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November 2016 Newsletter

How the Internet of Things Took Down the Internet by Jamie Condliffe for “Technology Review” In a worrying trend, our smart devices are being commandeered to launch massive cyber-assaults. When the internet apocalypse comes, your smart thermostat may be to blame. That’s the lesson from the epic internet outage, in which attackers used Internet-connected devices inside people’s homes to bring a large chunk of the Web to its knees in late October. The outage, which

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October Newsletter 2016

Google Gadgets Just Unveiled in San Francisco by Brandon Bailey for the Associated Press Google launched an aggressive challenge to consumer electronics giants like Apple and Samsung on Tuesday, introducing a new line of smartphones called Pixel and other gadgets designed to showcase a digital helper the company calls “Google Assistant.” The new devices represent a big push by Google to make and sell its own hardware, instead of largely just supplying software for other

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Temporary Internet Service Available for Flood Victims

  For Immediate Release Contact: Nancy Garberson mcs@speedconnect.net 319-329-7660 Temporary Internet Service Available for Flood Victims Due to the displacement of individuals and businesses as a result of the current flooding situation throughout Eastern Iowa, SpeedConnect is happy to provide temporary wireless Internet service, free of charge, to those who have been evacuated from their homes or businesses. Individuals needing assistance should call (319) 640-0722 for more information. SpeedConnect service is available in Vinton, Walker,

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What Can Your ISP Do for You?

In its relatively short history, the internet has become almost indispensable. Like a Kenmore refrigerator in 1962, the internet is a necessity few of us could imagine doing without today. Its uses in our homes are varied — entertainment, information, work functions, connecting with others — but it is increasingly essential. Now the world is brought to into our homes and businesses by the connections we are able to make on the internet. What can

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September 2016 Newsletter

7 Security Tips That Seem Paranoid but All Smart People Do BY JOHN BRANDON Contributing editor, Inc.com Mark Zuckerberg tapes over the webcam on his MacBook. That might seem odd, but it’s more common than you think. Keen observers noted a few peculiarities in a photo of Mark Zuckerberg this week. The founder of Facebook, who was recently hacked rather mercilessly on Twitter and LinkedIn, was celebrating a major milestone for the Facebook-owned Instagram as

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Data Usage

When you think about it, paying for what you use in the world is and has been pretty commonplace; you fill your car up with gas and you pay a price per gallon, hook your home up for natural gas service, propane, or oil, and you pay by the gallon or liter, depending on how warm you keep it at home. Electricity has always been metered, and for years, telephone service was metered in one

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August 2016 Newsletter

Soon You’ll be Able to Play PlayStation 4 Games Right on your PC or Mac by Ben Gilbert, Tech Insider for Business Insider PlayStation 4 is the most popular game console by a longshot. Well over 30 million people have a PlayStation 4 at home, and soon they’ll be able to take it wherever they go — without having to lug the actual system. Soon, PlayStation 4 owners will be able to play games from

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Tower Technicians

We are hiring! SpeedConnect, a rapidly growing telecom company, is looking for full time Tower Technicians and Lead Tower Technicians in the Arizona, Idaho, Iowa, Michigan, Montana, Nebraska and South Dakota markets. Relocation package may be available. Come join the most innovative and fastest growing Internet provider in the area. SpeedConnect has launched the most advanced LTE technology and is growing at a rapid pace. We are looking for driven, energetic, and positive people to

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SpeedConnect Technician | Sioux Falls Area

Job title: Technician Reports To: Technical Operations Manager Geographic Responsibility: Sioux Falls Area Work Location: Sioux Falls, SD Job Description The technician position is directly responsible for the installation and service activity for SpeedConnect’s customer base. The primary focus of this position is to install new customer accounts, solve service-related issues, identify local RF or interference issues, and provide superior customer support as the representative of SpeedConnect at the customer’s home or business. Major Duties

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Retail Sales Representative | Sioux Falls, SD

Job title: Retail Sales Representative Reports To: Market Manager Geographic Responsibility: South Dakota Work Location: Sioux Falls, SD We are hiring! Come join our team with a ground floor opportunity in a market that is expanding dramatically to become the fastest growing Internet provider in Southeast South Dakota. SpeedConnect has been providing Internet services for over 14 years, and is growing at a rapid pace. We are about to complete an acquisition that will increase

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