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The Impact of Rural Broadband on Small Business

It seems that high-speed internet is everywhere these days, with Wi-Fi hotspots open at every coffee shop and restaurant in town. Unfortunately, while this may be the reality for urban and suburban areas, there are many rural areas that are lacking the infrastructure or support for high-speed internet. Even worse, many people in these areas […]

By |May 22nd, 2017|#ruraliscool, Business, Internet|0 Comments

Fiber Networks: The Benefits Over Traditional Copper

Everything gets updated in the tech world. Updates to your iPhone, updates to the apps on your phone, new features, more RAM, and every other advancement in between. Occasionally, you have to stop and wonder ‘why?’ Is technology actually advancing or is it merely progress for the sake of progress? One phenomenon in particular is near […]

By |April 22nd, 2017|Internet|0 Comments

Tips for Booting Up Your Tech Career

It’s easy to have an idea of where you want to go and then wonder “Okay, what now?” There are plenty of options when it comes to starting a career path, but here are a few that we would recommend if you plan on going into the field of technology. 
Step 1: Explore Job Roles
It would […]

By |March 21st, 2017|Tech Tips|0 Comments

Tidehaven Student Chosen as Candidate for FRS Youth Tour

The team at YK Communications is thrilled to announce that they have chosen a student for the FRS Youth Tour.

YK Communications is a member of NTCA – The Rural Broadband Association. As part of this membership, YK Communications chooses one student to send to Washington, D.C., for an expenses-paid trip.
Our 2017 FRS Youth Tour Attendee
Andrew […]

By |February 19th, 2017|#ruraliscool, What's Happening at YK?|0 Comments

Tech Explained: What is WiFi and How Does it Work?

We’re well into the new year, and like the last several years prior, 2017 is sure to bring us new technological advances. Some are still unfamiliar with the “how” and “why” of certain internet protocols, or how things are syncing up around them. So today, we thought we would dive into the wonder that is […]

By |February 6th, 2017|Internet, Tech Tips|0 Comments

Home Security, Monitoring Options to Protect Your Family

Regardless of what neighborhood you live in, home security can prove to be an invaluable asset in your daily life. Guaranteeing the safety of your family, your valuables, your property and your peace of mind is paramount, for obvious reasons, but let’s discuss a few less common reasons for investing in home security.
1. Protect Your […]

By |December 16th, 2016|Home Security|0 Comments

10 Communication Skills for Workplace Success

Sometimes the most important thing at work is what you’re working with – the right phones, the right internet, and even the perfect orientation of desks. Sometimes it’s not as simple as that – sometimes your success is completely dependent on effective communication skills. See below for a few things you should focus on in […]

By |October 28th, 2016|Business|0 Comments

8 Things You Didn’t Know About Microsoft Outlook

We’re all about making life easier – especially when it comes to high-speed internet, business systems, and workflow. So what’s left now that you’ve got the best broadband and voice service bundled in your office? Some nifty and time-saving email tricks! Here’s our list of things you (probably) didn’t know about Microsoft Outlook:
1. Public Holidays
If […]

By |September 12th, 2016|Tech Tips|0 Comments

Students Travel to D.C., Learn About Government and Telcos #ruraliscool

Each year since its inception in 1995, the Foundation for Rural Service Youth Tour hosts high school students from across the United States in our nation’s capital. These teens gather together in this historic and powerful location to learn more about how #ruraliscool and what powers our rural communities – telecommunications!

The students have a once-in-a-lifetime […]

By |August 15th, 2016|#ruraliscool|0 Comments

YK Makes It Easy: Choosing the Right Internet Speed

10 Mbps Down.
20 Mbps Down.
50 Mbps Down.

Everyone got that? Are you ready to pick an internet package?

Most people would say “no,” coupled with a look of confusion and exasperation. Choosing your internet can be not only daunting, but time consuming. YK Communications is here to help. Let’s figure this out together, shall we?

Choosing your internet […]

By |July 10th, 2016|Internet|0 Comments