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Just How Fast is 1 GIG Fiber Internet?

Internet speed plays a role in many aspects of overall internet usage.  From download speeds to streaming quality to browser page loading times, the quality and speed of your internet connection influences it all.  So how fast is 1 GIG internet? First off, it might help to know what the term “gig” (in this case, […]

By |September 16th, 2018|Internet, Technology|0 Comments

Back to School Bandwidth: Speed Students Need

School is back in session throughout our service area.  The internet, and computer technology of all sorts, has become an extremely valuable tool in the pursuit of educating our children.  From scrawling on stone tablets to manipulating touch-screen electronic tablets, kids now have access to far more information and are able to access it much […]

By |August 24th, 2018|Internet|0 Comments

Save on Energy with Smart Home Technology

Do you ever feel like science fiction predicts reality sometimes?  If you consider things like Jarvis from Iron Man…it’s not so far out of the realm of possibility.  Home automation and products like Amazon Echo and Google Home have made controlling your home environment via voice commands and computer/phone applications a reality.  Aside from making […]

By |July 31st, 2018|Home Security, Technology|0 Comments

YK Communications Begins Phase 3 of El Campo Fiber Project

El Campo Fiber Expansion Includes Highway 71 South from Highway 59 to the community of Danevang

YK Communications has announced that Phase 3 of the El Campo fiber project is now underway and is on schedule for completion by the end of 2018.

Phase 3 includes Highway 71 South from Highway 59 to the community of Danevang, and customers […]

By |June 14th, 2018|What's Happening at YK?|0 Comments

The Young Family Foundation Awards 2018 Scholarships

The Young Family Foundation — the nonprofit organization founded in 2000 by YK Communications owners Raymond Young, Royce Young, and Paula Young Kacer — proudly announces its 2018 scholarship recipients:

• Haylie Hicks, Janaya Carrasco, and Stephanie Kocian of Ganado High School
• Shelbie Hendrix and Sanae Brandes of Louise High School
• Malorie Aguilera of Tidehaven High School
• Miguel […]

By |June 5th, 2018|#ruraliscool, What's Happening at YK?|0 Comments

Summer 2018: The Latest in Video Game Technology

The internet is the platform for the current media revolution.  From print, to radio, to cable…now is the internet’s turn. Games are downloaded onto massive hard drives via the internet.  Massive hundred person individual games are played. Movies and television shows are “streamed” as often as they are broadcasted.  As video game technology improves in […]

By |May 25th, 2018|Technology|0 Comments

Home Security Tips During Vacation Season

Don’t let your carefree trip get ruined by predators who are just waiting for you to leave your home for a period of time.  Take a look at some home security tips to keep in mind during this vacation season.
Don’t post publicly on social media about going out of town or on vacation.
An empty home […]

By |May 14th, 2018|Home Security|0 Comments

Internet, Voice, and Security: The New Home Checklist

Just moved into a new home, or about to?  There’s a few things you’re going to want to accomplish right off the bat to make settling in go as smoothly as possible.  Here’s some suggestions to add to your new home checklist.

1. Unpack

Goes without saying, which is why it’s being said first to get it out […]

By |March 14th, 2018|Home Security, Internet|0 Comments

Business Spotlight: JCHD EMS in Ganado

The Jackson County Hospital District Emergency Medical Service (JCHD EMS) provides pre-hospital care to the citizens of Jackson County. Its approximately 3,000-square-foot Ganado
station was built in 2017 and includes two ambulance bays, two Mobile Intensive Care Unit (MICU) ambulances, and living and working spaces.
Director James Sudik says, “MICU ambulances are equipped at the highest level for […]

By |February 7th, 2018|#ruraliscool, Business|0 Comments

Do I Need More Bandwidth?

Have you noticed your internet connection seems a bit slower? With the holiday season ending, many of you likely received some shiny new tech and added devices to your home internet connection. As more devices connected to the internet are streaming data at the same time, this consumes more of your allotted bandwidth from your internet service provider. […]

By |January 11th, 2018|Internet, Internet Related, Technology|0 Comments