Money-Saving Tips, Holiday Decorating, Slow Cooker Ideas & Paint Projects
Money-Saving Tips, Holiday Decorating, Slow Cooker Ideas & Paint Projects
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  November 2021  
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Office Closures for the Thanksgiving Holiday

thanksgiving hours MVlink will be closed on Thursday, November 25th and Friday, November 26th so our employees can enjoy the holiday with their families. In case of a service emergency, you can call us at 800-582-8998.

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving! We're thankful for the privilege to serve you, and we appreciate your loyal support of MVlink as your trusted local internet provider.
Tips for Safe Holiday Online Shopping

online shopping By Kim Porter for NortonLifeLock

The holiday countdown is underway, and if you're like most shoppers, you probably plan to shop online during the 2021 season of giving. Unfortunately, it's also the season when online scammers shop for victims.

The good news is that you can take steps to keep yourself, your gift fund, and your personal information safe from these seasonal opportunists while holiday shopping online.

Where to do your online holiday shopping

Shopping online means you never have to get stuck in traffic on the way to the mall, wait in long lines, or listen to "It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year" dozens of times unless you really want to.

But shopping IRL - in real life - offers one big advantage: You know the business and inventory exist. On the web, some scammers create fake online stores just to get your credit card number or other personal information.

To play it safe, consider doing online business only with retailers you trust and have shopped with before. Or at least confirm the business is legit by checking with the Better Business Bureau, looking at sites like, and skimming a few customer reviews.

Here are other tips for choosing the right places to shop: Click here to read more.
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Doggone Impressive Agility
A Border Collie named Verb becomes the 2021 Masters Agility Champion at the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show.
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Gigantic Model Railroad
November is Model Railroad Month. You'd walk almost a mile around North America's largest model railroad display.
Streaming TV

streaming tv MVlink does not offer a bundled service that includes TV. The reasoning is because TV, as many know it today, is quickly evolving with streaming TV becoming popular. Members who can use an app on their smart phone, can also figure out streaming TV. Most smart TVs have a device built in or you can purchase a device that will connect your TV to your home's internet service via Wi-Fi. For a monthly fee, you can purchase one or more apps to allow you many viewing options. Members often tell us they can purchase multiple apps for far less than they currently pay for cable TV service, and that even includes the monthly MVlink cost. Better yet, you are only buying what you want to watch, versus paying for multiple channels you never watch. With MVlink's 85/85 mbps service you can enjoy streaming on multiple TVs with no buffering.

Before you "cut the cord" from traditional cable or satellite TV, step back and think about whether you should. Consider the following: Do you already have home internet service? If you're paying for internet and use it, cord-cutting will probably make financial sense.

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Recommendations From Our Employees!

employee shows With the days getting darker earlier and snowier months ahead, we thought it would be fun to ask our employees what they are currently binge-watching. Here are some of their recommendations.

The Handmaid's Tale
Only Murders in the Building
Schitt's Creek
Ted Lasso
Cobra Kai
Lock & Key
Squid Game
Morning Show
Army Wives
All American
Virgin River
The Queen's Gambit
What We Do in the Shadows
House of Cards
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Computer Security Day November 30th

computer security Computer Security Day on November 30th reminds us to protect our computers. Every day, computers become faster and more advanced. Protecting the resources, tools, and information on them protects the people who use them, too. Use the checklist below for a few ways to secure your computer. It's important to review your computer's security on a regular basis.
  • Enable Windows Updates.
  • Install and keep running antivirus software.
  • Turn on Windows Firewall.
  • Keep all software updated.
  • Always use strong passwords.
  • Don't share passwords and don't write them down.
  • Remove unused programs.
  • Secure your wireless network.
  • Back up critical data.
  • Don't allow your web browser to store or remember passwords.
  • Periodically remove temporary Internet files.
Frugal Can Be Fun  
Frugal Can Be Fun
You can live large on a small budget. Learn strategies for saving money, life hacks, frugal living tips, and much more.
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Explore Our World  
Explore Our World
View the latest content in History & Culture, Science, Animals, and Travel. Watch intriguing Nat Geo TV shows.
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90 Holiday Decorations  
90 Holiday Decorations
Now's the time to plan your holiday décor. Get inspired by Good Housekeeping's fun and festive gallery of ideas.
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4 Slow Cooker Meals
At the end of a long day, enjoy delicious Chicken and Dumplings, Lasagna Soup, Beef Ragu Pappardelle, or Pot Roast.
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Apple Upside Down Cake
No oven is needed for this old-fashioned dessert! You make it on the stovetop, then flip it upside down onto a serving platter.
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Magical Shooting Stars
In Greater Manchester, England, a local photographer captured this video of a cute little shop with shooting stars above it.
A Cheer-ful Proposal A Cheer-ful Proposal A Cheer-ful Proposal  
A Cheer-ful Proposal
During a Marshall University football game, a cheerleader lifts his girlfriend high in the air, then drops down on one knee.
Do-It-Yourself Demo 1 - Download Graphics to View  
12 Easy Paint Projects
You'll be amazed at what a little paint can do. Transform old tables, soup cans, lamps, rocks, and more into colorful home accents.
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Fix a Chewed Chair
See how an ugly free chair (with a dog-chewed leg) goes back to being beautiful thanks to sandpaper, wood filler, and paint.
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