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Keep Metallic Balloons Inside
Keep Metallic Balloons Inside

Now that summer is here and the pandemic, it’s hoped, is mostly behind us, folks are trying to get back to a sense of normalcy. Part of that may be hosting belated graduation open houses, wedding receptions, garage sales and other private or community gatherings that may have been postponed or are back on the schedule.

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Top Tips for Cutting the Cable Cord

NineStar Connect is currently offering Internet options, for both existing and new customers, to start streaming content. NineStar’s customers can drop their video services and can increase their Internet speeds! What is a Streaming Service?  A streaming service is an online entertainment platform that provides content like movies and tv shows via an Internet connection. […]

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Discord vs. Skype

There are many ways to chat with people online. Skype, which comes pre-installed on Windows 10 is one of the most well-known ways to text, call and communicate visually with others. However, the Skype platform has a lot of issues and I think everyone who uses Skype should consider making the switch to Discord.        Discord is a communication app […]

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Android vs. iPhone: Why I choose Android Every Time!

Ever since the smartphone craze hit, society has faced the endless question of which is better: Android devices or iPhones? Everyone has a preference, but in order to determine which is truly superior, we must first define the aspects by which we judge them.   Ease of Use     When the iPhone came out over 10 years ago, the main competition […]

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Together in spirit. NineStar prepares for its annual meeting.

At this time last year, the team at NineStar Connect was making plans for the cooperative’s annual meeting. The venue was booked. The menu was selected and the program arranged.                Then COVID-19 upended everything.                “Necessity proved to be the mother of invention and we quickly shifted gears to host a virtual event,” said […]

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10G home networking: Is it really needed in today’s world?

In today’s high-speed Internet world, is 10G home networking really necessary? Most people wouldn’t think so, but if the old saying is true – that past is prologue – it’s all but certain that home Internet users will have an increased “need for speed” for years to come!        Two decades ago, home Internet usage was […]

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Former Hancock Rural Telephone Employee and Industry Leader Passes Away

Fredrick Thomas Rowland, age 69, of Lafayette, TN passed away Tuesday, January 26, 2021 at Vanderbilt Hospital in Nashville, TN. Tom was born in Indianapolis, IN on March 19, 1951. Tom ran track and cross country at Greenfield High School in Greenfield, IN. He married Melissa Jones in 1971. Tom started his career in telecommunications as a […]

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