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Busines Spotlight - Community Hospital of Staunton

Community Hospital of Staunton was first envisioned in the 1940s by local coal miners who were concerned that the nearest hospital was 20 minutes away in Litchfield. The miners understood the importance of local health care since speed is vital when treating injuries. Since opening in 1951, Community Hospital continues to provide services to local residents, thanks in part to a fiber network from Madison Communications. Full story

Taking the Pulse of Health Care Technology

As in many industries, professionals in health care have found themselves increasingly dependent on technology. Many of the latest methods for maintaining optimal health are dependent upon a fast and reliable internet connection. Both health care providers and patients benefit as new advances in medicine make it easier to give and receive medical care. Here are just a few of the technologies: Full story

Is That Bad Review a Good Idea?

Customer reviews carry a lot of weight with other customers (or would-be customers). Five-star reviews can bring floods of news customers, while negative reviews can bury a small business... Full story

Phone Scams: Caller ID Spoofing

In a previous article, we talked about robocall phone scams —unsolicited automated calls with pre-recorded messages. As frustrating (and illegal) as these calls are themselves, another phone scam threat (which can include robocalls) is caller ID spoofing... Full story

Phone Scams: Stopping Robocalls

Unsolicited phone calls have always been annoying, but the market has gotten a lot more sophisticated over the years—and don’t always involve a person on the other end of the line. Robocalls—autodialed calls with prerecorded messages (or even texts) that you didn’t ask for—can be an occasional annoyance or a constant intrusion. Here’s what you need to know... Full story

National vs. Rural Internet Pricing

When you live in a small town (especially if you were once a city-dweller), you love the pace of life but may miss one major perk: high-speed internet at urban pricing. You may even think, “Well, I guess I don’t really need the speed.” Or you might just grumble, “How can they charge these rates?”... Full story

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