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Clogged Home Wi-Fi? Try Installing a Mesh Network

May 27, 2020

Wi-Fi has become the broadband internet plumbing in our homes, supplying the data flow we need to work and play online. But it also can be just as vexing as traditional plumbing – you get a broadband torrent in one room and a data trickle in another. What’s the fix? It may well be a […]

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Screen Yourself: When It’s Wise to Nix Video in Teleconferences

May 22, 2020

To be seen or not to be seen – that is the question for many of us as we spend our days in online teleconference meetings while working from home. True, seeing video of your fellow participants can add energy to a meeting and make you feel less isolated. But there are some good reasons […]

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From Setup to Snacking, There’s an Art to Working From Home

May 13, 2020

Thanks to reliable broadband networks, many of us have been able to turn our home space into our workplace as we weather the COVID-19 pandemic. But doing business at home in this new normal world isn’t always easy. Luckily, your fellow telecommuters at CableLabs have come up with some great ideas to help you get […]

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Home Entertainment: Things to Keep Your Kids Occupied During COVID-19

May 8, 2020

“I’m bored!” You’ve probably heard that quite a lot from your kids lately, as we all endure COVID-19 stay-at-home orders. But there’s good news for beleaguered parents – not only are there plenty of online resources kids can access over a broadband connection but thanks to your fellow embattled parents at CableLabs, there also are […]

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Doc in a Box: How to Get the Most out of Your Telehealth Appointment

May 6, 2020

With concerns about spreading the COVID-19 virus through personal contact, your doctor may not want to see you in person right now. Many medical offices are offering telehealth appointments, where doctors and patients connect using broadband videoconferencing technology. The perks are obvious – you don’t have to drive to a doctor’s office and sit for […]

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How to Secure Your Wi-Fi Router and Protect Your Home Network

May 1, 2020

We are all heavily relying on our home networks to work, learn, stay connected with family and friends and to keep us entertained; unfortunately, cyber villains are now hard at work trying to exploit our current situation. Luckily, there are a few easy steps you can take to lock your cyber-doors and prevent intruders from […]

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5 Tips to Engage and Instruct Students Remotely

April 29, 2020

Educators are facing a steep learning curve during the COVID-19 pandemic, as they adjust to a world where students come to school via a home broadband connection rather than a school bus. But fear not – with available collaboration tools and some expert tips drawn from your fellow teachers, you can help your students get […]

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How to Set Up Your Own Wi-Fi Hotspot

April 24, 2020

Working from home doesn’t necessarily mean you have to work inside your home – even under COVID-19 restrictions, you can head out into your back yard and get the job done with sunshine and fresh air benefits. But if your home Wi-Fi network is an annoying mama’s boy that doesn’t want to leave the house […]

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Delivering Broadband to Rural Areas: What Our Members Are Doing to Help

April 22, 2020

As we all deal with these uncertain times, it’s important to remember the good. And our members have been doing just that. Many of our U.S. member companies have been working to improve rural broadband for several years and there’s no better time to recognize these superb initiatives they have created! Although there are still […]

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Video Call Etiquette: Ground Rules Everyone Needs to Follow

April 17, 2020

Work from the office? What office? Currently, video conferencing from home has become a lifeline for home workers during the COVID-19 pandemic, but it isn’t as simple as hitting the “join meeting” button. To work well during a video call, there are some basic rules of etiquette. From lighting to timing, we’ve come up with […]

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