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COVID-19 Update

Mar 25, 2020 | posted by Jason Nugent
#announcements #covid-19 #news

Dear BCT Members, Due to coronavirus/COVID-19 precautions and the safety of our community and staff, the BCT office is closed to the public until further notice. There are many ways to communicate with us outside of a personal visit: Call us at 503.632.3113 Email us at...

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HBO Max to Replace HBO GO

By Amy Russ

Jul 31, 2020 | posted by Jason Nugent
#announcements #tv #ezvideo #cable

HBO Max has launched as the new way to stream OnDemand HBO content!  Beginning July 31st, 2020, HBO Max will replace the HBO GO app on most devices.  This new hybrid app offers approximately 10,000 hours of quality programming all in one place. In addition to the current HBO library of...

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SmartHub Frequently Asked Questions

Jul 30, 2020 | posted by Conner Williams
#support

Our team occasionally receives recurring questions from members and non-members alike about our online account management system, SmartHub. We’ve answered some of the more common questions below. Q: What is SmartHub?  A: SmartHub is our online account management tool. Members can adjust/select...

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BCT email disruption affecting some members

Jun 30, 2020 | posted by Conner Williams
#outage #announcements

UPDATE 7/8 @ 4:30 PM We are thrilled to relay reports from our vendor that BCT email services are back to functioning properly. New equipment has been installed and all messages have been delivered. Additionally, email access through POP and IMAP is up and running, so those that...

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Congratulations to the BCT scholarship winners!

May 29, 2020 | posted by Conner Williams
#announcements #community #news

As always, a plethora of extremely talented, intelligent, and dedicated local students applied for a scholarship from BCT, and the decisions were not easy. We are excited to announce this year’s recipients who will no doubt go on to do great things and represent their communities and families...

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BCT 2020 Annual Meeting Rescheduled

May 28, 2020 | posted by Conner Williams
#news #covid-19 #events

The 2020 BCT Annual Meeting originally scheduled for Thursday, May 28, 2020, has been postponed to a later date due to the COVID-19 situation.  Please stay tuned for more information on the new date via email, USPS mail, and on the website. 

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Online learning resources for kids at home

Apr 21, 2020 | posted by Conner Williams
#news #covid-19 #community #technology

While school is out during the COVID-19 coronavirus situation, parents may be looking for some online resources to keep their kids engaged and learning. Here are three free resources available that all focus on educational opportunities.  1. Khan Academy  offers practice...

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Cable TV Channel Lineup Change

Apr 7, 2020 | posted by Jason Nugent
#tv

Univision, channel 7, was removed from the BCT Cable TV service on April 1, 2020 due to a contract change. No other Cable TV channels will be affected in this lineup adjustment. We apologize for any inconvenience this channel adjustment may cause. Univision remains available for viewing on the...

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Select TV Networks Share Content for all Viewers on EZVideo

Mar 23, 2020 | posted by Jason Nugent
#ezvideo #covid-19 #promotions

TV viewing has been a popular activity while more people are at home practicing social distancing efforts to help slow the spread of the coronavirus. To help provide some expanded entertainment options during this time, some networks have opened up their channels for all viewers. No action is...

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BCT commits to FCC’s Keep Americans Connected Pledge

Mar 20, 2020 | posted by Jason Nugent
#announcements #news #covid-19

Update: The FCC has extended the Keep Americans Connected pledge timeline through June 30, 2020. BCT will do the same. Suspensions or disconnects due to non payment will be delayed until June 30. We will also not call or attempt to collect on past due accounts during this time.  -- The...

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COVID-19 Precautions

Mar 13, 2020 | posted by Jason Nugent
#announcements #community #covid-19

Dear BCT Members, As the effects of the Coronavirus/COVID-19 continue to emerge throughout Oregon, the BCT team wishes to ensure the safety of both the members in the communities we serve and the dedicated BCT staff. To best achieve that during this uncertainty, we are implementing a few...

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mtvU channel 406 to be removed from EZVideo

By Conner Williams

Mar 2, 2020 | posted by Conner Williams
#tv #cable

mtvU channel 406 will be removed from the EZVideo TV service by 5PM on March 31, 2020. No other MTV channels will be affected in this lineup change. We apologize for any inconvenience this channel adjustment may cause. 

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Possible TV outages due to upcoming solar flares

By Conner Williams

Feb 26, 2020 | posted by Conner Williams
#technology #announcements #tv #outage

During the upcoming Spring Equinox and the surrounding weeks, there is a chance that television services may see interruptions due to an increase in solar flares. This happens for about one week twice per year during the spring and fall equinox seasons and could affect both EZVideo and cable TV...

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Looking back at the top tech innovations of the decade

2010-2019

By Conner Williams

Feb 25, 2020 | posted by Jason Nugent
#technology

With 2020 here, we thought it would be fun to look back at some of the most influential or game-changing technological innovations of the last decade. Since we are an Internet service provider, we thought it would be appropriate to include a list of items that all rely on or have something...

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UPDATE: BCT Reaches Programming Agreement with FOX Corporation

By Jason Nugent

Jan 2, 2020 | posted by Jason Nugent
#announcements #tv

BCT is pleased to announce that negotiations with FOX Corporation have been successfully completed so we can continue receiving programming at fair rates for our members. As your local TV provider, we work hard to make sure our members have access to the channels they want at the lowest price...

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BCT Statement Regarding FOX Corporation Negotiations

Dec 30, 2019 | posted by Conner Williams
#tv #announcements

BCT, along with over 700 rural cable television providers nationwide, are working with the National Cable Television Collaborative in negotiations with FOX Corporation to renew our agreement to continue to offer FOX News Channel 30/360 or 45, FOX Business Channel 50 or 109, Fox Sports 1...

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SCAM ALERT

By Conner Williams

Dec 4, 2019 | posted by Jason Nugent
#scam

While it may be the season of giving, some gifts can sound too good to be true. A BCT member alerted us of a text message scam in which the scammer(s) pose as Beaver Creek Telephone Company and ask users to complete a survey to win an iPhone 11. It claims to have randomly selected a user by...

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