Discover

a blog from CenturyLink

CenturyLink

Beyond the reboot: How to care for your router

Beyond the reboot: How to care for your router

    Your router is an integral and hard-working part of your network. We have some tips for router care and maintenance to keep it running in peak condition. In this article, we’ll look closely at what a router is, what...

An introduction to streaming media devices

An introduction to streaming media devices

You've made the choice to dive into the world of streaming TV service, and now you need to research streaming media devices. Let's take a closer look at what those devices do and some of the top options to consider as you shop. What is a streaming media device?...

How to watch streaming sports

How to watch streaming sports

Some people are reluctant to cut the cord to cable for one big reason: sports. But fear not - there are still plenty of ways to watch your favorite game, whether it's football or cricket, without cable. Cable and broadcast networks have had a lock on sports viewing...

How does fiber internet work? Cable, core, cladding and more

How does fiber internet work? Cable, core, cladding and more

You may have heard the term fiber internet, or fiber-optic internet, commonly called "fiber" for short. But what is fiber-optic technology? And why are more internet service providers investing in this type of internet service today? Below is an overview of how fiber...

Demystifying organic vs. sponsored internet search results

Demystifying organic vs. sponsored internet search results

Navigating the internet has become an integral part of our daily lives, especially when searching for products or services. Online search results are so prevalent and normalized that we barely pay attention to the different types of search results that pop up on our...

5 Cybersecurity tips for the non-tech savvy

5 Cybersecurity tips for the non-tech savvy

Cybersecurity for the non-tech savvy For anyone who spends any amount of time online, cybersecurity is as important as your physical security. However, for those who consider themselves non-tech savvy, cybersecurity can be a blind spot. In this article, we will...

Types of streaming TV services

Types of streaming TV services

The number of choices available for streaming TV is growing all the time. We're here to help you make sense of the many options for streaming service providers today. What is streaming TV? Streaming TV is distributing media content such as movies, series/shows,...

What is 2FA and why is it everywhere?

What is 2FA and why is it everywhere?

Passwords are the first line of defense against cyberattackers. However, as we continue to increase online activities like banking, shopping, and social media, it’s becoming clear that we can’t just rely on passwords. Hackers are getting smarter, and the number of...

Need a connection on the go? Try a WiFi hotspot

Need a connection on the go? Try a WiFi hotspot

Many cities, businesses, and other organizations now offer WiFi hotspots for public use. A WiFi hotspot provides faster internet connections than what is often available on cellular networks. So, how does a WiFi hotspot work? Are they safe? Get all the information you...

WiFi and internet for students

WiFi and internet for students

The life of a college student requires constant internet connection. Whether you're doing research, creating a standout presentation, videoconferencing with peers and professors, or learning remotely from home, you need reliable internet for students. But college life...

Online gamer? What you need to know about ping

Online gamer? What you need to know about ping

There's nothing more frustrating than gaming with your friends online and suddenly the game lags or sticks. Maybe you're seconds away from reaching the next level or scoring the winning goal and your device bugs out. If this has ever happened to you, then you know how...