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Home Telecom Miracle League Field Coming to Moncks Corner

Home Telecom Miracle League Field Coming to Moncks CornerThe Town of Moncks Corner will soon have a new athletic field: Home Telecom Miracle League Field, a part of the Moncks Corner Regional Recreation Complex. Moncks Corner and Miracle League, an organization helping people with disabilities to learn and play baseball, have partnered to build a place for all citizens of the area to get together and play baseball..

Read Article »

Just a Walk in the Park with Free Wi-Fi!

Let’s face it. Just about anywhere we go these days, we need reliable Wi-Fi. Getting out and enjoying nature, visiting a public park, or kayaking on a local lake doesn’t have to mean you are completely cut off from civilization..

Read Article »

The 7 Benefits of Faster Internet for Your Business

Learn the Benefits of Faster Internet for Your Business

In today’s day and age, businesses can’t survive and thrive without having access to fast internet services. So if your business is thinking about upgrading, consider how these seven benefits of faster internet service will help take your company to the next level..

Read Article »

The Minimum Internet Speed In Today's World

The Minimum Internet Speed In Today’s World

By modern-day standards, the minimum internet speed is 100 Mbps, and anything exceeding this is considered fast. However, there’s more to consider than just internet speeds.

To gauge the minimum internet speed you need, let’s dive into some questions..

Read Article »

Top 10 Tech Gadgets for 2022

Top 10 Tech Gadgets for 2022

Whether you’re looking for a gift for that special someone’s birthday, planning for Mother’s Day or want to pamper yourself, these tech gadgets for 2022 are rapidly becoming must-have essentials..

Read Article »

Be Aware of the Top 5 Online Scams in 2022

Be Aware of the Top 5 Online Scams in 2022

While many Americans have returned to work, many employees are still working from home. Additionally, more people have been online to engage with work and shop and connect socially. Our new enlightened digital age has given scammers fresh opportunities to target you..

Read Article »

Explore the Benefits of a Coworking Space

Explore the Benefits of a Coworking Space

Coworking spaces are rapidly gaining in popularity across the country. Once unheard of, these affordable solutions are the perfect escape for people that traditionally work from home or use the local coffee shop as their nine-to-five home base..

Read Article »

What is Proration?

Proration

Imagine you went to a deli and asked for only half a sandwich. You wouldn’t expect to pay for a whole sandwich when you just were served a half, right? Prorating for services works the same way..

Read Article »

Ring in the New Year: How to Clean up a PC

It’s a new year, and with 2022 comes a little early spring cleaning. There’s no better way to start your year off than with a fresh start and a clean desktop. We’re all guilty of letting our desktops get cluttered during the year..

Read Article »

Roundup: Best 2021 Apps


 

It’s that time of year again - we’re decking the halls with holly, whipping up a batch of eggnog and rounding up the best 2021 apps.

Best 2021 Apps

Check out these best of 2021 apps: .

Read Article »

What is Broadband Internet?



Here at Home Telecom, we know that internet and technology terms can be confusing. We want to break down the basics of what is broadband internet and explain how it works and how it can benefit you..

Read Article »

Home Telecom Wins Charleston Metro Chamber’s 2021 Business of the Year Award

MONCKS CORNER, SC December 6, 2021 – Home Telecom was honored with the Charleston Metro Chamber of Commerce’s Business of the Year award at the 2021 Honors Awards Friday night.

Presented during the Chamber’s “Member-Bration” event at their new headquarters in Park Circle, it was an opportunity for the Chamber to applaud the business community as the “Greatest Community on Earth”..

Read Article »

Home Telecom Awarded The Outstanding Corporation Award

MONCKS CORNER, SC November 18, 2021 – Home Telecom was awarded the Outstanding Corporation Award of 2021 by the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP), presented to them at the National Philanthropy Day Celebration at the Charleston Gaillard Center Tuesday morning..

Read Article »

Celebrating a Charleston Thanksgiving

Charleston Thanksgiving

If you’re planning on celebrating a Charleston Thanksgiving, we have excellent recommendations for you! So whether you’re into cooking a gourmet feast at home or want to forego the dishes and eat out, we’ve got you covered this year..

Read Article »

How to Prevent a House Fire and Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

Protect Your Family: How to Prevent House Fires and Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

Not only is fall in the air, but winter is right around the corner. Did you know that as temperatures decrease and more homes utilize home heating systems, the risks of carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning and house fires increase? Learn more about how to prevent a house fire and carbon monoxide poisoning..

Read Article »

Celebrate National Internet Day

Celebrate National Internet Day

National Internet Day is on October 29, 2021, and today we celebrate the internet. More than two decades ago, we were enthralled with the newest technology that delivered electronic mail. Then, the grammatically incorrect phrase, “You’ve got mail,” resonated in the hearts of Americans..

Read Article »

Celebrate National Clean Your Virtual Desktop Day

Celebrate National Clean Your Virtual Desktop Day

This year on October 17, join the millions of Americans setting aside valuable time to celebrate National Clean Your Virtual Desktop Day. So often neglected, cleaning up your desktop can help boost your productivity and extend the life of your current machine..

Read Article »

Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Breast Cancer Awareness Month

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Aside from skin cancer, breast cancer is the most common cancer affecting women in America, and nearly one in eight women will develop breast cancer during their lifetimes..

Read Article »

Interview with Home Telecom’s Leadership

Learn How Fiber Internet Can Benefit You

William S. Helmly, President and CEO of Home Telecom, was recently interviewed by ISE ICT Solutions & Education.

Will’s interview highlights the future of Home Telecom, including the direction of Fiber in South Carolina..

Read Article »

Home Telecom Community Connect Customers Get a Boost in Speed

MONCKS CORNER, SC August 9, 2021 — Home Telecom wants to make sure families with school-aged children have affordable, quality high speed internet service to complete their schoolwork at home. In that spirit, Home Telecom announced they are boosting the internet speed from 10 Mbps to 25 Mbps for families who reenroll in their Community Connect program for the 2021-2022 school year..

Read Article »

7 Reasons Why You Should Move to Charleston

Moving to charleston things you need to know

7 Reasons Why You Should Move to Charleston

South Carolina is a hidden gem tucked along the southern coast of the United States. Charleston and the surrounding Lowcountry area, including Allendale, Bamberg, Beaufort, Berkeley, Calhoun, Charleston, Colleton, Dorchester, Hampton, Jasper and Orangeburg Counties, offer many attractive benefits and amenities to residents..

Read Article »

Work From Home: Love It or Hate It?


Many Americans were forced to work from home (WFH) over the last year, whether it was by choice or mandate due to COVID-19 requirements. Are you one of the millions that have enjoyed working from home, or are you still working from home until your business reopens to full capacity? .

Read Article »

Celebrate June's National Nature Photography Day

Celebrate June's National Nature Photography Day

National Nature Photography Day is June 15, and we want to encourage you to go out and snap some fantastic photos with your iPhone. Whether you’re shooting pictures of your children, pets or nature, we have some helpful tips and tricks to get you started and on your way to taking memorable, frame-worthy photos in no time..

Read Article »

The Benefits of Having HomeSmart Products

The Benefits of Having HomeSmart Products

Summer vacation is right around the corner, and if you’re like most people these days, you might worry about leaving your home and belongings unattended.

Peace of Mind

Home Telecom has put together a list of the top seven reasons you need HomeSmart security products this summer..

Read Article »

Celebrating Cinco De Mayo in Charleston

Celebrating Cinco De Mayo in Charleston

We may still be in the middle of a pandemic, but Charleston is ready to celebrate Cinco de Mayo safely this year. While you may need to bring your mask, there’s no reason why you can’t celebrate Mexican heritage this year..

Read Article »

Learn How Home Telecom Supports Our Home

Learn How Home Telecom Supports Our Home

Every year, Home Telecom gives back to the local community. They provide money for community outreach programs, including health care, education, human service and environmental programs, recreation and more across the TriCounty area..

Read Article »

Act Now and Take Action on World Backup Day

a hard drive, sd card, and a flash drive

Don’t become a victim of April Fools this year! Backup your important documents and files online no later than March 31. 
 
You must back up all your important computer and phone files, such as documents, emails, financial data, family photos and home videos..

Read Article »

WiFi Channels: What’s the Difference Between 2.4GHz vs. 5GHz?

wifi symbol

You’ve probably seen the different WiFi channels - 2.4GHz and 5GHz - but what’s the difference between these and which one is right for you?
 
Most newer wireless routers offer two separate bands of channels, but choosing the right one can be challenging, especially if you don’t geek out over today’s technology and simply want to plug everything in and access the internet..

Read Article »

Celebrate a Classic: National Landline Day

 
old telephone

Remember the days when you had to memorize your crushes’ digits, and you would twirl the coiled phone cord around your finger nervously waiting for them to pick up? Or perhaps you still remember your best friend’s phone number by heart all these years later..

Read Article »

Why Should I Make the Switch to HomeStream TV?

people looking at laptop


HomeStream TV is an app-based video service that offers many benefits over traditional cable. But, how exactly can HomeStream TV help you? 

The Benefits of HomeStream TV

Let’s take a look and explore the many features that HomeStream TV offers..

Read Article »

Learn More Now: What is HomeStream TV?

homestream logo

HomeStream TV blends the traditional experience of watching video with today’s modern streaming services. This means that you get the benefit of watching all your normal movies, shows and live events plus access to our Video on Demand streaming library and the ability to watch on your smartphone or tablet..

Read Article »

10 Tech Tips and Tricks to Save You Time Now

Home Telecom wants you to start 2021 right - with some valuable tech tips and tricks to help you save time..

Read Article »

'Tis the Season to Give Back

This year both flew by and crawled by at a snail’s pace. One thing for sure is that the holiday season is once again upon us, and due to all the hardships many people have endured, it’s never been more important to give back to those less fortunate and in need..

Read Article »

DIY Christmas Crafts

Deck the halls with DIY Christmas decor this year! We’ve compiled a list of our favorite DIY holiday and Christmas decorations that are easy regardless of your crafting experience. Whether you want to give homemade gifts this year or want to adorn your house and mantel with your projects, there’s no time like now to get in the holiday spirit..

Read Article »

Your Cable Costs Explained

Read Article »

Pandemic-Friendly Holiday Light Celebrations

Holiday light celebrations may look a little different from year’s past. But that’s no reason to feel down this year. We’ve put together a list of the top holiday light celebrations in Charleston and the surrounding areas so you can start humming carols and feeling the holiday spirit..

Read Article »

Celebrate GivingTuesday

GivingTuesday is an annual event on December 1 that celebrates a day of global giving. Small businesses, corporations, non-profits, schools and faith-based organizations join together to celebrate this movement..

Read Article »

Top 10 Tech Gifts for 2020

It’s hard to believe that 2020 is drawing to a close and that Christmas, Hanukkah, and Kwanzaa is around the corner. Whether you’re looking for the perfect gift for the technology-loving friend or family member in your life or you feel like splurging since this year has been a downer, we’ve compiled a list of the top 10 tech gifts to explore this season..

Read Article »

Best New Apps of 2020

2020 is a year that will live in infamy, but fortunately for Apple and Android users, there’s been a slew of fantastic new apps released this year. With the highly coveted release of the iPhone 12, Home Telecom has rounded up the top list of picks, because let’s face it — without apps, your expensive smartphone is just a costly paperweight..

Read Article »

Home Telecom Retail Service Center Opens in Nexton with Virtual Ribbon-Cutting

MONCKS CORNER, SC October 12, 2020 — It may not be the traditional Grand Opening with food trucks, giveaways, and open house tours, but the times themselves are far from traditional. Thanks to virtual technology however, Home Telecom officially opens their new Nexton Retail Office today, Monday, October 12, with a virtual ribbon-cutting by Home Telecom leaders, employees and Nexton representatives..

Read Article »

Fun October Celebrations

October is full of fun celebrations, including World Smile Day® and You Matter to Me Day, which seems especially appropriate to celebrate this year. Many people are depressed and worried about the pandemic, politics and natural disasters..

Read Article »

Celebrate World Teacher's Day

We know that school may look a little different amid this COVID-19 pandemic, making World Teacher’s Day a little more important and unique this year.

World Teacher’s Day is celebrated on October 5, and celebrated annually, commemorating the 1966 ILO/UNESCO Recommendation about the status of teachers..

Read Article »

Hurricane Season Preparedness

As we reach the mid-way point of hurricane season, there’s never been a more critical time to prepare yourself for a natural disaster. Running from June 1 through November 30 each year, hurricane season this year is different due to COVID-19..

Read Article »

Celebrate Grandparents Day

On Sunday, September 13, we celebrate Grandparents Day. Whether you’re celebrating in-person or online, we encourage everyone to reach out to their grandparents and learn more about how they grew up and the trials they faced..

Read Article »

Celebrate International Day of Charity

On September 5, 2020, celebrate the International Day of Charity. Declared a holiday by the United Nations in 2012, this holiday is in honor of Mother Teresa’s death, and commemorates her tireless work to help overcome worldwide poverty and suffering..

Read Article »

How to Extend the Life of Tech Devices

Like many Americans during COVID, you might find yourself working from home and on a tight budget this summer. Whatever the circumstances, you’re probably trying to stretch your current laptop and electronic devices' lifespan..

Read Article »

Low-Risk COVID-19 Weekend Trips in the Carolinas

If you’re looking for some outdoor fun in the sun that is an action-packed family weekend adventure away from COVID-19, look no further than Charleston, South Carolina!

Here are some great low-risk COVID getaways that will have you breathing fresh air and feeling recharged..

Read Article »

Wired Home Internet Is the Best Option for Students as Home Telecom Makes It Happen for Families without Access

From the earliest days of the COVID-19 outbreak, Home Telecom has been aiding school districts by promoting public wireless “hotspot” locations and providing free wired internet to students without access to the internet so they can do their homework assignments, tap into e-learning classes, or to keep up with current news and guidelines during the coronavirus pandemic..

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DIY Home E-Learning Spaces and Tips

If your college or your children’s school has been temporarily closed due to COVID, you might be worrying about how you can manage learning from home until we have a better way to control the spread of this pandemic..

Read Article »

What is HomeStream TV?

You’ve probably heard about live streaming and Video-on-Demand Streaming (VOD) in today's modern high-tech world. But what exactly are these types of service, and how do they benefit you? .

Read Article »

How the Internet Works

How the Internet Works

While we would like to think of the internet as a magic technological gateway that keeps us up-to-date on the latest celebrity gossip, sporting events and news, the internet is an advanced system of worldwide computer networks..

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Best Ways to Use the Internet During Covid-19

Best Ways to Use the Internet During Covid-19

Pre-COVID-19, the internet was something that most took for granted, and it was just there as part of our daily lives. After experiencing quarantines and social distancing protocols, the internet is becoming a tool that we use to keep in touch with the outside world, including friends and family..

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June Welcomes South Carolina’s Abundant Farmers Markets

May Welcomes South Carolina’s Abundant Farmers Markets

Farmers market season is once again upon us, and we’re excited to see and taste what 2022 has in store for South Carolina.

Whether you love browsing local produce, baked goods, meats or crafts, farmers markets are a great way to spend some time outdoors while supporting local farmers and artisans..

Read Article »

Mental Health Awareness Month

Mental Health Awareness Month

Millions of Americans suffer from mental health illnesses that affect how they think and feel. Research suggests that mental health conditions don’t begin from one event, but are a combination of lifestyle, environment and genetic influences..

Read Article »

April Showers Bring May Flowers

April Showers Bring May Flowers

Alas, April’s showers are over, and blooming forth are May’s beautiful flowers. While some are blessed with green thumbs, there are many of us that want to have a breathtaking garden but need a little modern-day assistance from the pros, which in this case means gardening apps..

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Celebrate Earth Day with Energy-Saving Strategies

Tiny ecosystem

On April 22nd, we celebrate Earth Day, which is an annual event that draws attention to environmental protection. Energy-saving strategies are a vital component to helping save Mother Earth, which is why Home Telecom embraces the latest technology and tips to help reduce energy consumption..

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Home Telecom Miracle League Field Coming to Moncks Corner

Home Telecom Miracle League Field Coming to Moncks CornerThe Town of Moncks Corner will soon have a new athletic field: Home Telecom Miracle League Field, a part of the Moncks Corner Regional Recreation Complex. Moncks Corner and Miracle League, an organization helping people with disabilities to learn and play baseball, have partnered to build a place for all citizens of the area to get together and play baseball..

Read Article »

Just a Walk in the Park with Free Wi-Fi!

Let’s face it. Just about anywhere we go these days, we need reliable Wi-Fi. Getting out and enjoying nature, visiting a public park, or kayaking on a local lake doesn’t have to mean you are completely cut off from civilization..

Read Article »

The 7 Benefits of Faster Internet for Your Business

Learn the Benefits of Faster Internet for Your Business

In today’s day and age, businesses can’t survive and thrive without having access to fast internet services. So if your business is thinking about upgrading, consider how these seven benefits of faster internet service will help take your company to the next level..

Read Article »

The Minimum Internet Speed In Today's World

The Minimum Internet Speed In Today’s World

By modern-day standards, the minimum internet speed is 100 Mbps, and anything exceeding this is considered fast. However, there’s more to consider than just internet speeds.

To gauge the minimum internet speed you need, let’s dive into some questions..

Read Article »

Top 10 Tech Gadgets for 2022

Top 10 Tech Gadgets for 2022

Whether you’re looking for a gift for that special someone’s birthday, planning for Mother’s Day or want to pamper yourself, these tech gadgets for 2022 are rapidly becoming must-have essentials..

Read Article »

Be Aware of the Top 5 Online Scams in 2022

Be Aware of the Top 5 Online Scams in 2022

While many Americans have returned to work, many employees are still working from home. Additionally, more people have been online to engage with work and shop and connect socially. Our new enlightened digital age has given scammers fresh opportunities to target you..

Read Article »

Explore the Benefits of a Coworking Space

Explore the Benefits of a Coworking Space

Coworking spaces are rapidly gaining in popularity across the country. Once unheard of, these affordable solutions are the perfect escape for people that traditionally work from home or use the local coffee shop as their nine-to-five home base..

Read Article »

What is Proration?

Proration

Imagine you went to a deli and asked for only half a sandwich. You wouldn’t expect to pay for a whole sandwich when you just were served a half, right? Prorating for services works the same way..

Read Article »

Ring in the New Year: How to Clean up a PC

It’s a new year, and with 2022 comes a little early spring cleaning. There’s no better way to start your year off than with a fresh start and a clean desktop. We’re all guilty of letting our desktops get cluttered during the year..

Read Article »

Roundup: Best 2021 Apps


 

It’s that time of year again - we’re decking the halls with holly, whipping up a batch of eggnog and rounding up the best 2021 apps.

Best 2021 Apps

Check out these best of 2021 apps: .

Read Article »

What is Broadband Internet?



Here at Home Telecom, we know that internet and technology terms can be confusing. We want to break down the basics of what is broadband internet and explain how it works and how it can benefit you..

Read Article »

Home Telecom Wins Charleston Metro Chamber’s 2021 Business of the Year Award

MONCKS CORNER, SC December 6, 2021 – Home Telecom was honored with the Charleston Metro Chamber of Commerce’s Business of the Year award at the 2021 Honors Awards Friday night.

Presented during the Chamber’s “Member-Bration” event at their new headquarters in Park Circle, it was an opportunity for the Chamber to applaud the business community as the “Greatest Community on Earth”..

Read Article »

Home Telecom Awarded The Outstanding Corporation Award

MONCKS CORNER, SC November 18, 2021 – Home Telecom was awarded the Outstanding Corporation Award of 2021 by the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP), presented to them at the National Philanthropy Day Celebration at the Charleston Gaillard Center Tuesday morning..

Read Article »

Celebrating a Charleston Thanksgiving

Charleston Thanksgiving

If you’re planning on celebrating a Charleston Thanksgiving, we have excellent recommendations for you! So whether you’re into cooking a gourmet feast at home or want to forego the dishes and eat out, we’ve got you covered this year..

Read Article »

How to Prevent a House Fire and Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

Protect Your Family: How to Prevent House Fires and Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

Not only is fall in the air, but winter is right around the corner. Did you know that as temperatures decrease and more homes utilize home heating systems, the risks of carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning and house fires increase? Learn more about how to prevent a house fire and carbon monoxide poisoning..

Read Article »

Celebrate National Internet Day

Celebrate National Internet Day

National Internet Day is on October 29, 2021, and today we celebrate the internet. More than two decades ago, we were enthralled with the newest technology that delivered electronic mail. Then, the grammatically incorrect phrase, “You’ve got mail,” resonated in the hearts of Americans..

Read Article »

Celebrate National Clean Your Virtual Desktop Day

Celebrate National Clean Your Virtual Desktop Day

This year on October 17, join the millions of Americans setting aside valuable time to celebrate National Clean Your Virtual Desktop Day. So often neglected, cleaning up your desktop can help boost your productivity and extend the life of your current machine..

Read Article »

Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Breast Cancer Awareness Month

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Aside from skin cancer, breast cancer is the most common cancer affecting women in America, and nearly one in eight women will develop breast cancer during their lifetimes..

Read Article »

Interview with Home Telecom’s Leadership

Learn How Fiber Internet Can Benefit You

William S. Helmly, President and CEO of Home Telecom, was recently interviewed by ISE ICT Solutions & Education.

Will’s interview highlights the future of Home Telecom, including the direction of Fiber in South Carolina..

Read Article »

Home Telecom Community Connect Customers Get a Boost in Speed

MONCKS CORNER, SC August 9, 2021 — Home Telecom wants to make sure families with school-aged children have affordable, quality high speed internet service to complete their schoolwork at home. In that spirit, Home Telecom announced they are boosting the internet speed from 10 Mbps to 25 Mbps for families who reenroll in their Community Connect program for the 2021-2022 school year..

Read Article »

7 Reasons Why You Should Move to Charleston

Moving to charleston things you need to know

7 Reasons Why You Should Move to Charleston

South Carolina is a hidden gem tucked along the southern coast of the United States. Charleston and the surrounding Lowcountry area, including Allendale, Bamberg, Beaufort, Berkeley, Calhoun, Charleston, Colleton, Dorchester, Hampton, Jasper and Orangeburg Counties, offer many attractive benefits and amenities to residents..

Read Article »

Work From Home: Love It or Hate It?


Many Americans were forced to work from home (WFH) over the last year, whether it was by choice or mandate due to COVID-19 requirements. Are you one of the millions that have enjoyed working from home, or are you still working from home until your business reopens to full capacity? .

Read Article »

Celebrate June's National Nature Photography Day

Celebrate June's National Nature Photography Day

National Nature Photography Day is June 15, and we want to encourage you to go out and snap some fantastic photos with your iPhone. Whether you’re shooting pictures of your children, pets or nature, we have some helpful tips and tricks to get you started and on your way to taking memorable, frame-worthy photos in no time..

Read Article »

The Benefits of Having HomeSmart Products

The Benefits of Having HomeSmart Products

Summer vacation is right around the corner, and if you’re like most people these days, you might worry about leaving your home and belongings unattended.

Peace of Mind

Home Telecom has put together a list of the top seven reasons you need HomeSmart security products this summer..

Read Article »

Celebrating Cinco De Mayo in Charleston

Celebrating Cinco De Mayo in Charleston

We may still be in the middle of a pandemic, but Charleston is ready to celebrate Cinco de Mayo safely this year. While you may need to bring your mask, there’s no reason why you can’t celebrate Mexican heritage this year..

Read Article »

Learn How Home Telecom Supports Our Home

Learn How Home Telecom Supports Our Home

Every year, Home Telecom gives back to the local community. They provide money for community outreach programs, including health care, education, human service and environmental programs, recreation and more across the TriCounty area..

Read Article »

Act Now and Take Action on World Backup Day

a hard drive, sd card, and a flash drive

Don’t become a victim of April Fools this year! Backup your important documents and files online no later than March 31. 
 
You must back up all your important computer and phone files, such as documents, emails, financial data, family photos and home videos..

Read Article »

WiFi Channels: What’s the Difference Between 2.4GHz vs. 5GHz?

wifi symbol

You’ve probably seen the different WiFi channels - 2.4GHz and 5GHz - but what’s the difference between these and which one is right for you?
 
Most newer wireless routers offer two separate bands of channels, but choosing the right one can be challenging, especially if you don’t geek out over today’s technology and simply want to plug everything in and access the internet..

Read Article »

Celebrate a Classic: National Landline Day

 
old telephone

Remember the days when you had to memorize your crushes’ digits, and you would twirl the coiled phone cord around your finger nervously waiting for them to pick up? Or perhaps you still remember your best friend’s phone number by heart all these years later..

Read Article »

Why Should I Make the Switch to HomeStream TV?

people looking at laptop


HomeStream TV is an app-based video service that offers many benefits over traditional cable. But, how exactly can HomeStream TV help you? 

The Benefits of HomeStream TV

Let’s take a look and explore the many features that HomeStream TV offers..

Read Article »

Learn More Now: What is HomeStream TV?

homestream logo

HomeStream TV blends the traditional experience of watching video with today’s modern streaming services. This means that you get the benefit of watching all your normal movies, shows and live events plus access to our Video on Demand streaming library and the ability to watch on your smartphone or tablet..

Read Article »

10 Tech Tips and Tricks to Save You Time Now

Home Telecom wants you to start 2021 right - with some valuable tech tips and tricks to help you save time..

Read Article »

'Tis the Season to Give Back

This year both flew by and crawled by at a snail’s pace. One thing for sure is that the holiday season is once again upon us, and due to all the hardships many people have endured, it’s never been more important to give back to those less fortunate and in need..

Read Article »

DIY Christmas Crafts

Deck the halls with DIY Christmas decor this year! We’ve compiled a list of our favorite DIY holiday and Christmas decorations that are easy regardless of your crafting experience. Whether you want to give homemade gifts this year or want to adorn your house and mantel with your projects, there’s no time like now to get in the holiday spirit..

Read Article »

Your Cable Costs Explained

Read Article »

Pandemic-Friendly Holiday Light Celebrations

Holiday light celebrations may look a little different from year’s past. But that’s no reason to feel down this year. We’ve put together a list of the top holiday light celebrations in Charleston and the surrounding areas so you can start humming carols and feeling the holiday spirit..

Read Article »

Celebrate GivingTuesday

GivingTuesday is an annual event on December 1 that celebrates a day of global giving. Small businesses, corporations, non-profits, schools and faith-based organizations join together to celebrate this movement..

Read Article »

Top 10 Tech Gifts for 2020

It’s hard to believe that 2020 is drawing to a close and that Christmas, Hanukkah, and Kwanzaa is around the corner. Whether you’re looking for the perfect gift for the technology-loving friend or family member in your life or you feel like splurging since this year has been a downer, we’ve compiled a list of the top 10 tech gifts to explore this season..

Read Article »

Best New Apps of 2020

2020 is a year that will live in infamy, but fortunately for Apple and Android users, there’s been a slew of fantastic new apps released this year. With the highly coveted release of the iPhone 12, Home Telecom has rounded up the top list of picks, because let’s face it — without apps, your expensive smartphone is just a costly paperweight..

Read Article »

Home Telecom Retail Service Center Opens in Nexton with Virtual Ribbon-Cutting

MONCKS CORNER, SC October 12, 2020 — It may not be the traditional Grand Opening with food trucks, giveaways, and open house tours, but the times themselves are far from traditional. Thanks to virtual technology however, Home Telecom officially opens their new Nexton Retail Office today, Monday, October 12, with a virtual ribbon-cutting by Home Telecom leaders, employees and Nexton representatives..

Read Article »

Fun October Celebrations

October is full of fun celebrations, including World Smile Day® and You Matter to Me Day, which seems especially appropriate to celebrate this year. Many people are depressed and worried about the pandemic, politics and natural disasters..

Read Article »

Celebrate World Teacher's Day

We know that school may look a little different amid this COVID-19 pandemic, making World Teacher’s Day a little more important and unique this year.

World Teacher’s Day is celebrated on October 5, and celebrated annually, commemorating the 1966 ILO/UNESCO Recommendation about the status of teachers..

Read Article »

Hurricane Season Preparedness

As we reach the mid-way point of hurricane season, there’s never been a more critical time to prepare yourself for a natural disaster. Running from June 1 through November 30 each year, hurricane season this year is different due to COVID-19..

Read Article »

Celebrate Grandparents Day

On Sunday, September 13, we celebrate Grandparents Day. Whether you’re celebrating in-person or online, we encourage everyone to reach out to their grandparents and learn more about how they grew up and the trials they faced..

Read Article »

Celebrate International Day of Charity

On September 5, 2020, celebrate the International Day of Charity. Declared a holiday by the United Nations in 2012, this holiday is in honor of Mother Teresa’s death, and commemorates her tireless work to help overcome worldwide poverty and suffering..

Read Article »

How to Extend the Life of Tech Devices

Like many Americans during COVID, you might find yourself working from home and on a tight budget this summer. Whatever the circumstances, you’re probably trying to stretch your current laptop and electronic devices' lifespan..

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Low-Risk COVID-19 Weekend Trips in the Carolinas

If you’re looking for some outdoor fun in the sun that is an action-packed family weekend adventure away from COVID-19, look no further than Charleston, South Carolina!

Here are some great low-risk COVID getaways that will have you breathing fresh air and feeling recharged..

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Wired Home Internet Is the Best Option for Students as Home Telecom Makes It Happen for Families without Access

From the earliest days of the COVID-19 outbreak, Home Telecom has been aiding school districts by promoting public wireless “hotspot” locations and providing free wired internet to students without access to the internet so they can do their homework assignments, tap into e-learning classes, or to keep up with current news and guidelines during the coronavirus pandemic..

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DIY Home E-Learning Spaces and Tips

If your college or your children’s school has been temporarily closed due to COVID, you might be worrying about how you can manage learning from home until we have a better way to control the spread of this pandemic..

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What is HomeStream TV?

You’ve probably heard about live streaming and Video-on-Demand Streaming (VOD) in today's modern high-tech world. But what exactly are these types of service, and how do they benefit you? .

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How the Internet Works

How the Internet Works

While we would like to think of the internet as a magic technological gateway that keeps us up-to-date on the latest celebrity gossip, sporting events and news, the internet is an advanced system of worldwide computer networks..

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Best Ways to Use the Internet During Covid-19

Best Ways to Use the Internet During Covid-19

Pre-COVID-19, the internet was something that most took for granted, and it was just there as part of our daily lives. After experiencing quarantines and social distancing protocols, the internet is becoming a tool that we use to keep in touch with the outside world, including friends and family..

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June Welcomes South Carolina’s Abundant Farmers Markets

May Welcomes South Carolina’s Abundant Farmers Markets

Farmers market season is once again upon us, and we’re excited to see and taste what 2022 has in store for South Carolina.

Whether you love browsing local produce, baked goods, meats or crafts, farmers markets are a great way to spend some time outdoors while supporting local farmers and artisans..

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Mental Health Awareness Month

Mental Health Awareness Month

Millions of Americans suffer from mental health illnesses that affect how they think and feel. Research suggests that mental health conditions don’t begin from one event, but are a combination of lifestyle, environment and genetic influences..

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April Showers Bring May Flowers

April Showers Bring May Flowers

Alas, April’s showers are over, and blooming forth are May’s beautiful flowers. While some are blessed with green thumbs, there are many of us that want to have a breathtaking garden but need a little modern-day assistance from the pros, which in this case means gardening apps..

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Celebrate Earth Day with Energy-Saving Strategies

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On April 22nd, we celebrate Earth Day, which is an annual event that draws attention to environmental protection. Energy-saving strategies are a vital component to helping save Mother Earth, which is why Home Telecom embraces the latest technology and tips to help reduce energy consumption..

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