New 10-Digit Dialing Delayed

Hold the phone! The date for mandatory 10-digit local dialing to begin has been delayed. According to a press release from the Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission, the IURC recently became aware of “concerns regarding the ability of critical segments of the business community and telecommunications providers to prepare for the switch to mandatory dialing, specifically […]

The Smartphone Impact

I’m curious. Do you think Smartphones have made a positive or negative impact on society? Smartphones have certainly been convenient for on-the-spot research, instantaneous email communication, apps, and social media reporting. That’s not to mention all the great benefits of texting, calendar tracking, calculator functions, clock features and more that typically come with phones nowadays. My phone has […]

Loco for Local

As a board member for the Greensburg/Decatur County Chamber of Commerce, it’s my responsibility to endorse local businesses. As an employee of a local company, it’s my job to emphasize the benefits of shopping local. As a resident of the community, it’s my duty to purchase local. As a business, being “local” is about more than just […]

TV On My Side

All television providers go through regular contract negotiations with networks. Providers like ETC agree to pay networks including ESPN, The Weather Channel, and Viacom in exchange for the rights to air programs on the provider’s own channels. When contracts expire, negotiations begin between the two parties. Networks propose a rate and providers must agree or counter-offer. The parties […]

Anti Virus Protection

ETC’s Tech Team is available to help customers with various networking and technical needs. Lately the Team has been particularly busy fixing equipment plagued with virus issues. As a result, the Team wants to remind us of a few user-safety tips: 1.      –  If you’re on a site that requires personal data (such as credit card information), […]

Introducing the 930 Area Code

Changes are coming to the way we dial phone numbers in the southern portion of Indiana. And yes, these changes DO affect YOU. You may have heard a while ago that the 812-area code is running out of numbers. As a result, a new 930 area code is being introduced in October, but some transitional changes […]

“WOWed” by the Olympics

Boy am I clueless.  Up until about a month ago, I had no idea the Winter Olympics were approaching.  Maybe I’m just over the cold (as many of us are!), and trying to ignore anything associated with it.  After all, I’ve seen enough people and vehicles “skating” on ice and doing some downhill “skiing”, that […]

Shark Tank

Working for a tech company like ETC, I’m surrounded by techs-perts—technology experts who know the ins and outs of all things that are computer-related.  These technology experts include network engineers, information technology professionals, systems analysts, wireless operations staff—the people who speak in a technical language that is largely foreign to me. As a non-technical person, […]