April Lollar

Important Notice Regarding the End of the Affordable Connectivity Program

On January 11, 2024, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) announced the wind-down of the Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP), which provides eligible subscribers with a benefit of up to $30 per month. According to the FCC, ACP funds are now nearly depleted. Without additional funding from Congress, current ACP funding is projected to run out this …

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CoastConnect’s new subscriber information system & payment portal

New Subscriber Payment Portal CoastConnect subscribers may now use our new portal to manage their accounts. Subscribers will receive an email from the address noreply@camvio.cloud that includes a link to our new portal. Please make sure to put this email address on your list of safe senders. This will be the email we use to …

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Best Games for Bonding with your Child

From pediatricians to psychologists, experts agree that spending quality time is among the best investments a parent can make for their children. But it’s also sometimes the most difficult to pull off.  Between parents’ work responsibilities and their child’s school, sports, and activities schedules, time for parents to bond with their kids can slip away. …

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Privacy Settings Every Smart Home Assistant User Should Consider

Smart home assistants like Amazon’s Alexa and its Echo and Dot smart speakers, Apple’s Siri and its HomeKit, and Google Home Assistant and its Nest product line have become popular in recent years. Also known as voice-controlled smart devices, or digital assistants, it’s getting hard to find a home that doesn’t have at least one …

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Sharing Success in our Community

In partnership with CoBank, a national cooperative bank that serves utilities in rural America, Coast Electric Power Association and its high-speed internet subsidiary, CoastConnect, have issued grants to local non-profit organizations through CoBank’s Sharing Success program. The program helps cooperatives nationwide give back to charities in their local communities, which is an important focus for …

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Mississippi co-ops top 100,000 high-speed internet subscribers

Since 2020, 100,000 rural Mississippi residents have subscribed to and received reliable high-speed internet from 17 wholly-owned subsidiaries of electric cooperatives across the state. In addition to surpassing the 100,000-subscriber milestone, the 17 electric cooperative subsidiaries have collectively built nearly 25,000 miles of fiber optical cable and invested more than $760 million for high-speed internet …

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How Smart Tech Helps Seniors Live Safe, Independent Lives at Home

Every year, more American seniors — over 55 million of them, according to AARP — are living independently and “aging in place” in their homes.  Our seniors can enjoy peace of mind for a safer, more secure home life. And given the rising costs of senior living facilities, many elderly adults are better off financially …

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