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June 2017

July Channel Lineup Changes

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On the week of July 10th, PTC will be removing a channel from our HD channel lineup.
Universal HD (ch 1120)
NBC Universal has announced that they will cease distribution of Universal HD the week of July 10th. We are disappointed in this announcement and will take the channel off line during that week. We appreciate your patronage and hope that you will continue to enjoy the many other channels available such as AMC, Discovery, Fox Movie Channel, and others.

Is Your Home Smart?

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Ecobee3 Thermostat

The smarter Ecobee3 wi-fi thermostat has the potential to reduce your heating and cooling costs by an average of 23% a year. The Follow Me feature uses room sensors to know which room you’re in and automatically adjust to your preferred temperature. Smart Home/Away ensures you’re comfortable while you’re at home and saving money when you’re not. Adjust temperature and comfort settings easily from your Android and iOS devices, including Apple Watch and Amazon Echo. Free Energy Reports give you insights on how much you’ve saved based on run times and o er tips for further savings. Getting started is simple as the Ecobee3 is compatible with most residential heating and cooling systems and easy to install. Available at amazon.com or ecobee.com for around $189.00.

Lifeline Program for Low-Income Customers

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Lifeline is a federal program that lowers the monthly cost of phone and internet and is available only to eligible consumers. The purpose of the program is to ensure that all Americans have the opportunities and security that phone and internet service brings, including being able to connect to jobs, family and emergency services.

Am I Eligible? There are two ways to qualify for the Lifeline Program (1) If your household’s income is at or below the federal poverty guidelines (2) If someone in your household participates in a federal program, you may be eligible for a Lifeline Program benefit.

One Benefit per Household You can only use Lifeline for either phone or internet, but not both. Only one Lifeline Program benefit (either wireless or landline telephone, home internet or a cell phone data plan) is allowed per household. The definition of a “household” is anyone living at an address (including children, relatives, people not related to you, etc.) who share income(s) and household expenses.

How to Apply To learn more about eligibility and apply for the benefit contact a Pottawatomie Telephone Company customer service representative at (800) 522-3221. You can also go to lifelinesupport.org for more information on eligible programs and acceptable forms of documentation.

Pottawatomie Telephone Company Scholarship Winners

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The PTC scholarship is awarded to applicants that demonstrate a commitment to academics, leadership, initiative and commitment, as well as, service to their community. Pottawatomie Telephone Company is proud of each recipient and their outstanding accomplishments throughout high school. The winners will receive $500 to be used toward their tuition at a two or four-year college.

The 2017 Pottawatomie Telephone Company Scholarship Winners Are…

Earlsboro High School: Evan Norton
Bowlegs High School: Naomi Edgell
Sasakwa High School: Dawson Taylor & Jakayla Weaver
Home School: Spencer Seeley

Pictured:
Evan Norton, Earlsboro H.S.

American Cancer Society Relay for Life

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For the 9th consecutive year, Pottawatomie Telephone Company employees proudly participated in the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life event in Tecumseh on May 12, 2017. The PTC team’s goal this year was to raise $8,000; thanks to donations from business associates, family, and friends PTC and our employees have now raised over $70,000 for cancer research, services, and programs through the American Cancer Society.