Scott Thompson appointed Assistant General Manager

March 26, 2021

Quitman, TX – March 26, 2021 – Peoples Telephone Cooperative Board of Directors appoints Scott Thompson to Assistant General Manager. Thompson has been with Peoples for 24 years in various positions dealing with accounting, finance, and sales. Thompson currently serves as chief financial officer for Peoples and will continue to perform these duties in conjunction […]

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Teamwork makes the dream work

October 16, 2020

A growing number of families and businesses across East Texas have access to fast and reliable broadband service thanks to the partnerships between Peoples Telephone Cooperative, Wood County Electric Cooperative and Farmers Electric Cooperative. Teaming up where their service footprints overlap, Peoples Telephone and the electric cooperatives collaborate to get telecommunication services into the community […]

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Old-Fashioned Fun

September 3, 2020

YesterLand Farm is a throwback to classic family adventures. Story by Andrea Agardy Kama and Chuck Bozeman are old souls. When they were rebranding their business into an “agritainment venue,” they got a little nostalgic about the fun family outings of their youth. As they reminisced about cotton candy and carousels, YesterLand Farm emerged as […]

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Peoples takes steps to protect against COVID-19

June 24, 2020

Resuming Disconnect Process As part of our connectivity initiative, Peoples temporarily suspended non-pay disconnects and waived all late fees in an effort to support our customers impacted by COVID-19. This initiative began with the March 1st bill cycle and continued through June. Customers were notified their charges were not being waived and would be due […]

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Password Tips

May 5, 2020

We can’t ignore that most of the things these days are digitized. We bank online. We shop online. Today were are working, learning and entertaining all online. It goes with out saying that, digital protection is important in our daily life. Every single person has at least one password in the digital world, for receiving […]

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Changes in bandwidth usage

March 27, 2020

Over the span of four weeks, Peoples’ network has seen a spike in bandwidth usage of over 25% and is increasing daily. At times, the surge has seen a 30.4% increase. Although, our network is equipped to handle peak usage, we believe this trend will only continue and are taking steps to stay ahead of […]

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Cyber Security

March 20, 2020

Watch out for coronavirus scams… Criminals are opportunists. They will often capitalize on major news events to create scams to take advantage of unsuspecting consumers. The ongoing coronavirus pandemic is a perfect example. The fear evoked by the coronavirus creates the perfect opportunity for criminals to prey upon individuals with phishing, social engineering scams and […]

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Remote Work Tips

March 18, 2020

As we try to curb the spread of COVID-19, many employers are giving people the opportunity to work from home. Here are some tips to stay focused and productive: Set up a workspace. It can be a folding table and chair, but try to make sure it is away from any family members who might […]

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Peoples ReConnect Program Recipient

February 28, 2020

Peoples has been named as a recipient of a grant as part of the USDA ReConnect Pilot Program. Peoples will invest $4 million, $3 million in ReConnect grant funding and $1 million internally funded, to deploy 53.7 miles of fiber-optic cable in specific un-served areas near Lake Bob Sandlin in Camp county and near Wood […]

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Annual Meeting Re-Cap

February 24, 2020

It was a great turn out despite the weather for the 64th Annual Meeting of Cooperative members hosted February 11th at the Carroll Green Civic Center in Quitman. This meeting highlighted success Termination Call Manager Service activated in October of 2019 as well as the progress made on the fiber to the home buildout project. […]

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