Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ’s)

Below you’ll find a searchable database of questions and answers frequently asked regarding local area networks, computer usage, broadband connectivity, cyber security and other technologies. Also included are definitions of technological terms. The search feature below allows you to enter keywords to bring up related FAQ’s, answers and definitions. For additional information, we invite you to check out our knowledge base!

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How can I prevent spam?

What should I do if my Internet is slow?

Is it a good idea to have people install their own software on computers?

Should I turn my computer(s) off or leave them on at night?

What does a firewall do?

What can I do to avoid spreading viruses?

What is "phishing" and what should I do to avoid it?

How can I disable windows startup programs?


If there is anything you feel would be good to add to the FAQ’s, we’d like to hear your suggestions. Please use the contact us link for comments or questions, or use the contact information listed below.


The South Dakota Broadband Technology Planning Team
700 Governors Drive
Pierre, SD 57501
(605) 773-4165