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eCurrents | April 2013

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Easter Eggs, Cool Videos, more!

3 Rivers 60th Anniversary Video

3 Rivers employees produced and narrated a video celebrating our 60th Anniversary.

Click here to view!

Fairfield Divisional Basketball on TV!

Replays of Fairfield Girls and Boys Divisional Basketball and other school programming will air on 3RTV local channel 10 Wednesday, March 27 through Friday, March 29.

Long Distance Calling Issues

3 Rivers has reported previously about customers having difficulty receiving and completing long distance phone calls for some time. This is a national problem, not related specifically to 3 Rivers’ network. The FCC concluded that certain long distance carriers are deliberately not completing calls in higher cost rural areas as a way to avoid paying terminating carriers (where you live, that’s 3 Rivers). Recently one provider has reached a settlement with the FCC regarding such practices.

eCurrents | March 2013

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Tax Fraud Alert, 3 Rivers' 60th, more!

It’s Our 60th Anniversary!

3 Rivers is celebrating the 60th Anniversary as your telecommunications cooperative at our annual meeting this year, to be held March 18 at the Community Hall in Fairfield (details are in the latest issue of Currents). As usual, there will be plenty of gifts and door prizes given out at the meeting, but if you can’t make it, we will be drawing ten member’s names at random who will receive a $60 gift certificate towards their 3 Rivers bill.

Sun Spots to Cause TV Disruptions

Due to sun spot activity beginning February 28, TV viewers (3RTV customers and non-3RTV customers alike) will see degraded quality signals or brief outages on some channels each day through March 6. This disruption will last approximately 10 minutes. These outages will occur between 11:50 a.m. and 3:20 p.m., depending on the channel.

eCurrents | February 2013

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Ransomware, Supercookies and more!

Telephone Scam Warning

3 Rivers has been informed of a telephone scam that may hit our customers. Calls are coming from area code 876 and tell the recipient that they are “a winner” but need to pay to collect their “winnings.” Click on the link below for more details and general warnings about telephone scams.

http://www.bewareof876.com/

Video Contest for Rural Schools

Foundation for Rural Service (FRS) and Discovery Education are bringing an exciting contest to rural schools in 3 Rivers’ service area. Students produce a 1-2 minute video which compares and contrasts their community with others around the world using Discovery Education online programming to aid in their research. 1st prize--a $2,500 technology grant for the classroom, a Discovery Education prize package and more!

Click for details.

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