upload speeds

Similar to how your download speed affects picture and sound quality when streaming a show on your TV, your upload speed affects how others see and hear you on the other end of a video call. A too-slow upload speed can cause delays, awkward frozen screens, and broken audio. If this is an issue for

Banning Phones During Holidays

When family members bring phones to the table, it can diminish everyone’s ability to fully experience the joy of holiday dinners. If you decide you don’t want phones used, let everyone know ahead of time so they can prepare. Perhaps you can make a game of it — anyone caught checking their phone during dinner

15 online shopping strategies

Hackers and scammers hope you don’t read this article, though! Shopping online is convenient, easy, and fun. But, as with everything on the internet, there are risks involved. Hackers and scammers are constantly thinking up new ways to take advantage of you and your personal information. Fortunately, there are steps you can take to help

SM Tips for Parents

Parenting has always been challenging. However, a majority of U.S. parents with at least one child under the age of 18 told the Pew Research Center in 2020 that parenting is harder today than it was 20 years ago, with many citing technology—including social media—as a reason why. At what age can children begin using


A subscription to a YouTube channel is free. All you have to do is click the SUBSCRIBE button under any video of the channel. A YouTube membership, by contrast, requires a monthly monetary donation. This financial assistance helps YouTube creators continue to make videos on a full-time basis, so you can enjoy more of their

crew colors

When you call 811, locate crews from utility companies will mark the location of underground utility lines with paint or flags using this universal color code: Red – Electric Orange – Communications, Telephone/CATV Blue – Potable Water Green – Sewer/Drainage Yellow – Gas/Petroleum Pipe Line Purple – Reclaimed Water Safe digging is no accident. Always


Lightning can damage routers and wiring, causing unexpected costly repairs. Fortunately, GSC offers protection plans for just pennies a day! WI-FI PROTECTION Provides a wireless router with protection plan, data backup, and total web security for your desktop and mobile devices. Router protection includes repair/replacement of any GSC router found to be defective plus free


The National Do Not Call Registry, managed by the Federal Trade Commission, gives you the ability to stop many unwanted sales calls by registering your home and/or mobile phone number. Registrations are free and do not expire. Call 1-888-382-1222 from the phone you want to register or visit donotcall.gov.


In response to recent changes in social distancing guidelines by government and health authorities, Granite State Communications is pleased to announce our office lobby at 425 S Stark Hwy is once again open to the public! You’re welcome to visit us in person to pay your bill, exchange equipment or just get your service questions


What’s not to love about cartoon versions of yourself? Your social media posts aren’t limited to photos, videos, and text. If you’re looking to add more whimsy to your content, think about creating an avatar … or two … or a dozen! The process will bring out your inner artist and make you feel like