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Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving

When I think of November, I think of Thanksgiving and the traditions that come with it. Maybe for you the tradition is having everyone gather around the table to eat turkey and stuffing, and of course have that slice ofpumpkin pie with whipped cream on top. Eating isn’t the only tradition families might have Thanksgiving Day. Gathering around the TV to watch the Annual Macy’s Day Parade is another tradition!  Beginning in 1924, the Macy’s Day Parade has been entertaining families for years with their enormous balloons, marching bands and celebrity performers. One of the balloons featured in this year’s parade is Grogu, commemorating the beloved Star Wars series The Mandalorian. It measures in at 41 feet tall, 29 feet long, and 37 feet wide. To give you an idea of just how big that is, it’s as tall as a 3-story building, longer than 5 bicycles and wider than 7 taxi cabs! One of the marching bands you will catch in the parade is the Macy’s Great American Marching Band, which brings together the country’s finest high school musicians. Multi-platinum singer/songwriter, winner of American Idol’s sixth season, Jordin Sparks, will also be performing at the parade.  There is so much more to see, so don’t miss the parade airing on NBC, LHTC Broadband channel 11 and 411 (HD) at 9:00 AM.

Another fun tradition is watching football! This year you will find the Buffalo Bills, Detroit Lions, New York Giants, Dallas Cowboys, New England Patriots, and the Minnesota Vikings on the lineup of NFL teams playing on Thanksgiving Day!

Buffalo Bills-Detroit Lions on CBS, LHTC Broadband Channel 2 and 402 (HD) @ 12 :30 PM ET

New York Giants-Dallas Cowboys on FOX, LHTC Broadband Channel 8 and 408 (HD) @ 4:30 PM ET

New England Patriots-Minnesota Vikings on NBC, LHTC Broadband Channel 11 and 411 (HD) @ 8:20 PM ET

 

If you’re still looking for something to watch, don’t miss the timeless classic, The Wizard of Oz, airing on CBS, LHTC Broadband Channel 2 and 402 (HD)  on Thanksgiving Day at 6:00 PM. Filmed in 1939, The Wizard of Oz takes us to Kansas and after a tornado carries away a house with a young Dorothy and her dog, Toto, in it, an adventure begins in a magical land called Oz. Follow them as they take the Yellow Brick Road toward the Emerald City in search of the Wizard who can get them home. Along the way meeting friends the Scarecrow who needs a brain, a Tin Man missing a heart, and a Cowardly Lion who wants courage. When the Wizard requests the broom of the Wicked Witch of the West, things take a turn. This classic is a great one for the entire family!

 

Whatever you decide to do this Thanksgiving Day, be sure to enjoy time with family and friends!

Happy Thanksgiving from LHTC Broadband!

Halloween Wars

Halloween Wars

Season 2 of Food Network’s Halloween Wars returned on Sunday, October 7th ,and this season, five new teams, each consisting of a pumpkin-carving artist, a cake decorator and a candy craftsman, are battling it out over the course of four episodes to create the ultimate Halloween-themed display that will feature heart-pounding creations. If you missed Episode 1- Evil Clowns, be sure to log on to watchTVeverywhere.com to catch up! If you don’t have a watchTVeverywhere account, go to www.wtve.net, click Register, enter your LHTC Broadband Account Number and last name on the statement and then create your password. After submitting your registration, you will receive an email confirmation. Click the link in the email to begin enjoying access to all your favorite networks from any mobile device. To watch Halloween Wars simply click on the Food Network logo and enter your email address and password.

After watching these delectable creations, you might get the urge to create your own Halloween masterpiece. Foodnetwork.com has plenty of recipes for you to try, including these adorable Mac-O-Lantern and Cheese Bowls or this creepy Meatball-Stuffed Pasta Brain.

Foodnetwork.com also has plenty of recipes from all the Food Networks popular shows like Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives, The Kitchen, The Pioneer Woman, Beat Bobby Flay and more. Don’t forget, you can re-watch or catch up on all these shows using your watchTVeverywhere account on any mobile device.

Fall For This Season’s Premieres on LHTC Broadband Cable

Fall For This Season’s Premieres on LHTC Broadband Cable

The air is cooling, and the leaves are starting to change. It is clear to see Fall is upon us and so are this season’s cable TV premieres. Get comfy and cozy up on the couch for a season full of entertainment. With many of your favorite shows returning this month and new series premieres starting in October, there is a full lineup of shows to keep you engaged this Fall.

Visit https://lhtcbroadband.com/television/channel-lineup/ for channel numbers.

SEPT. 19
SEASON PREMIERE: Bob Hearts Abishola (CBS)
SEASON PREMIERE: The Cleaning Lady (Fox)
SEASON PREMIERE: NCIS (CBS)
SEASON PREMIERE: NCIS: Hawai’i (CBS)
SEASON PREMIERE: The Neighborhood (CBS)
SEASON PREMIERE: Street Outlaws: No Prep Kings (Discovery)
SEASON PREMIERE: The Voice (NBC)
SEASON PREMIERE: 9-1-1 (Fox)

SEPT. 20
SEASON PREMIERE: FBI (CBS)
SEASON PREMIERE: FBI: International (CBS)
SEASON PREMIERE: FBI: Most Wanted (CBS)
SEASON PREMIERE: New Amsterdam (NBC)

SEPT. 21
SEASON PREMIERE: Abbott Elementary (ABC)
SEASON PREMIERE: The Amazing Race (CBS)
SEASON PREMIERE: Big Sky (ABC)
SERIES PREMIERE: The Challenge: Untold History (MTV)
SEASON PREMIERE: Chicago Fire (NBC)
SEASON PREMIERE: Chicago Med (NBC)
SEASON PREMIERE: Chicago P.D. (NBC)
SEASON PREMIERE: The Conners (ABC)
SEASON PREMIERE: The Goldbergs (ABC)
SEASON PREMIERE: Home Economics (ABC)
SEASON PREMIERE: Lego Masters (Fox)
SEASON PREMIERE: The Masked Singer (Fox)
SEASON PREMIERE: Survivor (CBS)

SEPT. 22
SEASON PREMIERE: Law & Order (NBC)
SEASON PREMIERE: Law & Order: Organized Crime (NBC)
SEASON PREMIERE: Law & Order: SVU (NBC)

SEPT. 23
SEASON PREMIERE: Shark Tank (ABC)

SEPT. 25
SEASON PREMIERE: Bob’s Burgers (Fox)
SEASON PREMIERE: Family Guy (Fox)
SEASON PREMIERE: The Great North (Fox)
SEASON PREMIERE: The Rookie (ABC)
SEASON PREMIERE: The Simpsons (Fox)

SEPT. 27
SEASON PREMIERE: Bachelor in Paradise (ABC)
SEASON PREMIERE: La Brea (NBC)
SERIES PREMIERE: The Rookie: Feds (ABC)

SEPT. 28
SEASON PREMIERE: The Real Housewives of Salt Lake City (Bravo)

SEPT. 29
SEASON PREMIERE: Call Me Kat (Fox)
SEASON PREMIERE: CSI: Vegas (CBS)
SEASON PREMIERE: Ghosts (CBS)
SEASON PREMIERE: Hell’s Kitchen (Fox)
SEASON PREMIERE: The Resident (Fox)
SERIES PREMIERE: So Help Me Todd (CBS)
SEASON PREMIERE: Welcome to Flatch (Fox)
SEASON PREMIERE: Young Sheldon (CBS)

SEPT. 30
SEASON PREMIERE: Gold Rush (Discovery)

OCTOBER

OCT. 2
SEASON PREMIERE: Coroner (The CW)
SERIES PREMIERE: East New York (CBS)
SEASON PREMIERE: The Equalizer (CBS)
SERIES PREMIERE: Family Law (The CW)

OCT. 3
SEASON PREMIERE: The Good Doctor (ABC)

OCT. 5
SEASON PREMIERE: Kung Fu (The CW)
SERIES PREMIERE: The Real Love Boat (CBS)

OCT. 6
SERIES PREMIERE: Alaska Daily (ABC)
SEASON PREMIERE: Grey’s Anatomy (ABC)
SEASON PREMIERE: Station 19 (ABC)

OCT. 7
SEASON PREMIERE: Blue Bloods (CBS)
SERIES PREMIERE: Fire Country (CBS)
SEASON PREMIERE: S.W.A.T. (CBS)

OCT. 9
SEASON PREMIERE: NCIS: Los Angeles (CBS)
SEASON PREMIERE: The Real Housewives of Potomac (Bravo)

OCT. 10
SEASON PREMIERE: All American (The CW)
SEASON PREMIERE: All American: Independence (The CW)

OCT. 11
SERIES PREMIERE: Professionals (The CW)
SERIES PREMIERE: The Winchesters (The CW)

NOVEMBER

NOV. 1
SERIES PREMIERE: Below Deck Adventure (Bravo)

NOV. 4
SERIES PREMIERE: Lopez Vs. Lopez (NBC)
SERIES PREMIERE: Young Rock (NBC)

Annual Customer Appreciation Days

Annual Customer Appreciation Days

It is that time of year when we get to celebrate YOU, our CUSTOMERS! Every year we plan events near each of our local business offices to say THANK YOU for being loyal customers. The events are free to the entire community. We provide food, drinks, FREE t-shirts to those arriving early, give-a-ways throughout the entire event, games with prizes, entertainment, and opportunities to learn more about our services and meet our staff.

This year we have our four events planned as follows:

Saturday, August 13th – 11AM-2PM at Ladore Camp and Conference Center, Waymart PA

Sunday, August 14th – 12PM-3PM at Masthope Ski Lodge Big Bear, Lackawaxen, PA

Saturday, August 27th – 11AM-3PM at Stahlstown Flax Scutching Grounds, Stahlstown, PA

Saturday, September 17th – 12PM-3PM at Yukon Slovenian Hall, Yukon, PA

There are plenty of activities for the whole family to enjoy from face painting and balloon art for the kids, live music or DJ to listen and enjoy, great food and snacks, plus an assortment of the latest tech for prizes given every half hour and the Grand Prize is always a large HDTV!!

Customers will receive an invitation in the mail with tickets they can fill out prior to arriving to be entered for the prize give-a-ways. Tickets are available at the event as well. One ticket entry per person and you must be a customer and present to win the Grand Prize.

These events are just a small way for us to show our appreciation and we look forward to getting to see all of you in the coming weeks! Please follow our Facebook pages, LHTC Broadband and LHTC Broadband-Northern Poconos to hear about the latest details.

SEE YOU SOON!

How2Media announces that LHTC Broadband will be part of its “World’s Greatest!…” series

How2Media announces that LHTC Broadband will be part of its “World’s Greatest!…” series

How2Media, the producers of the television show “World’s Greatest!…”, announced today that they have recently selected LHTC Broadband to be a part of the popular television series.

While broadband internet service is common in most urban and suburban communities in the United States, rural communities often lack the infrastructure and customer base necessary to entice large companies to invest in the technology. Thanks to companies like LHTC Broadband, this problem is becoming a thing of the past. With a history dating back to 1908, LHTC Broadband has certainly earned the trust of its customers and the respect of competitors all over the country. “We think their story will be meaningful as well as educational to our viewers,” said Kyle Freeman, Executive Producer of the show.

As part of the show, How2Media sent a film crew to spend time at the Company’s facilities in Donegal, Pennsylvania to find out what the story behind the story is with this great and growing company, and to show the “World’s Greatest!…” viewers why LHTC Broadband was selected as the best in their category, and therefore featured on the show. “We are honored to have been selected by the “World’s Greatest!…” and we look forward to telling our story,” said the Company’s President & CEO, James J. Kail.

“World’s Greatest!…” is a thirty-minute show dedicated to highlighting the world’s greatest companies, products, places, and people. Each show is a fast-paced tour around the world featuring behind the scenes footage, informative interviews, and exciting visuals.

How2Media is a 21st Century television production company. Their award-winning programming can be seen on national cable channels and local network affiliates across the country. For more information on How2Media and their show lineup, please visit how2mediaproductions.com

Episode 323 will air on July 9th and July 23rd at 3:30 p.m. Check your local tv listings for channel information.

Hang Up on Spoofing

What Is Spoofing?

Spoofing is when a caller deliberately falsifies the information transmitted to your caller ID display to disguise their identity. Scammers often use neighbor spoofing so it appears that an incoming call is coming from a local number, or spoof a number from a company or a government agency that you may already know and trust. If you answer, they use scam scripts to try to steal your money or valuable personal information, which can be used in fraudulent activity.

Watch the video to the right and visit fcc.gov/spoofing to learn more about spoofing and how to avoid being scammed.

If you think you’ve been the victim of a spoofing scam, you can file a complaint with the FCC.

 

How to Avoid Spoofing?

You may not be able to tell right away if an incoming call is spoofed. Be extremely careful about responding to any request for personal identifying information.

Don’t answer calls from unknown numbers. If you answer such a call, hang up immediately.

If you answer the phone and the caller – or a recording – asks you to hit a button to stop getting the calls, you should just hang up. Scammers often use this trick to identify potential targets.

Do not respond to any questions, especially those that can be answered with “Yes” or “No.”

Never give out personal information such as account numbers, Social Security numbers, mother’s maiden names, passwords or other identifying information in response to unexpected calls or if you are at all suspicious.

If you get an inquiry from someone who says they represent a company or a government agency, hang up and call the phone number on your account statement, in the phone book, or on the company’s or government agency’s website to verify the authenticity of the request. You will usually get a written statement in the mail before you get a phone call from a legitimate source, particularly if the caller is asking for a payment.

Use caution if you are being pressured for information immediately.

If you have a voice mail account with your phone service, be sure to set a password for it. Some voicemail services are preset to allow access if you call in from your own phone number. A hacker could spoof your home phone number and gain access to your voice mail if you do not set a password.

Talk to your phone company about call blocking tools and check into apps that you can download to your mobile device. The FCC allows phone companies to block robocalls by default based on reasonable analytics. More information about robocall blocking is available at fcc.gov/robocalls.

 

Remember to check your voicemail periodically to make sure you aren’t missing important calls and to clear out any spam calls that might fill your voicemail box to capacity.

Learn More @ fcc.gov/spoofing

 

Resource: fcc.gov/spoofing

Keeping Your Email Protected from Hackers

Keeping Your Email Protected from Hackers

Email is the most common form of web communication today, it is also the login most people use for other online account registration, for those reasons it is susceptible to hackers. If your account is hacked, that “hacker” may now have potential access to not just your email account, but other sensitive accounts as well.

To avoid being a victim of hackers here are some steps to follow in safe guarding yourself:

  • Use a strong password for your Email, and make this password, and all of your other passwords unique to just that specific login. Using the same password for all of your accounts makes all your accounts vulnerable in an instance where any of them are maliciously compromised.
  • Know who you are communicating with – Email attachments that contain malware are also popular vessels for cyber mayhem. The easiest way to avoid these scams is by not clicking the links or attachments. Instead, open another tab, and go to the website of the company in the email or link to see if the information presented matches the official source. As a general rule, never open links or download attachments from unknown senders.
  • Whether a home user or a small business owner, identifying who and what is on your network is as important as ever, as unauthorized users could be trying to hack into your system. Ensure you change the admin password for your router and set your Wi-Fi password to something really strongthat a hacker could not crack.
  • Whenever a security update is released for your operating system, update it immediately. Consider this a basic tenet of information security.

If you have questions or concerns, we are here to help. Contact our local business offices or Tech Support 24/7.

Get Discounted Phone or Internet Service with Lifeline

Get Discounted Phone or Internet Service with Lifeline

Access to affordable voice and Internet service is vital to stay connected in today’s world. People need these services to connect with healthcare providers, potential employers, educational programs, and loved ones. Affordable service remains a challenge for many low-income consumers. The federal Lifeline program helps close the gap for these consumers by offering a monthly discount of up to $9.25, or up to $34.25 for those on Tribal lands, towards a qualified household’s phone or Internet service. A household is a group of people who share income and expenses. Consumers who live with another person already receiving the Lifeline benefit may still be eligible for the discount if they do not share income and expenses with that person.

Households with income at or below 135% of the federal poverty guidelines are eligible for the Lifeline program. Consumers enrolled in a government assistance program, such as Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), Medicaid, Federal Public Housing, Veterans Pension or Survivor’s Benefit may qualify for Lifeline as well.

Consumers have several options to apply. They may visit the LHTC Broadband business office in their area. Consumers also have the option to submit an online application at http://www.checklifeline.org  or mail in a paper application (https://www.lifelinesupport.org/wp-content/uploads/lifeline/documents/LI_Application_NVstates.pdf) to the Lifeline Support Center.

USAC’s Lifeline Support Center serves as a resource for prospective and current Lifeline participants. Consumers may submit questions via email to LifelineSupport@usac.org, or by calling (800) 234-9473. More information is available on our website www.LifelineSupport.org.

  • Lifeline is a government assistance program
  • The benefit is non-transferrable to another person
  • Only eligible consumers may enroll
  • Lifeline is limited to one discount per household

The Lifeline Program is one of four programs administered by the Universal Service Administrative Company (USAC), under the policy guidance of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC).

St. Patrick’s Day Treats from HGTV.com and FoodNetwork.com

St. Patrick’s Day Treats from HGTV.com and FoodNetwork.com

Leprechauns, rainbows, and pots of gold aren’t the only things to look forward to on St. Patrick Day. These yummy recipes and DIY activities from HGTV.com and FoodNetwork.com are a few more reasons to celebrate the Irish holiday this year!

 

When I think of St. Patrick’s Day, I think GREEN. When I think GREEN, I think MINT. So why not incorporate these St. Patrick’s Day Mint Shakes into your meal plan on the 17th. Simple, refreshing and a great way to feel a little Irish.

Click here for the full recipe & video: https://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/food-network-kitchen/st-patricks-day-mint-shakes-3362525

 

The pot of gold may be somewhere over the rainbow, but the real treasure is this Lucky Charms Cheesecake. The triple dose of cereal in the crust is what really makes it stand out. Melted white chocolate, whipped cream, and more cereal top the cheesecake, making it worthy enough of Leprechauns, or any human dessert lover.

Click here for the full recipe & video: https://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/food-network-kitchen/lucky-charms-cheesecake-5167723

 

What makes a nacho recipe Irish? The Stout of course! This Irish Nacho Dip recipe is great for dipping potato chips, French fries or tots. The blend of sour cream, cream cheese, onion dip, bacon, cheddar cheese and stout just work out.

Click here for the full recipe & video: https://www.hgtv.com/lifestyle/entertaining/irish-nacho-dip-recipe

 

If you are looking for a fun and easy activity to do with the kiddos this St. Patty’s Day, try these DIY Painted Sham “Rocks” from HGTV.com. They are a great way to add a little luck to the garden, or turn it into a sham “rock” hunt.

Click here for the full recipe & video: https://www.hgtv.com/design/make-and-celebrate/handmade/st-pattys-day-rocks

 

So, if you are like my family, every year we try and trap the Leprechaun. And every year it seems to get away, but what if this year it leaves a surprise! These Unwrappable Surprise Balls can be filled with tiny gifts, like toys, chocolates, stickers, bracelets and more. All you need is crepe paper, tape, pipe cleaners, gold spray paint and a glue gun. Make it extra special by adding a note from the leprechaun!

Click here for the full recipe & video: https://www.hgtv.com/lifestyle/holidays/unwrappable-st-patricks-day-surprise-balls

Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner and finding the perfect gift is as simple as opening your Internet browser with LHTC Broadband Fiber Internet service! To make things even easier we’ve found 12 unique gifts that will be perfect for your Valentine! Sit back, relax and open your Internet browser! It’s time to SHOP!

 
For those snowy, winter days, give the gift of warmth with this oversized Sherpa Wearable blanket. It was featured on ABC’s Shark Tank and continues to be one of the most gifted items. Available on Amazon and free shipping available for Prime members.

THE COMFY Teddy Bear Quarter Zip | Oversized All Sherpa Wearable Blanket with Zipper

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08DL7T9QG

 

 
Create a custom book as a memorable keepsake for you and a loved one. You can customize your characters, choose your book pages, and add photos. When looking for gift ideas, a personalized book about love is the perfect way to show how much you care. Every book purchased donates 10% to the One Love Foundation. Standard shipping is $4.99.

Book of Us | Personalized Story of Us Custom Love Book

https://www.bookofus.com/valentines-day

 

 
Engrave your favorite song using its Spotify code on this acrylic music plaque so that you can scan the Spotify Code to listen to your favorite song anytime, anywhere. Make it even more personal by uploading a photo and by filling in the name of the song and the name of the artist. It’s the best decoration in your room during the day and will light up your room at night.

Custom Spotify Code Acrylic Nightlight Plaque

https://myspotifyglass.com/products/custom-spotify-code-acrylic-nightlight-plaque-keychain?variant=39961980076213

 

 
Pin the spot you first met, your first date or the place you got married. The interactive map let’s you choose your location, then creates the coordinate art on various style prints from modern to boho. You can also add a personalized title and description. Free shipping over $30. Buy 2 and take 20% off with Code TAKE2.

COORDINATES PRINT | BIG LETTERS STYLE

https://myhappyplace.co/products/coordinates-poster-big-letters-style-personalized

 

 
An exploding gift box with a mini cake inside! Sounds like a super unique gift for Valentine’s Day. SendaCake’s Valentine’s Day Bundle includes Love Explosion Gift Box, Red Velvet Sparkling Cake, Flying Butterfly Surprise, and Flower Shower. Visit the website to see a video of all the available options.

Send A Cake

https://sendacake.com/valentines-day-bundle

 

 
The Ridge is about being minimalist but having what you need. The aluminum wallet holds 1-12 cards using its dual tracked design. The anodized aluminum plating gives you a scratch-resistant surface to stand up against daily wear and tear. Use coupon code RIDGE10 for 10% off.

The Ridge Wallet

https://ridge.com/collections/wallets/products/aluminum-gunmetal

 

 
According to Man Crates, sending magnificently meaty jerky bites and sticks is the best way to put the “man” back in romance! From Whiskey Maple to Root Beer Habanero, the Grand Jerky Heart packs enough tender love to make his stomach swoon with scandalously savory flavor. Isn’t the saying, the best way to his heart is through a man’s stomach? Well, this Man Crate speaks the language of love in the tastiest fashion.

Grand Jerky Heart

https://www.mancrates.com/store/products/grand-jerky-heart

 

 
So many electronics and so many cords to charge them. Why not give the gift of organization and convenience. This 3- in-1 charger wirelessly charges your Apple iPhone, Apple watch and Airpod Pros. Free Shipping with Amazon Prime.

Wireless Charger 3 in 1

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B082X6N8PD

 

 
There’s nothing cuter than custom face socks for Valentine’s Day! Upload your photo and add a name heart for that extra personal touch. Give the ones you love your face to keep with them all day long. Choose from 8 colors and various sizes. Valentine’s Day Delivery Guaranteed and 3 For 2 Special going on now!

Custom Face Socks

https://www.myfacesocks.com/products/3d-preview-custom-heart-socks?variant=39708804939855

 

 
Looking for the perfect gift for the foodie in your life? Well, one of Oprah’s Favorite Things is Truff. Indulgent sauces and oil that pair with all your favorite dishes. The Best Seller Pack includes their Signature Black Truffle Hot Sauce, White Truffle Hot Sauce and decadent Black Truffle Oil. Free Shipping.

Truff-Oprah’s Favorite Things

https://www.truff.com/products/best-seller-pack?variant=39545099714694

 

 
Craving a Summer BBQ in the middle of winter? Corky’s Ribs & BBQ has an assortment of irresistible favorite from ribs to chicken wings and burnt ends to pulled pork. Choose from individual items, bundles or their original BBQ sauce. All items are fully cooked and frozen, arrive within two days of shipment and are packaged with dry ice. Free Standard Shipping and Handling.

Corky’s Ribs & BBQ

https://www.qvc.com/kitchen-&-food/corky’s/_/N-lglvZ1z140cl/c.html?sc=PSCH&qq=mh

 

 
Make everyday a spa day with the Back, Neck and Shoulder Massager with Heat. Perfect for relieving sore muscles or releasing stress. The soothing heat and ergonomic design provide just enough pressure to relieve muscle pain.

Back Neck Shoulder Massager with Heat

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07FNGP1SV