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Landlines are Lifelines

LANDLINES ARE LIFELINES! ATC Communications wants to make sure your family can dependably make phone calls in the event of a fire or other emergency. That’s why we strongly encourage you to maintain at least one corded landline phone in your home. When you call 911 from a landline phone, your address is automatically displayed…

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Scholarship Opportunity!

Calling All High School Seniors! If you’re looking for scholarship opportunities to help fund the advancement of your education, then do we have a deal for you! As your local telecommunications provider, it is our pleasure to offer a valuable scholarship opportunity to high school students within our coverage area. ATC Communications is a member…

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Keep My Landline Phone – Or Just Go With A Cell Phone?

Keep My Landline Phone - Or Just Go With A Cell Phone

Naturally, after getting that shiny new cell phone (and of course that LOVELY first cell phone bill), you find yourself wondering whether or not you should keep that old fashioned landline phone.  Seriously – Do you really NEED two phones? Hmmm… That’s a good question. Let’s take a closer look at that cell phone.  Holy…

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Netflix Super HD & 3D Now Available to ATC Internet Customers

Netflix Super HD

Earlier this month ATC became a member of the ‘Open Connect Content Delivery Network’ from Netflix. What does that mean for you?  A couple things: You can now stream video in full HD.  Yes, that means 1080P. You have access to 3D content from Netflix. Netflix may become faster and quicker to load. And this…

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Abandoned Calls

National Do Not Call Registry

We are right in the middle of dinner, I hear that ring, the same ring I hear every night at about the same time. I stare at the phone knowing that when I get up to answer it, no one will be on the other end, but I just can’t let it ring. So, I…

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Computer for Kids

Computer for Kids

ATC employees Kyle Bradshaw and Janet Brackenbury visited with representatives from Computers for Kids (CFK), a non-profit  organization formed in 2002 with headquarters in Boise.  Computer for Kids receives computers from businesses, individuals, or corporations, then restores and refurbishes the computers and licenses them for distribution to students for their home use. CFK recognizes the…

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Adapting emergency alerts to the Internet age

Adapting emergency alerts to the Internet age

How do people connected solely via smart phones and computers get info about emergencies? A researcher with the Center for Advanced Energy Studies (CAES) at INL is working with industry and government agencies to keep them informed. See how ATC is involved and read the entire article here:  https://inlportal.inl.gov/portal/server.pt/community/newsroom/257/feature_story_details/1269?featurestory=DA_603457

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Arco Customer Appreciation BBQ: Thursday June, 21 5:00PM

Arco Customer Appreciation BBQ

We are looking forward to seeing all of our good friends for our Customer Appreciation Day, June 21, 2012.  We are trying something different this year and will be having it at the Bottolfsen Park in Arco in the evening from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM.  There will be a free Barbecue with lots of…

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FCC Acknowledges Rural Call Completion Issues

FCC Acknowledges Rural Call Completion Issues

Have you had poor call quality, dropped calls, and phantom ringing?  If so, you’re not alone.  This issue has been plaguing rural carriers for months and the FCC is finally addressing the issue: Excerpt from their blog post: Rural “call completion” problems are a serious issue that the Commission has been grappling with over the…

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