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How to Create Strong Passwords

It’s important to keep your accounts as secure as possible. Even though hackers are getting craftier, that doesn’t mean you have to make it easy for them. You can start with your first line of defense: your passwords. The Internet is very different even within the past five years, let alone the last two decades.…

Best Antivirus Programs

With so many options out there, it’s hard to choose which antivirus program you want to keep you and your Internet-friendly machines safe. The following programs and apps are some of the best out there. If you’d like to learn more about each one, we’ve included some helpful links to assist you in your research.…

How Much Internet Speed Do You Actually Need?

Just as no two people are the same, Internet usage varies greatly between individuals, households, and businesses. But how do you know you’re getting the right amount of speed for your lifestyle and business needs? Lucky for you, that’s the very topic we’re discussing today. Assuming you already know some Internet jargon, the most important…

Why Supporting a Local ISP is Important

Though we could go on and on, the choice to support a local ISP boils down to two key points: it’s better for you and your community and it encourages a healthier, more ethical national marketplace for Internet services.

Understanding Internet Jargon and Bandwidth Needs

Internet Service Providers (ISPs) often describe the speed of their networks with language that is downright confusing to the average person. We all know we want internet that works smoothly when needed, and it seems fair to assume that a faster connection will support that better than a slower one. But how fast should the…

Mount Vernon Goes High Speed with PogoZone

If you’ve ever been stuck swishing coffee at work, waiting while someone tries to fix the internet so you can do your job; you have seen first-hand how the people, software, and devices running a business can only run as smoothly as their internet connection will allow. The amount of people using the internet has…

PogoZone Provides Free Internet Services for the Homeless

Being involved in our community is one of our core values. When the opportunity presented itself to get involved with HomesNOW, we didn’t hesitate. HomesNOW is “an all-volunteer, privately funded group of people working to provide shelter for the homeless in Bellingham and Whatcom County”. More recently, HomesNow operates a temporary safe camping site in…

PogoZone Sponsors Bellingham Bells

If you’ve never attended a Bellingham Bells baseball game, you’re totally missing out. The games are exciting, fun, and super family friendly — the perfect Summertime activity. But life can get hectic with the kids out of school and a never-ending-influx of summer BBQs, weddings, and parties. Sometimes catching a game just isn’t in the…

Our Thoughts on Net Neutrality

Net Neutrality is generally a hard topic to discuss these days given how charged folks have become on this issue. Especially given that Net Neutrality from an FCC standpoint has ended. For a more in depth definition of Net Neutrality, click here. At PogoZone our policy has always been to give our customers the best…

PogoZone Sponsors Ski To Sea Finish Line Third Year In A Row

Ski to Sea is quite possibly the most anticipated event in all of Whatcom County — and surrounding areas too! Ski to Sea is an adventure race held in Whatcom County that consists of teams of eight competing in seven different sports. Ski to Sea, like the name suggests, spans the mountains to the bay…

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