When to Reboot Your Router and When to Replace It

It may seem simple, but one of the easiest ways to fix a wide variety of technical issues is to simply reboot (or restart) the device, including your router. This is because routers are like small computers that use memory, a processor, and an operating system. And like your desktop or laptop computer, routers also [...]

May 17th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|

Pioneer Communications and Foundation for Rural Service $2,500 Scholarship Recipients

Pioneer Communications was excited to surprise Kylee Trout of Scott City and Morgan Woelk of Tribune on Thursday, May 4th with a $2,500 scholarship. Kylee and Morgan applied for the Foundation for Rural Service nationwide scholarship through Pioneer Communications and won!  They were two of 47 winners out of 1,500 applications around the nation. We are very [...]

May 4th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|

Service Outage Storm Updates

RESTORATION UPDATE | 11:30am – 5/4/17 | As of this morning, 700+ service outages have been reported to us and over half have been restored to service. We still have 300+ on our list, and more are being added every day. Please know that we are doing everything in our power to make that happen [...]

May 1st, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|

Stop! Evaluate and Upgrade Your Internet!

Upgrade to Faster Internet and make the Whole House Happy! Look around the rooms of your house and take note of all the Internet-connected devices they contain. Your list may include computers, tablets, smartphones, smart TVs, Blu-ray disc players, video game consoles, and streaming media set-top boxes. Not think about all the online activities taking [...]

April 4th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|

Internet Speed Check

It’s a good idea to periodically check your home’s internet speed to see if it’s performing as expected. If not, you may have issues to address such as an outdated or poorly located router. Remember, the number of Mbps listed when you sign up for any internet plan are “up to” speeds; no speed can [...]

March 21st, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|

Beginners Guide to Streaming Movies and TV Shows

If you haven’t yet jumped on the streaming bandwagon, this article is for you! It covers the basics to help you get started enjoying this entertainment technology. What is streaming? Streaming is content sent in compressed form in a continuous stream over the internet and played as it arrives. The user does not have to [...]

March 21st, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|

The Danger of FREE Wi-Fi

With public Wi-Fi hotspots found everywhere – in coffee shops, hotels and airports – you can find plenty of places to log onto the Internet with your laptop or mobile device. But this free access doesn’t necessarily come without a price. Along with convenience, public Wi-Fi hotspots can also provide an easy way for identity [...]

March 7th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|

Pay-Per-View No Longer Available

As of February 28, 2017, pay-per-view will no longer be available on the Pioneer Communications cable system.  More and more services are available via streaming over the internet, our pay-per-view provider has recognized this and has reduced their offerings through traditional Cable TV. We realize that using the internet to stream content such as movies [...]

March 3rd, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|

Spring Sun Outages

Spring Sun Outages: February 28 - March 8  An astronomical phenomenon called sun outage disrupts cable TV service twice a year. You can expect sun outages from February 28 - March 8, between 8 a.m and 5 p.m. For those of you who are interested in astronomy, solar outages occur around the spring and summer [...]

February 27th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|

“Can You Hear Me?” Phone Scam

  “Can You Hear Me?” Phone Scam (Information below from the Better Business Bureau – www.bbb.org) How the scam works: You get a call from someone who almost immediately asks “Can you hear me?” Their goal is to get you to answer “Yes,” which most people would do instinctively in that situation. There may be [...]

February 2nd, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|