What is the FCC Affordable Connectivity Program?

Today’s internet is not just a source of near-endless entertainment options, email messages, and social media connections. From providing opportunities to work from home, to receiving telehealth online from healthcare professionals, to remote learning during public health crises or emergencies, being connected to high-speed, reliable broadband internet isn’t a luxury, or even a mere convenience.…

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How to Prepare for (and Ace!) Your Next Virtual Job Interview

Virtual interviewing is becoming more and more common in today’s job market. While remote interviewing may be more convenient, the distance and technical difficulties can be awkward, or even jarring, to would-be applicants. Fortunately, there are tips from interviewing experts that prospective job seekers can use to get through—and even nail—a virtual job interview. We…

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Sacred Wind Wins a 2021 Elevate Award

Juniper Elevate Awards Honoree

Prominent business award recognizes customers delivering transformative experiences to their customers and stakeholders across eight categories Juniper Networks, a leader in secure, AI-driven networks, today announced the winners of the 2021 Elevate Awards, honoring customers delivering exceptional experiences to their consumers and communities. Customers around the world were recognized in eight categories: AI Innovation, Community…

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Finding Reliable Health Information Online

When you have questions about health and medicine, where do you turn? Of course, your first line of defense should be a medical professional, such as a doctor, nurse, or specialist. But at a time when the medical field is severely overburdened and health services aren’t always affordable or accessible, we have to rely on…

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Where to Find Deals on Cyber Monday

The 2021 holiday shopping season is just around the corner—and with global supply chain shortages and delays, online shopping will be more competitive than ever. And the competition for the best 4K TVs, smartphones, tablets, laptops and smart home devices will be red hot. So when is the best time to find the biggest discounts…

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Sacred Wind Communications bridges the digital divide for the Navajo Nation

Baca Family

Eighty-five percent of Sacred Wind Communications customers are Navajo. As the only privately owned telco solely focused on bridging the digital divide for rural tribal communities, Sacred Wind relies on a Juniper network to bring blazing-fast broadband to the rugged and remote territory of New Mexico. Broadband changes lives in the rural communities of New…

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Finding Reliable Health Information Online

When you have questions about health and medicine, where do you turn? Of course, your first line of defense should be a medical professional, such as a doctor, nurse, or specialist. But at a time when the medical field is severely overburdened and health services aren’t always affordable or accessible, we have to rely on…

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Kids, Anxiety, and the Pandemic

The teenage years present a difficult stage of life for every generation. But throw in the disruption and fear sparked by a pandemic, and today’s teenagers are navigating challenges far beyond those typically faced within school hallways. The added strain on their mental health shows: the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) showed that mental health-related…

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Is Remote Work Here to Stay?

“Is remote work here to stay?” It’s the question on everyone’s lips this year as COVID restrictions slowly loosen.   ‘The New Normal’ The past year and a half have been an exercise in patience, adaptability, and endurance. In early 2020, employers and employees simultaneously pivoted to remote work, leaving office towers strangely deserted. Crowded…

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Rural Broadband Challenges and Hope for the Future

The nation’s broadband infrastructure is spotty, especially in rural states like New Mexico, but the pandemic might be the crisis to change that forever. THOREAU—Even when clouds blanket the expansive skies of western New Mexico, the red sandstone of Owl Springs Mesa behind Sadie Perry’s home stands out. Every morning before she wakes the kids,…

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