6 Tips to Thwart COVID-19 Cyberscams

Thanks to USTelecom for these helpful tips. What can you do to help stop online scam artists from taking advantage of the global pandemic? Here are some tips to keep you connected–and secure.   Think Before You Click Don’t click on links from sources you don’t know. They could contain viruses. Turn to Official Sources […]

Behind it All, There’s the Internet

Before COVID-19 hit so close to home, the internet generally seemed like a handy tool. Depending on your job or interests, the world wide web might not have been something you gave any thought to. The internet was just there. Now, as we practice social distancing, that “handy tool” may be becoming a central part […]

10 Tips for Working from Home in a COVID-19 Environment

While some are more familiar with working from home, we recognize many of you may be new to working from home while we are dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic. To help you be successful while working from home, we’ve compiled these tips to help you stay productive, set expectations, and have some fun.   Cleanliness […]

Smithville recognized as national “Top 100” broadband company for 11th consecutive year

Praised for introducing “innovative technologies with game-changing potential” ELLETTSVILLE, Indiana – Reflecting its proven innovative qualities as a U.S. broadband technology industry leader, Smithville has again been named a national Top 100 broadband company by Broadband Communities magazine. Achieving this national recognition for an unprecedented eleventh consecutive time, Indiana-based Smithville was recognized as a top fiber technology […]

Ellettsville North Fiber Project Kickoff

We’re happy to announce we’re bringing fiber to more Hoosiers! Ellettsville North is our newest fiber project, bringing the best connection to homes directly across from our headquarters. Hilda Fry, Smithville Project Manager, explains why bringing fiber to area residents is so important. “Why fiber? We get asked this a lot and here’s why. Gone […]

6 Surprising Secrets to Get a Stronger WiFi Signal

via GIPHY Remember a time when you experienced a terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day? You flopped down on the couch that evening preparing to escape from reality by binge-watching your favorite TV series. Then you got comfy with your go-to snacks and drink. Ahhh! Life seemed as though it might be heading toward […]

New President Focus: Delighting Our Customers

Since joining Smithville in mid-November of 2018 as its new president, I’ve been focused on taking Smithville’s already high level of service and seeing where we can elevate it to an even higher level. As many have experienced firsthand, we have a great team here at Smithville who consistently go far above in creating a […]

Just for Fun Survey: Counting Sleep When You Can’t Sheep

If you are getting your words and phrases turned around more often than not, you may be suffering from a lack of quality sleep. Lack of quality sleep continues to be a primary health concern for many Americans. Park Associates reports that 25% of US broadband households surveyed in 2018 are very concerned about sleep […]

Less downtime. More playtime.

Four words. They mean a lot. Since 2008, when Smithville secured financing for fiber expansion, we took on an ambitious goal. We saw the incredible short- and long-term impact that fiber could have on communities, on businesses, on individual lives. With many decades of hands-on work with our legacy communications systems (much of which is […]