Going for a Gig: Pros and Cons

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By Anna Henry

One gigabit per second (Gbps) Internet service speed isn’t new; some rural telco business customers have had access to it for years. So why is 1 Gbps service becoming more of a big deal now? Because major players like Google Fiber, Comcast, AT&T and CenturyLink are rolling it out to residential customers in select areas. For some customers, it could constitute bragging rights to say you can (theoretically) download 25 songs in one second or a high-definition movie in 36 seconds. But, what more does providing 1 Gbps residential service mean to rural telcos offering it—and to those companies that aren’t? Read more

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By Marilyn Blake

Safe-Driving Tips: When the Weather Outside Is Frightful

 It’s that time of year—when winter temperatures drop and driving can be particularly scary and hazardous, especially in areas that get a lot of snow and ice. Let’s face it: That description fit most of the country last year.

Your company vehicles, with your logos prominently displayed, are out on the roads for thousands of hours a year, including in the late night and early morning hours. They are one of the largest potential exposures to loss that a company has. In general, most commercial auto policies have $1 million in accident coverage, not counting whatever umbrella policy companies carry. Multiply how many vehicles you have by this exposure and you can quickly see that defensive driving should be mandatory training for your employees. Read more

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