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Understanding Speed Test Results

Understanding Speed Test Results

Testing the speed of your internet connection is easy, but it’s also easy to misunderstand the results. Your devices — TVs, routers, smartphones, laptops, desktops, etc. — have different capabilities, and you can get different results on each one, even while using the same internet connection.  This is particularly noticeable to users taking advantage of higher speed packages, like the 200 Mbps x 200 Mbps basic service now offered by Black Bear Fiber.  Here are a few things to keep...

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Why Upload Speed Matters

Why Upload Speed Matters

The future of the internet is sharing―from capturing Instagram-worthy meals to enjoying video chats with friends―and Black Bear Fiber’s unmatched upload speeds make that future a reality.  Whether you're uploading pictures for your grandparents, Zooming with colleagues, or trying to wrangler a kindergartner into remote school, one thin is for sure: upload speed matters! Here are a just few ways Black Bear Fiber’s fast, reliable upload speeds make your life easier:   Video chat and live...

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Avoiding Online Scams

Avoiding Online Scams

It’s holiday time again!  Internet fraudsters are coming out in droves to take advantage of the seasonal uptick in web traffic and online spending. According to Creditcards.com, a staggering 71 percent of Americans plan to do most of their Christmas shopping online, which means scammers are ramping up for a field day. Be sure to rely on your fast, dependable internet service from {insert brand here} to learn more about this year’s seasonal scams and learn safety tips to help you separate...

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Where to Place Your Router for the Best WiFi Experience

Where to Place Your Router for the Best WiFi Experience

When it comes to the dependability and speed of the internet service in your home, a lot depends on your WiFi router―specifically its location in the house.  At Black Bear Fiber, we’ve already got you covered with the area’s fastest and most reliable internet service. Now here are a few tips on getting the most from that service throughout your home.  Make Sure You Have Enough Coverage: If your home is less than 1,500 square feet, one router should provide enough coverage for your...

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