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Four Websites Every Work-From-Home Employee Should Check Out

Over the past several years, the remote working and work-from-home movement has boomed. Even before the global COVID-19 pandemic forced millions to work out of their homes, more and more employees were making the switch from the commute-and-office lifestyle to the improved flexibility of remote work. It is estimated that 25% of all professional jobs could be remote by the end of 2022, with the numbers only building upward from there. As the work-from-home trend gathers steam and

How Fiber Broadband Serves Rural Canada

Your neighbors at Canadian Fiber Optics and Northern Lights Fiber understand that rural communities are a quintessential part of the Canadian experience. And millions of Canadians know that the friendly people and charms of country life make rural areas ideal places to raise a family. Indeed, over the last few years, hundreds of thousands of people have relocated from large cities to the cleaner air and amiable country lifestyle rural Canada offers. But compared to urban and suburban

Sturgeon County & CFOC – Closing the Digital Divide in Northern Alberta

Investing in Rural Alberta From Sturgeon County's press release: Residents and businesses in Sturgeon County are officially one step closer to having reliable, accessible, and affordable high-speed internet right to their door. After an extensive selection process, Sturgeon County has partnered with Canadian Fiber Optics for the development and operation of a fiber-based internet service, starting with a pilot project in the south-west corner of the county that includes the Hamlets of Villeneuve, Calahoo, and Riviere Que Barre,

VoIP vs. Landline: What’s the Difference?

If you’ve never used VoIP before, you may be wondering what it is and how it differs from a traditional landline phone. We hope this article answers your questions and helps you make an educated decision for your telephone needs! Defining VoIP and POTS VoIP stands for “voice over internet protocol” (or voice over IP). It’s a method that utilizes certain technologies to deliver communications over IP networks. In layman’s terms, VoIP allows you to send and receive

Four Tips for SMBs Moving to the Cloud

Cloud computing isn’t just a solution for large enterprises. By moving computing offsite, the cloud helps small and medium businesses (SMBs) think big while keeping expenses small. The cloud helps SMBs become more mobile, more agile, and more secure while bolstering potential for growth by allowing more better access to applications, more support options, and scalable subscriptions that ensure solutions are always right sized for your budget and needs. Now that you’re considering the move, how should

What Is the Difference Between Bandwidth and Latency?

Most of us understand the basics of the internet - just enough to log onto Wi-Fi and maybe turn the router on and off when it starts to malfunction. However, are you familiar with the terms ‘bandwidth’ and ‘latency’? If you’re not, that’s okay - you’re not alone! Both terms are related to your internet’s ability to send and receive data, but despite their similarities, they refer to two very different concepts. So what’s the difference between them,

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