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Clearwave® to Open Applications for Charitable Giving Fund to Support Local Nonprofit Organizations

September 15, 2021 – Clearwave Communications, along with the other Cable One family of brands, will open fall applications for the company’s Charitable Giving Fund, which annually awards $200,000 in grants to 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations, from October 1, 2021 through October 31, 2021. Grants will be made available across communities served by Clearwave® and the other Cable One family of brands (Sparklight®, Fidelity Communications, and ValuNet Fiber) and will concentrate support in the fol...

Clearwave® Launches Charitable Giving Fund to Support Nonprofit Organizations

March 26, 2021 –  Harrisburg, Illinois – Clearwave Communications, along with the other Cable One family of brands, today announced the launch of the company’s Charitable Giving Fund, which will annually award $200,000 in grants to 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations across its 21-state footprint. “We are committed to connecting customers in the cities and towns we serve to what matters most,” said Julie Laulis, President and CEO. “Through our philanthropic initiatives and partnerships, we provi...

Clearwave Communications Extends COVID-19 Response Efforts Through June 30

April 28, 2020 – Phoenix, AZ – Clearwave Communications today announced that it will extend its commitment to the Federal Communications Commission’s Keep Americans Connected Pledge through June 30, 2020 in an effort to provide continued connectivity for customers and communities and to ease the financial burden of those impacted by the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Clearwave originally committed to the pledge on March 13, 2020 by waiving late charges and suspending disconnection of internet...

Clearwave Communications Donates $300,000 to Support COVID-19 Relief

PRESS RELEASE April 7, 2020 – Phoenix, AZ – In an effort to assist with COVID-19 relief efforts across their 21-state footprint, Clearwave Communications and the other Cable One family of brands have donated $150,000 to the Meals on Wheels America COVID-19 Response Fund and $150,000 to local food banks in the markets they serve. “Clearwave has set an example for others by helping us to ensure America’s vulnerable seniors will continue to receive the meals they desperately need amid this nation...

Take Me Out to the Ballgame

The boys of summer have returned as the Southern Illinois Miners have kicked off season 13 at Rent One Park in Marion. The Miners have been a huge part of our region since 2007, which is why Clearwave Communications has teamed up with the former Frontier League Champions for years. We’re proud sponsors of the Miners. Our presence is felt as soon as fans arrive in the parking lot. More than 40 Clearwave banners hang on the light poles. The relationship also goes inside the ballpark. We also spon...

Protecting Your Digital Assets

According to FBI statistics, another home gets burglarized every 13 seconds. That’s why we have a deadbolt locks and motion-sensored security cameras. Now consider your business. Nearly 70 percent will experience a cyberattack this year alone. Are you prepared to mitigate these threats? Here are a few ways to keep your digital assets safe. Maintain Software Check for any software updates and download them. Often they have new features or correct bugs that may be affecting the performance of y...

Software as a Service

No doubt you’ve heard of cloud computing. It has changed the way people and businesses use the Internet. Now more companies are turning to another form of cloud-based computing called Software as a Service. SaaS is a delivery system for centrally hosted applications over the Internet. So instead of downloading the software to run on your PC, the program is hosted by a third-party provider. Users then have access to this through a web browser interface. Some of the better-known examples of Softw...

The Cloud’s Silver Lining

Time is money. And technology is making it much easier to save time and make more money. A recent survey shows more than 90 percent of businesses use some form of cloud-based computing for their day-to-operations. Cloud computing is computing based on the internet. At one time, applications and programs would have to be downloaded onto a physical computer or server. But with cloud computing, people can access those same items through the internet. Why use the cloud? Here are just a few of the ...

Internet of Things

It’s hard to imagine a time when we weren’t connected to the outside world. For more than 20 years the Internet has been there for us. Improvements in technology year after year has meant better ways to stay connected and get valuable information out to the masses. In 1999, the Internet of Things was created. IoT goes beyond the typical devices you’d expect like smartphones, tablets, and computers. Vehicles, appliances, and microchips created for animals all fall into the IoT category. All told...

Cyber Threats

This time of year there’s a feeling of goodwill and caring in the air. However, not everyone shares those thoughts of kindness and peace. Cyber threats are everywhere and it’s important to keep your network secure, no matter the size of the business. These are a few of the concerns to look out for in 2019. Fileless Malware Attacks Malware has been a threat for decades. However, there is a new danger emerging from the shadows. It’s called fileless malware. Attackers get in by finding a weakness...