Cooperative Shred Day- October 4, 2019

October is National Co-op Month, and as a special thanks to our customers, Colorado Valley Telephone Cooperative has teamed up with Fayette Electric Cooperative to host a special Shred Day. Join us Friday, October 4th for a FREE document shredding service in La Grange. Shred trucks will be available from 11:00 AM to 12:30 PM at Fayette Electric and from 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM at Colorado Valley offices. For anyone with more than three boxes, donations will be accepted for the Children’s Advocacy Center and Turtle Wing Foundation.

Fayette Electric Cooperative is located at 357 North Washington St, La Grange, TX 78945. 11:00 AM-12:30 PM.

Colorado Valley Telephone Cooperative is located at 4915 S. US Hwy 77, La Grange, TX 78945. 1:00 PM-2:30 PM

Discover the advantages of belonging to a cooperative! National Co-op Month is to raise public awareness of cooperatives and celebrate their accomplishments. The theme for this year’s National Co-op Month is “Co-ops: By the Community, For the Community”. Fayette Electric and Colorado Valley are honoring this theme by sponsoring the free shred event for our community and to thank you for being members.

CO-OP MONTH FUN FACTS:

  • Co-op month has been a nationally recognized celebration since 1964, when U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Orville Freeman, a former Minnesota governor,  proclaimed October Co-op Month.
  • The first national theme in 1964 was “Cooperatives: USDA Helps Build a Better America.”
  • Since 1971, cooperatives, statewide associations, and the National Cooperative Business Association have fueled their own events and promotions.
  • More than 900 electric co-ops provide power in nearly every state (47) in America.
  • About 1.2 million rural Americans in 31 states are served by 260 telephone cooperatives.

See you on October 4th!

2019 Community Grants Program

Each year, the Foundation for Rural Service (FRS) gives back to rural communities through it’s grant program. FRS offers aid for communities served by NTCA members through its annual Community Grants Program. These grants are designed to provide support to a variety of local efforts to build and sustain a high quality of life in rural America.

As an NTCA member, Colorado Valley Communications is excited to help our local community apply for this funding! Grants are awarded for projects in one the following categories:

  • Business and Economic Development
  • Community Development
  • Education
  • Telecommunications Applications

Please click the link below for application information. Your application will need to be submitted to Colorado Valley so that we may submit it to NTCA. The deadline is 3:00 PM on September 13, 2019.

2019 FRS Grant Flyer

Learn more about Managed WiFi

Are you maximizing the WiFi signal distributed throughout your home? Do you experience spots where the internet signal doesn’t appear to be as strong as in others? If so, you may benefit from Colorado Valley’s Managed WiFi solution.

Please click here to learn more about Managed WiFi and how it can help you! Contact us today at 979.242.5911 or info@coloradovalley.com for more information.

Watch Out For Fraudulent Email

If you receive an email claiming to be from Colorado Valley Communications requesting your account name and password, you are likely the target of a scam. Colorado Valley Communications will never ask for personal information, like your password, over email. If you believe your Colorado Valley account has been compromised, change your password immediately.

When you receive an email that looks suspicious, here are a few things to check for:

  • Check that the email address and the sender name match
  • Hover over any links before you click on them. If the URL of the link doesn’t match the description of the link, it might be leading you to a phishing site.
  • Check the message header to make sure the “from” header isn’t showing an incorrect name.

You may also report suspicious emails to Colorado Valley here.

If you have questions about suspicious emails please call us at (979) 242-5911 or (800) 242-5911 or email info@coloradovalley.com.

Thank you!

Colorado Valley thanks the readers of The Fayette County Record for voting us Best Internet Service Provider in Fayette County! We appreciate your support and are pleased to be your hometown provider.

Colorado Valley provides services in the rural areas of Ellinger, Fayetteville, La Grange, Round Top, Schulenburg and Weimar. We are currently expanding our network to bring fiber service closer to our customers and fiber to the home is already available in some areas. We will continue to build out our network over the next few years to provide faster internet to our rural customers. We believe investing in our rural communities makes for a stronger, more sustainable country! #ruraliscool

Please click here to see where we are currently building and to request we come to your neighborhood next.

Unplug Modems During Lightning Storms

PLEASE remember to unplug your high-speed modem and router during lightning storms.  Surge protector can’t always protect your equipment.  If your internet connection runs through the phone line, disconnect the cord from the jack because power surges can also travel through the phone line and fry your equipment.