Fort Worth, Texas – July 26, 2023 – Element8, a leading next-generation internet service provider (ISP), backed by a $200 million strategic investment from Digital Alpha, has announced its strategic investment into Wisper ISP, led by industry visionary Nathan Stooke. This transformative partnership marks a significant milestone for the telecommunications industry and strengthens Element8’s commitment… Read More

The Top Apps Parents Should Know Their Kids Are Using

As kids get older, they become more interested in using apps on their smartphones and tablets. While some apps are perfectly safe and age-appropriate, others can be dangerous for children. As a parent, it’s important to be aware of the most popular apps your kids are using, so you can make sure they’re staying safe… Read More

How to Spot Phishing Scams

We’ve all gotten plenty of spam emails, but have you heard of ‘phishing’? I’ll give you a hint, they’re basically the same thing. One important difference, however, is that phishing emails, and even texts, are actively trying to steal your information.  The Oxford Dictionary defines phishing as “the fraudulent practice of sending emails purporting to… Read More

So You Want to Learn to Code

As more and more people are looking for ways to work from home permanently, tech jobs are on the rise. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, “employment in computer and information technology occupations is projected to grow 11 percent from 2019 to 2029, much faster than the average for all occupations.” This includes general… Read More

Our Top Cyber Monday Picks of 2021

We’re coming up on our favorite day of the year… Cyber Monday! Everybody loves a good deal, and that feeling is even sweeter when you don’t have to leave the comfort of your own home.  Sure, you could fight through the crowds in person on Black Friday, but why would you when companies like Amazon,… Read More

What Will ‘Meta’ Mean for Social Media Users?

By now you’ve probably heard the news about Facebook becoming Meta. But what does that actually mean for its users? First of all, Facebook as you know it is not changing its name. Meta is the new name for the Facebook family of companies, including Facebook, Instagram, and WhatsApp, as well as their new projects… Read More

Wisper Partners with Microsoft on New Digital Literacy Resources

Mascoutah, IL (March 3, 2021) – Today Wisper ISP, LLC’s announced efforts with Microsoft Corp. to provide digital skilling and literacy resources to the communities it serves in Arkansas, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Missouri, and Oklahoma. This builds on an existing agreement between the two companies aimed at expanding access to broadband Internet in rural communities… Read More

Tech Trends to Watch in 2021

2020 was a year of firsts: an unprecedented number of people worked from home for the first time, kids tried out online learning, and most of our social activities were done behind a screen. And while it wasn’t always positive, we had to think on our feet to adapt to a new way of doing… Read More

Top 10 Tech Gifts for 2020

Struggling to find the right gifts for everyone on your list? We’ve put together a collection of our favorite tech gifts for 2020! Whether you’re shopping for friends, family, or even yourself, the perfect gift is out there! Larq Self-Sanitizing Water Bottle – $98 Got a germaphobe on your list? The Larq bottle is lightweight,… Read More

Cutting the Cord for Beginners

Ever thought about ‘cutting the cord’ of traditional cable? Back in the day, the only way to access channels beyond your TV antenna was traditional cable. The cable company would come to your house, hook up your box, and hope for the best. It was expensive, and you often paid for channels you didn’t actually… Read More

How to Get the Most out of Your Wifi

Does this sound familiar? You’re on a Zoom call in your home office, maybe in the middle of a presentation, when suddenly everything freezes and your call is dropped. How about working on a spreadsheet online when your internet crashes and your work is lost? If you’re working from home, this can be incredibly frustrating!… Read More

Using Parental Controls to Keep Your Kids Safe Online

“Don’t talk to strangers on the internet, they’ll try to kidnap you!” As kids who grew up at the same time that the internet was coming into its own, we heard things like this constantly from our parents. Don’t put your real name on the internet, never give out personal information, and don’t respond to… Read More

What Is Fixed Wireless – And Is It For Me?

Today there are several ways to get an Internet connection. Families rely on it more than ever for homework, work, entertainment, and to stay connected. Many are familiar with traditional Internet options such as Dial-Up, DSL, Cable, Fiber-Optic, and Satellite. However, fixed wireless is a new name in the game. It is gaining more and… Read More