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5G in Rural Areas

Pitfalls of 5G for Rural Users

Setting the Record Straight Two topics we’ve heard plenty about over the last couple of years seem to be convergingin trending tech talk: working remotely and 5G. YK Communications wants to set therecord straight when it comes to powering your home, oce (or home oce!) with 5Gmobile internet technology. From security and reliability to availability and speed, let’s talkabout where…

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Company Culture

Company Culture and Its Importance in a Small Business

As a leading provider of business communication technology and a family-owned business ourselves, we know a thing or two about organizational culture. We’ve put together some quick facts about company culture and invite you to share your thoughts in the comments. What is Company Culture? Culture can be defined as the practices, accomplishments, values, norms, or general beliefs of a…

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Underrated Communication Skills in the Virtual Workplace

Though virtual workplace and communication technology has been on the rise for some time now, the COVID-19 pandemic has shifted that momentum into hyperdrive. 2020 and 2021 were the years of Zoom tutorials and “umm… you’re on mute.”  While some organizations have returned to the office, others have adopted a hybrid or remote work policy. In this new age where…

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Local Service Providers Make Big Impacts in Small Towns

When choosing a rural broadband service provider, it is important to consider all the ways local service providers make big impacts in small towns. Our experience is in providing telecommunications services (high-speed internet, security, and voice services) to Ganado, Louise, El Campo, Danevang, and Markham, Texas, so our decades of community involvement prepare us for this topic. Hometown Customer Service…

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Liz Explains ExperienceIQ

Detect Threats, Take Control By Monitoring Your Home Network

The latest sporting event is streaming in the living room. Your teenage son is hosting a Twitch stream as he plays whatever that wizard-y potion-y quest game is. The twins’ tablets are playing a symphony of Cocomelon and Blippi as they lie unattended in the play room. Meanwhile, the refrigerator is blinking that it needs software updates as you try…

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Cyber Security in the Remote Work Environment

Cyber Security in the Remote Work Environment While some employees are returning back to the traditional office, some employers have found that productivity and employee morale has increased under remote or hybrid work models. Whether teams are strictly virtual or splitting time between home and office, the same security concerns exist. Handling company documents and customer data can come at…

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VP of Regulatory & Compliance Bill Rakowitz Voted onto Texas Lone Star Network Board of Directors

YK Communications of Ganado, Jackson County, Texas is proud to recognize its Vice President of Regulatory & Compliance Bill Rakowitz as being voted onto the Texas Lone Star Network (TLSN) board of directors. Board elections took place on the final day of the TLSN annual meeting of members on July 23rd, 2021 in Burnet, Texas.I’m proud to represent our rural…

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Better Virtual Workplace Communication Skills

One of our all-time most popular blog posts is our 10 Workplace Communication Skills article. With the evolution of the office over the last couple of years, YK Communications thought it was important to offer up similar information about virtual workplace communication.   Effective communication skills are becoming more important in the workplace as face-to-face communication becomes replaced by online communication.…

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Emergency Services & Access to Rural Broadband

If we have learned anything throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, it has been just how important those digital connections are to our way of life. Whether it was working remote or virtual classrooms, rural areas struggled or succeeded, in part, based on the availability of high-speed internet access in their area. Outside the home, another sector dealt with unprecedented workload and…

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