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2023-24 Annual Oregon Trail Telephone Directory

Oct 17, 2023 | posted by Conner Williams
#community #news #announcements

This year's Oregon Trail Telephone Directory is now available! You can now view, download, and print on-demand the directory for Beavercreek and Oregon City at   If you don't have a printer at home, copies of this year's directory are available at the BCT office...

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Congratulations to the 2023 BCT Scholarship Winners!

Jul 20, 2023 | posted by Conner Williams
#announcements #news #community

BCT is proud to support local students and families with financial aid opportunities to help with the cost of continued education. The cooperative allocates funds every year to provide scholarships to local students that live within the service area for the upcoming academic year. This year, all...

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BCT Awarded USDA Loan to Build Fiber Optic Network

Jul 18, 2023 | posted by Conner Williams
#technology #announcements #news #company information

Beaver Creek Cooperative Telephone Company (BCT) is one of a handful of companies in Oregon to have been awarded funds through the USDA ReConnect Program to deploy a fiber-to-the-premises network for high-speed internet connectivity.  The ReConnect Program offers loans, grants, and...

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A Note About Third-Party Bill Pay Vendors

Jan 24, 2023 | posted by Conner Williams
#announcements #education #smarthub

We want to make it as easy as possible for members to pay their BCT bill. Our team would like to make members aware of various third-party online bill pay services that claim you can pay your BCT bill through their website. While some of these websites are legitimate, they may charge extra fees...

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Service Interruptions Due to PGE Power Outage - December 27, 2022

Dec 27, 2022 | posted by Conner Williams
#announcements #outage

BCT members served by the following service nodes may be experiencing internet outages or service interruptions due to power outages brought on by high winds on December 27:  Clarkes SW Steiner Hogback Upper Highland Lower Highland Spangler East El Dorado Fallsview Windy City  Clarkes...

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Possible PGE Public Safety Power Shutoffs in BCT Service Area Due to Wildfire Weather Conditions

Updated on September 9th with New Information

Sep 8, 2022 | posted by Conner Williams
#announcements #news

Update , Sept 9, 2022  3PM : We continue to monitor the power situation in affected areas. The BCT techs are adding generators as needed to our nodes to keep your connections on. Should the power outage extend significantly, note that there may be brief outages during generator refueling....

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Stay Safe from Many Online Threats with Umbrella Defense

This online safety feature is included with every BCT Internet subscription.

Sep 1, 2022 | posted by Conner Williams
#security #technology #company information #wifi #announcements

BCT has implemented Umbrella Defense - a cyber security solution from Cisco - to help protect internet subscribers. Umbrella Defense is a complimentary, included service that protects all subscribers on a BCT internet connection from accidentally visiting reportedly known websites that may...

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BCT to Discontinue Cable TV Services Starting at Noon on March 31, 2022

Dec 6, 2021 | posted by BCT Member Services
#news #tv #cable #announcements #company information

You may have heard about the decision to discontinue EZVideo , our alternate app-based TV entertainment service, earlier this year. When that announcement was released, the BCT Cable TV service was unchanged. Key factors that affect the performance and stability of the Cable TV product since...

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EZVideo Channel 316 changes from Bounce to SportsGrid Network

Sep 13, 2021 | posted by Jason Nugent
#ezvideo #announcements

In September of 2021, Nexstar Media, Inc. has changed the content on EZVideo channel 316 from BounceTV to the SportsGrid Network. This new network includes extensive coverage of sports betting for all major sports, including fantasy sports. The Portland market is one of 9 urban areas included in...

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Congratulations to the 2021-2022 BCT Scholarship Winners

Aug 5, 2021 | posted by Conner Williams
#company information #news #community #announcements

While students were challenged with a new at-home learning environment throughout the last year, that didn't stop them from achieving academic excellence. We received many applications from accomplished students and are thrilled to announce the recipients below.  Gavin Barrett ...

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EZVideo Service to be Discontinued at Noon on January 31, 2022

Aug 1, 2021 | posted by BCT Member Services
#news #ezvideo #company information #announcements

Changes the TV industry is facing make it extremely difficult for small, member-owned cooperatives like BCT to continue to offer video services at reasonable rates. We have seen all core product programming tier costs more than double in the last decade. Even though we pool our content...

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BCT Lobby Open to Walk-In Visitors

Jul 29, 2021 | posted by Conner Williams
#company information #announcements #covid-19 #news

The BCT lobby is open to the public, and our team is ready to welcome walk-in visitors from 8AM to 5PM Monday through Friday. The office is closed daily from 11:30AM to 12:30PM for lunch, but call-in support remains available.  In compliance with local and federal regulations, face coverings are...

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Let Your Voice Be Heard at the 2021 Annual Meeting

Jun 28, 2021 | posted by Conner Williams
#company information #annual meeting #announcements #events

As a member and part-owner of the BCT community cooperative, you can have a say in company operations at the upcoming Annual Meeting. The leadership team and Board of Directors will discuss current company initiatives, progress on the cable broadband infrastructure improvements, and more, and...

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BCT Office to Close Again Under New COVID Mandates

Apr 29, 2021 | posted by Conner Williams
#announcements #covid-19 #company information #news

Per the Governor's mandate, the BCT lobby will close to the public as of April 30, 2021. We hope to reopen when the county is moved down to a lower level of risk.  Despite the office closure, there are many other ways to get in touch with us: • Call our Member Services Team at 503.632.3113 •...

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BCT Statement Regarding AMC Networks Negotiations

Apr 26, 2021 | posted by Conner Williams
#announcements #tv #ezvideo #cable

BCT is currently in negotiations with AMC Networks to renew our agreement to continue to offer AMC, BBC America, WE tv, and IFC to our membership.  As your local TV provider, BCT believes you deserve access to these channels, and we work hard to keep TV prices as low as possible for our...

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BCT Lobbies Reopen, with Precautions in Place

By Conner Williams

Mar 31, 2021 | posted by Jason Nugent
#covid-19 #announcements

BCT announces the reopening of our office to public visits as of April 1, 2021 during normal business hours of 8 AM to 5 PM. The lobby will close for lunch between 11:30AM and 12:30 PM, but call-in support remains available during this time. While the lobby will be re-opened to general entry,...

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BCT Network Update Following Severe Winter Weather

Feb 18, 2021 | posted by Conner Williams
#outage #announcements #community

Dear members, Establishing, maintaining, and restoring your communication connections to family and friends is our main priority. This is true not only during the past weekend throughout the extreme weather, but every day. We wish to extend our sincerest appreciation for your patience and...

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BCT Inclement Weather Update

Feb 14, 2021 | posted by Conner Williams
#outage #announcements

We hope you and your loved ones remain safe during this difficult weather event.  Due to the impact of the storm on power and on our employees, we are working with a very limited member services staff.  Our outside plant technicians are working to restore and keep the essential service of...

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BCT Scholarship Deadline Approaching

Jan 21, 2021 | posted by Conner Williams
#news #announcements #community

As part of our commitment to valued BCT members, the company maintains a scholarship fund that is distributed annually to several local students.  The submission deadline for scholarship consideration for the 2021-2022 academic year is 5PM on Friday, February 26. The application and details...

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Congratulations to our Member Pattern BINGO winners!

Dec 16, 2020 | posted by Conner Williams
#news #announcements #community #events #promotions #contest

We had an awesome time playing Pattern BINGO with our members over the past few months, and we hope you did as well! While the COVID situation limited our ability to see our members on a regular basis, we wanted to do something entertaining and engaging with our members in its place.   BINGO...

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Give to local nonprofits just by shopping!

Oct 29, 2020 | posted by Conner Williams
#announcements #community

Did you know you can donate to local nonprofit organizations simply through your regular shopping trips? Programs like AmazonSmile and Fred Meyer Community Rewards automatically donate to charitable institutions dear to you when shopping as you normally do.  AmazonSmile is a separate website run...

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Upcoming maintenance for BCT cable broadband services

Oct 13, 2020 | posted by Conner Williams
#announcements #news #cable #maintenance

Cable broadband service will be disrupted for up to six hours beginning no earlier than 12:01AM on the morning of Thursday, October 22, 2020. All services are expected to be restored no later than 6:00AM that same day. If this project needs to be delayed, our secondary backup date shall be...

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2021 Scholarships Applications are Available!

Oct 7, 2020 | posted by Jason Nugent
#announcements #community

The BCT Annual Scholarship Program is open for applications for the 2021-2022 school year.  Submit your application to our main office at 15223 S Henrici Road in Oregon City by 5:00 p.m. February 27, 2021 . Click here for rules, regulations and applications.

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BCT Email Upgrade Ahead

Scheduled for August 18, 2020

Aug 13, 2020 | posted by Conner Williams

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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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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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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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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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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Holiday Craft Bazaar Changes

By Jason Nugent

Jun 20, 2018 | posted by Jason Nugent
#events #announcements

BCT has organized and hosted the annual Holiday  Craft Bazaar in early November for the past 12  years. The event was designed as a combination  community activity and fund raiser for a variety of  local Clackamas County nonprofits. Nearly 150  vendors joined in recent years to present their...

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