Simple Tech and Online Safety Tips for Aging Parents

While new devices and technology are eagerly welcomed by tech-driven generations, older generations looking to “age in place” or live in senior communities are sometimes wary of or frustrated by tech—and understandably so! Navigating the web with confidence can allow aging parents to stay more connected with their families and friends across the world, but […]

Read more »

7 Careers You Can Do Remotely After Graduation

As graduation season continues, it’s time to consider the exciting career possibilities that await you right here at home. With the arrival of fiber internet, graduates are no longer confined to local job options. DFN’s fiber broadband network opens up a world of remote career opportunities, allowing you to stay connected to your community while […]

Read more »

Held Hostage: Protect Your Small to Midsize Business from Cyber Attacks

It’s one of every small business owner’s worst nightmares: opening a laptop or other device and discovering that ransomware or some other cyber attack is extorting their data and information. And with cyber attacks on the rise, more and more small and midsize businesses are coming to grips with the need to step up their […]

Read more »

Five Tele-health Services That Make Life Easier

Over the past few years, one of the most significant innovations impacting healthcare in America is the massive expansion of online telehealth services. And given the numerous benefits and conveniences telehealth has to offer, that trend shows no signs of slowing down! From increasing access to specialists to reducing the spread of germs among vulnerable […]

Read more »

Four Reasons Local Businesses Need Fiber

In today’s global economy, every minute and every dollar counts for small businesses. Whether you’re logging on for a videoconference with a prospect or running an ecommerce business, you’ll need fast, reliable internet to get the job done. At DFN, we deliver the very best internet available to small and midsize businesses in our communities […]

Read more »

What is Lifeline?

In the 21st century, having access to fast, reliable internet is now just as essential to every household in America as telephone service was in the 20th century. But your neighbors at DFN also understand that many families struggle to pay household bills, especially with rising prices associated with global turmoil and economic uncertainty. Fortunately, […]

Read more »

Remembering the Canyonville Slide – 50 years later

Intro Today marks 50 years since one of the deadliest telecommunications accidents in our state – the Canyonville Slide. Nine men lost their lives while attempting to restore telephone service that incidentally played a crucial role in the rescue and recovery mission. While technology has changed tremendously in the past half century, nature is mercilessly […]

Read more »

Parental Settings for Smart TVs

If you’re like most parents, you may feel frustrated when something as innocent and simple as turning on your smart TV can display gory images from ads for horror movies or suggestions for suggestive—or even outright raunchy—content on the home screen before you even navigate to your preferred apps and platforms. While parental controls within […]

Read more »

Five Tips for Scoring an Esports Scholarship

Though many parents may be skeptical about their teen’s passion for video gaming (and the seemingly extensive number of hours they play them), they might be surprised—and even impressed—by the economic opportunities brought about by gaming, especially in competitive esports. And perhaps the most eye-poppingly impressive statistic parents and their college-bound kids should be aware […]

Read more »