Tropospheric Ducting

June 28, 2023

How this weather phenomenon can impact your Peoples service. We like to believe technology is immune to things such as the weather… but that’s simply not the case. There are times when natural phenomenon interferes with telecommunication signals – and one of those is called tropospheric ducting. When ducting is occurring, you may also notice […]

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Emory, TX getting fiber optics.

September 19, 2023

Emory Economic Development and Peoples Partnering for Fiber Broadband Deployment. In July 2023, the Emory Economic Development Corporation (EDC) and the City of Emory joined forces in a strategic partnership with Peoples Communication to embark on an ambitious endeavor: bringing fiber broadband connectivity to every household within the city’s boundaries. This initiative represents a significant […]

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Wood County Commissioners Court and Peoples partnering for broadband deployment.

July 17, 2023

Wood County – In December 2022, Wood County Commissioners allocated $2.5 million of American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funding for broadband expansion in Wood County. Peoples has been selected as the partnering broadband provider following a competitive proposal process.  Peoples has been at the forefront of network upgrades for cooperative members over the past four […]

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Helpful Horses

July 14, 2023

Programs build coincidence, self-esteem Story by Marilyn Jones Five retired racehorses, as well as two ponies, are changing lives for the better on a ranch outside Yantis. They’re part of Riders Up!, a nonprofit created to aid the horses, children in need of therapy and those who don’t have the means to fulfill their dreams […]

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Bursting at the seams

May 5, 2023

The growth of Stitchin’ Heaven is nothing short of extraordinary Story by Patrick Smith Stitchin’ Heaven operates with a simple mission statement: “Wow people. Have fun. Be happy.” The quilt shop exceeds its mission every day. The shop’s location in Quitman, a tiny town of barely 1,900 people more than an hour outside of Dallas, […]

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2023 Annual Meeting

March 15, 2023

The 2023 Annual Meeting of the Members of Peoples Telephone Cooperative is scheduled for March 21st – March 23rd. Drive Thru Event This year we will host the drive thru voting and gift retrieval event March 21st & 22nd. Swing by anytime between 10:00am – 3:00pm to vote for board vacancies, receive your door prize […]

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A feel for the job

November 14, 2022

Josh Hass doesn’t let the loss of sight slow him down Story by Lisa Savage Josh Hass runs his fingers across the tape measure, feeling for the raised markings as he lines up the pieces of wood. He wants to make sure each piece fits together nicely. Josh feels right at home in the woodworking […]

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It’s all bees-iness

October 17, 2022

4G Honey Team brings national spotlight to Hawkins Story by Lisa Savage Mackenzie Rutherford knew bees played an important role in pollination. She knew little else about the insects three years ago, when she and three of her fellow students at Hawkins High School set out on an adventure that has put the school’s beekeeping […]

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Heating Up

September 30, 2022

Arc Force Manufacturing continues to grow Story by Lisa Savage Dustin Moffett grew up around the manufacturing industry as his father managed a large-scale facility that produced a variety of metal components. As Dustin chose a career path he got his peace officer’s license and was hired at the Wood County Sheriff’s Office where he […]

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Keeping it local

July 25, 2022

Story by LISA SAVAGE When Abigail Cox started making fresh sourdough bread to sell at the Farmer’s Market in Canton five years ago, her business didn’t even have a name. “Everyone just knew her as the woman who made the delicious bread,” says Stacy Crossley, executive director of Canton Economic Development and the Farmer’s Market. […]

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