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.


GSC to Receive USDA ReConnect Loan to Extend Fiber Network to Most Rural Parts of Serving Area

Posted in: Announcements GSC News on May 21, 2020

  Granite State Communications is excited to announce we will be the recipient of a $1.9 million loan from the US Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) ReConnect Pilot 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 services to our customers.  Ove more

The Downsides of Sharing Your Phone Number

Posted in: Announcements GSC News on May 20, 2020

These days, it can reveal more personal information than you think. If you're like most people, you've become more careful about how you use the internet. You know the risks of sharing personal information online, you're getting smarter about how you use social media, and you watch for potentially harmful email scams. But there's one thing you might not be as careful about as you should be — sh more

5 Reasons to Unplug Once in Awhile

Posted in: Advisor Tips GSC News on May 6, 2020

Technology enhances our lives in many ways, but taking a break from it can be a good thing. During the last couple of decades, digital technology has become a major part of our everyday lives. The internet keeps us perpetually connected, and smartphones allow us to take our entire digital world with us everywhere. But when it comes to this technology, there can be too much of a good thing. As we more

When It Comes to Podcasts, We’re All Ears

Posted in: Advisor Tips GSC News on April 29, 2020

  Online audio consumption is surging, and podcasts are a big reason why.   Audio content used to be limited to whatever was on the radio or in our own music collection — but not anymore. In addition to music streaming services, audiobooks, and internet radio, podcasts (a term coined by combining "iPod" and "broadcast") have transformed the way people learn, share ideas, and entertain thems more

What’s Cooking for Foodies?

Posted in: GSC News on April 24, 2020

A buffet of online resources to feed your food obsession Food is necessary for our survival, but it's so much more than that: a comfort, a creative outlet, a hobby, and a way to connect. Chefs make food their life's work and, lucky for the rest of us, many of them are willing to share their secrets online. In the following pages, we present dozens of web-based ideas for making the most of every m more

Tips For Those New To Working From Home

Posted in: GSC News on April 6, 2020

More and more people are now working from home to help slow the spread of COVID-19. If this work arrangement is new to you, you'll find these tips helpful in terms of productivity and focus: Stick to your workday routine as much as possible. Work roughly the same hours you did before and continue to get dressed in real clothes. Resist the temptation to work in your pajamas! Set up a designated w more

Stay Alert – Scammers Trying to Cash In on COVID-19

Posted in: Advisor Tips GSC News on April 2, 2020

Scammers use every opportunity to trick you out of your money or personal information and that includes situations in which you might feel uncertain or afraid. The coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic is a perfect example. Some of these criminals are impersonating staff from the World Health Organization (WHO) or the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to try and get you to g more