Internet Security

Need More Secure Internet? Follow These Tips!

Whether you’re concerned about your financial information being stolen, your business’ data being breached, or any of your personal information being hacked, you should know that there are ways to keep your info secure. This month we’ll discuss security tools and how to improve security in your social media accounts and online purchases.  And check…
Thank you for shopping local

Support Local Businesses on Small Business Saturday

We at HTC have always encouraged our customers to shop local during the weekend after Thanksgiving, but this year, it’s more important than ever. Small business owners in Waterloo, Red Bud, Columbia and other rural communities have been hit hard by the Coronavirus pandemic, and now is the time to show them our support as…
Security for your Smart Home

Security and Privacy in Today’s Smart Homes

It’s hard to believe the futuristic things we used to see on the Jetsons are actually now a real thing. Smart homes are full of watches, robotic help, video chats…they’ve all been invented, and new innovative offerings are being introduced every year to make our lives easier. But as convenient as all this new technology…
Website Safety

How to Check if a Website is Safe

The Internet has made it possible to have anything we need at our fingertips. But along with the convenience of being able to order food, interact with friends, and read about what’s happening all around the world, the Internet is also filled with potential risks. To avoid ending up on a site that can endanger…
Songs4Soldiers Tailgate Fest

HTC is Proud to Sponsor Songs4Soldiers Tailgate Fest

Just as 2020 has been challenging for all of us, Songs4Soldiers has had to be creative in order to raise money in lieu of their annual fall fundraiser. Since 2013, this local charitable organization has donated over $600,000 to combat veterans using proceeds from their benefit concert, but due to Covid-19 restrictions that couldn’t happen…
Women's Business Day

Today is National American Business Women’s Day

There is certainly no denying that women in the workforce have come a long way, and today, September 22nd, we celebrate those strides. National American Business Women’s Day is a day to acknowledge key events and contributors that have played a significant role in establishing women in business today, and to make connections that can…
Internet Services

Is COVID Impacting the Internet?

The novel coronavirus pandemic has affected every aspect of our lives. It’s forcing many of us to work from home, it’s causing many children to attend school remotely, and it has resulted in sports and recreational activities shutting down all together. Now more than ever, we must rely on a dependable Internet connection to conduct…
Phone Services

Stop Annoying Spam Calls for Good! For Free!

With 90% of consumers having received a fraudulent call at some point, chances are you’ve picked up the phone to hear a robotic voice on the other end (probably right in the middle of a nice family dinner or an important client interaction). There are rules in place that block these spam calls, but the…
Devices for all family members

Back to School Bandwidth – Do You Have Enough?

In March when students began doing classwork at home and their parents started telecommuting, it was evident just how fast Internet needs to be in order for multiple users to be productive. If frozen screens and slow downloads caused frustration in your household back then, now is a great time to assess your bandwidth before…
Mobile Internet Services

3 Things to Consider When Choosing a Business Internet Plan – and Why HTC is the Best!

Whether you’re starting a new business or aren’t satisfied with your current provider, it’s easy to feel uncertain when it comes to your Internet requirements. With so much to think about — reliability, speed, special features – how can you be sure you’re getting what’s needed in order to achieve a successful business? The truth…

Business Spotlight

Dr. Ken Kloess - Dupo, IL

Dr. Ken Kloess

Long time local business Dr. Ken Kloess uses HTC services to help their business succeed! At the corner of South 3rd Street and South Main Street in Dupo, Dr. Ken Kloess has practiced general dentistry for more than thirty years. Open Monday through Thursday, Dr. Kloess runs a well-known local business offering general dentistry, implant dentistry, restorative…
Gateway FS

Gateway FS

Long Time Business Gateway FS uses HTC services to help their business succeed! For over 40 years, FS Construction Services has provided local farms, businesses, and residents with personalized construction and equipment solutions. From building new pole barns to installing new garage doors, and from maintaining grain storage systems to roofing new homes, the Gateway FS staff…
The Clothes Line Boutique

The Clothes Line Boutique

It’s not often you’ll find a clothing store where teenage girls and stylish grandmothers can both find something they love, but there’s a good chance they’ll be satisfied at this Waterloo boutique. The Clothes Line offers a rotating selection of seasonal tops, jeans, dresses, shoes and accessories for every occasion, and something for every age and size. Owner Missy…
Harres Furniture - Columbia IL

Harres Furniture

HTC Provides Dependable Business Internet and Phone Services Since 1985, Joel and Linda Harres have been providing high-quality furniture and appliances to residents throughout Monroe County and surrounding areas. In their beautiful Columbia showroom, customers can find trusted brands like Flexsteel, Best, Whirlpool and Maytag, and because Harres is a member of a $15 multi-billion…
Hopskeller - Waterloo, IL

Hopskeller

Many homebrewers only dream of selling their beers to the public, but Matt Schweizer was able to bring that dream to fruition in September of 2016 thanks to civic and business leaders in the area who wanted him to succeed. Matt found the perfect location for his microbrewery in a 19th century downtown Waterloo home…