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Netflix Farming Simulator 23 Teaches Kids (and Adults) About Farming

When most people think of Netflix, they immediately recall nights of binging TV series and movies at the touch of a button. But there are other benefits that accompany a Netflix subscription, too, including gaming. And we’re especially delighted about a fun farming mobile game included with Netflix that informs as much as it entertains: Farming Simulator 23. But just because it’s a video game, don’t think that Farming Simulator 23 is only for the kiddos in your life! Grown-ups can also dive...

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Fiber Internet Increases Home Values

Move over kitchens and bathrooms–fiber has moved up on the must-have list for homebuyers. Now more than ever before, people want to work, learn, and access telehealth applications from home. Modern lifestyles require modern internet powered by a fiber network. In fact, a 2023 study showed that fiber-delivered internet access could increase a home’s value by almost 5%. On average, consumers would require a 4.9% decrease in price for a non-fiber home, a 3.2% decrease for a non-fiber condo, and a...

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Five Reasons to Break Up with Your Current Internet Provider

Sluggish speeds, data caps, hidden fees, and poor customer service? It’s not you, it’s them. Today, we’re highlighting five signs you should break up with your current internet provider—and hook up with Northern Lights Fiber’s high-speed fiber internet service instead! Reason #1 Your Internet Just Doesn’t Have the Speed to Keep Up with You If you’re like most people, you just can’t wait to binge your favorite series or keep up with live sports or current events. But if you’ve noticed your...

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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 share some of their key insights and recommendations below. The Interview Environment: Organize and Professionalize Your...

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Dropped Outbound Calls vs. Inbound Calls: When to Call Customer Service

Every once in a while, we at Northern Lights Fiber get a complaint about call disruption—a formal term for a frustrating concept usually referred to as a "dropped call." And we totally share in your frustration. There can be a few reasons why a call may terminate unexpectedly, from standard technical or weather-related hiccups to more complex matters related to different calling networks. Of course, we cannot control or explain the weather! To start, Northern Lights Fiber’s fiber home phone...

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Survive Winter Temps the “Smart” Way

Winter is upon us—and with it are cold temperatures, heavy snowfalls and ice, and dry, chafing air. While parts of the country are lovely in winter, there's no escaping the fact that colder temperatures and bleak weather can take their toll. Wintry weather also brings higher energy expenses. Home heating units often pump out warm air constantly just to keep the house comfortable—and at great costs, too. Thankfully, today's technology can help make winter more bearable. And utilizing Northern...

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Five Tips for Scoring an Esports Scholarship

Though many parents may be skeptical about their teen’s passion for video gaming (and the seemingly extensive number of hours they play them), they might be surprised—and even impressed—by the economic opportunities brought about by gaming, especially in competitive esports. And perhaps the most eye-poppingly impressive statistic parents and their college-bound kids should be aware of is the tremendous amount of esports scholarships available for college: $16 million according to the most...

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Parental Settings for Smart TVs

If you’re like most parents, you may feel frustrated when something as innocent and simple as turning on your smart TV can display gory images from ads for horror movies or suggestions for suggestive—or even outright raunchy—content on the home screen before you even navigate to your preferred apps and platforms. While parental controls within streaming platforms don’t kick in until you open their apps, there is good news: Many smart TVs have parental control options and settings built right...

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Esports Scholarships: What You Need to Know 

A female gamer is totally absorbed in the game while competing in an online competition If you have a gamer in your life, whether it’s your own kid or a family friend’s child, you likely know how much video gaming is integrated into their lives. But even beyond the meteoric success and outright appeal of video gaming to young people (and even many not-so-young people), gaming now provides tangible benefits to serious players: competitive esports and esports college scholarships. Parents of...

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Streaming Canadian Sports: Where to Watch Hockey and Football with Northern Lights Fiber

In Calmar, the love for two sports runs deep: hockey and football. As Canadians passionately devoted to these games, we often find ourselves eagerly searching for the best platforms to stream NHL and CFL games. Fortunately, with a reliable high-speed internet provider like Northern Lights Fiber, you can experience seamless 4K viewing and stay connected to the action. Canadian Hockey: Where to Stream Ask any diehard fan and they will tell you: hockey is more than just a sport; it's a way of...

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