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5 Smart Ways to Use GVTC connectHome® While Staying In

by Paula Novodvorschi | Apr 07, 2020
It’s easy to let your guard down when you’re home. You feel comfortable, protected, and present for everything. This, then, may even cause you to question the need for a home security system at all. But sometimes, it’s the small perks that make a big difference when it comes to investing in your own safety. Interested in maximizing your smart home security? Check out these 5 smart ways to use your GVTC connectHome® while staying in.
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How to Set Up Your GVTC Start App

by Paula Novodvorschi | Apr 07, 2020
The GVTC Start App is an all-in-one app where you can access the latest news, trending videos, and your GVTC customer account to make payments and more! Learn how to set it up and get started today.
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GVTC Increases Internet Speeds During COVID-19 Pandemic

by Paula Novodvorschi | Apr 03, 2020
As everyone continues to adapt to the COVID-19 pandemic, GVTC is actively assessing ways it can provide aid. As an essential business that provides crucial communications services to customers, it's GVTC’s top priority to ensure its employees, customers, and the general public stay safe and connected. One way GVTC is accomplishing this is by temporarily increasing existing broadband internet subscriptions to meet new speed needs.
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The GVTC Foundation Donates $88K During COVID-19 Pandemic

by Paula Novodvorschi | Apr 03, 2020
Recognizing the enormous need in GVTC’s service area due to the COVID-19 pandemic, The GVTC Foundation has donated nearly $88,000 in grants to provide immediate financial support to 19 local nonprofits assisting families across Greater San Antonio, the Texas Hill Country, and South Central Texas.
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GVTC Offers Free TV Channel Previews to Fill the Downtime

by Paula Novodvorschi | Mar 31, 2020
Are you searching for ways to curb the boredom with all this newfound downtime? So are we. Luckily, networks and streaming platforms everywhere are hearing our unsung plea for more content, helping GVTC bring you more entertainment to fill your cup.
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Check Out the Latest Early On Demand Movies

by Paula Novodvorschi | Mar 31, 2020
When reruns and sequels don’t cut it anymore, you need something fresh and new to keep you interested. With GVTC Video on Demand, there’s something for everyone in the family. Most recent are these three features that are some of the most talked-about and anticipated movies of the year....
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Newest Additions to Netflix Library in 2020

by Paula Novodvorschi | Mar 31, 2020
As more people turn to the internet for entertainment, it might feel like there’s nothing you haven’t seen already. Reruns are a dime a dozen, and if you come across one more ad for a superhero sequel, we wouldn’t blame you if your remote somehow ended up in the toilet. That’s why we’ve compiled this list of the newest additions to Netflix’s library in 2020....
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GVTC Ranks #1 Nationwide on Netflix ISP Speed Index

by Paula Novodvorschi | Mar 28, 2020
There’s not much worse on a Friday night than waiting for your movie to buffer at snail speed. For all our streaming fiends out there, we’re with you on this. In today’s media-saturated world, watching the loading bar for three seconds might as well equate to watching paint dry. Luckily, GVTC has the speeds for you...
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The GVTC Foundation Responds to our Community in Need

by Paula Novodvorschi | Mar 20, 2020
Each fall, your foundation contributes to 10​ food pantries throughout GVTC's service area. However, in light of circumstances, The GVTC Foundation has decided to move up the date of our annual donations to these nonprofits, granting $5,000 to each food pantry to help support their work. That's a total of $50,000 in donations that YOU made possible.
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GVTC Takes Precautions Amidst Coronavirus

by Paula Novodvorschi | Mar 12, 2020
The health and safety of our customers and employees are top priorities for GVTC, which is why we want to let you know what we’re doing to respond to the Coronavirus (COVID-19).
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Ways to Maximize GVTC connectHome®

by Paula Novodvorschi | Mar 05, 2020
A modern world calls for modern solutions to the one thing we’re all trying to manage - stress. Smart devices like GVTC connectHome® help you manage your time efficiently, so you can enjoy each day stress-free....
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Amazon Echo Safety

by Paula Novodvorschi | Mar 05, 2020
Your Amazon Echo® can take care of almost anything for you. With more than 50,000 voice commands available, there’s little you can’t do at home. You can use the smart assistant to manage your home automation and even arm or disarm your smart home security system, like your GVTC connectHome service....
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Calling all Spurs Fans

by Soraya Herbert | Mar 05, 2020
Spurs fans - pull out your jerseys and get ready because we are about to turn your sports dreams into reality. GVTC is partnering with Soda Pops Bar and Grill to bring you a #GVTCPopsGiveaway for a FREE pair of tickets to the San Antonio Spurs vs. Chicago Bulls game! See how you can enter for a chance to win....
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Your guide to March Madness 2020

by Soraya Herbert | Mar 05, 2020
March Madness is arguably the most popular college sporting event on TV, raking in money commensurate with the Super Bowl or World Cup. When does March Madness start? And what channels play it live? Let's see....
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WiFi 6 Poised to Change Our Digital Future

by Paula Novodvorschi | Feb 14, 2020
A lot of devices accompany modern-day living. Top on the list is smart devices that demand a fiber internet connection to work. Additionally, we have VR headsets, smartphones, voice assistants, and lots of other devices coming to fruition. Plus, the future won’t be seeing less of this growth in internet-powered devices. Why? Ninety-one percent of smart device users will recommend them to other people. That's where WiFi 6 comes in....
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Update Your WiFi Password Frequently

by Paula Novodvorschi | Feb 12, 2020
We recommend updating your WiFi password at least once every 3-6 months with a mix of 8+ letters and numbers to maintain firm control of your network. It may seem like overkill, but all it takes is one sneaky hacker to steal your private information and access to your connected devices. Thankfully, with GVTC Premium WiFi, you now have the capability to update your WiFi frequently for your home’s security and peace of mind.
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An SSID and How to Manage It

by Paula Novodvorschi | Feb 12, 2020
If you recently moved homes or want to better secure your internet, you’ll likely want to update your SSID. Thankfully, with GVTC Premium WiFi, you now have the capability to customize your network for quicker, easier access with the GVTC WiFi App.
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Checking Your Home Network Usage

by Paula Novodvorschi | Feb 12, 2020
Curious how long your kids have been online this week? Ever wonder how much sleep you lose by catching up on emails before bedtime? Whatever the scenario, it's always a good idea to keep tabs on your home network usage - even if to simply restore a little order to your family's routine or see how well your speeds meet your WiFi needs. And thankfully, GVTC's Premium WiFi upgrade offerings allow just that.
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Managing Your Guests’ WiFi Access

by Paula Novodvorschi | Feb 10, 2020
Protect the integrity of your home network and warding off potential hackers or piggy-backing neighbors by setting up a Guest Network for all non-household members. To get started, you’ll need to download the app from either the Apple App Store or Google Play. Check out the full instructions on how to set up your GVTC WiFi App here.
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Phone Tips to Organize Your Smart Home

by Paula Novodvorschi | Feb 10, 2020
Social Media, banking, entertainment, smart home — there’s truly an app for everything. It’s an incredible thing to know that we can control our entire world with just the tip of our fingers, and with such ease, too! Your need to control your home from a single device is the driving force behind our GVTC Apps that help you manage your smart home, WiFi Network, GVTC Account, and entertainment. And because we also understand your need to keep things simple and organized, we’ve created a list of phone tips to organize your Smart Home.
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