Tag: internet

Bridging the Digital Divide: Why Rural Broadband Advocacy Matters

As a rural telecommunications provider, YK Communications understands the importance of not just providing high-speed fiber internet, voice services, and security services to its residential and commercial customers but also being an active member of the community and an advocate for rural broadband.YK Communications believes that every community deserves equal access to the digital world. That’s why it is dedicated…

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Technicians Recognized at TTA’s Rural Broadband Day for their Actions during COVID and Winter Storm Uri

YK Communications, a leading provider of broadband internet, voice, and security services, is proud to announce that three of its technicians were recognized at the State Capitol in Austin for their exceptional performance during the COVID-19 pandemic and Winter Storm Uri. The technicians were honored during the Rural Broadband Day, which took place on February 28th. YK Communications’ technicians Manuel…

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Safe and Savvy Kids: Protecting Your Children Online

Raising kids in today’s digital age isn’t easy. Online interactions are almost as common for young people as face to face connections. 53 percent of children as young as 11 have smartphones according to the national average and NPR. Along with the added ease and accessibility for parents and caregivers a smartphone brings, there is an ever-present need for protection…

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YK Communications receives Best Philanthropy award

Local Service Provider Receives Philanthropy Award

YK Communications of Ganado, Texas is honored to receive the Philanthropy Award for 2022 at The CrowdFiber Open. The annual networking and training conference was held in September in Lake Lanier Island, GA. Attendees from across the country joined the conference and participated in training and networking with others in the telecommunications field. CrowdFiber is web-based software designed to identify…

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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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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, short for Gbps or Gigabits…

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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 quicker than ever before.  Access…

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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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