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 »

Supporting Job Flexibility Helps Rural America Boom

August 17, 2018

  Across rural America, there are people who have the skills and enthusiasm to contribute to the greater economy—but those people might live in small towns that often lack the big businesses and organizations that can offer the jobs they want. One way to bridge this gap is by providing strong, reliable and affordable broadband connections… Read more »

Why We Say Don’t Get Bit

August 16, 2018

    Some of you may have seen Craw-Kan’s social media posts over the last couple of months that used the hashtag #DontGetBit.  You might have even seen our trusted mascot, Sharky, reminding people “Don’t Get Bit, Get Gigabit”. You may ask yourself, “what does this mean and why is it important to me?”. It’s… Read more »

What Is The Internet Of Things?

August 14, 2018

  The “Internet of Things” or IoT is becoming an increasingly growing topic of conversation both in the workplace and home. It’s an idea that not only has the potential to impact how we live but also how we work. But what exactly is the “Internet of things” and what impact is it going to… Read more »


August 9, 2018

  “We set up our agency to welcome what the 21st century has to offer. Understanding that Craw-Kan has our best interests in mind allows us to operate without hesitation. At Next Generation Insurance, we are proud to be partnered with Craw-Kan!” Zac Dickey Co-Owner Next Generation Insurance Family “We don’t look at Craw-Kan as a… Read more »

15 Home Security Tips for The Back To School Season

August 8, 2018

  While you may be focusing on new shoes and school supplies for the back to school season, it’s important not to forget safety and security at home. Make home security a priority on your back to school checklist. Home security and safety are especially important if children will be alone at home for any… Read more »

How High-Speed Internet Improves Education In Rural Schools

August 6, 2018

The concept of schools look a lot different than they used to 50 years ago. High-speed connectivity is encouraging the adoption of 1-to-1 laptop and Bring-Your-Own-Device programs in schools, as well as reputable online learning programs like the Khan Academy, a well-known video lecture website for classroom instruction. Some teachers even use streaming platforms like… Read more »

Back To School Internet Tips For Parents

August 3, 2018

  The days are slowly getting shorter, there’s an early morning nip in the air, the ice cream truck drive-bys are less frequent. That can only mean one thing – summer is coming to a close and back-to-school beckons. As our children head back to the classrooms, they will start using computers and the Internet… Read more »

3 Signs of a Tech Support Scam

August 2, 2018

Nationwide, there’s been an increase in people reporting scams tied to tech support for an assortment of electronic devices. Federal authorities say scammers reporting to be associated with such telecommunication companies have been happening for years across the country. The Justice Department recently announced the sentencing of 24 defendants who ran what the agency described as “the… Read more »