Resources to Make Your March Even More Fun, Delicious, and Money-Saving
Resources to Make Your March Even More Fun, Delicious, and Money-Saving
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Your Source for Internet and Information

You pay your internet bill every month and more than likely you think to yourself, "That's done". But, the truth is we're more than just your service provider, we're also committed to building even stronger connections with you and the local communities we serve. One of the ways we are delivering on this goal is by providing you with information, resources and services that are as reliable and useful as the electricity and internet we supply. We want you to view us as your trusted partner and we want to be your first stop whenever you have a question about internet, telephone service, membership dividends or other information about your service or your cooperative.

Membership in MVEC is a powerful thing. It means we are owned by you – our members. It means you have an internet partner you can trust to look out for your community's best interests, not our own bottom line; and it means we are always here and ready to work with you and for you. At the end of the day, it's the cooperative advantage that allows us to be your trusted partner, provide you with services to power your daily life, and be your source for information. Thank you for spending time with us every month and for being an educated and informed member of MVEC.
good friday closing Our Office Will Be Closed Good Friday

All of us at MVEC hope you enjoy a wonderful Easter season with friends and family. Please note that our office will be closed on Friday, April 2nd in celebration of Easter.

In case of a service emergency, you can call us at 800-927-6068 #3 for fiber.
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Mesmerizing Motion
You'll want to give a standing ovation to these seated dancers for their beautifully precise arms-only performance.
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Panda-monium in the Snow
Watch these playful pandas have fun in the snow at the Smithsonian National Zoo in Washington, D.C.
Modem? Router? ONT?
Making sense of your home networking equipment

Most of the time, you don't need to know anything about how the water gets into your home — you just turn on the tap. And you don't need to be an electrician to use your refrigerator; you just plug it in and you're all set. With your home Internet service, it should be the same way. You shouldn't need to know much about the technology to use it. But the reality is that it’s helpful to have a basic understanding. MVlink's in-home fiber devices continue to evolve with technology and the needs of individual members. Below is an explanation of the various devices and the terminology our member service representatives may use as we assist you. Depending on member's needs and MVlink's offerings at the time of install, not every user will have the same in-home/business devices.

ONT (Optical Network Terminal) — An ONT is the fiber version of a cable modem. The ONT changes the fiber light signal to an Ethernet signal; whereas a cable modem changes a coax signal to Ethernet. All MVlink users will receive ONT capabilities upon installation. gigahub

Modem/Router — MVlink's modem/router device provides the Ethernet connection and also allows users to connect multiple devices to the internet, and connect the devices to each other. It does not offer a wireless connection. It may be paired with a member-owned router.

gigacenter and mesh Managed Modem/Router — This device is offered to MVlink users who need a wireless option. It combines the ONT, Modem/Router and WiFi into one. Users will pay an additional $4.95/month for this option, which includes access to MVlink's tech teams for troubleshooting expertise.

Mesh WiFi — A mesh unit extends WiFi throughout the home by communicating with MVlink’s Managed Modem/Router to ensure wireless connectivity. For a one-time upfront fee, MVlink users can purchase a Mesh Unit for $90 plus tax.
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Don't Pass By This Password Reminder

Password reminder You've heard it before, but we'll say it again. It's important to have strong passwords and change them regularly to help keep your accounts safe. Here are the basics:

Don't use personal information. This includes names of people in your family, your address, or birthdays, since this information can be publicly available to hackers.

Don't use real words. Password cracking tools can process every word in the dictionary until a match is found. Instead, use uppercase and lowercase letters combined with special characters such as "&" or "#."

Create longer passwords. The longer it is, the better. Try for at least 10 characters.

Don't use the same password for multiple websites. If one website has a data breach and you've used that password elsewhere, it's easier for hackers to steal more information.

Change your passwords. Get in the habit of changing them twice a year when you reset your clocks for Daylight Saving Time.
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25 Yummy Pasta Recipes
March is National Noodles Month. Celebrate by trying a few of these pasta dishes. They're quick and easy to make.
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Impressive Charcuterie Boards
Learn to make a traditional charcuterie board with meats and cheeses as well as breakfast and dessert versions.
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Call Your Dog's Name
The Call Your Dog's Name Challenge is popular on social media now, and this video is dog-gone adorable.
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Soar Above Ireland
In honor of St. Patrick's Day, take a virtual flight over one of the most majestic landscapes on the isle of Ireland.
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Cool House Number Planter
Display your house number and a plant to make your front door area look welcoming. It's super easy to build.
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Drab Desk to Incredible Island
Turn an old desk into a stylish and functional kitchen island. This video takes you step by step through the process.
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