Best Things to Do After
Getting Fiber Internet

You made the right choice when you switched to Kosciusko Connect's high-speed fiber internet, and if you haven’t made that choice yet, what’s holding you back? If your home is in the right zone and fiber is available to you, you could already be experiencing the faster downloads and improved Wi-Fi connection that Kosciusko Connect customers are enjoying.

What would you do first with your fast fiber internet? If you already have it, what did you do first?

There are several things you can do to make the most of Kosciusko Connect's fast fiber and improve the online life of your home. Faster, more reliable internet opens doors to great entertainment, more efficiency, and even cost savings.

From getting rid of cable TV and enjoying streaming entertainment to living more efficiently through smart technology and staying better connected to loved ones, fiber internet provides a new world of convenience and amenities right in your home.

Below, we discuss some ideas and suggestions to make your new fiber internet work at its best for you!

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Cancel Cable and Cut the Cord

Now that you've switched to fiber internet, you no longer need cable—or any additional devices, wiring, and clutter that takes up valuable space in your home. And you certainly don't need its extra bills, either. You can now cancel cable for good!

And we're not just talking about canceling cable internet service, but cable television service, too. Many streaming services are available for watching your favorite shows and movies online, even live news and sports. Say goodbye to buffering! With fiber's quality and dependability, you can enjoy streaming your favorite content with zero interruptions.


Sign up for Streaming Services

Since your internet connection through fiber-optic technology is faster, more consistent, and more reliable than ever, it's time to take advantage of streaming services and the various entertainment options available to you.

Hulu keeps you up-to-date on your favorite shows, both current and classic, while Disney+ streams old Disney films and new entertainment hits.

You'll be hard-pressed to exhaust the number of movies and TV shows available to stream today.

You can select one of many live TV streaming apps available, too.

With a live TV streaming service like YouTube TV, FUBU, or Sling TV, you can watch live television programs, real-time breaking news and analysis, and live sports and games.

Learn how to switch to streaming in our recent blog post.

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Stream Music Anywhere in Your Home

Streaming entertainment includes more than just movies, TV shows, and live sports.

Today's technology lets you fill your home with music through streaming music apps such as Spotify, Amazon Music, or Apple Music. These apps allow you to create customized playlists of all kinds. Mix your personal "greatest hits list" from a particular artist, or select a playlist from a specific music genre, whether your favorite is rock, classical music, country, or all of the above!

These apps can also introduce you to new artists and songs you may have never heard. They can create lists of music the app thinks you may enjoy based on your previous selections and preferences. And you can ask these apps to shuffle songs from your favorite bands to listen to while you clean the house or study for your next test.

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Set up Your Home with Smart Devices

You've made the smart choice to switch to fiber internet—so why not use more smart devices?

Smart devices, even inexpensive gadgets like Amazon's Echo Dot with Alexa, can really make your home function more efficiently than before. For example, when you pair your Echo Dot to your Spotify account, you can request “Echo” or “Alexa” to play songs from your favorite band, playlist, or album, and adjust the volume with another simple command.

But don't stop there!

Smart thermostats can monitor air temperature and even humidity in different rooms in your house. They can also adjust their temperature based on the time of the day and other conditions, saving you around 30% off your energy bills, according to the EPA.

Consider smart lighting devices, which will set the mood of specific rooms and save you money with energy efficiency.

family on video call together in new home

Use Video Conferencing Apps to Talk to Friends and Family

Having a phone conversation can be rewarding, but it cannot beat the joy of seeing a loved one's smile, face to face.

With faster internet through fiber technology, you can experience more than just a person's voice when you give them a call. Using apps like Zoom or FaceTime can make you feel like you're in the same room with your friends and family. You can stay in touch and remain better connected no matter how far apart you may be.

On previous internet service providers, Zoom and FaceTime may prove unrealistic because of constant pauses and patchy video, but with fiber, your connection will smooth because of the high, reliable speeds it delivers to your home network.


The above suggestions and recommendations are just some of the many ways our fiber internet connection makes life more convenient and fun. We encourage you to try them out and keep exploring with us. Find out if our high speeds are available in your area with Kosciusko Connect's fiber internet map.

For more helpful tips about how Kosciusko Connect’s high-speed fiber internet can make your home more livable, follow our social media pages (@KosciuskoConnect) and check out our other blog posts.