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INSIDE THIS ISSUE

Social Media Alert
Watch Out For Social Media Spam (And Scams)

A Look Back And Forward

Go Pinterest-ing!
Cool Stuff To Pin On Your Pinterest Boards

This Month's FAQ
Do I Have To Stop Using Microsoft Windows XP After Its Support Ends?

Sites Of The Month
Great Sites To Check Out In January

Two To View
A Couple Of Amazing Videos You Don't Want To Miss

Short Tutorial
How To Find People To Follow On Twitter


Hi MVDSL Internet Subscribers

Download Graphics to ViewHappy New Year! Once the confetti is cleaned up and the noisemakers put away, it's time to tackle new challenges and enjoy new experiences. This January issue has plenty of new ideas to help you in the year ahead.

First you'll learn about the increased use of social media spam and its related phishing attacks. Be sure to review the precautions you can take to avoid becoming a victim. Also in the learning category, this issue explains the end of support for Windows XP and shares tips on how to search for people to follow on Twitter. To start 2014 with plenty of fresh ideas, check out the cool Pinterest pins, incredible videos, and resource-rich websites.

The goal of each of our eNewsletters is to keep our subscribers informed regarding their Internet connection and to improve their Internet experience. We think you'll find this information interesting.

To see what's inside this issue, simply scroll down the eNewsletter or click on the links within the index to the left. Thanks for reading!

- Brad with MVDSL Support
 

 

 

Social Media Alert Watch Out For Social Media Spam (And Scams)

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A Look Back And Forward

2013 was an exciting year for MVT Broadband. We dramatically increased the number of customers who have a fiber optic Internet connection and we began to deploy a new DSL technology called VDSL2 which can provide Internet speeds up to 100 Mb over copper. Because of VDSL and fiber we increased our advertised Internet speeds to a maximum of 50 Mb. (Higher speeds available with special pricing.) 50 Mb is more than 3 times our competitor's fastest advertised speed. Faster speeds to our customers wasn't the only place we made improvements; 2013 saw a 50% increase in our capacity to the Internet and new web and email servers.

The improvements don't stop in 2014. We will increase our fiber footprint so that we can offer more fiber optic connections. Lake Valley, Robison Farms, and Lawson Road in Moapa are currently under construction and we should have fiber available in those areas in 2 to 4 months. We will also deploy more VDSL2. In most cases, all that is required to offer VDSL2 is a simple card replacement in our DSL nodes which will take place as demand dictates. It seems like every year we are purchasing more capacity to the Internet and 2014 is no exception as we are already in negotiation for another 50% increase.

There are many different technologies available to connect to the Internet. Sometimes it can be confusing to decide which is best for you. At MVT, we are committed to providing the fastest, best possible connection to the Internet to our customers. We proudly sport a 100-year track record of dealing honestly with our customers, and we will continue to foster your trust and confidence.

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Go Pinterest-ing! Cool Stuff To Pin On Your Pinterest Boards

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Light Up Where You Dine With Wine

 

 

A Dreamy Photo Of A Beach Paradise

 

 

A Little Bit of London For Afternoon Tea


You haven't started pinning on Pinterest yet and you want to get started? If so, click here.

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This Month's FAQ Do I Have To Stop Using Microsoft Windows XP After Its Support Ends?

Download Graphics to ViewQuestion: I'm still using Microsoft Windows XP as my operating system. Can I keep using it after Microsoft ends its support in April 2014?

Answer: Support for Windows XP (and Office 2003) will end on April 8, 2014. After that date, Microsoft will no longer provide new security updates, non-security hotfixes, free or paid assisted support options, or online technical content updates.

You can continue to use Windows XP, but it's not recommended since your computer might become more vulnerable to security risks and viruses. Microsoft strongly recommends you get current with Windows and Office. For complete details including instructions for moving to Windows 7 or Windows 8, visit: http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/end-support-help

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Sites Of The Month Great Sites To Check Out In January

Go For The Gold!
teamusa.org  Join Team USA on the Road to the 2014 Sochi Olympic Games. Get to know the athletes by reading their bios, watching video interviews, and checking out their blogs. You can also browse around the Team USA Shop to pick up clothing to show your support for the team.

 

Recipes For A Healthier 2014
eatingwell.com  If you're making a New Year's resolution to eat better in 2014, this site can make it easier for you to be successful. You'll find all kinds of recipes that are healthy and delicious including Breakfasts to Grab & Go, Quick 5-Ingredient Dinners, and 26 Soups to Help You Lose Weight.

 

It Pays To Be Smart About Money
smartaboutmoney.org  Smart About Money (SAM) is a program of the National Endowment for Financial Education an independent, nonprofit foundation. This site's many tools and resources include calculators to help with budgeting and debt management, a LifeValues quiz, worksheets, and more.

 

Take a Free Personality Test
learnmyself.com  What's more fascinating than learning about yourself? This site offers a free personality test that shows the five main aspects of your personality as well as a breakdown of 30 traits like kindness, anger, imagination, and intellect. One user described it as eerily accurate! Nine other free tests are also available.

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Two To View A Couple Of Amazing Videos You Don't Want To Miss

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Killer Trees on Whistler Mountain
This video lets you go along for the adventure of snowboarding over buried stumps and deep powder in a tree-filled run on Whistler Mountain. It's a fast-paced adrenalin rush that includes some close calls!

 

1964 Predictions About 2014
In 1964, science fiction writer Isaac Asimov made predictions about 2014. Many of them came true, such as: "Communications will become sight-sound and you will see as well as hear the person you telephone."

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Short Tutorial How To Find People To Follow On Twitter

If you're fairly new to Twitter, or are simply looking for new people to follow, check out the Twitter search tips below:

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How to find people by name:

  • Type the person's name into the search box at the top of your Twitter homepage.
  • Results for your search will show up under the People tab on the search results page.
  • You can also search by typing the person's name into the search box on the Connect page.

How to browse accounts by interest:

  • From the Discover page, click Browse categories.
  • Click on any interesting category. You'll be shown a list of accounts you may want to follow.
  • You can also browse by interest using the search box at the top of the Browse categories page. Type in a topic (like "news" or "basketball") or a descriptive phrase (such as "ballet dancer" or "actor") and you'll see a list of account results for that search term.

How to browse Twitter's suggestions:

  • On the Discover page, click on Who to follow.
  • Browse suggestions Twitter has generated for you based on who Twitter thinks you might find interesting.
  • Click Follow to follow any user, or click their username to learn more about them.

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Thanks for your business!

Best regards

Brad Lyon
Internet Manager



Moapa Valley Telephone Company
183 S Anderson St
Overton, NV 89040

702-397-2601

 

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