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Explore our blog for news, updates, and educational articles to ensure you’re getting the most out of your Black Bear Fiber internet connection.

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 1000 Mbps x 1000 Mbps service now offered by Black Bear Fiber.  Here are a few things to keep in...

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Best Things to Do After Getting Fiber Internet

Best Things to Do After Getting Fiber Internet

So you've made the right choice, switched to Black Bear Fiber's high-speed fiber internet, and you're already experiencing faster downloads and improved reliability while you're online.  You may be wondering about some of the best ways to enjoy your new fiber internet connection. Well, there are several things you can do to make the most of Black Bear Fiber's internet service and improve life in your home. Faster, more reliable internet opens doors to great entertainment, more efficiency, and...

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Footprint Release – Zion, PA

Footprint Release – Zion, PA

Our team has been hard at work hanging, pulling, splicing and testing. And now, we're very excited to be officially releasing our first Zion, PA service footprint for full-scale customer signups. This footprint includes Deerhaven Road, Archers Glen Road, Trophy Way, McNichol Lane, Ralphs Lane, Harter Lane, Wilson Lane, Serenity Lane, and portions of Zion Back Road. You can have the fastest speeds available, and get support from real humans who live in the area and care about your service. Home...

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Do you qualify for free internet?

Do you qualify for free internet?

The Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP) provides discounts of up to $30 per month for broadband service to eligible households. Established by Congress in 2021, the ACP is a now-permanent program, replacing a similar but temporary program launched during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, then known as the Emergency Broadband Benefit (EBB) Program. If your household qualifies for the Affordable Connectivity Program, you qualify for our FREE 100x100 Mbps internet package or you can apply...

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Fiber Internet Increases Home Value

Fiber Internet Increases Home Value

In the wake of COVID-19, more people than ever before want to work, learn, and access tele-health applications from home. Modern lifestyles require modern internet powered by a fiber network—and homebuyers know it.  In fact, a 2015 study showed that fiber-delivered internet access could increase a home’s value by up to 3.1%. And that was before a pandemic increased the demand for fast, reliable home internet.   What’s the Data Saying? The 2015 study, conducted by experts from the...

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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 2,200 square feet, one router should provide enough coverage for your...

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