News & Events
Paul Bunyan Communications will hold the 57th Annual Business Meeting on Wednesday, May 22 beginning at 3:30 p.m. at the Cooperative's headquarters in Bemidji.
The meeting will include reports relating to 2012 and any other business deemed necessary. This includes voting for two Board of Director positions that are up for election, namely District 6 (Red Lake/Redby/Ponemah) and District 1 (Kelliher/Northome/Blackduck/Big Falls). The Annual Business Meeting is only open to members of Paul Bunyan Rural Telephone Cooperative.
The official ballot for the 2013 election of directors of Paul Bunyan Rural Telephone Cooperative, a Ballot envelope, a Secretary envelope, Meet the Candidates information, and official notice of the Annual Meeting will be mailed out no later than May 8, 2013.
If a member does not receive the ballot/envelopes/information, it can be picked up at either office beginning May 13. There is a limit of 1 vote per membership.
Cooperative Celebration 4:30-7:30 p.m.
The Cooperative Celebration is free and open to the public and includes:
Great kids activities including:
Those attending are encouraged to bring their own camera to have pictures taken with our special guests. The entire event is free of charge and is open to the public.
Eight more networks have been added to content available on the go with PBTV Everywhere.
Programming from NBC Sports Network, A&E, Lifetime, Lifetime Movie Network, Golf Channel, History Channel, H2, and Hallmark are all now available with PBTV Everywhere.
PBTV customers can watch programs on their computer, smart phone, or tablet with PBTV Everywhere. It’s free and all you need is an Internet signal: inside your house, at the office, shopping mall, hotel, airport, vacation home, etc. Wired connections and in-home WiFi will provide the best quality.
In addition to these eight new networks, you can listen to Galaxie music and view content from Fox News and Fox Business with PBTV Everywhere. Content from the networks of NBC Universal, Turner, and Viacom are also expected to be added soon.
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 have access to PBTV Everywhere. Additional subscriptions may be required to view all content listed. Service availability depends upon location, some restrictions may apply.
PBC Offices Closing Early Wednesday, May 22 for Coop Celebration, will be closed Saturday, May 25 and Monday, May 27 for Memorial Holiday
There are 3 office closures in May that we wanted to make you aware of. On May 22, both of our offices will close early for the annual Cooperative Celebration and our offices will be closed two days for the Memorial Day Holiday.
Wednesday, May 22 - Coop Celebration in Bemidji
Saturday, May 25 & Monday, May 27
As always, 24 hour emergency repair will be available to customers.
Megan Wiens of Grand Rapids Wins Foundation for Rural Service National Scholarship from Paul Bunyan Communications
Paul Bunyan Communications is pleased to announce that Megan Wiens of Grand Rapids is the recipient of a $2,500 college scholarship from Paul Bunyan Communications and the National Telecommunications Cooperative Association's (NTCA) Foundation for Rural Service (FRS).
The FRS scholarship program annually awards $98,000 in scholarships to rural youth across the United States. Out of over 1,100 applications received this year, thirty scholarships were awarded. The goal of the scholarship program is to help further higher education opportunities among rural high school students. Paul Bunyan Communications strongly supports the youth of our community and is thrilled to sponsor this worthy program.
"We are thrilled to offer this program, with the goal of leveling the playing field for rural students who often face financial obstacles in their pursuit of higher education," said Gary Johnson, CEO/General Manager of Paul Bunyan Communications. "The FRS scholarship program enables rural telecommunications providers to show their support of the youth living in the communities they serve. It is a source of tremendous pride for us and for the entire region of northern Minnesota we serve."
Scholarship recipients were selected by an independent team of reviewers from the education field. To be eligible, recipients must be sponsored by a NTCA member system, and must indicate a desire to return to their rural communities once their collegiate studies have been completed.
"It is highly competitive to win a national scholarship like this. Megan is just the second winner of the FRS Scholarship that we've had at Paul Bunyan Communications. That speaks volumes about Megan as a student and person. We're very excited for her!" added Brian Bissonette, Paul Bunyan Communications Marketing Supervisor.
The scholarship program is open to all graduating high school seniors whose family subscribes to local telecommunications service from Paul Bunyan Communications. Applicants must be enrolled in an accredited two-year or four-year college or university, or vocational technical school, and have at least a C-grade point average.
A good crowd turned out for the Annual Grand Rapids Chamber of Commerce's Community Fishing Opener BBQ May 10. Hundreds of kids were there and had a chance to meet Sesame Workshop's Cookie Monster courtesy of Paul Bunyan Communications.
The annual Grand Rapids Fishing Opener BBQ is presented by the Area Business Committee (ABC) of the Grand Rapids Area Chamber of Commerce and is sponsored in part by Paul Bunyan Communications.