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Coronavirus/COVID-19 Update

Mar 25, 2020 | posted by Jason Nugent
#announcements #news #covid-19

Dear DirectLink Members, Due to coronavirus/COVID-19 precautions and the safety of our community and staff, the DirectLink office is closed to the public until further notice. There are many ways to communicate with us outside of a personal visit: Call us at 503.266.8111 or...

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Congratulations to our Member Pattern BINGO winners!

Dec 9, 2020 | posted by Conner Williams
#news #announcements #events

We had an awesome time playing Pattern BINGO with our members over the past few months, and we hope you did as well! While the COVID situation limited our ability to hold a Member Appreciation Day like we’ve traditionally done in the past with a block party in Mt. Angel, we wanted to do...

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Fake Calls from Apple and Amazon

Dec 4, 2020 | posted by Jason Nugent
#news #scams

We are receiving reports from members about fake calls from Apple and Amazon trying to scam them. The FTC has an article out describing these scams and providing information on what you should do. For the most part, just hang up and ignore, but view the article from the FTC here for more...

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DirectLink would like to hear your thoughts!

Let us know how you like to receive your DirectLink newsletter

Dec 3, 2020 | posted by Conner Williams
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We'd love to hear your thoughts on our print and email newsletters! Complete the short survey below and let us know how you like to receive your DirectLink newsletter.  Take the survey here: www.DirectLink.coop/survey   

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Give to local nonprofits just by shopping!

Oct 29, 2020 | posted by Conner Williams
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Did you know you can donate to local nonprofit organizations simply through your regular shopping trips? Programs like AmazonSmile and Fred Meyer Community Rewards automatically donate to charitable institutions dear to you when shopping as you normally do.  AmazonSmile is a separate website run...

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Happy National Cooperative Month!

Oct 1, 2020 | posted by Conner Williams
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When you purchased services from DirectLink, you became a member of a local cooperative that has been serving this community for over 116 years. Communications co-ops like DirectLink provide around 50 million rural Americans with Internet, Video, and Voice services. We are fortunate and grateful...

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City of Canby and DirectLink Offer Free WiFi in Three City Parks

Jul 22, 2020 | posted by Conner Williams
#announcements #technology #news #company information

DirectLink, in collaboration with the City of Canby, is pleased to announce they have received a national Smart Rural Community Grant (SRC) of $5,000 toward the installation of free WiFi access during open hours in three Canby city parks. The organizations have worked closely together over the...

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DirectLink Internet traffic up since Oregon's "Stay Home" order

May 28, 2020 | posted by Conner Williams
#covid-19 #technology #ezvideo #tv #company information #news

With the implementation of Oregon’s “Stay Home” order near the end of March, many people are at home to help slow the spread of the novel coronavirus. As such, we have seen a drastic increase in Internet traffic from our members that are working from home, taking care of kids, finding ways to...

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Flowers Fund Scholarships for Local Students and Bring Fun

By Conner Williams

Apr 23, 2020 | posted by Jason Nugent
#covid-19 #news

We could all use a little cheer during these trying times. That’s why DirectLink continues to work to help our local communities.  DirectLink purchases tulips from the Mt. Angel Lions Club every year to help fund two $1,000 scholarships for John F. Kennedy High School seniors...

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Online learning resources for kids at home

Apr 21, 2020 | posted by Conner Williams
#training #covid-19 #news

While school is out during the COVID-19 coronavirus situation, parents may be looking for some online resources to keep their kids engaged and learning. Here are three free resources available that all focus on educational opportunities.  1. Khan Academy offers practice exercises,...

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DirectLink commits to FCC’s Keep Americans Connected Pledge

Mar 20, 2020 | posted by Jason Nugent
#announcements #news #covid-19

Update: The FCC has extended the Keep Americans Connected pledge timeline through June 30, 2020. DirectLink will do the same. Suspensions or disconnects due to non payment will be delayed until June 30. We will also not call or attempt to collect on past due accounts during this time.  --...

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Coronavirus Press Release

Mar 13, 2020 | posted by Jason Nugent
#announcements #company information #news #covid-19

Dear DirectLink Members, As the effects of the Coronavirus/COVID-19 continue to emerge throughout Oregon, the DirectLink team wishes to ensure the safety of both the members in the communities we serve and the dedicated DirectLink staff. To best achieve that, we are implementing a few daily...

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mtvU channel 406 to be removed from EZVideo, Digital TV

By Conner Williams

Mar 2, 2020 | posted by Conner Williams
#news #tv #ezvideo

mtvU channel 406 will be removed on both EZVideo and Digital TV (IPTV) services by 5 PM on March 31, 2020. No other MTV channels will be affected in this lineup change. We apologize for any inconvenience this channel adjustment may cause. 

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Possible TV outages due to upcoming solar flares

By Conner Williams

Feb 26, 2020 | posted by Conner Williams
#news #tv #technology #outage

During the upcoming Spring Equinox and the surrounding weeks, there is a chance that television services may see interruptions due to an increase in solar flares. This happens for about one week twice per year during the spring and fall equinox seasons and could affect both EZVideo and cable TV...

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DirectLink Statement Regarding FOX Corporation Negotiations

Dec 30, 2019 | posted by Conner Williams
#news #ezvideo #tv

DirectLink, along with over 700 rural cable television providers nationwide, are working with the National Cable Television Collaborative in negotiations with FOX Corporation to renew our agreement to continue to offer FOX News Channel 45, FOX Business Channel 50, Fox Sports 1 (FS1) Channel...

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Shop safely online this holiday season

By Conner Williams

Nov 20, 2019 | posted by Conner Williams
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Everyone loves finding great deals on gifts during the holiday shopping season. But sometimes those deals come with an extra price on an unsecured WiFi network or fraudulent website. Be sure to take the following steps to protect your personal information when shopping online during Black Friday...

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PGE reporting power outages near Oregon City, Beavercreek

By Conner Williams

Sep 17, 2019 | posted by Conner Williams
#outage #news

UPDATE AT 2:33pm: PGE is still reporting a power outage in the 97045 ZIP code that is affecting 46 customers. The estimated restoration time for the remaining customers is 4:30PM. 12:47PM: PGE is investigating the cause of power outages in the 97045 and 97004 ZIP codes. The outage is...

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