internet and how tech savvy they quickly become (sometimes even more so than you!). What you learned later in life, your kids are learning to do as little children and technology comes as second nature to them.

5 Ways the Internet Drastically changed Our Lives for the Better

Posted by Safelink on Mar 8, 2017 2:03:00 PM

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Most adults remember what life was like before Internet, but now that we have had it for a while it’s hard not to have it. You know this to be true when your Wi-fi suddenly goes out or you’re somewhere without a signal. It’s as if someone cut off one of your appendages.

How did we get along without it before? There was no GPS; we had bulky road maps. We didn’t have Pinterest to find recipes, but instead we had dozens of cookbooks cluttering our kitchen. And finding information on specific topics? You went to the library and shuffled through the card catalog and the Dewey decimal system.

We are a changed world because of the invention of the Internet and it’s easy to forget how far we’ve come. Here's a glimpse of some amazing changes that have happened as a result.

Don’t You Have a Paper to Write?

Posted by Safelink on Feb 6, 2017 9:19:00 PM

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The digital clock of the microwave glares at you from across the kitchen. One hour left, it nags. You sigh, staring at the blank screen in front of you. Your motivation dries up like a piece of bread left out for too long.

Perhaps something online will get your creative juices flowing again to finish up that assignment. You look at your aunt’s French vacation pictures on Facebook, which reminds you—you need to book that flight to visit your parents this summer. But you can’t buy the first fare you see, that would be crazy. So you surf a few sites to find the best deal, and soon you’re on the website of a fancy resort hotel in the Bahamas trying to decide if an all-inclusive vacation counts as a good reason to dip into your savings account. Just as you’re logging into your bank’s website, you glance at the clock and realize there’s only five minutes left before the deadline.

Establishing Healthy Computer Usage Practices

Posted by Safelink on Jan 9, 2017 3:15:00 PM

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If we asked you to make a list of the riskiest professions, you might start with ideas like stunt double, tiger trainer, mountain bike racer, or secret agent. Customer service representative, secretary, and IT professional probably wouldn’t even enter your mind. While all of the adrenaline-fueled jobs on your hypothetical list are pretty risky, you may be underestimating the health risks associated with office work. It's important to understand the risks and to learn how you can prevent those while using healthy practices.

Surfing Safely: Internet Security Tips at Home and Abroad

Posted by Safelink on Dec 14, 2016 9:30:00 AM

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It’s easy to open up your Internet browser, access your favorite sites, and forget about the rest of the world for a while. After all, the kids are at school—you’re alone, right? Maybe not. While that computer screen may seem private, you never know whose invisible eyes could be looking at the same time. No, there’s not an invisible man staring over your shoulder. This isn't Sci-Fi meets Wi-fi. We’re talking about hackers who could access your network. To protect yourself and your information from unwelcome observers, we have a few words of advice.