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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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Service Update During Wildfires

By Conner Williams

Sep 14, 2020 | posted by Jason Nugent
#outage #news

Dear BCT Members,  We hope you and your loved ones and homes are safe during these unprecedented times. Currently, we are not experiencing widespread service outages, though some individual members may see some connectivity issues as we work to diagnose and repair damage to equipment from...

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BCT Outages Due to Weather

Sep 9, 2020 | posted by Jason Nugent
#outage #news

We are aware of multiple service outages for BCT members due to the current weather situation. Strong winds have knocked trees down onto aerial service cables, some service locations are without commercial power or battery backup, and fires in the area hinder our ability to service equipment...

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BCT Email Upgrade Ahead

Scheduled for August 18, 2020

Aug 13, 2020 | posted by Conner Williams
#announcements

Dear Valued Member,  BCT strives to provide quality services at affordable rates for our members. Part of the company's commitment to the membership includes regularly re-evaluating products to ensure they fit subscribers’ needs. After extensive consideration, the BCT leadership,...

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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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Join us for the BCT Annual Meeting August 26

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

Let your voice be heard as a member of the cooperative at the 2020 BCT Annual Meeting! Our leadership team and Board of Directors will discuss 2019 milestones and financials as well as the direction of the cooperative. To remain COVID-19 compliant, the event will be held outdoors, rain or...

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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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