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

Do You Need a Virtual Private Network?

Do You Need a Virtual Private Network?

As beneficial as the internet can be to empowering individuals and enriching lives, there are negative aspects to being online. Privacy concerns, disclosed personal information and data, hacking and security breaches, and computer viruses still plague this internet. Medina Fiber does far more than provide fast, reliable fiber internet. We work tirelessly to deliver your high-speed internet service as safely and securely as possible. However, you still need to take steps to ensure your privacy...

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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 Medina Fiber's high-speed fiber internet, and 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 Medina Fiber's fiber service and improve life in your home. Faster, more reliable internet opens doors to great entertainment, more efficiency, and even cost savings....

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Best Laptops for Your College Kid

Best Laptops for Your College Kid

As one of life's great transitional moments, heading off to college for the first time marks a period of growth, expansion, and exploration—and lots and lots of expenses! Outside of tuition and room and board, one of the biggest and most necessary expenses is acquiring a new laptop for your budding scholar. But with so many seemingly endless numbers of brands and features, how do you choose which laptop to buy? Which specifications should you prioritize? And are there any budget options that...

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How Fiber Internet Creates a Better Gaming Experience

How Fiber Internet Creates a Better Gaming Experience

No matter the type of game you play, be it an epic role-playing title, a city builder, a tactical battle simulator, or a global strategy game, a faster, more reliable internet connection can make all the difference. When you don't have to worry about your connection dropping, you can focus on coming out on top against your competition. And the advantages of faster internet for gaming extend well beyond the technical aspects. Better internet means connecting and communicating with fellow...

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The Summer Slowdown: Preparing Your Home Internet for Increased Demand

The Summer Slowdown: Preparing Your Home Internet for Increased Demand

The summer television viewing season isn't what it used to be.Once known for endless reruns and launches of shows that studios deemed less likely to be successful, the world of streaming entertainment and the production houses it created are churning out phenomenal content you've just got to see.The trouble is, lots of other people want to watch it too! And quite often, they're streaming at the same time as you. And with kids out of school for the summer and many people heading indoors to...

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Kid-Friendly Tablets for Summer Learning (and fun!)

Kid-Friendly Tablets for Summer Learning (and fun!)

While most kids can’t wait for the summer holiday off from school and studying, we know most parents are…less excited about it. And parents can downright dread the infamous “summer slide”—the inevitable drop-off of learning progress that comes from their child’s lengthy time away from the daily school learning structure. Thankfully, technology can help alleviate this concern. The internet offers a variety of online tools. And technology enables learning and studying outside the structure of a...

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Smart Thermostats for Summer Savings

Smart Thermostats for Summer Savings

Summer brings long days of sunlight for outdoor fun, vacations at the beach or lake, and time for afternoon lounging.But summer also brings blazing hot temperatures and humidity, which mean increased energy costs. Since inflation is creeping into almost every corner of our lives and prices are staying high with little relief, families need all the savings they can find.Fortunately, technology can help you save money at home in unexpected ways! For example, "Smart Home" technology uses the...

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How Rural Broadband Helps Agriculture and Rural Economies

How Rural Broadband Helps Agriculture and Rural Economies

The values and traditions of hard work, community, and land stewardship are a core part of rural American life. Traits like these have made American agriculture an economic powerhouse. Now, rural America is a sought-after living and travel destination. People love the views of the countryside and enjoy spending time outdoors. As more people visit rural America, small businesses, artisans, and other craft workers have more opportunities to sell their goods and services. And to help boost...

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Smart Ways to Fight Inflation in 2022

Smart Ways to Fight Inflation in 2022

Whether you're browsing online, shopping at the grocery store, or the fueling up at the gas station, you've probably noticed higher prices. From supply chain hang-ups, higher shipping and transport costs, ballooning energy demand, labor shortages, and mounds of unspent savings during the COVID-19 pandemic, inflation is an international phenomenon hitting just about everyone. And in March 2022, it reached 8.5%- the highest point in about 40 years. To help you keep up with the global economy,...

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New Scam Alert: Texts from Your Own Phone Number

New Scam Alert: Texts from Your Own Phone Number

Scams are a sad but common part of the online experience today. And scammers are always hunting for new targets and ways to exploit people. The latest scheme to trick you into divulging sensitive personal and financial information about yourself is one of the most ominous yet: using your own phone number to text you. Seemingly harmless and disturbing at the same time, the scam is designed to trick you into thinking your cell phone company is legitimately contacting you about an account or...

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