Ritter Blog

A New Way to Watch TV

Posted by Casey Pearce on Nov 11, 2016 4:26:05 PM

Earlier this fall, a friend invited all of the guys over to his house to watch our alma mater’s conference opener. We arrived early to hang out and enjoy the beautiful autumn day on his deck. As kickoff neared, we slowly began to make our way into his basement man cave before the host ordered us back outside. He and his son soon emerged from the house carrying the TV, which they set up right there on the patio.

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Topics: digital video recorder, dvr, record tv, whole home, cable tv

We're Taking High School Football to the Next Level!

Posted by Ritter Communications on Sep 29, 2016 10:57:30 AM

Most of our customers love Tubetown because of its coverage of events and happenings in the local communities we serve — and one of the most popular features covered by Tubetown is high school football in the fall. This year, Tubetown has upped its game by offering live access to to all recorded games online, anytime!

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Topics: tubetown, nfhs, high school football, cable tv

Five Reasons to Keep Your Home Phone

Posted by Samantha Martin on Sep 23, 2016 8:30:00 AM

Many people think a landline phone is an old, outdated technology that belongs in a museum instead of their living room. However, traditional phone service still has a lot to offer even in the era of cell phones and phablets. Here are five great advantages to consider before ditching your landline. 

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How much Bandwidth is enough?

Posted by Kyle Keith on Sep 1, 2016 2:40:53 PM

Have you ever tried drinking a milkshake through a coffee straw?  It’s nearly impossible. What if you had a
normal straw, or even a giant straw that is two, three or four times the size of the normal straw?  The milkshake would flow easily so you could consume that sugary treat much more efficiently.

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Why do my download speeds not match my internet service speeds?

Posted by Tony McKay on Aug 23, 2016 10:00:00 AM

How many times have you been downloading a file from your favorite internet browser and the progress window makes you question whether you’re getting all of your internet speed?  You might see a speed like “1.5 MB/s” listed in the progress screen when your internet service speed is supposed to be 15 mb/s and think, “I’m only getting 10 percent of my speed!”  Now you’re ready to call technical support and find out why. Before you pick up the phone, notice the capitalization of “MBs” above and read a little further.

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Why do I need a digital cable box?

Posted by Casey Pearce on Aug 5, 2016 11:24:05 AM

You heard the chatter. You received the flyers in the mail. By now, hopefully you’ve responded and have secured your DTA (Digital to Analog) boxes to assure your TVs are still working now that Ritter’s all-digital transition is in motion. But after attaching the boxes and learning to use your new remote, you’re still curious: why was this action necessary?

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Why you (and your customers) should care about your business phone system

Posted by Ritter Communications on Jun 7, 2016 9:23:00 AM

Businesses expand, contract and constantly change. Even if a business remains consistent, clients and technology will continue to advance. Like it or not, change is always happening, so it’s essential that the phone system that connects your business to your clients changes as well. A landline and an answering machine won’t cut it in 2016.

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Topics: Customer Service, Technology, Small Business

How Do I Know if My Phone System Is Out of Date?

Posted by Ritter Communications on May 9, 2016 7:00:00 AM

We all know the excitement of turning on a new cell phone for the first time. The speed, the clarity, the functionality that comes with new technology and the stark contrast when compared to the slow, dated tech you upgraded from.

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Topics: Customer Service, Technology, Small Business

Internet speed: How Much Internet Speed do I Need?

Posted by Natalie Fleeman on Mar 15, 2016 5:22:34 PM

In today’s age of megabits, gigabits, terabits and more, it’s hard to know how much speed you need when it comes to using the Internet.

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Topics: Technology, How much Internet speed do I need

How Can a VoIP Phone System Improve My Business?

Posted by Ritter Communications on Mar 1, 2016 7:46:53 AM

When looking for ways to give your business a competitive advantage, you can’t leave any stone unturned. Like any other aspect of your company, even the phone system can be a game changer. 

With so many ways to communicate, phones are often overlooked or taken for granted, but the telephone is still a valuable lifeline for almost any business — tying you, suppliers, clients and customers together.

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Topics: Customer Service, Technology, Small Business