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.


No Time Like the Present to Organize Photos from the Past

Posted in: Advisor Tips GSC News on August 12, 2020

Are you finally ready to create one place for all your cherished memories? Does this scenario sound familiar? You’ve got photos on your camera that upload to three different backup sites, more on a hard drive that you tried to use as a central repository three years ago, and still more in paper format in shoeboxes in the back of your closet. If so, we encourage you to keep reading. ----- more

GSC Receives Grant from Connecting New Hampshire – Emergency Broadband Expansion Program

Posted in: GSC News on August 7, 2020

Granite State Communications (GSC) is excited to announce we will be the recipient of a $1.2 million grant from the state of New Hampshire’s Connecting New Hampshire – Emergency Broadband Expansion Program to extend our fiber broadband network to the most rural parts of our serving area. GSC is a third-generation family business focused on delivering dependable, personal, cutting-edge servi more

FAQ – How Do I Efficiently Search On Google?

Posted in: GSC News on August 5, 2020

Question: Sometimes it seems to take forever to find the exact information I need on Google. How can I do a search that's more efficient? Answer: To increase the efficiency of your searches, try these techniques: Use quotation marks. When searching for something specific, try using quotation marks to minimize the guesswork for Google search. When you put your search parameters inside quotat more

Find Your Inner Chef With Online Cooking Lessons

Posted in: Advisor Tips GSC News on July 31, 2020

Are you doing more cooking at home now? Whether you’re an accomplished cook or a novice, these online options are available to help you — in the words of chef Emeril Lagasse — “kick it up a notch!” Serious Eats ( - More than just a recipe repository, this free site includes videos and articles with expert tips to help you become a better cook. Handy ingredient guides more

How to Disagree Online

Posted in: Advisor Tips on July 27, 2020

...and know when to bow out. These days, it doesn’t take much for an online argument to get going. Passions are high about many different issues, and a polite discussion can soon become a vicious battle. How do you voice your viewpoints in a productive way? Check out some suggestions in this Internet Connections article in our Summer 2020 Website Compass magazine. You’ll also learn what to more

3 Water Activities to Help Keep you Cool This Summer

Posted in: Advisor Tips Announcements GSC News on July 22, 2020

No swimming pool? No problem. The current social restrictions have made us use our creativity to re-imagine activities or invent new ones to keep everyone entertained and safe. Water Limbo - Use streaming water from the hose instead of a stick to see how low you can go. Water Balloon Piñatas - Attach ribbon or string to water balloons and hang them from low-lying branches. Blindfolded par more

Voice Calls Make A Comeback During Pandemic

Posted in: Advisor Tips on July 10, 2020

For many people, text messages' brief content was perfectly fine while running around town on busy days. But during the slower pace of today's isolation, they crave the comfort of a familiar voice and the deeper connection of a leisurely conversation. Written communication has its place, of course. But we encourage you to take this opportunity to rediscover the power of a voice call. Friends an more