Last Wednesday morning, a Seattle construction crew cut through a water main one block from the Creativetechs office. About the same time our office phone lines and DSL went dead, killing our main Internet access.

Yet, throughout this day’s drama, our office email kept flowing and we had full access to the Internet. Why? Because we had taken our own advice and already had a second, inexpensive backup Internet connection in place. Read that tip here: Keep your Internet up using two providers.