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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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Don’t click on that random text. It’s a scam

By Gema de las Heras, Federal Trade Commission

Aug 16, 2022 | posted by Conner Williams
#scams #news #tips #ftc-article #security

Sorry to burst your bubble. That unexpected text from the Postal Service (USPS), Costco, or The Home Depot telling you about an unclaimed package or a survey you can complete to claim a freebie is NOT from them. It’s a scam. The FTC has seen a spike in reports from people getting text messages...

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Watch out for emails from scammers posing as computer software company, McAfee. They’re fakes!

By Oregon Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum

Jul 26, 2022 | posted by Conner Williams
#scams #technology #news

Have you received an email with the subject line "Thank you for your purchase!" that looks like it came from McAfee, a computer security software company? The email claims your account has been “re-approved” and your credit or debit card was charged hundreds of dollars. At the very end of the...

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BCT restructures product catalog

Jun 29, 2022 | posted by Conner Williams
#news #company information

When someone subscribes to BCT services, they become part of a member-owned cooperative – a group of users who work or act together for a common purpose or benefit divided in a fair manner among all. In this case, that common purpose is connecting members in Beavercreek to the world through...

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Broadband Outage Notification

Jun 28, 2022 | posted by Conner Williams
#news #outage

UPDATE at 10:47AM June 29: Repairs have been completed and service has been restored to affected subscribers.  UPDATE at 8:34AM June 29: Our team is on site and working to repair the cut cable.  We have become aware that a small number of BCT members in the 21000 block of Lower...

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June is Audiobook Appreciation Month

Rent audiobooks and eBooks for free with the Libby app

Jun 2, 2022 | posted by Conner Williams
#news #technology #tips #community #wifi

Did you know you can use your local library card to rent audiobooks and eBooks for free on your smartphone or eReader? Download the Libby app on your phone or tablet, then log in using a card from a local library system like Libraries in Clackamas County (LINCC). Once rented, you can listen to...

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SCAM ALERT: Watch out for robocalls asking for personal info

Jun 1, 2022 | posted by Conner Williams
#scams #news #robocalls

The BCT Tech Support Team has received several calls from members reporting that they had been called by robocall scammers posing as Amazon. Be on the lookout for calls like these - their goal is to get you to give up your personal or banking information. It's important to remember to never...

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Possible TV interruptions due to solar flares

Mar 3, 2022 | posted by Conner Williams
#tv #cable #news #technology #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 the Cable TV feed.  A...

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BCT Barrel ‘O Fun Contest Prize Winners

Jan 19, 2022 | posted by Conner Williams
#news #contest

All COVID-19 safety protocols were followed for the photos of the Barrel 'O Fun winners, including momentary removal of masks and social distancing. Thank you to everyone that entered the Barrel ‘O Fun contest! We had over 100 people guess the number of candies in the jar, with guesses...

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BCT Lobby Temporarily Closed

By BCT Member Services

Jan 13, 2022 | posted by Conner Williams
#company information #news

Due to COVID-19 precautions and for the safety of our community and staff, the BCT lobby is temporarily closed. The BCT staff remains committed to our members and is available to help. There are many ways to communicate with us outside of a personal visit:  Call us at 503.632.3113 Email us...

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BCT Office Closures for 2021 Holiday Season

Dec 23, 2021 | posted by Conner Williams
#company information #news

It's the most wonderful time of the year!  The BCT office will be closed tomorrow on Christmas Eve and on New Year's Eve Dec. 31 to give our dedicated staff time with their families. Tech Support remains available at 503.632.3113, and you can find answers to many common connection questions...

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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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NBC Sports Network, ESPN Classic Discontinued by Network Owners

Nov 24, 2021 | posted by Conner Williams
#ezvideo #news #tv #cable

NBC Sports Network (NBCSN) and ESPN Classic will be discontinued by their network owners on January 1, 2022. NBCSN’s sports coverage will be moved to USA, NBC Broadcast Network, and Peacock.  In addition, DIY Network will change its name to Magnolia Network on January 5, 2022. If you have...

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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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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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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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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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