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The No. 1 tech resolution to consider for 2021

HTC invites you to make a resolution worth keeping in 2021. It’s time to make your privacy and security of your online information a priority. From online banking login information to streaming service passwords, online scammers are on a never-ending hunt for unprotected online users.

Whether you’re a small-business owner, entrepreneur, or a casual online shopper and web surfer, you need to protect your intangible online properties. A study by on-line security company McAfee reveals the average American has over $55,000 in digital assets. Use the list below to consider the websites and platforms you use via the internet:

  • Email
  • Online banking
  • Online shopping
  • Restaurant delivery services
  • Social media
  • Streaming service (i.e.: Netflix, Hulu, HTC TV MAX, etc.)
  • Subscription services (i.e.: music, fitness, or education apps)

Unlike your physical possessions, digital resources are intangible and difficult to protect without taking the proper security measures. The personal information stored on these websites, in the cloud, or on your device is incredibly valuable to online thieves. With access to your sensitive information, online scammers can sell your information, damage your credit, reputation, or business long before you’re even aware your information has been stolen.

This year, resolve to protect your information, money, and personal data from online hackers. Residential HTC High-Speed Internet members receive the Trend Micro Titanium Internet Security software for free. The security suite provides the most comprehensive, intuitive protection for your personal data so you can shop, bank or browse with confidence. Internet members can download the antivirus software on up to three devices by logging into the My Account app or website. Step-by-step directions can be found at www.htcinc.net/support/high-speed-internet/anti-virus.

 

HTC increases internet speeds

HTC High-Speed Internet gets an upgrade! We know people are relying on the internet more than ever. From online learning to an impromptu home office, connection is what keeps us going, especially in time of change.

To support your family with connecting multiple devices, more streaming, and access to necessary telehealth appointments, HTC has upgraded its internet speeds. You now have access to base-level internet speeds of up to 300Mbps. Of course, for those who need even faster connectivity, HTC offers internet speeds up to 1Gig.

With faster home internet speeds, your family can enjoy streaming videos with less buffering, quickly download large documents, and seamlessly engage in online learning. With an expansive fiber-optic network, HTC is the local leader in broadband services.

Your family is now relying on internet for a plethora of activities. Having the right internet speed means your entertainment is uninterrupted when it’s finally time to slow down.

Are you taking advantage of these HTC services?

My Account TV Everywhere

Whether you protect your family and home with HTC Connected Home Security or utilize HTC High-Speed Internet to stream your favorite TV shows on HTC TV MAX, there are free features offered by your Cooperative that you don’t want to miss.

From weekly content to faster streaming, HTC wants to improve your online learning, digital entertainment, and the way you connect with the Cooperative.

HTC My Account App

The HTC My Account app gives you access to nearly every aspect of your services from a mobile device. With a single click, you can pay your monthly statement, modify service details, or get troubleshooting information instantly. The My Account app is designed to put the power of HTC at your fingertips. The app is free and available for download now. Look for the new HTC My Account app in the Google Play Store and App Store.

Tech Tuesday

Use HTC High-Speed Internet to utilize some of the most helpful, creative, and inspiring apps and platforms featured on HTC Tech Tuesday segments. HTC Marketing Coordinator Leslie Causey introduces you to free website and mobile apps to make virtual learning, physical activity, and at-home crafts easier.

Follow for freebies

HTC periodically hosts giveaways on social media. We’ll partner with local restaurants, attractions, and retail vendors for merchandise and tickets to be given away to our fans and followers. During the holiday season, HTC gave away gift cards to Little River Deli, Dead Dog Saloon, The Trestle Bakery and others. Like and follow HTC on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter for your chance to win.

TV Everywhere

A subscription to HTC Digital Cable TV comes with TV Everywhere access included. With an HTC Digital Cable TV Everywhere username and password, you have access to some of the best shows, movies and live streams of networks available. TV Everywhere keeps you connected via your laptop, iPhone, iPad, Android Smartphone or gaming system. Create your username and password at HTC My Account.

Utilize these free services and features that come with your HTC membership.

Be the super star of big game snacks

Be the star of any Super Bowl party with the help of Taste of Home.

The magazine and website offers up its Top 10 recipes to help you kick off the fun and keep it going at your pigskin party.

From traditional wings to chunky mango guacamole, you will score with these football stack staples. 

Now just kick back, relax and enjoy the action on HTC TV MAX or HTC Digital Cable at 6:30 p.m. Feb. 7 on CBS. 

Winter the perfect time for locals to enjoy Myrtle Beach

Everything is just a bit slower in Myrtle Beach in January. It’s the perfect time for locals to get out and explore attractions, restaurants, gold courses and more. Right now, Visit Myrtle Beach is featuring a number of local specials and discounts for area businesses. Check them out and skip the line by visiting in January.

HTC Holiday Retail Hours

The HTC family wants to wish you and your family a Merry Christmas. While 2020 has been filled with challenges, the holiday season is the time of year to slow down and appreciate the small moments we often overlook.

There’s no place like home for the holidays, and we hope yours is filled with joy and good health.

For the last-minute shoppers, HTC retail locations are open and offer the latest in tech gadgets. Grab a tablet for your teen and upgrade your smartphone. Plus, now through the end of the year, you’ll receive up to three FREE Amazon Fire TV Sticks when you sign up for HTC TV MAX.

As the holidays approach, the retail location hours will be adjusted so our employees can enjoy time with their families. HTC holiday retail hours are below:

  • On Thursday, Dec. 24, retail offices will be open from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. The residential contact center will be open from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. 
  • On Friday, Dec. 25, all retail offices and the residential contact center will be closed.
  • On Friday, Jan. 1, all retail offices and the residential contact center will be closed.

 

The HTC technical support team will be available 24/7 at 843-365-2186 should you have issues.

Three Ways Home Automation Lowers Energy Costs

As the winter season ushers in cooler temperatures, your monthly energy cost can spike. Home automation systems are designed to regulate energy use, lowering your expenses while still allowing you to customize your home’s environment.

The HTC Connected Home Security works in a number of ways to decrease your costs. Our top three money-saving benefits include:

  • Connected lights: It’s never been easier to turn off lights you or the kids mistakenly left on when you’re away from your home. With a push of a button from your smartphone, lights can be flipped on or off. Connect light automation with motion detectors on the HTC Connected Home Security system so light will always be available when you need it. Plus, you can program lights throughout your home to dim or brighten at certain times of the day or evening to create an inviting atmosphere.
  • ‘Just right’ temperature: Program your home’s thermostat to decrease heating or cooling efforts when no one is home. Just before everyone return for the evening, program the thermostat to adjust to a comfortable temperature. You can set the thermostat to fall in line with other automated functions, like fans, shades, or lights.
  • All systems off: When you run out the door in a hurry, leave with confidence knowing you can turn off all lights, electronics, and appliances that are connected to your HTC Connected Home Security system. No more wondering if you remembered to turn off the coffee pot or locked the door. An automated home does it all.

Enjoy the many benefits of a home automation system when you partner with HTC. The HTC Connected Home Security system is powered by Alarm.com, a leader in home automation and safety. Use this holiday season to lower your energy costs and simplify your life with technology. Explore the many features of the HTC Connected Home Security service.