IVSComm Monthly Newsletter August 2018
Hey—We’re Ten Years Old!
And we’re going to have a party, and you are invited! We’re planning on having a big bash on Friday, September 21, here at the office from 4 - 7. Stop by for refreshments, fun, and a food truck!
Did You Know?
The first phone installed here in Saline was in 1881 at the Davenport-Curtis mansion. It was manufactured by the Holcomb company, and was used to communicate downtown to the Davenport Department store.
Those hazy, lazy, crazy days of summer
Summer brings vacations and BBQs, but can also bring strong storms and power events. To protect your sensitive electronic equipment, purchase uninterruptible power supplies (UPS), sometimes referred to as battery backups. A UPS doesn’t cost much, typically $40 -$60, and protects connected equipment from surges and brownouts. It also provides battery power to give you time to save your work and shut down when the power goes out.
Be careful of scams!
Scams come in all sizes—they can try to contact you by email, take over your browser, or even call you. Always keep in mind that the language of a scam is just vague enough to let a victim fill in the details. The criminals never really provide any detail. Listen or read carefully, and always question the real intent.
How to reset your Wireless Internet Antenna!
If your Rural Reach Internet connection seems flaky, the first thing we recommend you try is to reset the antenna. The antenna is up on your roof, and has a black cable running out of it into your home. The black cable connects to a small box called a POE (power over ethernet) Injector, from which the antenna gets its power. The POE Injector is connected to a power outlet nearby. Unplug it from power, wait until a count of five, then plug it back in. If that didn’t help, give us a call—and let us know you’ve already tried resetting your antenna.
Quote of the Month
“The trouble with being punctual is that nobody’s there to appreciate it.” —Franklin P. Jones
“Better three hours too soon than a minute too late.” —William Shakespeare