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Welcome to Granite State Communications’ Community Advisor! Here you will find Internet, Phone, and Community-related news and tips. Please read, watch, share – and check back regularly for updates. While you are here, feel free to browse the archived articles on the right. As always, we welcome your comments and questions.

 

Upload Speed is Important to Video Call Quality

Posted in: Advisor Tips GSC News on December 2, 2021

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 you, ask us about upgrading to the next-higher internet tier. ...read more

SERVICE ALERT – TELEPHONE OUTAGE

Posted in: Community News GSC News on December 1, 2021

Service Alert - Granite State Communications performed scheduled telephone network maintenance last night in our Chester, Sandown, Hillsboro, and Washington service areas. There are some customers experiencing issues with their service as a result of the maintenance. Technicians are actively working to restore service for those affected as quickly as possible. If you are experiencing a service iss ...read more

Food for thought – No Phones at Holiday Dinners

Posted in: Advisor Tips GSC News on November 19, 2021

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 has to wash the dishes! ...read more

We’re Sold on These 15 Online Shopping Strategies

Posted in: Advisor Tips Employee News GSC News on November 17, 2021

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 protect yourself. 1. Use familiar websites. Retai ...read more

Social Media Tips for Today’s Parents

Posted in: Advisor Tips GSC News on November 1, 2021

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 social media? What are the potential risks? We’ll explore these and other ...read more

Mandatory 10-Digit Dialing Coming to New Hampshire

Posted in: GSC News on October 21, 2021

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has adopted 988 as a new three-digit number to be used nationwide to reach the National Suicide Prevention and Mental Health Crisis Lifeline, starting July 16, 2022. Customers must continue to dial 1-800-273-TALK to reach the Lifeline until July 16, 2022. In order for 988 to work in our 603 area code, 10-digit local dialing must first be implemented. ...read more

SERVICE ALERT – SERVICE RESTORED FOR MAJORITY AFFECTED

Posted in: Announcements GSC News on October 20, 2021

**UPDATE 10/21, 10:00am** - Service has been restored to almost all customers affected by yesterday’s pole accident. If you are still experiencing a service issue at this point, please call us at 603-529-9931 or 1-888-896-7824. Thank you. **UPDATE 8:30pm** -- The majority of customer’s service has been restored. Technicians continue working to restore service to the remaining customers. ...read more

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