Tag: internet service providers

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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5g replacing rural internet

Will 5G Replace Rural Internet Connections?

As the big name carriers all race to offer the first-of-its-kind 5G network, there’s a lot of buzz about the technology. Some policymakers talk as if 5G will replace rural internet. We’re here to dispel some myths and explain what this means for our customers and service areas. What is 5G? 5G is the 5th generation mobile network. Its predecessors…

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Markham Volunteer Fire Department Receives Young Family Foundation Grant

Each year, the Young Family Foundation accepts grant applications from throughout the YK Communications service area and carefully selects recipients for community grants. The Young Family Foundation is pleased to announce the 2018 recipients, including those from Markham, TX: Over the past 50 years, YK Communications has been locally owned and operated by the Young family in Ganado, Texas. In…

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Louise ISD Receives Young Family Foundation Grant

Each year, the Young Family Foundation accepts grant applications from throughout the YK Communications service area and carefully selects recipients for community grants. The Young Family Foundation is pleased to announce the 2018 recipients, including those from Louise, TX: Over the past 50 years, YK Communications has been locally owned and operated by the Young family in Ganado, Texas. In…

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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. If things are starting to…

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Online Privacy: Staying Safe in a Digital World

Security today means a lot of things. It used to mean things like ‘Don’t leave your keys in your car’, ‘Lock the door to your house/apartment when you leave’, ‘Walk with a friend to the bus stop’. While these practices are still valid, and still great staples for safety, the Internet is the window most people forget to latch. More…

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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 operate small businesses that are…

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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 and dear to us, and…

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