Small Business and Craw-Kan

September 25, 2018

Have you ever thought about what our community would be like without small businesses? For starters, half of everyone in the United States would be out of work, because small businesses employ 48% of U.S. employees, according to the Small Business Administration. On a nationwide scale, without small business, the economy would grow stagnant. According… Read more »

Phone Scam Alert!

September 21, 2018

We’ve received reports from some of our customers about suspicious phone calls they are receiving. Customers are getting phone calls regarding a compromise with their home IP address, and these scammers are asking for the IP address numbers over the phone lines. Some of these scammers are using malicious spoofing techniques, where they are disguising… Read more »

What is Bandwidth?

September 20, 2018

Bandwidth is important when gathering information online. The amount of bandwidth available to you lets you gather that information at different speeds, and it’s especially important with streaming services. For some of you that don’t know what streaming means, streaming is playing video or audio files on your TV, computer, and/or mobile device over the… Read more »

The Pros of Fiber Vs Fixed 5G

September 18, 2018

  Tier 1 companies, such as AT&T and Verizon, use a lot of satellite and wireless-based technology as their model for broadband expansion in rural America. These two companies, and others, have primarily staked their claim on the more densely populated areas, while a lot of rural America is left alone. Most of us in… Read more »

The Best Questions To Ask When Choosing An Internet Package

September 6, 2018

  There’s no single “best speed” when it comes to Internet service, which is why choosing a package can be confusing. The speeds that work fine for your neighbor might not be what your household needs, since there are many aspects to consider and differences in how people use the Internet. Let’s quickly review the… Read more »

How Do Cooperatives Affect Your Day?

September 4, 2018

How do you spend your day? Chances are cooperatives are a big part of it, from the moment you wake up until the moment you’re tucking yourself in for the night. Let’s see. Your morning orange juice might have came from Florida’s Natural, a producer-owned cooperative, based in Florida but distributed throughout the U.S. If… Read more »

Labor Day Driving Statistics

August 31, 2018

Labor Day weekend is one of the more fatal times for traffic fatalities. The National Safety Council (NSC) estimated about 421 people may have been killed and another 48,400 may be injured seriously enough to require medical attention in car crashes in 2017 during the Labor Day holiday period. That estimate is the highest the National Safety Council… Read more »

Rural Community Outreach Program

August 29, 2018

Are you a business or organization that wants to see more growth in your community? You may be applicable for an annual grant that will help kick start your endeavor to help your community enhance their quality of life. The Foundation for Rural Service (FRS) works in cooperation with the NTCA–The Rural Broadband Association (NTCA)…. Read more »

How The Telecom Industry Prepares For Disasters

August 28, 2018

Recovering On May 22, 2011, a tornado hit Joplin, Missouri destroying the infrastructure for a huge chunk of the city. Aside from the terrible events that effected human lives, this damage presented outages, and crucial lines of communication went down and when communication halts, it slows evacuations, rescue and relief efforts, and coordination for recovery… Read more »

How To Understand Internet Speed

August 22, 2018

  You’ve probably heard about the different internet packages Craw-Kan offers, from 10 Mbps all the way to 1 Gigabit, but some might not know what these numbers and abbreviations really mean! In general, these are the connection speeds defined by how much data is transmitted each second. For example, a connection of 3Mbps means… Read more »