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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...

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NBC Sports Northwest Discontinued by Network Owner

Oct 4, 2021 | posted by Conner Williams
#ezvideo #news #tv #cable

Effective September 30, 2021, the network that owns NBC Sports Northwest has discontinued the channel as most of its sports coverage has been moved to ROOT Sports. All BCT Cable TV subscribers received notice of this channel lineup change in a mailed letter dated September 1, 2021, and BCT...

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Network Contracts Require Changes to BCT TV Services

Aug 26, 2021 | posted by Conner Williams
#news #tv #ezvideo

Several changes are coming to BCT's EZVideo and Cable TV services. As previously communicated, the company was in unusual mid-year contract negotiations which affected member rates and channel lineups moving forward. The majority of NBC Sports Northwest’s coverage has moved to ROOT Sports, and...

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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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New System Launched to Help Block Unwanted Spam Calls

Jun 16, 2021 | posted by Conner Williams
#company information #technology #news #voice #robocalls

Tired of hearing about your car’s manufacturer warranty nearing expiration when you don’t even have one? How about that offer for a free cruise that’s completely real and not a very obvious scam? Well, we’ve got good news! As in, actual good news, not a scam claiming to have good news. Per...

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UPDATE: BCT Reaches Programming Agreement with AMC Networks

May 3, 2021 | posted by Conner Williams
#news #tv #ezvideo #cable

Great news! You will continue to receive uninterrupted content on AMC, BBC America, WEtv, and IFC and can watch your favorite shows and movies as usual. BCT is pleased to announce that successful negotiations were finalized with AMC Networks prior to the contract expiration.  Thank you for...

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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 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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Fake Calls from Apple and Amazon

Dec 4, 2020 | posted by Jason Nugent
#scams #news

We are receiving reports from members about fake calls from Apple and Amazon trying to scam them. The FTC has an article out describing these scams and providing information on what you should do. For the most part, just hang up and ignore, but view the article from the FTC here for more...

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Check out these recommended TV shows from our staff!

Oct 29, 2020 | posted by Conner Williams
#news #tv

With darker, rainier months ahead, we thought it would be fun to poll our employees and ask thoughts on binge-worthy TV shows to watch! You know, those shows where you can’t seem to hit “Play Next” fast enough. Here are our recommendations in no particular order, including the genre, a note...

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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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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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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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Office Closure

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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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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