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US-CERT warns of heightened DDOS threats

Following a large-scale DDoS (distributed denial of service) attack targeted at Brian Krebs’ security blog at krebsonsecurity.com, US-CERT (United States Computer Emergency Readiness Team) is warning of heightened DDOS threats on the web. A DDoS attack, at its core, is the act of overloading a website or service by overloading a server (or servers) with an incredibly high volume of Continue Reading...
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Meganet Now Offering Up to 10 & 15Mbps (Download Speeds) DSL at Qualifying Locations

Meganet Communications is proud to offer new and existing DSL users additional speed options effective immediately. Previously, DSL download speeds were limited to up to 7Mbps. With the additional options now available through Meganet, customers at qualifying locations can choose from the following packages: Download/Upload Speed & Price: 10Mbps/1Mbps: $58.96 15Mbps/1Mbps: $66.96 As these higher speeds are reliant on distance Continue Reading...
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When speed and reliability matters, Metro Ethernet is a solid choice

Think about the business that you conduct on the web every day. Perhaps you trade securities on the stock market, or maybe you’re sending extremely large files to an office on the other side of the country. For many companies, most if not all of their business is done on the internet. And for many of these businesses, dealing with Continue Reading...
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Preparing for the Cape.com Retirement

Earlier this year, it was announced that Meganet Communications would be retiring the Cape.com domain name in effort to bring all services under the Meganet.net domain name. As the retirement date of November 1st approaches, we want to make sure you’re ready by having your email settings updated as soon as possible. At the current time (and this only applies Continue Reading...
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What Delta’s Outage Can Teach Small Businesses about Uptime

Earlier this week, Delta Air Lines experienced a major systems outage that led to the cancellation of hundreds of flights, leaving tens of thousands of passengers stranded at airports across the nation. Flights are getting back on schedule at this time, but there’s a big lesson for small businesses hidden in this ordeal. It’s the importance of keeping your systems up. Continue Reading...
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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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