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There’s no bigger story in the news right now than net neutrality. As it goes with issues that are this emotionally charged, there’s a myriad of opinions on the topic and countless people more than willing to share them. However, the only thing that is certain right now is that this issue is far from settled. There is a multi-state lawsuit being filed and a congressional battle yet to be waged.   Still, many Americans

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Home for the Holidays

The holiday season means many different things to many different people, but the one thing that all of these traditions have in common is the importance of family. Whatever we do, whoever we are, we all want to be with the people who mean the most to us on these very special days. However, life tends to have other plans for us. Work,school, vacations, in-laws… There’s all kinds of reasons families can’t be in one

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An Ounce of Prevention Beats a Pound of Cure

We all love what the internet does for us – like connect us to friends and family wherever they may be and give us access to any kind of entertainment we’re looking for. But most of don’t want to think about what the internet can do to us – like expose us to hackers, viruses, malware, and phishing scams. Ignoring these threats won’t help, but we’ve got some tips that will.   With some simple precautions, you

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The (Almost) Lost Art of Talking with Family and Friends on a Telephone

  According to consumer behavior measurement company, Nielsen, the traditional phone call “died” in the autumn of 2007, when in the last quarter of that year the average monthly number of texts sent on mobile phones (218) exceeded, for the first time in recorded history, the average monthly number of phone calls (213). Gone were the days of hours of conversations, laughter, real-time reminiscing and truly “catching up.” Along came the iPhone, introduced in June

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Hacked by Russians: A True Story in 15 Steps

by John Ogren, Founder and CEO The first sign of trouble was an email from SpeedConnect’s CFO on Thursday morning. She had an email from me asking her to wire money. It looked like my email, but something tipped her off that it was not quite right, mostly because it was addressed to her home email. I took it lightly, not the first time some miscreant tried to trick us into a money wire scam.

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Your Internet is Your IP Address

by John Ogren, Founder and CEO An internet service provider (ISP), SpeedConnect, the company I and my partners founded in 2001, is in the business of delivering an IP address to our customers. IP stands for “Internet Protocol,” and is one of the building blocks of the World Wide Web. Despite stories and memes that famous politicians invented the internet, in fact, the fundamental structure of what today we simply call “the internet” was developed

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The American Dream

The origins of the phrase, “the American dream” date back to 1931 and author James Truslow Adams when writing his book, “The American Epic”: The American Dream is that dream of a land in which life should be better and richer and fuller for everyone, with opportunity for each according to ability or achievement. That each of us can dream, find opportunity, create something new, even start a business is truly one of America’s best

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Dynamic Dashboard

When I formed SpeedConnect in 2001, the idea of a company data dashboard was only a concept, and that concept amounted to little more than a pack of little read paper reports at the bottom of the black metal tray to the right of the desk called my “In Box.” Today as the founder and CEO of what has grown to be a fast-paced, high technology firm operating over nine states, one of the many

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62+ Connect

SpeedConnect High-Speed Internet Offers Discount for Individuals Over 62 62+Connection Program SpeedConnect, a premium wireless internet broadband provider, announced today that we will offer a 10% discount on high-speed internet service to those over 62 years of age in all markets in which we offer service. The initiative, called “62+Connection” provides 10% off their internet bill per month. SpeedConnect’s founder and CEO John Ogren said the discount will provide very affordable service for adults over

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Connect-A-Hero

As the son of a Naval Officer, I have prioritized from SpeedConnect’s beginning that a constant of our overarching focus – to be an alternative choice premium internet service provider – has included investment, partnership and support through initiatives that give back to deserving individuals and communities. Today we are very proud to announce our new “Connect-a-Hero Program,” offering a 10% discount on any internet service plan to U.S. veterans. Many companies undertake philanthropic initiatives,

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