October 22, 2019 | HTC Remember when we had to watch the evening news to see the weather for the next day? How about having to open a cookbook to find a recipe? And do you recall bringing an atlas along on every road trip to get to where you were going? Those of us who were around before the Internet can remember doing all of these, but many of our kids can’t imagine such archaic things! The invention of the Internet literally put everything we need at our fingertips, and on National Internet Day, October 29th, we celebrate the very beginning of it all. HTC has Been Here HTC has been around since long before the invention of the Internet, which means we’ve watched its progression and kept up with its advancements along the way. Our team has continuously learned about the latest technology trends, worked diligently to provide the fastest speeds to residents and businesses, and always strived to provide the most personal customer service and the most affordable prices. As a local company who cares about the residents and businesses in our community, we don’t want you to experience the interruptions that lagging Internet service can cause, so when you call, we answer. And we make it our priority to fix your problem and get you back to life as it should be. The Importance of Dependable High-Speed Internet There’s no question that in today’s world, we’ve all grown accustomed to having information accessible immediately. With high-speed Internet service at home, we can now stream how-to videos and live sports events on Smart TVs, order Christmas present from laptops, check the weather forecast on Smart thermostats, and even monitor for intruders as they approach Smart doorbells. In the office, Internet allows us to hold face-to-face meetings with clients across the country, send electronic documents across the globe, and store priceless files in the Cloud. We rely on dependable Internet service for everything, and an interrupted connection is an interruption in our entire lives. The Birth of the Internet In the late 1960s, the Department of Defense funded a project called ARPANET (Advanced Research Projects Agency Network) that would allow four colleges — UCLA, Stanford, University of Utah, and University of California -– to transmit information to each other via a network connection. For years, computer science professors at each school worked diligently on the project until finally on October 29th, 1969, digital information was successfully sent from one computer terminal at UCLA to another terminal at Stanford. Throughout the next few decades, the World Wide Web became possible with the invention of HTML and HTTP. Then came web browsers, Wi-Fi, Google, and eventually smartphones, which many of us couldn’t function without today. Celebrate Internet Day with All Your Favorite Internet Things So, on October 29th, you have an excuse to play an online video game, stream the funniest episode of Friends, or Facetime your brother across the country for hours. This is a day to celebrate how far technology has come! If you have any questions about your Internet service today or any day, just give us a call! Harrisonville Telephone Company is a provider of reliable, cost-effective Internet (for streaming, gaming, surfing, viewing, listening, downloading, and more), television (hundreds of channels, free HD, VOD access and more), and phone (unlimited local and long distance, voicemail, caller ID, etc.). Want to learn more about our great home or business bundles? Visit our website, call us at 939-6112, or fill out our Contact Us page. We look forward to hearing from you.