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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.

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

Mid-Season and Series Premieres are Back!

The holidays are over, and your favorite TV shows are back from hiatus, plus a few new show premieres you may want to check out. From cables top rated shows like Grey’s Anatomy and Law & Order: SVU, plus series premieres Abbott Elementary and Good Sam, we’ve got all the premiere dates, so you don’t want to miss a minute. Get the popcorn ready, or set your DVRs, because it’s all starting Sunday, January 2nd.

Sunday, January 2

8:00 p.m.: Dirty Jobs (Discovery)

8:00 p.m.: Home Town (HGTV)

8:00 p.m.: The Equalizer (CBS)

8:00 p.m.: Next Level Chef (Series Premiere)(Fox)

9:00 p.m.: NCIS: Los Angeles (CBS)

9:00 p.m.: The Simpsons (Fox)

9:30 p.m.: The Great North (Fox)

10:00 p.m.: The Rookie (ABC)

10:00 p.m.: S.W.A.T.(CBS)

 

Monday, January 3

8:00 p.m.: The Bachelor (ABC)

8:00 p.m.: The Neighborhood (CBS)

8:00 p.m.: 9-1-1: Lone Star (Season Premiere)(Fox)

8:00 p.m.: Kenan (Season Premiere)(NBC)

8:30 p.m.: Bob ♥ Abishola (CBS)

8:30 p.m.: Kenan (NBC)

9:00 p.m.: NCIS (CBS)

9:00 p.m.: The Cleaning Lady (Series Premiere)(Fox)

9:00 p.m.: That’s My Jam (Premiere)(NBC)

10:00 p.m.: Ordinary Joe (NBC)

10:00 p.m.: NCIS: Hawaii (CBS)

 

Tuesday, January 4

8:00 p.m.: FBI (CBS)

8:00 p.m.: American Auto (NBC)

8:00 p.m.: Judge Steve Harvey (Series Premiere)(ABC)

8:30 p.m.: Grand Crew (NBC)

9:00 p.m.: Abbott Elementary (Series Premiere) (ABC)

9:00 p.m.: FBI: International (CBS)

9:00 p.m.: This Is Us (Season Premiere)(NBC)

9:30 p.m.: black-ish (ABC)

10:00 p.m.: Queens (ABC)

10:00 p.m.: FBI: Most Wanted (CBS)

10:00 p.m.: New Amsterdam (NBC)

 

Wednesday, January 5

8:00 p.m.: The Goldbergs (ABC)

8:00 p.m.: The Amazing Race (2-Hour 33rd Season Premiere)(CBS)

8:00 p.m.: I Can See Your Voice (Season Premiere)(Fox)

8:00 p.m.: Chicago Med (NBC)

8:30 p.m.: The Wonder Years (ABC)

9:00 p.m.: The Conners (ABC)

9:00 p.m.: Next Level Chef (Fox)

9:00 p.m.: Chicago Fire (NBC)

9:00 p.m.: Fixer Upper: Welcome Home (Magnolia)

9:30 p.m.: Home Economics (ABC)

10:00 p.m.: The Chase (ABC)

10:00 p.m.: Good Sam (Series Premiere)(CBS)

10:00 p.m.: Chicago P.D. (NBC)

 

Thursday, January 6

8:00 p.m.: Women of the Movement (series premiere) (ABC)

8:00 p.m.: Young Sheldon (CBS)

8:00 p.m.: Joe Millionaire: For Richer or Poorer (Two-Hour Series Premiere)(Fox)

8:00 p.m.: The Blacklist (NBC)

8:00 p.m.: Jersey Shore Family Vacation (MTV)

8:30 p.m.: United States of Al (CBS)

9:00 p.m.: Go-Big Show (TBS)

9:00 p.m.: Ghosts (CBS)

9:00 p.m.: Law & Order: SVU (NBC)

9:30 p.m.: B Positive (CBS)

10:00 p.m.: Bull (CBS)

10:00 p.m.: Law & Order: Organized Crime (NBC)

 

Friday, January 7

8:00 p.m.: Undercover Boss (11th Season Premiere)(CBS)

8:00 p.m.: RuPaul’s Drag Race (VH1)

8:00 p.m.: Penn & Teller: Fool Us (The CW)

9:00 p.m.: Magnum P.I. (CBS)

9:00 p.m.: Nancy Drew (The CW)

10:00 p.m.: Blue Bloods (CBS)

10:05 p.m.: Mystery at Blind Frog Ranch (Discovery)

 

Sunday, January 9

8:00 p.m.: Call Me Kat (Season Premiere)(Fox)

8:30 p.m.: Pivoting (Series Premiere)(Fox)

9:00 p.m.: Bob’s Burgers (Fox)

9:30 p.m.: Family Guy (Fox)

 

Tuesday, January 11

8:00 p.m.: Superman & Lois (Season 2 Premiere)(The CW)

9:00 p.m.: Naomi (Series Premiere)(The CW)

9:00 p.m.: Our Kind of People (Fox)

 

Wednesday, January 12

8:00 p.m.: The Price Is Right at Night (CBS)

8:00 p.m.: DC’s Legends of Tomorrow (The CW)

9:00 p.m.: The Amazing Race (Regular Time Period)(CBS)

9:00 p.m.: Batwoman (The CW)

9:00 p.m.: Married to Real Estate (HGTV)

 

Sunday, January 16

8:00 p.m.: Legends of the Hidden Temple (The CW)

9:00 p.m.: Two Sentence Horror Stories (Season 3 Premiere)(The CW)

 

Monday, January 17

9:00 p.m.: 4400 (The CW)

9:00 p.m.: Summer Home (Bravo)

 

Monday, January 24

10:01 p.m.: Promised Land (series premiere) (ABC)

Sunday, January 30

10:00 p.m.: Monarch (Series Premiere)(Fox)

Tuesday, February 1

8:00 p.m.: The Resident (Fox)
8:00 p.m.: The Real Housewives of New Jersey (Bravo)

 

Wednesday, February 2

8:00 p.m.: Celebrity Big Brother (3rd Season Premiere)(CBS)

Monday, February 21

8:00 p.m.: American Song Contest (Premiere)(NBC)

8:00 p.m.: All American (The CW)

9:00 p.m.: All American: Homecoming (Series Premiere)(The CW)

10:00 p.m.: The Endgame (Premiere)(NBC)

 

Tuesday, February 22

8:00 p.m.: American Auto (NBC)

8:30 p.m.: Grand Crew (NBC)

9:00 p.m.: This Is Us (NBC)

10:00 p.m.: New Amsterdam (NBC)

 

Wednesday, February 23

8:00 p.m.: Chicago Med (NBC)

9:00 p.m.: Chicago Fire (NBC)

10:00 p.m.: A Million Little Things (ABC)

10:00 p.m.: Chicago P.D. (NBC)

 

Thursday, February 24

8:00 p.m.: Station 19 (ABC)

8:00 p.m.: Law & Order (Premiere)(NBC)

9:00 p.m.: Grey’s Anatomy (ABC)

9:00 p.m.: Law & Order: SVU (NBC)

10:00 p.m.: Big Sky (ABC)

10:00 p.m.: Law & Order: Organized Crime (NBC)

 

Friday, February 25

8:00 p.m.: The Blacklist (NBC)

9:00 p.m.: Dateline NBC (NBC)

 

Sunday, February 27
8:00 p.m.: Killing Eve (BBC America)

 

Monday, February 28
10:00 p.m.: Better Things (FX)

 

Ready or Not, Here 2022 Comes!

Where can I watch the ball drop on TV?

“Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve With Ryan Seacrest 2022” will air live on ABC on Dec. 31 starting at 8 p.m. EST and ending at 2 a.m. EST. You can watch it live on TV or on the ABC website and app.

Fox’s “New Year’s Eve Toast and Roast 2021″ starts at 8 p.m., and then again from 11 p.m. to 12:30 a.m., after a break for local news.

NBC’s “New Year’s Eve 2021″: Carson Daly hosts this countdown with Peacock star Amber Ruffin and DJ Stephen “tWitch” Boss of “The Ellen DeGeneres Show.” Tune in from 10-11 p.m. ET/PT, will break for local news and return for the final countdown to the iconic ball drop from 11:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m. ET/PT.

CNN: New Year’s Eve with Anderson Cooper and Andy Cohen will team up yet again for a live New Year’s Eve broadcast from Times Square. Tune in starting at 8 p.m.

Where can I stream the ball drop for free?

Internet only customers, we’ve  got you covered. A commercial-free webcast of the 2022 Times Square NYE ball drop will be available on Times Square’s official website, TimesSquareNYC.org, beginning at 6 p.m. ET on December 31. You can also stream the New Year’s Eve ball drop from your mobile device at TimesSquareNYC.org, NewYearsEve.nyc, and TimesSquareBall.net.

 

Don’t Forget the Food and Drinks!

What is a New Year’s Eve celebration without the food and drinks? Our cable partners at Food Network and HGTV have great recipes to satisfy the whole family.

Click to try one of these 50 delicious recipes from Food Network’s Pioneer Woman to help you ring in the New Year!

https://www.thepioneerwoman.com/food-cooking/meals-menus/g34862058/new-years-eve-appetizers/?slide=8

And don’t forget to mix up a few mocktails, click to view a few recipes from HGTV.

https://www.hgtv.com/lifestyle/entertaining/toast-to-new-years-mocktails

 

Add a Few Games & Activities for the Family too.

Add to the anticipation and excitement of celebrating New Year’s with a balloon countdown. Kids can pop a balloon every hour to help countdown until midnight.

To make the countdown all you need is a poster board, markers, and balloons!

You can also break up the night with some fun Minute to Win It Games. These are quick 1-minute games kids and parents will love trying. Click this link from the Idea Room for a variety of fun, family games: https://www.theidearoom.net/10-new-years-eve-minute-win-games/

 

HAPPY NEW YEARS FROM LHTC BROADBAND!!

Holiday Movies: Set Your DVR to Record All the Classics and New Releases

It’s beginning to feel like Christmas…White Christmas, A Christmas Story, Christmas Vacation, How the Grinch Stole Christmas, and A Christmas Carol just to name a few! Holiday movies have already begun to take over your TV programming and with so many to choose from, we wanted to provide you with a quick and easy guide for your holiday viewing pleasure! Click the links below to see the holiday schedules for Hallmark Channel, Lifetime, ABC, CBS, NBC, and Freeform specials.

 

TV Sun Outages or Sun Spots

TV Sun Outages or Sun Spots

The majority of cable television providers deliver cable signals from satellites orbiting the earth high above our homes and businesses. However, these messages from space are not without very brief, interruptions caused by sun outages, often called sun spots, but what exactly is this phenomenon?

What are Sun Outages?

Twice a year, you may experience some degree of television interference due to “sun outages.” Such outages are caused by a phenomenon called a “solar satellite interference.” These brief outages occur when the sun is in a direct line behind a satellite transmitting cable signals. When the sun is aligned with a satellite, solar radiation, an energy the sun is emitting, interferes with the satellite’s signal and thus causes a brief signal outage.

Cable TV providers are not the only ones affected by these sun outages. Pretty much anyone who relies on satellite communications are affected by sun outages. This could include certain streaming services or some internet providers that use satellites for online access.

When Do Sun Outages Happen and How Long Do They Last?

Sun Outages occur every year, in the fall and spring. Since they are a naturally-occurring phenomenon, there is no exact time or date when they will occur. However, they typically only last a few seconds or minutes in most cases. In some rare occurrences they have lasted up to ten minutes. The majority of the interruptions are very brief.

What Kind of Interference Can I Expect?

During the sun outage, customers may experience a pixelated picture, picture freezes, or audio distortions for a brief period of time. You may even see a message that says, “One Moment Please”.

You can still watch TV recordings stored on your DVR without any trouble during sun outages. Be aware, however, that programs being recorded during sun outages will likely be affected.

What Should I Do During These Interruptions?

You don’t have to do anything to restore your service but wait a few minutes for the event to end. If you have trouble with your TV service that lasts longer than a few minutes contact your local LHTC Broadband business office.

Fall Into These Local Events and Festivals

Fall Into These Local Events and Festivals

Fall Into these Local Events and Festivals

It’s time for pumpkin spice and everything nice, and there are plenty of places for you to get your fall feels this year! As summer comes to a close, our area is gearing up for fall activities and festivals. The cooler temperatures, changing leaves and crisp fall air make our area a popular destination in September and October. It’s also a great time to get out and support all the local businesses and organizations at their fall festivals.

Whether you are looking for the perfect pumpkin, colorful mums, delicious baked goods, fall crafts or family friendly activities, there are plenty of events to keep you busy this fall. Check out the list below and start planning your fall weekend adventures.

LAUREL HIGHLANDS:

Flax Scutching Festival– Saturday, September 18th 9AM-6PM- Sunday, September 19th 9AM-5PM

Flax Scutching Grounds- 1703 PA 711, Stahlstown, PA

Mount Pleasant Glass & Ethnic Festival– Friday, September 24th– Sunday, September 26th 11AM-7PM

135 Liberty St., Mount Pleasant, PA

Pumpkin & Fall Celebration– Saturday, September 25th 10AM-4PM

1383 US 30 Laughlintown, PA

Westmoreland Arts & Heritage Mini-Fall Festival– Saturday, October 2nd 11AM-

Twin Lakes Park-219 Twins Lake Rd. Latrobe, PA 15650

Pumpkinfest– Friday, October 1st– Sunday, October 3rd 10AM-5PM

Confluence, PA

Delmont Apple Festival– Saturday, October 2nd 11AM-6PM-Sunday, October 3rd 11AM-5PM

Shield’s Farm, Delmont, PA

Fort Ligonier Days– Friday, October 8th– Sunday, October 10th 9AM-5PM

Fort Ligonier- 200 S. Market St., Ligonier, PA

Fall Craft Days– Saturday, October 9th 11AM

Seven Springs Mountain Resort-777 Water Wheel Dr., Champion, PA

Fall Fest at Caddie Shak– Saturday, October 16th 1PM-5PM

Caddie Shak Family Entertainment Center-132 Caddie Shak Rd., Donegal, PA

Golf n’ Goblins– Saturday, October 23rd-Sunday, October 24th and Saturday, October 30th-Sunday, October 31st 12PM-6PM

Night at the Zoo– Fridays and Saturdays in October 7PM-9PM

Living Treasurer’s Wild Animal Park- 288 PA 711, Jones Mills, PA

 

NORTHERN POCONOS:

Hawley Harvest Hoedown– Friday, September 24th  – Sunday, October 3rd

Downtown Hawley- 508 River St., Hawley, PA

Carbondale YMCA Annual Fall Festival– Sunday, September 26th 1PM-4PM

Carbondale, YMCA-82 N. Main St., Carbondale, PA

Rocktoberfest– Saturday, October 2nd 12PM-5PM

Hawley Silk Mill-8 Silk Mill Drive, Hawley, PA

Harvest and Heritage Days– Saturday, October 9th– Sunday, October 10th

Downtown Honesdale

Boo At the Zoo-Saturday, October 9th 10AM-6PM

Claws N’ Paws Wild Animal Park-1475 Ledgedale Rd., Lake Ariel, PA

Lake Genero Fall Fest– Saturday, October 16th 9AM-4PM

Lake Genero-1300 Hamlin Hwy, Lake Ariel, PA

Don’t miss out – Get HBO Max today!

Don’t miss out – Get HBO Max today!

LHTC Broadband HBO subscribers have access to HBO Max at no additional cost! That’s right with your current HBO package you have access to HBO’s groundbreaking programming, DC’s iconic heroes, all-new exclusive Max Originals and more! Plus, for all of 2021 HBO Max will be streaming the latest Warner Bros movies, premiering in theaters and on HBO Max on the exact same day, at no extra cost to subscribers!* Most recently HBO Max released Space Jam-A New Legacy on the same day as it was released in theaters, and they are slated to release The Suicide Squad with a special preview on August 5 at 7PM, followed by Reminiscence staring Hugh Jackman on August 20th.

HBO Max is a stand-alone streaming platform that bundles all of HBO together with even more TV favorites, blockbuster movies, and new Max Originals for everyone in the family. Stream Friends, Looney Tunes Cartoons, Wonder Woman, the Studio Ghibli collection, and so much more.

Subscribers can customize their HBO Max experience with up to five viewer profiles. You can even distinguish between adult and kid profiles to restrict the ratings your child can watch. A pin number is then required to switch profiles and prevent kids from viewing a locked profile.

HBO Max is available on your favorite devices through the HBO Max app which is available for download on your device’s app store or HBOMax.com. HBO Max is available on your TV through Amazon Fire TV, Android TV, Apple TV, Chromecast, Roku and Samsung TV; on your Computer or Laptop using Chrome OS, MacOS or Windows PC; Game Consoles including PS5, PS4, Xbox Series X|S or Xbox One; and Mobile or Tablets with Amazon Fire tablet, android phone and tablet and iPhone and iPads. You can even download top titles to watch on your favorite devices anywhere you go.

If you aren’t an HBO subscriber, simply call to add it to your package. HBO includes HBO, HBO 2, HBO Comedy, HBO Family, HBO Signature and HBO Zone along with access to HBO Max for one monthly fee.

HBO Max – Enjoy HBO plus so much more!

* All titles streaming on HBO Max for 31 days from theatrical release. Movies and release dates subject to change.

Robo Calls

Robo Calls

Are you Tired of Robo Calls?

Receiving calls about your expiring car warranty is annoying. Robo calls are even more annoying because you can’t tell the person on the other end of the phone to remove you from their list. Robo calls can be made to both your landlines and your cell phones and can become a real nuisance if you are trying to work from home. So, what is the best way to deal with these unwanted calls?

Home Phone Fixes

Robo calls have reached peak performance, with many people receiving multiple calls a day, some being illegal. There are a number of things you can do avoid receiving robo calls. Here are some to try:

  1. Use the Federal Do Not Call list. This will stop all legitimate telemarketers, but it does not stop robocallers or scammers. These callers are illegally calling anyone and everyone and not following a list. This will stop salesmen or recruiters. It is free to register. Some calls can still go through, including charities, political groups, surveys and collections. You should report any unwanted calls you receive after being on the registry for 31 days.
  2. Use Caller ID. If you get a call from a number you don’t recognize, don’t answer it. Caller ID can be added to any LHTC Broadband landline. Contact our Customer Service department for more information.
  3. If you do answer a robo call, do not say anything and hang up immediately. If you talk or press a number this will tell them it is a legitimate number and they will attempt to call again. Most importantly, never say “yes” to a robo call, as there really is a scam where they can record your affirmative and use it to steal your identity. If someone says, “Can you hear me?” and you don’t know who it is, hang up!
  4. Use your LHTC Broadband invoice for the call details to see where the unwanted numbers are coming from. You can block specific numbers or report them. Be aware that the worst scammers spoof or rotate their numbers. They also use numbers that appear to be your own phone number. Avoid answering those numbers.
  5. Turn on anonymous call rejection. This will block a lot of robo calls because they don’t want caller ID picking up their numbers. To turn on anonymous call rejection pick up your home phone and dial *77. To turn it off dial *87.
  6. While not the most practical fix, if you are getting a lot of robo calls, you can always turn your ringer off. If you are running a business or are someone’s primary contact, this isn’t the best solution. It has, however, been quite effective for many people. Scammers often give up on a number if nobody ever answers the phone.
  7. The best and easiest solution to handle robo calls is add the Robocall Blocker feature to your landline. The Robocall Blocker is available to phone customers in the Stahlstown and Indian Head exchanges and will eliminate telemarketers, political calls, phone spam, and tele-scammers. You can add up to 10 numbers that can ring through automatically without having to listen to the robocall message for family and friends calling your home.

If you would like to try any of these solutions or add Caller ID, Anonymous Call Rejection or Robocall Blocker please contact one of our Customer Service Representatives today at 724-593-2411!