June 2017 Channel of the Month

Discovery Channel brings you amazing stories and experiences from the world of science, natural history, geography, and more! Tune in to their popular Shark Week series – the ultimate guide to everything you ever wanted to know about sharks!  The Discovery Channel is found on Channel 60 and Channel 460 in HD.

*Digital TV service not available in all locations. Subscription to 24-7 & West Wisconsin Telcom Digital TV service required. Available Digital XTRA-HD channels depends upon chosen package. Limited time offers. Standard pricing applies after promotional period. Restrictions may apply. Digital TV provided by Celect Communications, LLC.

 

What is Fiber?

Blue FiberFiber is a pure glass tube smaller than a human hair that is capable of transmitting large amounts of data at the speed of light, using pulses of light

Fiber is capable of transmitting entire videos in a matter of seconds while still having the ability to video chat and play games online. Fiber has the ability to carry more information at higher speeds then standard copper wires.

The unlimited capabilities of fiber optics will help future proof your home or business. Fiber is able to transmit signal for longer distance than traditional copper cables, without affecting the quality of the signal. Fiber is also more weatherproof than copper as it doesn’t corrode.

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What is the cloud?

More and more we hear people talking about the cloud and all the things it can do. People talk that their data is in the cloud. Their music, videos, and photos are in the cloud. Their important documents and now people are even working from it. It doesn’t seem to be weather dependent; so, what exactly is the “cloud”?

The cloud is an internet based storage system. Think of it as an external hard drive that you don’t have to worry about. You can access your data from everywhere, and it’ll be easy to transfer when you update devices. outsidecomputer

As far as where your data is physically stored, it is in a secure place often times called a data farm. These are locations that consist of thousands of servers. All storing and making sure that your data is both safe and accessible to you. Most of these farms will have a secondary location set up in case of a natural disaster.

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