Asbury and Weir Fiber Cutover Nearly Complete – Uniontown to Begin Soon!

May 20, 2021

In 2017 Craw-Kan began a massive construction project using funding obtained from a 60 million dollar USDA RUS loan to bring fiber to the home to 18 complete exchanges.  To date we have completed Girard, Arma, Pleasanton, Cherokee, Purcell, Mulberry and Arcadia.  We are happy to announce that Asbury and Weir are nearly completely cut… Read more »

The FCC’s New Emergency Broadband Benefit Program

May 12, 2021

The FCC on Wednesday (5/12/2021) launched the Emergency Broadband Benefit program. The program is aimed at providing subsidised broadband internet to low-income households and those hit hard by the pandemic. Craw-Kan is participating in this program and you could be eligible for an up to $50/mo credit toward your internet bill. For more details visit… Read more »

New 10-Digit Dialing Guidelines

March 11, 2021

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has adopted 988 as a new three-digit number to be used nationwide to reach the National Suicide Prevention and Mental Health Crisis Lifeline, starting July 16, 2022. Customers must continue to dial 1-800-273-TALK to reach the Lifeline until July 16, 2022. In order for 988 to work in your area… Read more »

Robocall Legislation Goes into Effect 1/1/2020

January 2, 2020

Are you going to miss getting calls from an unknown number reminding you that “the warranty on your car is about to expire”?  I didn’t think so.  The President recently signed legislation aimed at cracking down on robocalling.   The new federal requirement is placed on phone companies to put a system in place that attempts to… Read more »

CKTV – Fox Negotiations

December 31, 2019

NCTC (National Cable Television Cooperative) and Fox Corp, are currently negotiating a renewal of the retransmission consent agreement for the carriage of Fox Corp cable networks.  As a member of NCTC, Craw-Kan currently has consent to retransmit the following Fox Corp cable networks to CKtv subscribers:  Fox News, Fox Business, Fox Sports 1 and Fox Sports 2. … Read more »

CKTV Satellite Dish Upgrade

November 6, 2019

On November 20th, between midnight and 8am, we will upgrade our satellite dish that receives the national feeds for many of your CKTV channels. During this time these channels will be dark. The good news is your local channels will NOT be affected. This upgrade will result in a much more reliable signal and a… Read more »

The New Generation of Phone Scams

March 12, 2019
Neighborhood Spoofing

In February, the Federal Communications Commission issued an eye opening report on illegal robocalls. It was reported that 44.6% of all calls to mobile phones would be scam calls in 2019. Unfortunately, these calls are hard to stop. Caller ID spoofing hides the caller’s true identity making them hard to track. The FCC has made… Read more »

Is Wi-Fi the same as Internet?

January 28, 2019
Laptop

Wi-Fi technology is extremely popular. Whether you’re grabbing a cup of coffee or shopping, you’re likely to have a Wi-Fi hotspot available. You may hear people talking about “getting onto Wi-Fi” or not being able to “get onto Wi-Fi”. Most of the time, the issue is that they can’t get their device connected to the… Read more »

Wi-Fi Boosters – What’s the Difference?

January 4, 2019

With more connected devices and constant online activity in our homes, we all want to get the best Wi-Fi possible. Unfortunately, in some homes, certain spots can be hard to reach. When you try to connect in one of these dead zones, the connection is either too slow or you can’t get a signal at… Read more »

Time to Share – Employees Give Back

December 21, 2018

Every year Craw-Kan employees donate money to help those in the area that may need a little extra Christmas cheer. Servicemen out in the field see firsthand many of the hardships that our patrons may be going through. So, many years ago, the “Time to Share” fund was conceived and the tradition began. All money… Read more »