Posts Categorized: The Internet of Things

How Edge Computing Can Benefit Your Business

While the popularity of Internet of Things (IoT) devices remains on the rise, the average consumer doesn’t necessarily stop to think about what keeps their network running smoothly – even as they continue to add to the devices in use at their home or office. Consider that each of these devices needs to send and receive data from the cloud, and that as more devices are competing for this capability on the same network, they’re… Read more »

Finding Your Local Virtual-Library:
What Every Book Lover Should Know

Cuddled up with an ebook

February is Book Lovers’ Month, and there’s no better time to curl up with a hot drink, your favorite blankie, and a good read from a virtual-library. Whether you’re practicing social distancing, or you simply prefer listening or reading books electronically, taking advantage of your library’s access to downloadable e-books and audiobooks is for you!  Unlike Amazon, Audible, iTunes, etc. downloading from your virtual-library is free. If you’re new to downloading books, here are a… Read more »

Gigabit Internet:
What is it? Do I need it?

Some of you may be familiar with the term Broadband or Bandwidth Envy; it’s simply anxiety caused by not having the fastest Internet speed available.  (It’s like the feeling you get when you realize that Apple has released a newer iPhone than the one you just bought.) Anyway, the current buzz in Internet speed is Gigabit Internet service.  Gigabit Internet service transmits data up to 1 Gigabit per second (Gbps) — or 1,000 megabits per… Read more »

Most vulnerable rooms in your smart home: How hackers can sneak a peek on you and your family

This week’s blog on smart home security is a collaboration with The Zebra, the nation’s leading insurance comparison site. By Guest Blogger: Taylor Covington (Author Bio at the bottom). All infographics are from The Zebra.  While the Internet of Things (IoT) has offered plenty of convenience for homeowners through Smart Home devices, they’re also more susceptible to hackers. Vendors may manufacture these devices without knowledge of how to connect them to the internet securely, or… Read more »

The Streaming Services to Watch this Summer

It is time to update our 2019 Summer Streaming Series with some exciting new streaming services to watch in 2020! We have a lot to cover, so let’s jump right in! Disney+ Apple TV+ HBO Max Make Sure You Have the Speed You Need to Binge All this New Content, With OTELCO’s Free Bandwidth Calculator Disney+ Disney’s long-awaited streaming service was released in November of 2019. It emerged with a ton of great Disney content,… Read more »