The On Ramp

The Blue Mountain Internet Customer Newsletter

 Issue # 1 September 2003 
INSIDE THIS EDITION
Editor Welcome  by Katrina Moran Turbo v3.0 Available  by Katrina Moran
Customer Rewards  by BMI Staff Viruses-How to Protect  by Katrina Moran
Modem Information  by Victor Luna Internet Taxation  by Matt Stephens
Question of the Month  by BMI Staff
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Editor Welcome
by Katrina Moran


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Welcome to the first edition of Blue Mountain Internet online newsletter, "The On Ramp." The purpose of this newsletter is to provide you (our customer) quality information and news that is both pertinent and timely.
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Turbo v3.0 Available
by Katrina Moran


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We are proud to announce a new version of our wildly popular Turbo Dialup Accelerator! Turbo optional service allows you to speed through the web up to 5 times faster than a standard dialup connection. No special hardware needed. Version 3 touts new enhancements including faster download performance, pop-up ad blocking, and more. If you already have our Turbo service then you can Upgrade for free.
Click here for more info about the BMI Turbo.
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Customer Rewards
by BMI Staff


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As a customer of Blue Mountain Internet, we reward our customer's for referring friends, family, co workers, anyone you know to Blue Mountain Internet.
If they sign up for service and give us your name, as our way of saying Thank you, we'll give you a $5.00 credit on your account!
You can refer as many people as you want, and receive a $5.00 credit for each person you refer!
We also have FREE Software available for you to download such as Pop Up Ad Blocker, Adware/Spyware, Internet Filtering, Web Page Editor Click here to download free sofware
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Viruses-How to Protect
by Katrina Moran


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What are Microsoft Vulnerabilities?
Microsoft Vulnerabilities are security holes in Microsoft software that can allow an attacker to access your machine.
How to keep yourself Protected?
1.Make sure your anti-virus software is up to date and active. For example: Norton Antivirus, McAfee, Zone Alarm, PC-Cillin. Click here to Download Zone Alarm
2. Inspect every mail attachment before opening. Do not open any unknown attachments. Even if you know who it's from, you never know, it could be a virus. If you are certain you want to open an attachment, scan the file manually with your antivirus software before you open it.
3. Keep your software updated. For example, from time to time it is necessary for you to update your computer with the newest updates that are available from Microsoft. Click here for Windows Updates
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Modem Information
by Victor Luna


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How does a modem work?
A modem is used to send digital data over a phone line. Since most phone lines are analog, information inside your computer is in digital format, all of the data is stored as 1s and 0s. Your modem modulates outgoing data from digital to analog and demodulates incoming data from analog to digital. Modems can either be external, a device that plugs into the computer, or internal; a component inside the computer in a expansion slot. When your modem initially connects, it attempts to analyze the line conditions and select the highest reliable transmission rate. If the modem can't maintain the initial rate, it will fallback to a lower rate, or retrain, or disconnect. For more information on modems and troubleshooting, Click here for Modem Help
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Internet Taxation
by Matt Stephens


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How much do you know about the Internet and Taxes? Here are some interesting facts! Sales on the internet are considered to be international sales and are exempt from state taxes. The Supreme Court ruled several years ago that taxing sales on the internet would impose an unconstitutional burden on interstate commerce for one state to ask a seller located in another state to collect sales tax on its behalf. Some companies have "panicked" adding sales tax to online shopping, stating that they do not want to deal with owing back sales tax. Speculators estimate that within 2-5 years, there will be some sort of sales tax on Internet Transactions. Is there Tax on Internet Usage? Currently, the internet is viewed as "other means" meaning that in order to use the internet, you have to have another taxed service; for example: cable, phone. With those services already being taxed, the internet cannot be taxed.
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Question of the Month
by BMI Staff


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Q: I am getting lots of Junk Mail, how can I change this?
A: Open Web browser IE: Internet Explorer, Netscape,
1. Go to www.bmi.net
2. Click on Quarantine
3. Enter your email address username@bmi.net and your password
4. In the Message Center, click on Junk Mail Settings
5. You can adjust your junk mail filters from lenient to aggresive
6. Click Save Settings and Log Out
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