Smithville warns customers not to fall for “Fat finger dialing scam”

Information provided by Gabe L., Smithville’s Director of Information Security The idea of scams involving fat finger dialing is not new. These scams rely on inattentiveness and innocent mistakes. They prey on accidentally switching digits while dialing a number. Typically, you quickly know if you misdialed a number. You hear the voice of a person […]

Smithville Charitable Foundation Contribution Helps MCCSC Mobile STEM Lab Roll

After years of planning and fund-raising, the Monroe County Community School Corporation (MCCSC) launched the innovative STEM to THEM mobile lab. The bus will travel to 14 elementary schools across Monroe county, introducing science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) to pre-K-6th grade students. The Smithville Charitable Foundation donated $25,000 to the project. The Foundation of […]

Don’t Get Blindsided by Unemployment Fraud Claims

Information provided by Gabe L., Smithville’s Director of Information Security The extraordinary expansion of unemployment benefits by Congress as a response to the Covid-19 pandemic has led to a sharp rise in fraudulent unemployment cases. Unemployment fraud involves a process where criminals use others’ personal information to file for unemployment benefits on their behalf and […]

Cloud-Based Gaming Means Big Bandwidth Usage

Faster broadband speeds fuel optimal online gaming. Gamers are counting down the days for the release of the long-awaited PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X next month. In the lead-up to the release of the next generation of consoles, both companies have allowed players to utilize cloud gaming technology, indicating that the cloud may be […]

Smithville Security Voted #1 in Best of Btown Awards

  We’re thrilled to announce that Smithville Security was voted #1 in The Herald-Times Best of Btown Awards! Overall 9,266 people cast a total of 167,084 votes for their favorite Bloomington-area businesses in a wide range of categories in June. This was a 156% voting increase over last year. This award means so much to […]

Kimberly Pitcher, Plant Engineering Manager, Inaugural Woman in Fiber Spotlight Winner

Smithville’s own Kimberly Pitcher, Plant Engineering Manager, has been announced as the Fiber Broadband Association‘s inagural Woman in Fiber spotlight winner! These spotlights are a new initiative to highlight different roles and careers for women in fiber, telecom, tech, and construction. Jason Dauby, Chief Technology Officer, had this to say about Kimberly: “Kim is a role […]

5 Tips for Telehealth

Thanks to USTelecom for these helpful tips: As communites work to support the healthcare system during the COVID-19 pandemic, broadband-powered telehealth helps ensure the doctor is always in. Coverage Expanding: Medicare has lifted restrictions on telehealth coverage and medical professionals across the country are expanding their offerings. Be Tech Ready: Testing your webcam and other […]

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 […]