The best DSL internet providers of 2021

Andreas Milano

If you’re shopping for a new internet plan at home, there’s a very good chance that your local options include phoneline-based DSL service. Short for digital subscriber line, DSL internet is second only to satellite internet in terms of availability, reaching nearly 89% of US residents. On top of that, it’s often a safe bet for cheap internet. 

But if you choose DSL service because it’s cheap and readily available, be prepared for underwhelming speeds. While some DSL providers are capable of delivering speeds that rival the low end of cable and fiber-optic connections, less than half of households serviceable

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Greenville ENC Alliance wins award for website designs

Andreas Milano

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GREENVILLE, N.C. – The Greenville Eastern North Carolina (ENC) Alliance was selected as a Gold Medalist for website designs in the Towns & Municipalities category from the 19th Annual Horizon Interactive Awards.

As a leading international interactive media awards competition, the Horizon Interactive Awards highlights the “best of the best” in interactive media production around the world.

CLICK HERE to learn more about the award.

“In today’s world of economic development, having a strong website and digital presence

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Mdusd Hosting Discussion Tuesday On Plans For Next School Year

Andreas Milano

Mt. Diablo Unified School District is hosting an online meeting Tuesday to discuss plans for the upcoming school year.

The district reopened schools to students in late March for the first time in more than a year after shutting down at the start of the pandemic, but in a limited hybrid model of distance learning in the morning and a couple of days per week on campus in the afternoon for students whose families chose that option.

The district and its teachers’ union Mt. Diablo Education Association issued a joint statement last month saying the plan is to return to

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Auburn economic development agency launches new brand, website | Business

Andreas Milano

The Auburn Industrial Development Authority this week announced that it has launched a new brand identity and website.

The governmental agency, which aims to foster economic prosperity in Auburn, said its new marketing material is “place-based and showcases the unique benefits of living and doing business in the City of Auburn, NY, positioning it among other comparable cities in order to garner the attention of individuals and businesses considering locating in micro-urban environments.”

The brand includes a new logo with the words “AUBURN N.Y.” that the agency describes as using “a slightly decorative typeface inspired by the letterhead fonts from

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How to spend child tax credit money when it comes

Andreas Milano

What could you do with the child tax credit payments?


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As soon as July, you and your family could start seeing the first payments that are part of the expanded child tax credit this year. You’d normally see the child credit after you file your taxes each year, but with President Joe Biden’s March stimulus bill, this year if you and your family qualify you’ll get the money in a series of payments through the end of 2021 and into 2022. The payments in total can range from $3,000 to $3,600 per child, spread out over

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Dreamers Company to host Mission Washington again | Local News

Andreas Milano

The Dreamers Company plans on hosting Mission Washington this year, after the weeklong community service project for middle and high school students was modified last year due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

From June 20 to 25, the Dreamers hope to have about 100 volunteers help get community projects done, especially in the city’s 7th Ward. They plan to stay that week in dorms at Washington & Jefferson College, like they used to before the pandemic.

“They are hosting people on campus again this summer,” said Aaron Miller, one of the founders of the Dreamers Company. “We always used to do

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