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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

Our Top 5 Streaming TV Service Picks

In the ever-evolving world of media technology, streaming services are what you are seeing more and more of. Smart TV’s that can link to the internet now have streaming apps preloaded on them, computers are the obvious route…and even cell phones are viable forms of viewing streaming television. Have a look at our top 5!
#1. […]

By |December 2nd, 2017|Technology|0 Comments

The Importance of Local Telecommunications Companies in Rural Communities

Rural communities are often served by small local telecommunications companies, rather than large corporate brands. These local businesses have their finger on the proverbial pulse of the community and its needs.

Large, corporate Internet service providers may not see the value in investing what it takes to build faster fiber networks in rural areas. Local telecom companies live, work and […]

By |November 8th, 2017|#ruraliscool|0 Comments

YK Communications to Begin Fiber Upgrade in Ganado Area

YK Communications to Begin Fiber Upgrade in Ganado Area
Project is expected to be completed in early 2018
YK Communications is getting ready to convert more of its existing communications network from
underground copper cables to an underground Fiber to the Home (FTTH) infrastructure using fiber optic
cables.

This phase of the FTTH upgrade will take place in Ganado, south […]

By |November 8th, 2017|Internet, What's Happening at YK?|0 Comments

Business Spotlight: City of El Campo

The City of El Campo is known as “The Pearl of the Prairie.” But what if you had to describe this city in just one word — what would it be? We asked that question of Courtney Sladek,
Director of Finance, and she answered, “Community.”

It’s a good choice, since community-minded activities abound. Whether it’s residents working together in […]

By |November 1st, 2017|#ruraliscool, Business|0 Comments

Markham, TX Organizations Receive 2017 Young Family Foundation Grants

Each year, the Young Family Foundation accepts grant applications and carefully selects recipients for community grants. The Young Family Foundation is pleased to announce the 2017 recipients out of Markham, TX:

Team First Book – Matagorda County – $1,000

Markham Volunteer Fire Department – $2,500

Tidehaven ISD (for technology) – $1,500

Over the past 50 years, YK Communications has been locally owned […]

By |October 26th, 2017|#ruraliscool, What's Happening at YK?|0 Comments

Louise, TX Organizations Receive 2017 Young Family Foundation Grants

Each year, the Young Family Foundation accepts grant applications and carefully selects recipients for community grants. The Young Family Foundation is pleased to announce the 2017 recipients out of Louise, TX:

Louise Volunteer Fire Department – $2,500

Louise ISD (for technology) – $1,500

Over the past 50 years, YK Communications has been locally owned and operated by the Young family in Ganado, Texas. In that […]

By |October 26th, 2017|#ruraliscool, What's Happening at YK?|0 Comments