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CTC is in contract discussions with Viacom, the parent company of MTV, Nickelodeon, Comedy Central, TV Land, Spike and VH1. Our existing agreement expires on March 31, 2014. Although we are diligently working to negotiate a fair price for these networks after March 31, Viacom may require us to remove all their channels until a new agreement is secured. TV Programmers continually increase our costs to provide TV service to our members. CTC will always strive to keep our costs as low as we can to our members
CTC will be performing an upgrade to our Mediaroom TV service.
CTC TV customers will see a screen pop that says “There is an upgrade available for your STB. Would you like to upgrade it now?” The options are click OK to upgrade now or in 60 seconds it will automatically be upgraded. There is also a choice for selecting to postpone for 3 hours or remind again in 3 hours.
If you choose to upgrade, the code is downloaded in about 2 minutes and then the STB reboots. At that point, you are on the new code and ready to go with the new changes.
The only changes you will notice is a change with the ‘Last’ button. When you pushe the ‘last’ button to go back to a previously watched channel, you will have to select the channel from the drop down list and press ‘OK’ on the remote. They can no longer just press the ‘last’ button again to go back to the previous channel and have the drop down removed. You will also have the option in their Menu settings to change this option to remove the ‘last 5 channels viewed’ and just have the last button go to the previous channel viewed automatically.
The only other change you will see is faster guide browsing. Once your upgrade is completed you will see a notice from CTC explaining these changes:
CTC TV PRIME UPGRADE NOTICE
We are currently in the process of upgrading our CTC TV Prime service. After your Set Top Box upgrades, you will notice increased navigation speed while browsing around the guide as well as a change to the functionality of the ‘LAST’ button on your remote control. By default, you will get a listing of previous channels viewed and will have to press ‘OK’ on your remote to select one from the list. If you would like to have the ‘LAST’ button directly change to your last previously viewed channel, you can go into your Menu -> Settings -> Television -> Recent Panel and change that option.
Please call 218-454-1234 with any questions about the service.
CTC Board of Directors Elections
Consolidated Telecommunications Company (CTC) is accepting applications from members that are interested in joining the CTC Board of Directors for Director District 4 – Leader, Motley, Pillager, Staples or for District 5- Brainerd, Baxter, Nisswa.
Interested individuals must meet the following qualifications:
Members of the CTC Board of Directors are responsible for representing the Cooperative membership and for developing strategies, policies and objectives for the Cooperative.
Those interested in becoming a candidate for District 4 or District 5 should contact our office at 218-454-1120 for an application.
Applications must be received by February 28, 2014.
Most people have experienced a dropped call, or a connection where the phone just keeps ringing — but Fox 9 News has learned the issue is significantly affecting rural communities nationwide and officials are concerned.
Kevin Larson, our CEO/General Manager at CTC was interviewed by Fox 9 Twin Cities concerning Call Completion issues in rural Minnesota. Here is the story from Fox 9.
CTC recently mailed out capital credit allocation statements. CTC is a cooperative and this statement notifies you each year of the dividends you have earned during your membership. When deemed financially possible, CTC’s board of directors vote on allocation of dividend funds. This is for your records only, and no further action is required by the customer. Thank you!
We’re expecting our fall solar fade events next week as the sun crosses “behind” satellites causing some satellite dishes momentary blindness. The first outages are predicted to start on Monday October 7th and will be finished Friday October 11th. We expect that 5-10 minute outages for specific groups of channels will occur mid-day to late afternoon each day – the exact times will depend on the specific satellite. The outages are very temporary and should not impact your TV viewing very long or often.
Football season is right around the corner. The first Vikings preseason game is this Friday at 7:00. You can watch the Vikings vs. Houston on CTCTV channel 11 or in HD on channel 511.
Currently your HD channel lineup can be found on the 700 block of channels 700-799. These channels will be moved back to their usual 500 block this morning. IF you are able to reset you set top box by unplugging the power and plugging it back in, your channels should go back to the 500 block. The only HD channels that will stay in the 700’s from now on are 710 NFL Network, 767 Planet Green, 768 Science, 795 Turner Classic Movies, 799 Discovery Investigation.