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Dedicated Internet Troubleshooting in Bad Weather

It’s full-on winter season here in the NorthEast (FINALLY, some might say), and when blustery winter weather comes along, Internet and phone service issues usually come right with it. Ice and wind are usually the biggest culprits when services go down, as above ground lines can come down when weighted by heavy icing. It seems that every year, we lose Continue Reading...
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Can standalone DSL provide better performance?

Many smaller businesses are very much still using DSL services to provide their Internet connection, along with other web-based services such as VoIP and VPN. It can be cost effective, and provide a good amount of bandwidth for a business that doesn’t heavily rely on the Internet on a day-in, day-out basis. One of the downsides to DSL service, and Continue Reading...
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Are you protecting your electrical equipment with a UPS?

Although weather has been fairly mild here in the NorthEast, things will be changing rather quickly as the temperatures cool off and ice and snow become a staple of the New England forecast. One of the inevitable truths of a winter in the NorthEast is just *knowing* that you’re bound to lose power due to ice, wind, accidents, or any Continue Reading...
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Save money with Hosted PBX in 2013

As we’re wrapping up 2012, many businesses are already looking ahead to their budgets in 2013, particularly when it comes to their telecom and communications services. Many businesses are cost conscious, and understandably so. Everyone wants the best “bang for the buck” with anything the use and purchase. For lots of companies, telecom is one of the first areas they Continue Reading...
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Giving thanks

We’d like to extend a heartfelt Thank You to all of our clients, vendors, and friends this Thanksgiving season. ]]>...
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The important of email password security

One of the biggest issues facing any email provider is that of spam. Namely, reducing it! Stopping it from coming into the network and ending up in our user inboxes is important, however it’s also just as important to make sure our users aren’t unknowingly sending spam. On the inbound side, we have a great managed spam filter that we Continue Reading...
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Metro Ethernet services are providing great value to our customers

Businesses have become so much more reliant on their dedicated Internet connections over the past few years, partly due to the rise of cloud-based services. Hosted VoIP/digital voice, streaming video, and offsite backup are just a few services that have led businesses to seek out more robust, reliable Internet connections....
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Were your servers colocated in a data center during Hurricane Sandy?

Hurricane Sandy has come and gone here on the East Coast, and it’s safe to say we’re all happy to see her go. Widespread power and telco outages are still ongoing throughout the Northeast, affecting hundreds of thousands of homes and businesses. Many businesses in the Northeast are used to inclement weather, and a good number of those who have Continue Reading...
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Yet another massive data breach due to lost backup tapes

A few days ago, it was reported that TD Bank had “misplaced” tapes used to backup customer data; the tapes were apparently lost in transit back in March. Even more distressing than the fact that the tapes were lost is knowing that the data is unencrypted – customer names, social security numbers, and bank account information are all contained on Continue Reading...
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How Internet service affects VoIP call quality

A recent article discussed how the quality of Internet service affects VoIP calls and quality – a key issue when considering whether or not digital voice services might be right for you and your organization. While the gist of the article was about underserved rural areas, the main concept of good Internet equals good VoIP is applicable to any digital Continue Reading...
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