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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What’s the Difference Between the Internet and Wi-Fi?

Wi-Fi technology is extremely popular and available just about everywhere. Whether you’re grabbing a cup of coffee, shopping for shoes, or enjoying a family pizza night, you’re likely to have a Wi-Fi hotspot available. You may hear people talking about “getting onto Wi-Fi” or not being able to “get onto Wi-Fi”. Most of the time, […]

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Understanding Internet Connection Speeds

When you order your home Internet package from your service provider, you usually have several options to choose from. Speed is often the most important factor since a faster Internet connection will improve your overall online experience. The challenge is that the fastest Internet speeds are typically the most expensive. That’s why it’s important to […]

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