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Viaero Employee Spotlight: E-Commerce’s Bill Kubic Makes a Positive Impact

Posted by Helen Akers on May 17, 2019 2:20:42 PM

At Viaero, our goal is to provide our customers with a personalized experience, something our competitors don’t often do to the same extent. Bill Kubic, one of the top members of our e-commerce sales team believes this personalized experience makes a significant difference. He says “Viaero really sends the message that we value you. A big company saying that is a big deal.”

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Topics: community, smartphone, wireless

Nebraska Strong: Helping Communities and Flood Victims Recover

Posted by Helen Akers on Mar 22, 2019 4:40:46 PM

March’s bomb cyclone blizzard brought historic and devastating levels of flooding to part of the Midwest, including Nebraska and Kansas. The flooding has been most significant in Nebraska, where major roads have been damaged and washed out. Several levees have broken, forcing evacuations and threatening many towns and cities across the state. Scenes of the Nebraska flooding have resembled images typically seen in coastal areas after a major hurricane.

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Topics: community, nebraska, flood relief

4 Ways Universal Service Fees Make Wireless Service & High-Speed Internet Affordable

Posted by Helen Akers on Mar 22, 2019 4:38:52 PM

 

Have you ever wondered why a universal service fund charge shows up on your wireless bill? Or what types of taxes and fees you pay each month and why? While many subscribers voice complaints about taxes and fees, the universal service fund plays a critical role in providing affordable phone and internet services.

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Topics: community, internet, wireless, rural, service fee

Comparing Top TV Shows Between Urban and Rural America

Posted by Helen Akers on Feb 11, 2019 2:42:20 PM

The divide between urban and rural areas includes more than the availability of broadband internet. Preferences in entertainment and television shows are also deeply divided between urban and rural communities. According to research compiled by Josh Katz of The Upshot, there are differences between popular television shows in these areas.

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Topics: community, rural, tv, entertainment

8 Pinterest Boards to Follow Featuring Rural Communities

Posted by Helen Akers on Jan 25, 2019 1:22:40 PM

In the digital age, appreciation for rural communities and lifestyles has surfaced in unique ways. Online platforms, such as Pinterest, that are driven by user content have become places to exchange ideas and inspiration. As a result, several users are sharing visual images and memes that reflect rural lifestyles. From pictures of rural landscapes, farmhouses, interior designs, and common pastimes, we’ve found several Pinterest boards about rural communities that are worth following.

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Topics: community, agriculture, rural, Pinterest

Why We Love Rural Communities (And You Should, Too!)

Posted by Helen Akers on Nov 12, 2018 2:23:56 PM

Life in rural communities offers multiple benefits, driving Millennials, families, and individuals to seek a new, peaceful existence. While a common perception is Millennials prefer to choose a life in the city, some are making the move to areas with fewer populations. According to Wells Fargo, a higher quality of life and greater affordability are the main reasons why Millennials choose to live in rural communities. Improved quality of life and a lower cost of living are undoubtedly why many move to or stay put in a rural area.

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Topics: community, rural

Community Spotlight: Lamar, Colorado

Posted by Helen Akers on Oct 9, 2018 4:40:23 PM

Lamar’s population is made up of nearly 8,000 residents and sits in southeastern Colorado, 108 miles east of Pueblo and 129 miles southeast of Colorado Springs. Born from a railroad depot along the Santa Fe Trail in the mid-1800s, the city got its name from Lucius Quintius Lamar. Lucius was Grover Cleveland’s Secretary of the Interior at the time of the city’s founding.

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Topics: Community Events, community, lamar

The Link between High-Speed Internet and Rural Community Engagement

Posted by Helen Akers on Sep 19, 2018 12:24:43 PM

Adoption of high-speed internet service in rural areas can add value to the lives of residents and community-based services. While many recognize access to broadband and other forms of high-speed internet can help improve rural economies and healthcare services, the adoption of high-speed internet can also help increase community involvement. Although residents of rural communities tend to have higher levels of engagement, involvement levels increased even more when residents used the internet, according to an Oklahoma State University study.

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Topics: community, internet

Viaero’s Nebraska Stores Impact Communities with Dogs Across America

Posted by Helen Akers on Sep 4, 2018 11:44:26 AM

Our Nebraska stores have been busy this summer giving back to Viaero’s communities by sponsoring “Dogs Across America” events. The Wayne store hosted the first “American Hot Dog Tour” event in March and April of this year, as well as the first “Hot Dogs Across the World” event, featuring international style dogs, in June and July.

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Topics: Community Events, community

Community Spotlight: Holyoke, CO

Posted by Helen Akers on Aug 13, 2018 2:18:53 PM

Holyoke, Colorado is located near the Colorado-Nebraska state line, with a population of approximately 2,263. Holyoke is one of the more economical places to live in Colorado, with average home values at 49.5 percent below state averages. The town’s motto, “City of Pride and Progress,” is a testament to the grit and dedication of the area’s residents.

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Topics: Community Events, community, agriculture