May 08, 2017- The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has released an announcement on Privacy Awareness Week, celebrated this week in the U.S. The theme of this year’s initiative is “Share with Care,” and the FTC is offering privacy tips, including how to safeguard your information online, improve your computer security, and limit unwanted emails.
US-CERT encourages users and administrators to review FTC’s post on Privacy Awareness Week and these related resources from US-CERT:
3G/4G Data is available from Cordova Wireless! This data is very fast and runs over our fiber optic connection to the world, which provides the best speed and reliability on the market today, far superior to microwave technology. Call us or stop in today to sign up for a data plan with CWC!
We have turned up UMTS, and have turned off the GSM network you have been using. All CWC customers will need a new SIM card for their phones. If you have not gotten a new SIM card yet, we have one waiting for you in our office. Please stop by at your convenience to get this switched out. Your cell phone will read Roaming at all times now. This is normal and will not incur any additional charges to your bill when you are within our home service area. Local Only customers should be aware, however, that it is currently possible to place long distance and out of area calls on your Local Only phone which can incur charges to you. This is different that our old system, so we encourage you to be careful using those phones until those services can once again be barred.
CTC TV – Cordova Telephone is excited to announce a new television option for Cordova residents! If you have CTC high speed internet, you can now sign up for CTC TV, an over-the-top TV option for Roku that gives you access to live local programming from Alaska channels KTUU, KTVA, KAKM and more! Stop into our office for a demo or call us at 424-2345 for details!
Scholarship info – CTC and CWC offer scholarships to graduating Cordova seniors every year. Follow the link to see if you are eligible and learn how to apply!
Directory Cover Contest – CTC's annual contest for the 2016/2017 directory cover winners are: 1st place (front cover) Jeff Buchholz, 2nd place (back cover) Milo Burcham, 3rd place (honorable mention) Loren Banks. PHOTOS, BOTH STANDARD & DIGITAL, AND ARTWORK ARE ELIGIBLE. Entries must represent the area and have been taken or created by a CTC Member. Entries are due 1 week prior to Annual Meeting, where members will select winners. Stop by our business office for a copy of the directory cover contest rules. 1st Place: $100.00, 2nd Place: $75.00, 3rd Place: $50.00
Annual Membership Meeting – Cordova Telephone Cooperative's 2017 Annual Meeting date TBA.
Verify your "Members of Record" In preparation for our next Annual Meeting, we are asking the membership to verify who in your household is a “Member of Record” and thus are able to vote at the annual meeting. Please verify your household/business voting membership by calling our office at 424-2345. The name on your statement does not necessarily constitute the active voting member. Thank you!
CTC and CWC billing is Merged – You asked for it and it's here! There are many benefits to merged billing, like: More patronage capital credits—CTC members will now earn based upon spending on the Cordova Telephone side & the Cordova Wireless side as well. All your CTC and CWC services will be conveniently gathered on one bill and can be paid all at once. If you'd like your Cordova Wireless and Cordova Telephone billing to be separated, please let us know.
New Coverage in Prince William Sound – Cordova Wireless announces new Cellular and WiMAX coverage in Port Wells via Point Pigot. We are the only local provider to offer service in this highly-trafficked area of Prince William Sound. Call our office for details. 424-2300.
Notices, Including Service Outages – There are no notices or services outages at this time.
CTCAK.NET Five FREE Program – Monthly drawing for CTCAK.net Subscribers – Five $50 gift certificates to be redeemed at local businesses of winners choosing! It pays to surf with CTCAK.NET
Moonlight Madness – Join us for Moonlight Madness every Friday in December leading up to Christmas for holiday shopping, festive treats and enter to win a great prize. CTC will be giving away Smart TVs and other great prizes each week. Must enter in person during Moonlight Madness event. CWC will also have a contest to enter each Friday. Must be paying plan customer to enter. Limit one entry per household per Friday. 2016 Moonlight Madness Dates: December 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd and 30th!
Board Meetings -The Cordova Telephone Board of Directors regular monthly meetings are now held on the 4th Wednesday of the month at 5:30 PM. All CTC members are invited to attend.
CTC and CWC offer LifeLine & Link Up service! If you qualify, you could receive landline phone service OR cellular service for only $1/month!
Important information regarding your Lifeline Service: The FCC requires every Lifeline customer to re-certify their eligibility each year. If you do not re-certify every year, you will be disconnected from Lifeline service. Be on the lookout for your recertification paperwork and make sure to return it in a timely manner. For assistance in filling out your recertification paperwork, you can call your local provider.
Texting & Driving, It Can Wait! A public service announcement from your local communications company that cares.
CTC announces conversion to Zimbra Mail! For more information and FAQ's, call our office at 424-2345.
Do Not Call – CTC and CWC customers may add their residential and wireless numbers to the National Do Not Call Registry.
Unclaimed or Uncashed Patronage Capital Checks – Patronage Capital checks have been paid out for the year 1988. If you had phone service during that year and have not received a check, then you may have one waiting in our office. We have many that were returned because of improper addresses. Please call our office if your name is listed so we can update your address today.
Unclaimed Customer Credits – Cordova Telephone has closed accounts with credit balances. Call our office to see if your name is on the list for unclaimed credit balances.
Recent regulatory filings – Per TA 13-998 Cordova Telephone is required to file and post a monthly Carrier Common Line Report with the Regulatory Commission of Alaska. March 2017