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Why VoIP is the Future of Business Telephony

When it comes to technology, it seems that everything around us is changing almost at a moment’s notice. Smartphones, WiFi-enabled gadgets, wearable technology, tablets. It’s happening at record pace. But for many businesses, the phone systems they rely on and use to conduct business have largely remained unchanged. These businesses are placing their faith on antiquated technology that is complex and Continue Reading...
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How Ransomware Might Be Your Biggest Threat Online This Year

Ransomware. It’s one of those words you’ve probably heard before, but haven’t given much thought to. But considering the fact that you’re one of the estimated three billion users of the Internet around the world (according to Time), it’s something you’ll certainly want to familiarize yourself with. Defined simply, ransomware is malicious software which will effectively hold your computer(s) hostage until a ransom Continue Reading...
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Why Is QoS Important for Digital Voice Service?

Quality of Service, also known as QoS, is an important factor businesses need to consider when they are implementing a new Digital Voice or VoIP solution for their phone services. To break it down very simply, QoS is a network protocol that makes sure voice packets are given the highest priority within a local network, as well as at the Continue Reading...
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Three Benefits of an Independent Telecom

One of the very first questions our account representatives get asked when working with a new client is “Why should we work with you instead of with a larger national-based Internet and phone service provider like (insert big company name here)?” Regardless of the services being discussed, whether it’s Metro Ethernet, Hosted PBX, Ethernet over Copper, or server colocation, customers Continue Reading...
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Important: The Verizon Strike and your MegaNet Service

Earlier this morning, approximately 40,000 Verizon union workers went on strike after they weren’t able to reach a new contract agreement with the company. While Verizon has stated that it has trained non-union employees to cover the jobs and duties of the employees on strike, based on our past experiences with telecom work stoppages, the coverage will not be able Continue Reading...
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Ethernet over Coax – A Customer Scenario

Many companies have been taking advantage of Ethernet services over the past few years when it comes to increasing Internet bandwidth speeds. Metro Ethernet, which is delivered over fiber, has been one of the most popular commercial Internet services we offer here at MegaNet over the last 3 years. Ethernet over Copper is quickly growing in popularity as well, particularly Continue Reading...
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Top Ways To Protect Your Company From Data Loss

Data loss. Security breach. Intrusion attempts. Hacking. These words can make any business owner, head of IT, or manager shudder with fear. While major websites or retailers being hacked and having their customer data stolen (or shared online) makes the news, in reality businesses of all sizes are being hacked on a daily basis. Companies with less than 100 employees Continue Reading...
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Create Your Own Private Cloud With Data Center Hosting

It seems like “the cloud” has been the hottest IT & tech phrase over the past few years when it comes to services. And that’s understandable – cloud services have allowed companies to expand their needs quickly and often times inexpensively. To break it down to it’s most basic level, using services “in the cloud” simply means that a company Continue Reading...
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Three Things To Consider When Changing Your Firewall

Technology is constantly changing. Consumers and business alike often want the “latest and greatest” when it comes to hardware and software, but this is often particularly true when it comes to the security companies need to put into place to protect their networks and data. Firewall technology has been a staple on computer networks for years, and businesses are always Continue Reading...
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Fiber Startup Costs and Install Timeframes

Many of our clients at MegaNet have been moving over to fiber for their Internet access services, and the majority of requests from potential customers we’ve been getting lately have been for fiber-based Internet access as well. There are a number of different ways fiber can be delivered to a company’s location, and there are also different timeframes and costs Continue Reading...
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