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Telemedicine Supports Rural Patients at Providence Valdez Medical Center

March 18, 2017, by Tabitha Gregory, Chief Customer Relations Officer, Copper Valley Telecom

I set out on a frigid day in mid-December to discover the extent to which telemedical resources are available and in use in our region. For the past year, as I've attended telecommunications industry meetings, the word "telemedicine" keeps surfacing. I've learned about various types of equipment, devices, software, and web-based services that have been popping up around the U.S. In some cases, these services are deployed directly to individuals and at other times, doctors equip their patients with devices. In other situations, doctors themselves use technology to communicate or send data to other doctors for advice and collaboration. The plethora of examples are wide-ranging and seem endless, and I was curious to learn how far telemedicine has penetrated rural Alaska – especially this corner of Alaska where Copper Valley Telecom does business. Read more >>>

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Stay Secure by Watching Out for Phishing Scams

March 18, 2017, by Tabitha Gregory, Chief Customer Relations Officer, Copper Valley Telecom

Over the past several months, some of our conscientious Copper Valley email users have notified our tech support staff about suspicious emails they have received. As a result, we discovered that some of our customers were targeted by so-called phishing scams. Phishing is a term used to describe the fraudulent practice of sending emails purporting to be from reputable companies in order to induce individuals to reveal personal information, such as passwords and credit card numbers. Read more >>>

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