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DirectLink to Discontinue All Video Services January 31, 2022

Aug 2, 2021 | posted by Conner Williams
#announcements #company information #tv #ezvideo

As a member-owned cooperative, we strive to keep our subscribers informed of any significant changes that may have an impact on the services we provide. DirectLink members deserve to be made aware when adjustments happen in their company and why. Recent unexpected changes have occurred with our...

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DirectLink Lobbies Open to Walk-In Visitors

Jul 20, 2021 | posted by Conner Williams
#announcements #company information #covid-19

The DirectLink lobbies are open to the public, and our team is ready to welcome walk-in visitors at both locations from 8AM to 5PM Monday through Friday. The Mt. Angel office is closed from 12:30PM to 1:30PM for lunch, but call-in support remains available.  In compliance with local and...

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Organize Your Computer on National Clean Out Your Virtual Desktop Day

Oct 18, 2021 | posted by Conner Williams
#education #technology #tips

Is your computer's desktop full of cluttered shortcuts that are difficult to navigate? Does the above image of a scattered desktop make you as uncomfortable as us? Today is a great day to organize your virtual life as it's National Clean Out Your Virtual Desktop Day!  To celebrate,...

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Spot the pandemic scam: emergency broadband program impersonators

By Carly Johnson

Oct 13, 2021 | posted by Jason Nugent
#scams

Have you seen ads on social media that offer to “help” you sign up for a government program that will give you a “free” device and internet service in exchange for money or personal information? While there is a real government program to help people connect during the pandemic, there’s no...

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September 2021 DirectLink Pay n' Win Gift Card Winners

Pay Your Bill on Time and You Could Win a Gift Card to a Local Business!

Oct 11, 2021 | posted by Conner Williams
#community #smarthub

All DirectLink members who pay their bill on time online, via mail, or in-person are automatically entered into a random giveaway for a $50 gift card to a local establishment. We pick a random winner from our Canby and Mt. Angel service areas each month!  Easily pay your bill on time with...

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Possible TV Interruptions Due to Upcoming Solar Flares

Oct 5, 2021 | posted by Conner Williams
#ezvideo #tv #news

With autumn here and the shift in seasonal weather continuing, 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 IPTV...

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NBC Sports Northwest Discontinued by Network Owner

Oct 4, 2021 | posted by Conner Williams
#ezvideo #news #tv

Effective September 30, 2021, the network that owns NBC Sports Northwest has discontinued the channel as most of its sports coverage has been moved to ROOT Sports. All DirectLink TV subscribers received notice of this channel lineup change in their September 2021 billing statement. Coverage of...

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August 2021 DirectLink Pay n' Win Gift Card Winners

Pay Your Bill on Time and You Could Win a Gift Card to a Local Business!

Sep 27, 2021 | posted by Conner Williams
#community #smarthub

All DirectLink members who pay their bill on time online, via mail, or in-person are automatically entered into a random giveaway for a $50 gift card to a local establishment.  Easily pay your bill on time with AutoPay in your SmartHub account. Visit  DirectLink.SmartHub.coop  or download the...

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Channel 316 changes from Bounce to SportsGrid Network

Sep 13, 2021 | posted by Jason Nugent
#ezvideo #announcements

In September of 2021, Nexstar Media, Inc. has changed the content on EZVideo and IPTV channel 316 from BounceTV to the SportsGrid Network. This new network includes extensive coverage of sports betting for all major sports, including fantasy sports. The Portland market is one of 9 urban areas...

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Network Contracts Require Changes to DirectLink TV Services

Aug 26, 2021 | posted by Conner Williams
#news #tv #ezvideo

Several changes are coming to DirectLink’s EZVideo and IPTV cable services. As previously communicated, the company was in unusual mid-year contract negotiations which affected member rates and channel lineups moving forward. The majority of NBC Sports Northwest’s coverage has moved to ROOT...

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July 2021 DirectLink Pay n' Win Gift Card Winners

Pay Your Bill on Time and You Could Win a Gift Card to a Local Business!

Aug 23, 2021 | posted by Conner Williams
#news #community #smarthub

All DirectLink members who pay their bill on time online, via mail, or in-person are automatically entered into a random giveaway for a $50 gift card to a local establishment.  Easily pay your bill on time with AutoPay in your SmartHub account. Visit DirectLink.SmartHub.coop to create a...

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SCAM ALERT: Fake Email Targeting DirectLink Members' Payment Information

Aug 16, 2021 | posted by Conner Williams
#scams #education #announcements #news #email

We have received reports of an email scam targeting DirectLink members that seeks to gain access to sensitive payment information. If you receive an email that looks like the image above, do not click on any of the links in the message – this is a scam email. The fake email claims that...

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Save the Date: DirectLink’s Member Appreciation Day is Back!

Aug 3, 2021 | posted by Conner Williams
#news #events #announcements #company information #community

DirectLink members are the cornerstone of the cooperative, and you deserve to be celebrated. After a hiatus in 2020 due to COVID-related regulations, we're thrilled to announce that Member Appreciation Day is back! This outdoor event has traditionally been held in Mt. Angel to represent the...

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Beloved “Voice of DirectLink” Susan Peach Retires

Jul 15, 2021 | posted by Conner Williams
#community #announcements

If you’ve ever visited the Canby DirectLink location or called into either office, you were likely greeted by a cheerful woman with an infectious smile and a welcoming attitude. For 22 years, Susan Peach served the DirectLink cooperative with dedication and helped each member as if they...

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June 2021 DirectLink Pay n' Win Gift Card Winners

Jul 12, 2021 | posted by Conner Williams
#community #smarthub

All DirectLink members who pay their bill on time online, via mail, or in-person are automatically entered into a random giveaway for a $50 gift card to a local establishment.  Easily pay your bill on time with AutoPay in your SmartHub account. Visit  DirectLink.SmartHub.coop  to create a free...

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May 2021 DirectLink Pay n' Win Gift Card Winners

Pay Your Bill on Time and You Could Win a Gift Card to a Local Business!

Jun 24, 2021 | posted by Conner Williams
#company information #promotion #smarthub #community

All DirectLink members who pay their bill on time online, via mail, or in-person are automatically entered into a random giveaway for a $50 gift card to a local establishment.  Easily pay your bill on time with AutoPay in your SmartHub account. Visit DirectLink.SmartHub.coop to create a...

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Congratulations to the 2021-2022 DirectLink Scholarship Winners

Jun 21, 2021 | posted by Conner Williams
#announcements #community #scholarships #education

Our local students are amazing! The Canby Rotary Foundation awarded 23 scholarships totaling $36,000 for the coming school year.  Since 2000, the foundation has awarded 360 scholarships totaling over $350,000. For the sixth year, DirectLink has provided funds for the Don Peterson Memorial...

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Don't Send Them The Money Just Yet - Family Emergency Scams On The Rise

By Lisa Lake

Jun 17, 2021 | posted by Charlie Mouy
#scams #ftc-article

Instead of telling you a ghost story around a summer campfire, we have an all-too familiar tale to share: Myra’s grandson, Jon, is in Mexico for the summer. They video chat every week. One day, Myra gets a call from someone who says he’s Max, a friend of Jon’s: “He was arrested last night and...

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New System Launched to Help Block Unwanted Spam Calls

Jun 16, 2021 | posted by Conner Williams
#news #technology #company information #voice #robocalls

Tired of hearing about your car’s manufacturer warranty nearing expiration when you don’t even have one? How about that offer for a free cruise that’s completely real and not a very obvious scam? Well, we’ve got good news! As in, actual good news, not a scam claiming to have good news. Per...

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FREE HBO on EZVideo This Weekend

Jun 16, 2021 | posted by Conner Williams
#ezvideo #tv

Discover the best movies, big hit shows, and more for FREE on HBO this weekend! Enjoy drama series like In Treatment, late-night comedy talk show Last Week Tonight with John Oliver, and action-packed movies like Wonder Woman 1984 during the HBO Free Preview Weekend June 17-21 only on...

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Scammers Pretend to be from Fraud Departments

By Susan Tompor, Detroit Free Press

Jun 3, 2021 | posted by Charlie Mouy
#scams #email

Recently, there has been a spike from scammers pretending to represent Fraud Departments of well-known organizations such as Chase, the Social Security Administration and Amazon to name a few. There are many variations of the scam, but it might start out as an email or text with a warning...

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'Suspicious Activity' Surge, As Scammers Impersonate Amazon

Phone scammers claim to be from Amazon

By Susan Tompor, Detroit Free Press

Jun 3, 2021 | posted by Charlie Mouy
#scams #tips

Amazon scam calls have surged significantly over the past few months. Consumers are now regularly receiving anywhere between  100 million and 150 million  robocalls per month from fraudsters claiming to be with Amazon, according to YouMail, which has a robocall blocking app.  Some of those...

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Hang up on auto warranty robocalls

By Emily Wu

May 20, 2021 | posted by Jason Nugent
#scams #ftc-article #tips

Have you gotten a recorded phone message from “Susie” with the “Vehicle Service Department” calling about your vehicle warranty? That’s, like, so retro. But fanny packs, scrunchies, and tie dye are back — and so are vehicle warranty robocalls. It starts when you pick up a call and hear a...

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Stay Safe from Scammers. Visit the new DirectLink Scam Prevention Page

May 18, 2021 | posted by Conner Williams
#scams #company information

Have you ever received a text message or an email that looks or feels a little suspicious? Maybe it came from an odd email or number you don’t know, or there are several misspelled words throughout. And why does a prince halfway across the globe want to give you his $100 million inheritance...

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Unwanted calls: Just block ’em and report ’em

FTC Consumer Information

May 13, 2021 | posted by Jason Nugent
#scams #ftc-article

Unwanted calls are annoying. They can feel like a constant interruption — and many are from scammers. Unfortunately, technology makes it easy for scammers to make millions of calls a day. So this week, as part of Older Americans Month, we’re talking about how to block unwanted calls — for...

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Don’t pass by this password reminder

World Password Day is May 6, so use this as a reminder to update your passwords!

May 6, 2021 | posted by Conner Williams
#tips #technology #community

You've heard it before, but we'll say it again. It's important to have strong passwords and change them regularly to help keep your accounts safe. Here are the basics: Don't use personal information.  This includes names of people in your family, your address, or birthdays, since this...

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UPDATE: DirectLink Reaches Programming Agreement with AMC Networks

May 3, 2021 | posted by Conner Williams
#news #tv #ezvideo

Great news! You will continue to receive uninterrupted content on AMC, BBC America, WEtv, and IFC and can watch your favorite shows and movies as usual. DirectLink is pleased to announce that successful negotiations were finalized with AMC Networks prior to the contract expiration.  Thank...

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DirectLink Offices to Close Again Under New COVID Mandates

Apr 29, 2021 | posted by Conner Williams
#announcements #news #covid-19 #company information

Per the Governor's mandate, the DirectLink lobbies at both locations will close to the public as of April 30, 2021. We hope to reopen when the county is moved down to a lower level of risk. Despite the closures, we're here for you. There are many other ways to get in touch with us: • Call our...

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DirectLink Statement Regarding AMC Networks Negotiations

Apr 26, 2021 | posted by Conner Williams
#tv #ezvideo #announcements #news

DirectLink is currently in negotiations with AMC Networks to renew our agreement to continue to offer AMC, BBC America, WE tv, and IFC to our membership.   As your local TV provider, DirectLink believes you deserve access to these channels, and we work hard to keep TV prices as low as...

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March 2021 Pay & Win Giveaway Winners

Pay your bill on time and you could win a gift card to a local business!

Apr 21, 2021 | posted by Conner Williams
#news #announcements #community

DirectLink is proud to serve Canby and Mt. Angel, and we’re excited to give away a gift card to a local business in each community every month! Members that pay their bill on time are automatically entered into a random giveaway for a $50 gift card to a local establishment.  To easily pay your...

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Protect Your Personal Information Online and In Person

Safely dispose of sensitive documents at Canby’s Shred Day this month

Apr 8, 2021 | posted by Conner Williams
#news #events

With more and more activity taking place online, protecting yourself on the Internet becomes increasingly important. Identity theft, scams, ransomware viruses, and more can pose a threat to anyone connected to the Internet. Follow the list of tips below to help keep your Internet-connected...

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DirectLink Lobbies Reopen, with Precautions in Place

By Conner Williams

Mar 31, 2021 | posted by Jason Nugent
#covid-19 #company information

DirectLink announces the reopening of our Canby and Mt. Angel offices to public visits as of April 1, 2021 during normal business hours of 8 AM to 5 PM. The Mt. Angel lobby will close for lunch between 12:30 and 1:30 PM, but call-in support remains available during this time. While the lobbies...

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When it’s Not Really the Government Calling

By Emily Wu

Mar 19, 2021 | posted by Jason Nugent
#scams #ftc-article

Lots of people are having trouble sleeping, thanks to the pandemic and all the parts of our lives it’s affecting. And it doesn’t help when you get a call saying you owe the government money. Oh, and, they add, you’ll go to jail if you don’t pay up immediately. That’s a scam, and nothing to lose...

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Fake Price Offers Don't Pay

By Bridget Small

Mar 12, 2021 | posted by Jason Nugent
#scams #ftc-article

The pandemic has caused financial distress because of lost jobs, income, and homes, and emotional distress because of social isolation. This week, during National Consumer Protection Week (NCPW), we want your help to reach people who might be a bit cut off from their social network. The FTC...

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Possible TV outages due to upcoming solar flares

Feb 22, 2021 | posted by Conner Williams
#outage #tv #ezvideo

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 IPTV...

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DirectLink Network Update Following Severe Winter Weather

Feb 18, 2021 | posted by Conner Williams
#company information #news #outage

Dear members, Establishing, maintaining, and restoring your communication connections to family and friends is our main priority. This is true not only during the past weekend throughout the extreme weather, but every day. We wish to extend our sincerest appreciation of your patience and...

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Scheduled Email Maintenance

February 19, 2021 Between 9PM - 3AM

By Matt Kramer

Feb 17, 2021 | posted by Jason Nugent
#company information #maintenance #email

This Friday evening (February 19) at 9PM, our email vendor team will be conducting some maintenance on the email platform. This maintenance will implement updates and patches from a core software authentication vendor, as well as improve overall security. Servers may need to be rebooted during...

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DirectLink Inclement Weather Update

Feb 14, 2021 | posted by Conner Williams
#company information #news #outage

We hope you and your loved ones remain safe during this difficult weather event.  Due to the impact of the storm on power and on our employees, we are working with a very limited member services staff.  Our outside plant technicians are working to restore and keep the essential service of...

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EMAIL SCAM ALERT

Fake Email to Expose Member Information

By Conner Williams

Feb 9, 2021 | posted by Jason Nugent
#scams #email

We have received reports of an email scam targeting DirectLink members that seeks to gain access to sensitive email login information. If you receive an email that looks like the image below,  do not click on any of the links in the message – this is a scam email. The screenshot below shows in...

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Gadget Review: Furbo Dog Camera with Treat Tosser

Ever wonder what your pup does while you’re at work or out and about? Wish you could toss them a treat for a job well done? Now you can!

Jan 25, 2021 | posted by Conner Williams
##wifi #technology #review

The new Furbo Dog Camera with Treat Tosser is a great way to keep an eye on your furry friend while you’re away. It features an accompanying app that lets you take a photo or video from the camera’s live feed, toss a treat, get selfies sent to you, check on pet sitters, and even speak to your...

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Why do TV prices increase?

Jan 21, 2021 | posted by Conner Williams
#tv #ezvideo #company information

There’s no denying that TV has gotten more expensive, for both TV providers and their members. But why exactly do costs increase every year? Why do members regularly see their bills go up? There are a number of reasons for the high cost of TV, and we want to make it a little easier to...

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EZVideo Tip: Catch all the NFL playoff action with Replay TV and DVR!

Jan 14, 2021 | posted by Conner Williams
#ezvideo #tv

This NFL football playoff season, EZVideo has your back to make sure you never miss any of the action with free DVR and Replay TV!  With EZVideo’s  cloud-based DVR , you can search for and set a program to record from a mobile device, and it’ll be there on your living room...

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Stream away with WiFi Home Networking

Jan 14, 2021 | posted by Conner Williams
#technology ##wifi

Did Santa leave some new devices under the tree this year? Maybe you added a laptop, smart speaker, home security camera, or streaming device like Amazon Fire TV Stick or Apple TV to your list of Internet-connected devices. Think of all the new games, shows, and video calls!  But...

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SCAM ALERT: Fake Email to Expose Member Payment and Password Information

Jan 4, 2021 | posted by Jason Nugent
#scams #email #announcements

We have received reports of an email scam targeting DirectLink members that seeks to gain access to sensitive payment information. If you receive an email that looks like the image below, do not click on any of the links in the message – this is a scam email.  The fake email...

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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
#news #company information

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
#news

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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Check out these recommended TV shows from our staff!

Oct 29, 2020 | posted by Conner Williams
#tv #technology #review

With darker, rainier months ahead, we thought it would be fun to poll our employees and ask thoughts on binge-worthy TV shows to watch! You know, those shows where you can’t seem to hit “Play Next” fast enough. Here are our recommendations in no particular order, including the genre, a note...

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Happy National Cooperative Month!

Oct 1, 2020 | posted by Conner Williams
#announcements #news #company information

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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DirectLink Email Upgrade Ahead

Scheduled for August 18, 2020

Aug 13, 2020 | posted by Conner Williams
#announcements #email

Dear Valued Member,  DirectLink strives to provide quality services at affordable rates for our members. Part of the company's commitment to the membership includes regularly re-evaluating products to ensure they fit subscribers’ needs. After extensive consideration, the DirectLink...

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HBO Max to Replace HBO GO

By Amy Russ

Jul 31, 2020 | posted by Jason Nugent
#announcements #tv #ezvideo

HBO Max has launched as the new way to stream OnDemand HBO content!  Beginning July 31st, 2020, HBO Max will replace the HBO GO app on most devices.  This new hybrid app offers approximately 10,000 hours of quality programming all in one place. In addition to the current HBO library...

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Pay & Win Basket Update

By Conner Williams

Jul 28, 2020 | posted by Jason Nugent
#announcements

You have the opportunity to win a free gift basket! For more than 17 years, we have given away gift baskets every month to a random member that pays their bill on time. This is another great way for us to connect with our members. The Pay & Win baskets have become a longstanding...

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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 email disruption affecting some members

Jun 30, 2020 | posted by Conner Williams
#announcements #outage #email

UPDATE 7/8 @ 4:30 PM We are thrilled to relay reports from our vendor that DirectLink email services are back to functioning properly. New equipment has been installed and all messages have been delivered. Additionally, email access through POP and IMAP is up and running, so those that...

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Protect your smartphone in the heat this summer

Jun 22, 2020 | posted by Conner Williams
#technology

Summer is officially here, and that means ample opportunities for great photos out in the sun. Unfortunately, smartphones don’t enjoy the sunshine as much as we do. Follow these tips to protect your cell phone from overheating.  Keep your phone out of direct sunlight and hot cars •...

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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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Why a reliable Internet connection during COVID-19 matters

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

Sure, an Internet connection gives us access to email, online games, social media, and streaming entertainment options. But how much of one’s life does a reliable Internet connection come into play during the COVID-19 situation?  Here's a list of a few things your DirectLink Internet...

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3 tips to improve your home WiFi

Apr 21, 2020 | posted by Conner Williams
#technology

If you have WiFi service from DirectLink, please call us if you have any issues. Does your movie ever stop to load while watching it? Do you ever experience lag or interruptions when playing online games? What about a weak WiFi signal in certain rooms or areas of the home? Read on for a few...

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*New* EZVideo Tutorial

By Conner Williams

Mar 30, 2020 | posted by Jason Nugent
#ezvideo #technology #training

We've created a new video tutorial covering basic setup, features and functionality of EZVideo using an Amazon Fire TV device. Click the video below to play.  Go to our  YouTube page , or our  Support Pages  for more information.

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Additional Free and/or Premium Channel FAQ

Mar 27, 2020 | posted by Jason Nugent
#covid-19 #ezvideo #tv

WHY ARE ONLY SOME OF THE CHANNELS FREE?   Some TV networks have offered their channels to all viewers regardless of subscription tier during the recent social distancing restrictions. DirectLink has reprogrammed our TV platforms to allow the pass-through of these channels while they are...

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Select TV Networks Share Content for all Viewers

Mar 23, 2020 | posted by Jason Nugent
#promotion #tv #ezvideo #covid-19

TV viewing has been a popular activity while more people are at home practicing social distancing efforts to help slow the spread of the coronavirus. To help provide some expanded entertainment options during this time, some networks have opened up their channels for all viewers. No action is...

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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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Broadband Access for Students and Families

Mar 16, 2020 | posted by Jason Nugent
#announcements #promotion

Update - 4/29/2020: DirectLink has extended access to members currently on the free broadband and WiFi offer as well as the free upgrade offer. These groups will have their discounts extended until June 24th, regardless of their activation date. This is to ensure our local students remain...

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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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Looking back at the top 5 tech innovations of the decade (2010-2019)

By Conner Williams

Feb 26, 2020 | posted by Conner Williams
#technology

With 2020 here, we thought it would be fun to look back at some of the most influential or game-changing technological innovations of the last decade. Since we are an Internet company, we thought it would be appropriate to include a list of items that all rely on or have something to do with the...

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Gadget Review: Roomba Robot Vacuum

From $249.99 at www.irobot.com

By Conner Williams

Feb 26, 2020 | posted by Conner Williams
#technology #review

The last thing you want to do when you get home from a long day of work is to vacuum the floor after a spill or from a leftover mess. Roomba robot vacuums have become a popular item for homeowners looking to set-and-forget one aspect of cleaning their home.  There are a variety of models...

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UPDATE: DirectLink Reaches Programming Agreement with FOX Corporation

By Jason Nugent

Dec 31, 2019 | posted by Jason Nugent
#announcements #tv

DirectLink is pleased to announce that negotiations with FOX Corporation have been successfully completed so we can continue receiving programming at fair rates for our members. As your local TV provider, we work hard to make sure our members have access to the channels they want at the lowest...

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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
#news

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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How many devices do I actually have connected to my WiFi network?

By Conner Williams

Nov 20, 2019 | posted by Conner Williams
#technology

If you've ever experienced lag or trouble connecting, there might be more happening on your WiFi network than you think. It might be because there are too many devices active at one time, the equipment is outdated, or there is simply not enough network bandwidth available. Data from Cisco...

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Gadget Review: Amazon Echo Dot - Third Generation

Available at www.amazon.com or other retail locations for $49.99 MSRP

By Conner Williams

Nov 20, 2019 | posted by Conner Williams
#review

"Alexa, turn on the living room lights" "Alexa, play country music hits" "Alexa, send me a recipe for pumpkin pie" Utilize Amazon’s famous voice assistant, Alexa, with the newest generation of the Echo Dot. Voice control your music and stream songs from Amazon Music, Apple Music, Spotify,...

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