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Spring is Here!

Spring is here! As we look around, we see the daffodils popping up, leaves blossoming on the trees, rain showers becoming more frequent, and we will soon realize with all this change outside, we want change inside too. Spring into action and take this time to declutter! HGTV.com has articles and video’s that can help you tackle those organization and storage projects that you will want to complete before summer.  Find tips on which products work best in the kitchen and bathroom to give you a fresh and clean area.

https://www.hgtv.com/lifestyle/clean-and-organize

 

 

 

 

 

Now that we have a clean service to work with, maybe a slight change to the room’s appearance will help us spring into a new fresh look! Changing the appearance of a room doesn’t have to mean a big expensive project. Let’s take the kitchen for instance. Something as simple as changing a light fixture can make a room take on a completely different appearance. On HGTV.com you will find ideas on finding the light that fits your kitchen and ties together other rooms of the house. Check out the link below for more tips!

https://www.hgtv.com/design/remodel/kitchen-remodel/how-to-choose-kitchen-lighting

 

 

 

 

 

Ok after all the hard work, it’s time to relax and while you’re doing that, catch an episode of the Spring Baking Championship on Food Network (LHTC Broadband Channel 70 &470), Monday’s 8/7c. Watch as teams create Spring inspired dishes using ingredients like avocado’s, which surprisingly comes into season in the spring.

https://www.foodnetwork.com/shows/tv-schedule.2023.04.17.EST

“Spring is the time of plans and projects” – Leo Tolstoy

March is a Time for Leprechauns

March is a Time for Leprechauns

March is a time for Leprechauns, pots of gold, the color green and shamrocks! If you’re looking for some fun St. Patty’s Day recipes, decorations, and fun projects, look no further!

Food Network has a variety of recipes geared toward the greenest day of the year!

How about a St. Patrick’s Day Green Velvet Cupcake Shamrocks! How fun is that!

Click here for the recipe: https://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/food-network-kitchen/st-patricks-day-green-velvet-cupcake-shamrocks-3362301

 

 

What a perfect time for something minty! Try this Almost-Famous Shamrock Shake that will remind you of a very popular food chains milkshake, but this one can be made by you in the comforts of your own kitchen!

Click here for the recipe: https://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/food-network-kitchen/almost-famous-shamrock-shake-8122640

 

 

What is a holiday without decorations? Instead of purchasing something, go to the HGTV website where you will find fun inexpensive ideas for creating your own St. Patty’s Day décor! One example is these Potted Paper Clovers. Isn’t this a cute idea for a centerpiece?

Click here for directions: https://www.hgtv.com/lifestyle/holidays/how-to-make-paper-potted-clovers

 

 

 

 

Maybe you’re looking for a project that the whole family can participate in making! HGTV has a variety of fun and easy activities to keep the little leprechauns busy! With a printable banner template, you can make this adorable banner to hang on the mantle or for an impromptu photoshoot!

Click here for instructions: https://www.hgtv.com/design/make-and-celebrate/handmade/printable-banner-for-st-patricks-day

Love is in the Air this Feburary!

Love is in the Air this Feburary!

Love is in the air this February! Do you know what goes great with a box of chocolates, a dozen roses, and even diamonds on Valentine’s Day? A relaxing night in! Make some popcorn, cozy in on the couch and enjoy one of these programs with your sweetie! If you’re looking for that romantic comedy, check out the Hallmark Channel! February means Loveuary at Hallmark Channel and that means a new romcom will be airing every Saturday night on Channel 125 at 8 pm! What happens when a local candy store owner thinks she has the recipe for finding true love? It draws the attention of a TV reporter who decides to investigate and thus becomes the story line of Sweeter Than Chocolate. If you’re not into a silly predictable love story, maybe fixing something sounds more exciting.  No problem!  You can tune into Fixer to Fabulous with Dave and Jenny Marrs as they take on their latest project February 14th on HGTV Channel 71 at 7 pm. This episode has Dave and Jenny helping one family take on transforming a rustic barn into a modern gathering space that they can use to bring together their family who are located across the country.  If this still not exactly what you’re looking for? Don’t worry, we have one more suggestion for your night in, FOOD!! Check out the Food Network on Channel 70 at 8 pm, February 14th, for Blind Date Night on The Chopped Kitchen. Taking blind dates to the kitchen, it’s an epic showdown featuring four pair of chefs set up on teams competing against other lovelorn duos where sparks could fly in the heat of the battle. For the appetizer round the chefs will prepare a heart-shaped pasta and a cocktail. Then the blind dates will race to the ice cream machine in the final round to see who can persevere over the stress to ultimately win the competition. We hope this helps with your Valentine’s Day planning!  One last thing before we send you on your Valentine’s date night, don’t forget a little love poem…. Roses are Red and Violets are blue, LHTC Broadband has a show for you!

eBill

As we start into this new year, you may be thinking about all the ways you can improve or simplify your life. Here is one thing that you may not have considered. At LHTC Broadband we can make paying your bill simpler easier just by enrolling in either eBill or Auto-Pay.

What is eBill?

eBill is a quick and easy way to manage your LHTC Broadband account. Simply download the eBill Mobile app from the App Store or Google Play Store.  Then you need to complete the registration process by creating a username and password. Next, you will be required to enter your account number (which can be located on your invoice and begins with 0) and your current amount due. Once your account is registered you can choose to pay your invoice monthly conveniently from your phone, tablet, or computer. You can even set up Auto-Pay so you never have to worry about a payment being late. eBill also lets you access current usage statistics and view historical data.

What is Auto-Pay?

Auto-Pay is a convenient option in which your bill will be paid automatically each billing cycle the due date using your default credit card or bank account. You can sign up using the eBill Mobile App, mentioned above or by contacting our business office. Once you are signed up for Auto-Pay your payment will automatically be processed at the same time each month without ever having to call in, log in, or mail anything in again. You can choose to continue to receive a paper bill, or you can opt to go paperless and receive an e-statement.

For more information, call your local business offices today. Our Customer Service Representative are ready to answer your questions and help you register your account.

Both services are not only safe and secure but are a simple and easy way to make your payment each month.

Let LHTC Broadband help to simplify your life this new year, sign up for eBill or Autopay and never miss a payment again.

 

Internet Speeds

Internet Speeds

The use of Internet service has become a huge part of our lives. Whether you are working from home, streaming movies, playing video games, or shopping online, you need access to the Internet.

At LHTC Broadband, we not only have 100% fiber optic Internet services, but we offer speeds up to 1 Gigabit and all speeds are synchronous; the same upload and download speed. Finding the right Internet speed to match your households need is important.  With the holiday’s right around the corner, new devices such as smart TV’s, tablets, gaming systems, doorbells, cameras, and cellphones are more than likely to be added to your home network. These new devices will likely require Internet access, and the more devices you are using in a household at the same time will likely increase the amount of bandwidth or speed needed to support a seamless experience.

We encourage you to periodically look at the Internet speed you have and see if it meets the needs of your household. To give you a better understanding of the Internet speeds LHTC Broadband offers, we have listed some examples below of what you can do with each speed.

  neXtreme Xcelerator Ultimate Performance Essential
Download Speed 1 Gbps 200 Mbps 100 Mbps 25 Mbps 5 Mbps
Upload 1 Gbps 200 Mbps 100 Mbps 25 Mbps 5 Mbps
(Speed Sync)
Understanding Speed Capabilities:
Essential: Good for daily E-mail’s, Browsing the web. One or two users, not planning on streaming.
Performance: Can stream, but only meant for 1 connected device to stream at a time. 4k Streaming is also not recommended.
Ultimate: Streaming music, videos, PlayStation, Xbox, smart devices will work at this level. 4k content will also stream well starting at this speed. Multiple connections could still impact this speed negatively.
Xcelerator: All of the above, multiple smart connections at a time will work without negative interference; good for families with high usage in social media, streaming TV, playing video games, Netflix, Youtube, etc.
neXtreme: Ability to upload data quickly.  Good for Hosting video/gaming. Great for families with multiple smart devices. (Smart Tv’s, Apple Tv, Chromecast, Google Home. Etc..)

If you are unsure of the current speed you have, contact one of our LHTC Broadband business offices and a customer service representative can go over your current speed and see if an upgrade is needed.

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.