Cooperative Fiber Expansion Update

September 28, 2021

As originally reported at our 2016 annual meeting, the Coop was approved for a $59.8 million-dollar loan through the US Department of Agriculture/Rural Utilities Service. This loan will bring FTTH to 100% of 17 of our exchanges.  This massive construction effort began in August of 2017 and is getting very close to being completed. Combined… Read more »

Craw-Kan Employees Donate to Local Charities

August 27, 2021

We are very proud of our employees and their desire to help the communities that we serve!  For years, Craw-Kan employees have participated in a project referred to as “A Time to Share”.  Each year we select families in need who live in our cooperative territory, and provide a generous amount of Christmas gifts for… Read more »

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

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 »