NTCA Welcomes SCTelcom to National Network of Smart Rural Community Providers

For Immediate Release Contact: Carolyn Just, cjust@ntca.org, (703) 351-2015   NTCA Welcomes SCTelcom to National Network of Smart Rural Community Providers SM Arlington, Va., (October 21, 2019) – Across the United States, rural, community-based broadband providers are serving small towns with robust broadband networks to support critical and innovative solutions for rural communities. These technological leaders […]

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Transform Your Kids’ Phones Into Tools For Good!

Once upon a time, we waited all summer to be reunited with friends on the first day of school. Today, kids are able to stay in good touch with friends through FaceTime, Messenger, SnapChat and a dozen other apps that make chatting, well, a snap. Now that school is starting though, parents may want to […]

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What Factors Affect Connection Speeds?

Getting fast, reliable Wi-Fi in our home networks is essential. We connect more devices than ever to Wi-Fi, including smart phones, tablets, laptops and a growing list of smart devices. And we use them 24/7 for everything from video streaming and social media sharing to home automation and monitoring. But sometimes it seems like we’re […]

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Know Before You Download!

Be honest. Have you ever read a Privacy Statement start to finish before installing a new app? Most people will answer “no” and the result can range from the irritating to the devastating. Millions of people signed away permission to their photos by saying “Yes” to the FaceApp. Still more give their location to seemingly […]

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When Cell Phones Take The Summer Off

Noticed your cell phone slowing down? Don’t despair. Cleaning house by deleting the following will have your phone flying again: 1. Old photos, videos, and text messages 2. Apps you rarely use (including pre-loaded apps or ones that run in the background) 3. Your cache 4. Internet cookies, history, and data Remember to back up […]

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Protect Your Tech From The Summer Heat!

Summer is great for lots of things but laptop heat is not one of them. When outside temperatures approach 100 degrees, the inside of your car can reach up to 170 degrees spelling absolute doom for your laptop. Avoid leaving laptops (or cellphones) in a hot car for more than a few minutes and let […]

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SCTelcom Helping Communities Thrive

SCTelcom is proud to be included in a list of providers who are bringing high-speed Internet to rural areas. SCTelcom is committed to investing in local communities to bridge the digital divide and help these communities thrive. Check out the list here: https://broadbandnow.com/report/rural-broadband-stories/

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What Is The Ideal Placement For Your Wi-Fi Router?

To enjoy the best possible online experience, your router needs to be able to send out a strong signal to your wireless devices, wherever you are in your home. In general, the signal gets weaker the farther you are from your Wi-Fi router. If possible, you should place the Wi-Fi router on a shelf. The […]

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Security 101: Phishing Awareness

A letter from a secret admirer? A note from your bank about your account? An email from your boss asking for help? An email you don’t recognize or weren’t expecting COULD be a phishing scam – A spam email written in such a way to entice you to click on a link or download a […]

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8 Tips For Staying Safe and Secure Online

With the growing threats of spam, phishing scams, identity theft, and more, the Internet can seem like a dangerous place. If you are not properly equipped, you could fall into a hacker’s trap. Don’t worry though, we’re here to give you the tools to stay safe and secure online. Below are our top 8 tips […]

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