Has your Internet speed suddenly become unusually slow? Have you asked your Internet provider to test your connection, but found no connection issues? One of the apps, on one of your devices (computers, smartphones, tablets, etc.), may be consuming all of your available Internet upload or download bandwidth.
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DSL users may find that their Internet connection seems much slower once they have upgraded a computer to Windows 10, or purchased a new computer with Windows 10. This may be due to Windows 10 downloading updates
or sharing updates using what Microsoft calls Windows Update Delivery Optimization.
We have been informed that some Widomaker DSL subscribers have recently been contacted by Verizon and have been asked to switch their telephone service from the traditional telephone service (POTS) they have now to new fiber based service.
Switching your telephone service from traditional service to fiber based service will (among other things) prevent your Widomaker DSL service from working, and reduce the choices you have regarding Internet service providers.
We want to remind all Widomaker DSL subscribers that making ANY changes to their telephone service may cause a temporary, or permanent (depending on the type of change), interruption to their DSL Internet service.
If you are considering making any changes to your telephone service, we suggest that you contact us first to discuss it, so we can determine if it is likely to cause an interruption in your Widomaker DSL Internet service.
For Widomaker customers, an Amazon Prime membership is a great addition to your Widomaker “Standard” or “Premium” DSL package*. Using Amazon Prime over your Widomaker DSL, or other “unlimited” broadband Internet connection, provides you with the following benefits…
- Instantly watch over 40,000 movies and TV episodes with titles for everyone
- Borrow books from the Kindle Owners’ Lending Library
- Get unlimited FREE two-day shipping with no minimum order size
* “Basic” DSL customers may contact Widomaker to upgrade their DSL package to “Standard” or “Premium” DSL for faster connection speeds that will work best with Video streaming services like Amazon Prime.
In an effort to block more spam, and better avoid spam related issues, new anti-spam software from Parallels has been added to the Plesk web hosting server. Any web hosting customers who notice any new issues regarding spam blocking should contact our office to report them.
As of 3:30pm our Newport News call-center is without power. Currently we are on backup power but not sure how long that will last.
4:30pm – Power Restored by Dominion – All Systems Normal
This is a quick message to keep you updated on several happenings here at Widomaker…
1.) Faster Internet Speeds for your Home and Business
2.) Stay up-to-date with system news & Network status
3.) NEW! BusinessLink Cable Internet for your Business
4.) Be aware of other Internet deals!
5.) Want to cut the cord?
We are please to announce a new service for our businesses. Widomaker now offers basic website design. Our preferred platform for development is WordPress. WordPress started as just a blogging system, but has evolved to be used as full content management system and so much more through the thousands of plugins. WordPress is limited only by your imagination and we can help you bring your vision to life. For more information, please visit http://www.widomaker.com/basic-web-design.html
Wido-Sat Xtreme offers high speed internet satellite technology to download data at broadband speed to all contiguous 48 states. Wido-Sat Xtreme systems can be installed in a matter of hours.
We believe our hybrid technology provides a better experience to internet users because of the simplicity of our system. Whereas others in the satellite business rely on complex and expensive two-way transmission equipment, we believe that utilizing your telephone line as a request path to the internet affords us these advantages:
Our exclusive modem/router combo utilizes the 2nd generation DVB-S2 satellite modulation standard, providing 30% more efficiency than earlier modems or quirky PCI cards. Click here for more information.
Standalone Broadband is now available. With eighteen percent of homes with no landlines, and another thirteen percent of them have landlines but don’t use them. This means that a total of 30% of home customers don’t have or don’t want an old fashioned POTs (plain old telephone service) line.
Widomaker now offers Standalone Broadband. What this means is that you do not have to have Phone service or Cable service to get Broadband from us. We install the Highspeed line on what we call a dry-loop circuit.
This new dedicated line is a DATA only line. This allows customers to use alternative Phone service such as VoIP or no voice service at all!
The nice thing about Standalone Broadband, is that there are no extra monthly costs! Most of our Highspeed Broadband plans support this new Standalone option. Feel free to contact a sales member for more information.