News & Updates
January 18, 2022
Internet Safety for Kids: 5 Apps that Keep Them Safe Across Platforms
Threats to kids come from all directions in the online world, and parents want to protect their kids from all the bad that can happen. But how? Where do you turn to find good online tools that screen out the bad while letting your kids use the internet for school and fun? Who has time to monitor everything the kids are doing?
January 11, 2022
Understanding Easements and Right-of-Ways
If you're a property owner, you've probably heard the terms "easement" and "right-of-way" associated with your property. Unfortunately, these terms can be a bit confusing. What exactly are they? And how do they affect your internet service?
January 4, 2022
Take Control of Plume with HomePass App & Alexa
Plume HomePass app just got even easier thanks to Alexa.
December 28, 2021
What is the Internet of Things? How does IoT Work?
Thanks to the internet, our world is more connected than ever. But how does it work? And what exactly can you do with what we now call The Internet of Things or IoT?
December 21, 2021
What Factors Affect Internet Speed?
While your internet connection is certainly a critical component of how fast you can browse, stream, game, and meet with colleagues, it’s not the only part of your overall system that affects speeds. There are several factors along the way that contribute to how fast you can do things online.
December 14, 2021
8 Benefits of Fiber in Your Small Business
Fiber optic internet isn’t just about gaming, video conferences, and streaming at home (although those are great reasons to get it). The benefits of fiber extend to your small business, too. Here are 8 reasons your business is better with fiber.
December 7, 2021
What’s the Difference Between FTTN, FTTC, FTTH, & FTTD?
If your internet signal transfers from fiber to copper or vice versa, it can cause bumps and slowdowns in your connectivity. But a completely fiber-optic network, with no medium transfers, ensures the best, most reliable connectivity.
November 30, 2021
How to Painlessly Change Your Email Address
Changing email addresses can seem daunting. It’s easy to get discouraged between moving all your messages, importing contacts, fear of losing all your downloads, and updating everyone with your new address. But it’s less painful than you might think.
November 26, 2021
Have Yourself a Happy Online Holiday
To get us into the gift-giving mood, we’re offering these simple holiday gift facts…for folks from one to 92.
November 23, 2021
Improve the Value of Your Home with Fiber Optics
Adding fiber-optic internet can increase a home’s value by over 3%. While that might not sound like much, it’s an additional $9,000 tacked onto a $300,000 home. And you get better internet while you still live there.
November 16, 2021
Buddy Bags Receives $2,840 in Groceries from Gateway Fiber at Big Sticky’s Charity Event
As part of Gateway Fiber’s ongoing community outreach efforts, Lincoln County-based charity Buddy Bags received a donation of $2,840 in groceries from Gateway, thanks to “Gateway Gives: Dining Out for Buddy Bags,” a customer appreciation event hosted by Big Sticky’s Barbecue in Troy on October 9.
November 8, 2021
Better Online Gaming with Less Jitter & Lag
Online gamers will tell you fiber is the way to go. You might think that’s just because techy geeks tend to gravitate to the latest gadget with all the bells and whistles, but it’s far more than that. They’ve done their homework. Fiber is faster and smoother.
November 1, 2021
Best Snickerdoodle Protein Bites Ever
Our idea of fiber typically has nothing to do with food, but we love to eat and therefore love a good recipe when we find it. In honor of National Cinnamon Day (yep, it's a thing), we'd like to share our take on the most amazing snickerdoodle protein bites we've ever tasted.
November 1, 2021
5 Major Milestones in Telecommunications
It’s easy to take for granted today that we can pick up our smartphone, tap a few soft keys, either call someone or send them a message, and slide the phone back into our pocket. And we can pull off this simple function practically anywhere in the world. But it hasn’t always been that way. Modern communication took centuries to get here.
October 26, 2021
Jitter and Latency and Ping, Oh My! How These Techy Terms Affect Your Internet Experience
While most people look at download and upload speeds as the sole determining factor when choosing an internet provider and plan, the overall speed is only part of the story. Ping, latency, jitter, and lag play into your internet experience, too, especially when it comes to graphic-intense video conferencing, streaming, or gaming.
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