Welcome to Granite State Communications’ Community Advisor! Here you will find Internet, Phone, and Community-related news and tips. PLUS you can submit your own Community News/Event info using our submission tool located on the right side of this page. 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.


SERVICE ALERT – Service Restored – All Service Areas

Posted in: Advisor Tips Announcements GSC News on September 20, 2020

  *** UPDATE 10:50am: All services are online and functional at this time. Thank you for your patience. If anyone is still experiencing an issue, please call our 24hr support line at 1-888-896-7824.***   We are currently experiencing an outage affecting all service areas. We have technicians working hard to resolve the issue as quickly as possible. Thank you for your patience in more

Short Tutorial/FAQ – How Can I Spot a Fraudulent Website?

Posted in: GSC News on September 9, 2020

Question: I'm concerned about accidentally shopping from a fraudulent website. How can I spot the fakes? Answer: Watch out for these common red flags: A URL starting with http:// The first thing you want to look for on a website is the https:// at the beginning of the address. The "s" in https:// stands for "secure," indicating the website uses encryption to transfer data, protecting it fr more

Zoom isn’t your only option for video chats. Other apps may be better suited to your needs.

Posted in: GSC News on August 31, 2020

Whether you're working, holding your monthly book club meeting, or socializing with friends, if you can't do it in person, you'll need a good online alternative. Zoom is perfect for large groups, but there are other applications that serve a variety of needs. Google Handouts is another option that's good for groups, especially work meetings. FaceTime is great for chats with friends if yo more

Why Buffering Occurs and How You Can Minimize It

Posted in: GSC News on August 27, 2020

When you’re excited about watching a movie or TV program via streaming, the last thing you want to see is the annoying rotating arrow or spinning circle that indicates buffering is taking place. Here’s why it happens and what you can do about it. Buffering refers to downloading a certain amount of data before starting to play the video. Two common reasons for buffering are 1) your internet more

Internet Connectivity Has Never Been More Important

Posted in: GSC News on August 24, 2020

What hasn't changed at Granite State Communications is our long-term commitment to keeping you connected. Years ago, we invested heavily in our fiber networks to provide reliable and virtually unlimited broadband to a large portion of our service area. Today, we are working diligently to expand those networks to meet the challenge of unprecedented home internet use. We believe its our civic dut more

Add More Zing To Your Zoom Calls

Posted in: GSC News on August 21, 2020

Give your virtual gatherings a specific direction. This could be a specific theme, challenge, event, or activity. Ask questions to prompt fun conversations. What's your favorite vacation memory? Which coffee cup is your favorite and why? Play a game. Some examples include Charades, Bingo, Scattergories, Pictionary, Heads Up, and Psych. Fast internet and a strong Wi-Fi connection will also more

Open House & Customer Appreciation Day 2020 Cancelled

Posted in: GSC News on August 19, 2020

After careful consideration, we have made the difficult decision to cancel this year’s Customer Appreciation Day Cookout & Open House scheduled for September 19, 2020. Taking into account the health and safety of our community, we felt this was the best way to proceed during such an unprecedented global situation. We are very disappointed that we are unable to hold this event for our customers a more