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Ransomware Victims Encouraged to Report Infections to FBI

Earlier this year, we discussed how ransomware could very well be your biggest threat online this year. As a recap, ransomware is software maliciously installed on a computer or server that effectively encrypts all files, and subsequently demands payment (generally via digital currency like Bitcoin) to unlock those files to make them accessible again. There are all sorts of varieties 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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Heartbleed and Your MegaNet Account Security

Last week, the Heartbleed bug made international news when it was discovered that many major organizations were identified as vulnerable, including Yahoo, Facebook, Tumblr, and Amazon Web Services. To be brief, the bug involved OpenSSL, a security device that has been in widespread use for years to protect data stored on servers, such as login credentials and user information. The Continue Reading...
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Should You Consider Future Upgrades When Picking Your Internet Service?

One thing we always like to ask businesses who reach out to us about our services is what their plans are a few years from now. There are always things to consider when it comes to Internet access services such as DSL, MegaNet Business Wireless, T1, and Metro Ethernet, as some offer defined upgrade paths, while others… well, not so Continue Reading...
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Upgrades To Our Network Enhances Colocation And Dedicated Server Services

We’re always working on upgrading our network and services here at MegaNet to ensure our clients have access to the best, most reliable services we can offer. Some recent upgrades we’ve completed have helped us enhance the services we can offer to customers who colocate or have dedicated servers in our Providence, RI data center. Specifically, clients who have servers Continue Reading...
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Metro Ethernet Speeds and Uses

Metro Ethernet is quickly becoming one of the more popular bandwidth services for businesses, especially those who need a large amount of bandwidth in mission-critical situation (that is, their business relies on their Internet access). Metro Ethernet helps provide an upgrade path from single or bonded T1 services at a great price level that even a few years ago wasn’t Continue Reading...
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Telecommuting With the Proper Internet and Voice Tools

This week, one of the biggest pieces of news (if not *the* biggest) was Yahoo’s announcement to their workforce that as of later this year, they could no longer telecommute. With high speed Internet access in nearly every residence, companies have become quite used to, if not encouraging of, workers telecommuting on an occasional or full time basis. Based on Continue Reading...
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Advantages of Wireless Internet Access in Fall River

Customers local to our main office in Fall River, Massachusetts are very familiar with our two wireless Internet offerings. For residential and small business users, we offer MegaBroadband service which is a DSL equivalent service. And for businesses that rely on the Internet heavily, we offer a commercial class service called MegaNet Business Wireless. Both services are available throughout the Continue Reading...
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When Your DSL’s Down, And It Don’t Look Good, Who Ya Gonna Call?

First of all, apologies to Ray Parker, Jr.! However, the sentiment behind our homage to his lyrics is true – if your Internet DSL or T1 connection is down, or your email doesn’t seem to be working properly, who are you going to call? Our clients know that they can call our Support department, email us with questions, visit our Continue Reading...
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Why Aren’t Small and Medium Businesses Using Data Backup Services?

Losing data is an inevitable situation when your business uses computers nearly every day, all day long. Data backup services are the easiest way to help protect a company’s digital property when used on an ongoing basis. Backing up daily to a cloud data backup service, or to a local backup system, is critical to business continuity. Yet, with so Continue Reading...
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