Fiber Internet Increases Home Value

Move over kitchens and bathrooms–fiber has moved up on the must-have list for homebuyers. Now more than ever before, people want to work, learn, and access telehealth applications from home. Modern lifestyles require modern internet powered by a fiber network. In fact, a 2023 study showed that fiber-delivered internet access could increase a home’s value […]

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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, […]

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How to Prepare for (and Ace!) Your Next Virtual Job Interview

Virtual interviewing is becoming more and more common in today’s job market. While remote interviewing may be more convenient, the distance and technical difficulties can be awkward, or even jarring, to would-be applicants.   Fortunately there are tips from interviewing experts that prospective job seekers can use to get through—and even nail—a virtual job interview. […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Wi-Fi in the Park

Douglas County Parks flips the switch on free, high-speed internet at County Parks (Douglas County, Ore.)  The Douglas County Parks Department is excited to announce that Douglas County park guests will now have access to new or upgraded free, high-speed Wi-Fi (Wireless Fidelity) at five of our park properties in Douglas County.  Windy Cove A […]

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Dropped Outbound Calls vs. Inbound Calls: When to Call Customer Service

Every once in a while, we at DFN get a complaint about call disruption—a formal term for a frustrating concept usually referred to as a “dropped call.” And we totally share in your frustration. There can be a few reasons why a call may terminate unexpectedly, from standard technical or weather-related hiccups to more complex […]

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Understanding the Broadband Facts Nutrition Label

Beginning in April 2024, you’ll probably start to see a new and rather official looking label on some marketing materials, advertising, and websites for broadband internet services. Given the importance—and even necessity—of high-speed broadband internet to our economy and everyday lives, the government is now requiring a new consumer-friendly broadband service facts and information label […]

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Why Is My Electric Company Selling Me Internet?

Did you hear the news? DFN is building a fiber network to bring you fast, reliable internet! While we’re very excited about this news, we also understand that you may have questions about why your electric cooperative is getting into broadband. Today, we’re taking some time to answer those questions. Read on to learn more […]

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