Ritter Blog

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How Do I Know if My Phone System Is Out of Date?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

Why is the Internet not Working? [Infographic]

Posted by Natalie Fleeman on Dec 15, 2015 3:15:00 PM

A crash course on connectivity:
Understanding the Internet keeps you connected to it better.

We’ve all been there. You’re trying to send a photo through an email, but it bounces back. You’re listening to a song, but it suddenly stops. You’re watching Netflix and you see that frustrating moving circle and the word “buffering.” You’re on a video chat and the person you’re talking to freezes in mid air.

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Topics: Technology, How the Internet gets to my device, Internet flow

Profit & Revenue of the Internet Giants

Posted by John Travis on Dec 2, 2015 8:09:22 AM


Click above to view the full version [h/t pennystocks.la]..

Cyber Monday was just two days ago, and there were record revenues being reported all over. I heard reports of websites crashing from the amount of traffic and even PayPal had trouble keeping up.

That made me think about a calculator I recently stumbled on that shows how quickly the Internet Giants are accumulating wealth.

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MegaLife & Data: How do you compare on Internet data usage?

Posted by Natalie Fleeman on Nov 9, 2015 2:00:00 PM

When it comes to the Internet, data is king, queen, and court. That’s why understanding how you use data on the Internet—and how MUCH you use for WHAT—leads to a better online experience.

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Topics: Technology, internet education, Internet data usage

What's the difference between Internet speed and data?

Posted by Natalie Fleeman on Nov 4, 2015 2:00:00 PM

When it comes to the Internet knowing 1) how much speed you need and 2) how much data you consume is important.

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Topics: Technology, internet education