Category: ISP

Conference calling technology has been around for a while, but it’s taken some time for the technology to advance so it didn’t lead to technical issues. Video conferencing, especially, was once known for the sometimes unintentionally funny video freezes at the worst possible times. The same with voice conferencing – where audio cutouts happened ... Read More
August 7, 2018Stacey Larson
You’ve probably seen the letters, VOIP, or seen advertisements for a telephone service called Vonage and the enticing $9.99 a month cost for phone calls. However, you don’t know what these letters mean or why the cost is lower than what you are currently paying for your telephone service. VoIP is an acronym for ... Read More
July 30, 2018Stacey Larson
I thought I had seen it all, but modern technology has even found a way to visualize phones. Soft-phones (or software phones) are a handy solution that should be kept in your technology toolbelt. If you are not already taking advantage of this technology, you are missing out on some ... Read More
July 3, 2018Stacey Larson
In “When Lightning Strikes – Protecting Your Business Network from Thunderstorms Part I” we discussed steps you can take to safeguard your business network and computers from lightning strikes. In Part II, we discuss ways to protect your business crucial data. Not only can a lightning strike damage computers if they ... Read More
June 24, 2018Stacey Larson
I believe one of the foundations for a successful implementation with Business VoIP is reliable internet service. Each business has several different choices for internet service which have positives and negatives associated with each one. Over the last several blog posts, we’ve reviewed the choices for internet services while highlighting speed and reliability. This post will review cable companies ... Read More
June 18, 2018Stacey Larson
In “ Suggestions for Increasing Internet Speeds at Work – Part I,” we examined how to run speed tests to measure your average Internet speed and how to calculate your actual transfer speed. In Part II, we examine steps you can take to increase Internet speed on a Wi-Fi network, securing your network, DSL filters, ... Read More
April 24, 2018Tommi
Whether you work from home or the office, a fast and efficient Internet connection is essential for business. Slow Internet speeds due to weak connections are frustrating and cost companies money. Here are some ways to increase Internet speed for your web-connected devices. One of the first and easiest steps you can take toward increasing Internet speed is run ... Read More
April 17, 2018Tommi
[ninja_forms_modal_form id=33 image_link="/wp-content/uploads/phone-buyers-guide.png"] What equipment is needed to make VoIP successful? We have all heard about the Voice Over IP service (VoIP for short), the new technology which permits the delivery of voice communications and various multimedia features over the Internet Protocol (hence the name). But not all of us are familiarized with the kind ... Read More
January 19, 2018Stacey Larson
The question remains in the minds of many businesses and internet users, What does internet service providers (ISP) actually do? How does this hosting company connect to the www and why can’t we mortals do that directly … IP to IP? The answer is, it gets really complicated. For one thing, the ... Read More
August 21, 2017Stacey Larson
Buyers are less satisfied with their internet services, and consumer satisfaction with internet service providers is at its lowest mark in seven years, according to a new report from the American Customers Satisfaction Index. The report shows that satisfaction levels with information services (including TV, the internet, and wireless access) dropped by 3.4 percent for ... Read More
July 27, 2017Stacey Larson
If your business uses the internet or cloud services, you need an internet service provider (ISP). In some ways, the ISP is your internet, which is a network of ISPs. The ISP negotiates an entry point for the data that flows out of and into your computer system or closed local area ... Read More
April 27, 2017Stacey Larson
Finding the best Internet service that’s suitable for your business is frequently challenging when options are so extensive and the features are even more varied. You perhaps realize now you need better Internet service because the current provider you have only continued to lag behind which probably happened after you ... Read More
April 10, 2017Stacey Larson
  [ninja_forms_modal_form id=33 image_link="/wp-content/uploads/phone-buyers-guide.png"] The Internet has changed so many aspects of day-to-day living that it’s sometimes hard to keep track. From online shopping to streaming video, social media to memes, the Internet has become the main source of commerce and communication for huge swaths of the population. The Internet has also ... Read More
February 16, 2017Stacey Larson
New technology in any company is a daunting prospect when you’ve possibly been using the same things for years. Some companies have been using analog systems for decades and just now realize that if they don’t change soon, they’ll feel archaic. But while others might think that you’re behind the ... Read More
February 8, 2017Stacey Larson
  [ninja_forms_modal_form id=33 image_link="/wp-content/uploads/phone-buyers-guide.png"] SIP trunking might sound like a strange technical name if you’ve never heard of it before. But a lot of digital phone and Internet services have unusual sounding acronyms, like VoIP (Voice Over Internet Protocol). The SIP, in this case, stands for Session Initiation Protocol, and trunking means ... Read More
January 10, 2017Stacey Larson