News and Updates

VPNs: Ultimate Security Solution or Privacy Risk?

Virtual Private Networks are powerful tools used by IT professionals for very specific purposes. Every day internet users have looked at VPNs as a silver bullet for privacy. There are many scary privacy risks in using a VPN. This article dives into the concerns everyday internet users should consider before using a VPN.

Keeping Your Kids Safe Online: What Every Parent Needs to Know

A look at the dangers awaiting kids online and what parents can do to help keep their children safe online.

Unplugged Summer: Put the Screen Down and Get Outside

Screens have become a major part of our family's lives. But extended screen time has been shown to have harmful effects. Instead of spending the summer on your phone or watching tv, get your family outside and enjoy some good quality time.

How to Extend Your Home Wi-Fi to Your Yard

With CentraCom's CentraWifi Blast Router, you can install our CentraWifi Blast Mesh Extender system to extend the same powerful internet experience to every corner of you house and to your yard.

Fiber, Cable, Wireless, What's the Difference?

CentraCom uses fiber optics, cable modems, and fixed wireless technologies to bring the best internet experience possible to every home in our coverage areas. Learn more about how CentraCom technicians use the different infrastructure technologies.

Protect Youself from Computer Virus and Malware

Scammers can use these tools to steal personal information, shut down networks, or hold your computer ransom.

Staying Safe in a Digital World

In a world where everything from personal communication to financial transactions and critical infrastructure relies on digital networks, the integrity and security of these systems are essential.

Stay Cyber Safe

Everything from your web browsing to mobile devices and the smart devices installed in your home has the potential to erode our privacy and personal security.

What is the ideal placement scenario for your Wi-Fi router?

To enjoy the best possible online experience, your router needs to be able to send out a strong signal to your wireless devices, wherever you are in your home.

Wi-Fi boosters, repeaters, extenders & Mesh Wi-Fi: What’s the difference?

With more and more connected devices and constant online activity in our homes, we all want to get the fastest, most reliable Wi-Fi possible.

Understanding dual-band Wi-Fi routers

The latest Wi-Fi routers are faster and more versatile than ever, offering many powerful new features. One important feature makes it possible for the router to send data over two different radio frequencies or “bands”: the 2.4 GHz band and the 5 GHz band. Routers that use both bands are called “dual-band” routers.

What’s the difference between the Internet & Wi-Fi?

Is Wi-Fi the same as the Internet? No, it’s not. And with home networks getting more sophisticated all the time, with more and more connected devices, it’s helpful to have a clear understanding of the difference between the two.

The best Wi-Fi Router Placement for strong signal throughout your home

To enjoy the best possible online experience, your router needs to be able to send out a strong signal to your wireless devices, wherever you are in your home.

“Do Your Part #BeCyberSmart“

“Do Your Part #BeCyberSmart“ is the Theme for October’s Nation Cybersecurity Awareness Month

Technology Terms for those who feel they are in the stuck in the “Dark Ages”

There is nothing to be ashamed of if you can’t keep up. We are here to help. Here is a “cheat sheet” list of basic terms and definitions.

Tech Gifts for Everyone on your List

It’s Cyber Monday and all this week you can get sales on a ton of great tech gifts online.

The internet speed you need for the holidays

The holidays are a great time for family and friends to gather together and enjoy each other’s company. CentraCom is here for you with several ways to help you provide Wi-Fi service for your guests without slowing down your service.

Smart Doorbells for Home Security

Smart doorbell cameras are for people who like to screen their visitors the way they screen their calls.

Authorities warn of Russian attacks on routers

Authorities warn of Russian attacks on routers

How rearranging your furniture can improve your Wi-Fi signal

Here are five simple ways to strengthen your Wi-Fi signal today.

How to Stop Windows 10 From Uploading Updates to Other PCs Over the Internet

Windows 10 includes a new peer-to-peer download feature for updates and Windows Store apps.

CentraCom Installs Utah's First 100 Gig Network

Utah's first 100 Gigabit fiber optic metro backbone is now available expanding industry capabilities for faster growth with benefits for business, healthcare, education and more.

Placement of Router Key To Get The Best WiFi Connection

We often received calls about poor wifi signal in the home. There are many factors that affect the wifi signal. In a recent article in The Huffington Post, a clear explanation is given of the best location to place your wifi router in the home.

10 Ways to Boost Your Home Wi-Fi

Wi-Fi is one of the most useful and important parts of using a computer, and yet it’s also one of the most frustrating. If you’re plagued by slow speeds, bad reception, and other Wi-Fi issues, here are 10 ways you can power up the Wi-Fi in your home.

New Web Mail Platform for email

For all email accounts: CentraCom is migrating your email account to a new Webmail platform on Wednesday, March 11, 2015. You can look forward to an email and online storage capacity of 15GB with an easy-to-use interface and improved privacy.

Netflix Caching Server installed

CentraCom has installed a Netflix Caching Server that dramatically optimizes the streaming capability of Netflix® videos. This service greatly reduces and may even eliminate the typical buffering time associated with streaming Netflix® movies. And the best part: it is included automatically on all CentraCom Internet accounts.