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HBO Go & Max GoHBO Go and Max Go added to PBTV Everywhere

HBO Go and Max Go have been added to PBTV Everywhere!

Get unlimited access to all your favorite HBO® shows, hit movies, sports, comedy and more, plus bonus features and behind-the-scenes extras. It's all free with your HBO subscription through Paul Bunyan Television.
With HBO GO You Can:

  • Keep up with your favorites. Watch everything you love about HBO, including HBO original programming, hit movies, sports, comedy and every episode of the best HBO shows, including True Blood®, Game of Thrones®, Boardwalk Empire®, Girls, Veep, Curb Your Enthusiasm®, Entourage®, The Sopranos®, Sex and the City®, The Wire® and more. Plus, get bonus features and special behind-the-scenes extras!
  • Take it with you: On the run or on the road, never miss a moment of your favorite HBO shows and hit movies with HBO GO on your laptop and select tablets and mobile devices.
  • Make it your own: Make your HBO GO experience personal. Create a customized Watchlist and catch up on your favorite HBO shows and hit movies at your convenience. If you're on the run, resume viewing titles from your Watchlist on your portable device including laptops and select tablets and mobile devices. Also set a Series Pass® to automatically send new episodes of your favorite HBO shows to your Watchlist.
  • With HBO GO, watch new episodes of your favorite shows and hit movies simultaneously as they premiere on HBO.

MAX GO® is the streaming service from Cinemax® and provides instant access over 400 of the biggest Hollywood hit movies, indie favorites, and Max After Dark Series.

To access HBO Go and/or Max Go you must subscribe to HBO and/or Cinemax service through Paul Bunyan Television. To add either to your PBTV, simply call or stop by our office in Bemidji or Grand Rapids.


Important: When trying to sign in to HBO Go or Max Go for the first time you will need to click "sign in" and create your own HBO Go or Max Go account. In this process you will need to select "wTVE" from the providers list. "Paul Bunyan Communications" will NOT appear on the list at this time so be sure to select "wTVE" to sign up and gain access to this content.


PBTV customers can watch programs on their computer, smart phone, or tablet with PBTV Everywhere. It's free and all you need is Internet access.

PBTV customers have access to view PBTV Everywhere content from the networks they receive as part of their regular PBTV service.

*Must subscribe to PBTV service to receive PBTV Everywhere service. Only content that is part of your PBTV service is accessible through PBTV Everywhere. Additional subscription may be required to view all content. Some restrictions may apply.

PBTV EverywhereWatch NCAA® March Madness® on PBTV and on the go with PBTV Everywhere

NCAA® March Madness Live® will provide college basketball fans with unparalleled multi-screen digital access to the 2015 NCAA® Division I Men's Basketball Championship.

Don't miss a single shot on TNT, CBS, TBS, and truTV on Paul Bunyan Television, in high definition with PBTV HD, or on the go with PBTV Everywhere.

NCAA® March Madness Live® on PBTV Everywhere will provide an unlimited viewing experience throughout CBS Sports and Turner Sports' coverage of the entire tournament. Fans will have access to all games on TNT, TBS and truTV on the digital device of their choice, by signing up and logging in to PBTV Everywhere, and all games broadcast on CBS with no registration required.

PBTV Everywhere is free to all PBTV subscribers*.

For the fifth consecutive year, all 67 games of the tournament will again be available live on PBTV in their entirety across CBS, TBS, TNT and truTV.

"Whether viewing on a big-screen TV or a computer, tablet, or smart phone, Paul Bunyan Television subscribers can enjoy the excitement of March Madness anywhere they are and however they choose," said Brian Bissonette, Paul Bunyan Communications Marketing Supervisor. "With Turner's commitment to TV Everywhere, passionate fans can use NCAA March Madness Live as either a first or second-screen interactive experience to enjoy all 67 tournament games."

*Must subscribe to PBTV service to receive PBTV Everywhere service. Only content that is part of your PBTV service is accessible through PBTV Everywhere. Additional subscription may be required to view all content. Some restrictions may apply.

The NCAA and March Madness are trademarks owned or licensed by The National Collegiate Athletic Association. All Rights Reserved.

GigaZone: Gigabit Fiber Network from Paul Bunyan CommunicationGigabit Internet Comes to Hubbard County; GigaZone Activated in Rural Park Rapids. Further Expansion in Park Rapids Area in 2015 Announced.

Gigabit Internet service has come to Hubbard County. Paul Bunyan Communications has upgraded the communications network it has constructed in the Park Rapids area the past three years making GigaZone services now available to over 2,700 locations. In addition, the cooperative has announced it will be expanding its network even further in the region this summer.

"The GigaZone provides Internet capabilities unsurpassed by any other rural provider or region in the country. The GigaZone not only provides the capacity to handle current communication technologies quickly and efficiently, it also meets the increasing demands of the next generation of broadband innovations," said Gary Johnson, Paul Bunyan Communications CEO/General Manager.

GigaZone: Gigabit Fiber Network from Paul Bunyan Communication"Our cooperative already has the region's largest all fiber optic network, upgrading it for the GigaZone continues our commitment to keeping our region at the forefront of broadband access." said Steve Howard, Paul Bunyan Communications IT & Development Manager.

GigaZone service options include unprecedented Broadband Internet speeds of up to 1000 Mbps – a Gigabit. Members who subscribe to GigaZone Broadband can also add PBTV Fusion and/or low cost unlimited local and long distance GigaZone voice service. All current service options also remain available to cooperative members within the GigaZone.

Most current wireless routers cannot support blazing GigaZone Internet speeds. To help, the cooperative is offering GigaZone Integrated Wi-Fi that uses the latest in advanced Wi-Fi technologies to maximize the in-home wireless experience. This service is free to all new GigaZone customers for the first six months, with a minimal charge thereafter.

GigaZone services are expected to be made available in April in Lake George. Additional GigaZone upgrades in 2015 are also expected. Ultimately the GigaZone will encompass the cooperative's entire 5,000 square mile service area.

In addition to the GigaZone activation, the cooperative has announced it will be expanding its network to over 1,000 more locations in the Park Rapids area with construction starting this summer. One expansion area will be north and west of Two Inlets including the area of Boot and Mud Lake, along with the southern part of Hart Lake and various locations in between. The other expansion region will be east of the city of Park Rapids covering an area south of Peysenke Lake and east of Long Lake stretching from south 5th Crow Wing Lake in the north to south of Duck and Round Lake to the south. This includes the following lake areas: Sunday, Little Stony, Big Stony, 4th Crow Wing, Island, 3rd Crow Wing, 2nd Crow Wing, Palmer, and most of 1st Crow Wing. Locations included in this year's expansion will be mailed more information prior to construction reaching the area.

"Since 1998 our cooperative has been bringing high speed Internet services to those without it. As the technology has evolved we have continued to evolve with it. There are very few parts of the country like the Park Rapids area where Gigabit Internet services are available. It's pretty amazing that places like Two Inlets and Emmaville have Gigabit Internet access before New York City or Washington D.C.," added Bissonette.

Bemijigamaag PowwowSanford Center Bemijigamaag Powwow sponsored in part by Paul Bunyan Communications is April 4

The first Sanford Center Bemijigamaag Powwow presented by Leech Lake Nation, Red Lake Nation, and White Earth Nation will be hosted at the Sanford Center on Saturday, April 4 from 1-10 p.m.

This historic event will feature the tradition of Powwow in all its entirety with the use of Jumbotron footage, camera operators, special arena staging, and live radio broadcasts on Northern Community Radio and KOJB The Eagle 90.1 FM. A communal feast will be held from 5-7 p.m.

The entire event is FREE and open to all.

Paul Bunyan Communications is a major sponsor of this event

ONE World SportsONE World Sports Added to Paul Bunyan Television

ONE World Sports has been added to Paul Bunyan Television service and is now a part of PBTV Sports.

ONE World Sports can be found on PBTV channel 80 or in HD on channel 580. ONE World Sports delivers best-in-class sporting events live from around the globe. Known as America's Network for Global Sports, ONE World Sports features live and exclusive action from America's popular sports played outside the U.S. – basketball, baseball, ice hockey and golf – plus sports with a large global following including soccer and cricket.

PBTV Sports can be added to your Paul Bunyan Television service for only $6.99 per month and includes over 15 additional cable networks featuring a wide variety of sports programming.

To add to your service, call 444-1234, 999-1234, or toll free 1-888-586-3100.

Paul Bunyan Communications2015 Scholarship Opportunities from Paul Bunyan Communications

Paul Bunyan Communications is committed to the communities we serve and provides over $40,000 annually in scholarships to local students within our service territory.  We also offer local students the chance to apply for one statewide industry scholarship and one national industry scholarship.  If you are a current high school senior or a student at one of the local post-secondary institutions, you can apply to win a Paul Bunyan Communications Scholarship!

High School Scholarships

Bemidji High School, Bigfork High School, Blackduck High School, Cass Lake High School, Deer River High School, Grand Rapids High School, Kelliher High School, Laporte High School, Northome High School, Park Rapids High School, Red Lake High School, and Walker-Hackensack-Akeley High SchoolEach year, our cooperative provides at least 2, $500 scholarships to 12 area high schools within or near our service territory.  The application process, winners, and distribution of funds are handled by each high school independent of Paul Bunyan Communications.

Paul Bunyan Communications Scholarships are available at Bemidji High School, Bigfork High School, Blackduck High School, Cass Lake High School, Deer River High School, Grand Rapids High School, Kelliher High School, Laporte High School, Northome High School, Park Rapids High School, Red Lake High School, and Walker-Hackensack-Akeley High School

To apply for the Paul Bunyan Communications Scholarship at one of these high schools, please speak to the high school counselor or career service office.

Post-Secondary Scholarships

In addition to High School Scholarships, Paul Bunyan Communications provides scholarship opportunities to the following post secondary institutions: Bemidji State University, Northwest Technical College, Itasca Community College, Red Lake Nation College, and Oak Hills Christian College.

 

Bemidji State UniversityThere are several scholarships totaling over $20,000 annually available to students attending Bemidji State University that are current members of Paul Bunyan Communications or a parent/legal guardian is a member. Deadline for applications has passed (February 1).

 

Northwest Technical CollegeOne $500 scholarship is awarded annually to a NTC student that is a current member or who has a parent/legal guardian that is a member of Paul Bunyan Communications. Applications are available in the NTC Admissions office or online at www.NTCmn.edu under scholarships. Deadline for applications is March 31, 2015.



Red Lake Nation CollegeItasca Community CollegeOne $500 scholarship is awarded annually at Itasca Community College, Red Lake Nation College, Leech Lake Tribal College and Oak Hills Christian College to a student that is a current member or who has a parent/legal guardian that is a member of Paul Bunyan Communications.

Oak Hills Christian CollegeLeech Lake Tribal CollegeTo apply for the Paul Bunyan Communications Scholarship at one of these post-secondary institutions, speak to the Admissions or Career Service office at the school you attend.

Minnesota Telecom Alliance Foundation Scholarship

Minnesota Telecom AlliancePaul Bunyan Communications participates in the MTA's scholarship program which awards five $2,000 scholarships to Minnesota high school seniors each year.

Deadline for applications has passed (February 27).

A telecom alliance panel reviews each application and selects the finalists based on applicants’ grades, academic achievements and extra-curricular activities.  Preference to receive the scholarships is given to students who have an interest in telecommunications technology and rural communities.

The Foundation is part of the Minnesota Telecom Alliance, a trade organization representing 86 telephone companies and cooperatives in the state.

Foundation for Rural Service Scholarship

Foundation for Rural ServicePaul Bunyan Communications participates in the Foundation for Rural Service (FRS) scholarship program which awards 30 $2,500 scholarships to high school seniors throughout the country each year.

Deadline for applications has passed (March 2).

Please note the applicant or their parent/legal guardian must be a member of Paul Bunyan Communications (PBC) Cooperative to apply through PBC and that a signature of a PBC employee is required to be considered eligible.

Established in 1994, FRS, in cooperation with the National Telecommunications Cooperative Association (NTCA), seeks to sustain and enhance the quality of life throughout Rural America by advancing an understanding of rural telecommunications issues.  In keeping with its mission, furthering the education of rural youth is one of the foundation’s primary focuses. Our cooperative, Paul Bunyan Communications, is a member of NTCA and is proud to support FRS in this worthy endeavor.