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Stingray Music

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Due to rising programming costs, we will no longer carry the Stingray music channels, effective June 30, 2020. These decisions are never easy and are especially hard during our current climate with COVID-19. In an effort to provide the best service at the lowest price, we cannot continue to accept their rate increases. Thank you for your continued loyalty. Please contact us if you have questions. You may reach us at 800-522-3221 or at contactus@goptc.net

DTV Essential Lineup – New Channels as of 6.15.20

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Pottawatomie Telephone Company has added several channels to our Essential Digital TV lineup on a temporary basis during the COVID-19 pandemic. We hope this provides more entertainment and value for our customers subscribed to the Essential DVT lineup while spending more time at home. The temporary new channels include: CNN, Cooking Channel, Travel, DIY, Great American Country, Science, American Heroes, Destination America, Discovery Family, Discovery Life, OWN, Game Show Network, BBC America, AMC, WE and IFC.

Update: Fox Corp Channel Negotiations

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December 31, 2019 – We are negotiating with FOX Corporation to continue to offer their networks FOX News Channel, FOX Business Network, FOX Sports 1, and FOX Sports 2 on your lineup, as well as their local FOX station in some of the towns we serve. We are attempting to reach a fair agreement, but they are demanding that we agree to very significant rate increases that will directly impact your monthly bill. If we are unable to reach an agreement by midnight on Tuesday, December 31st, FOX may force us to remove their channels from your lineup.

FOX is seeking a rate increase that is more than 10x the rate of inflation, after already increasing rates for FOX News Channel by 800% since 2004. If milk increased by the same amount FOX News has over the last 15 years, a gallon of milk that cost $3.50 in 2004 would cost $29 today. It is not fair to our hard-working customers to pay for these big increases while multi-billion-dollar companies like FOX make record profits. We are fighting on your behalf to keep costs down.

To learn more about this negotiation, visit the FAQs, and check back at tvonmyside.com for the latest information on our discussions with FOX Corporation.

Web Mail Maintenance Scheduled

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Due to some technical difficulties you might be experiencing with you MBO.NET email, the email server will be down for maintenance on August 10, 2019 for about 5 to 10 minutes starting at 11 PM (CT). This upgrade should resolve the Daily Digest formatting issues that some customers have been seeing as well as a few other bug fixes. We apologize in advance for this inconvenience. Thank you!

National Do Not Call Registry

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What is it?

The National Do-Not-Call (DNC) registry gives you an opportunity to limit the telemarketing calls you receive. Once you register your phone number, telemarketers covered by the National Do Not Call Registry have up to 31 days from the date you register to stop calling you.

Why would I register my phone number with the National Do-Not-Call Registry?

The National DNC registry gives you an opportunity to limit the telemarketing calls you receive.

Can I register online?

Yes. You can register or verify that your number is on the registry online at www.donotcall.gov. The online registration process requires an active email address. If you register online, we will send you an email message with a link in it. You need to click on the link in the email within 72 hours to finalize your registration. If you do not have an email address, you can register by phone (1-888-382-1222 and for TTY access 1-866-290-4236).

How soon after I register will I notice a reduction in calls?

Telemarketers covered by the National DNC registry have up to 31 days from the date you register to stop calling you.

What if I change my mind? Can I take my number off the National Do-Not-Call registry?

You can delete your phone number only by calling toll-free 1-888-382-1222 from the telephone number you want to delete. After you contact the registry to delete it, it will be removed from the DNC registry by the next day. But telemarketers have up to 31 days to access information about your deletion and add your number back to their call lists, if they choose to.

How long does my phone number stay registered?

Telephone numbers on the registry will only be removed when they are disconnected and reassigned, or when the consumer chooses to remove a number from the registry.

PTC Supports the Open Internet

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If you’ve paid attention to the news or social media over the past few months, you’ve no doubt heard about the Federal Communications Commission’s December 14th vote on Net Neutrality.  As we’ve seen an uptick in our customer’s curiosity over where PTC stands on this issue, we thought it important to make our plans known.

We will continue to operate as we did before Title II Internet regulations took effect two years ago, which is to say we do not practice any discrimination of any websites, streaming services or voice applications that may compete with any services we provide. We also do not throttle or block consumer access to any lawful Internet content that is consistent with our acceptable use policy.  We don’t speed up or slow down access to individual websites in exchange for compensation and we don’t share your personal Internet usage data with any third parties.

We will continue to invest in equipment and infrastructure in our communities in an effort to provide the best Internet experience possible for our customers.  We understand you may have been alarmed by some of the articles floating around about this topic and we want to assure you that we are not planning on changing any of our policies or plans on this topic.

United Way Days of Caring

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Community Market of Pottawatomie County

The Community Market of Pottawatomie County, located at 120 South Center in Shawnee, is a Food Resource Center that operates in cooperation with the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma to serve the people of Pottawatomie County and partner with other food pantries, community, civic, and faith-based organizations. The Community Market seeks to meet the overall health and wellness needs of a person’s spirit, soul and body. The market provides access to food with extended hours and days of operation, gives clients a choice when shopping, puts an emphasis on nutritional foods and provides additional resources to clients to improve family stability. On August 18th, PTC employees had the opportunity to serve at the market during the United Way Days of Caring.

     

PTC Employees employees had a blast at the United Way Days of Caring After School party at the Salvation Army in Shawnee on August 17th.