VTX1 Companies focused on growth

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  • October 24, 2018
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VTX1 Companies – with a sprawling, sparsely populated service area stretching from just south of San Antonio to the lower Rio Grande Valley – are focused on expanding its networks to drive economic growth in rural Texas. “We want to continue to grow,’’ said Dave Osborn, CEO of…

YK Communications gets creative to connect customers

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  • September 25, 2018
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When Hurricane Harvey engulfed the Texas Gulf Coast in 2017 with massive flooding, YK Communications managed to keep its network running throughout the storm. “We had 100 percent uptime during Hurricane Harvey,’’ said Russell Kacer, president of YK Communications. “A few locations lost commercial power, but we did…

Totelcom upgrading networks to fill bandwidth demands

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  • July 17, 2018
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In an increasingly interconnected world, Totelcom is rapidly expanding its fiber network footprint to meet community demands for high-speed Internet and broadband. “It’s all about bandwidth being available for the customers,’’ said Toney Prather, president of Totelcom. “The speeds we’re delivering now – I wouldn’t have imagined it…

With a new name, BBT focuses on future

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  • June 25, 2018
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With an evolving telecommunications industry and a focus on the future, Big Bend Telephone Company has changed its’ name to BBT. The new BBT – which includes Big Bend Telephone and its affiliate Big Bend Telecom – are focusing on growth. “As our family of companies continue to…

TTA Foundation Awards $48,000 in Scholarships

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  • May 29, 2018
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Six Texas High School Students to Receive $2000 a Year for Four Years FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 29, 2018 Media contact: Stefanie Scott 512-784-8833 AUSTIN, Texas – The Texas Telephone Association recently awarded $48,000 in four-year scholarships to six Texas high school students entering college in the fall…

2018 Scholarship Recipients

Congratulations to our 2018 TTA Foundation Scholarship Recipients! Ethan Tullos, Lovelady, TX Jaime Martinez, El Paso, TX Rachel Denman, Hamilton, TX Callie Thornton, Claude, TX Caroline Senyszyn Guerra, Arlington, TX Wesley Sanders, Lexington, TX

Btel – History and fulfilling a legacy

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  • April 26, 2018
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Btel, as one of the earliest telephone companies in Texas, is representative of not only the history of the independent telephone industry, but also the history of the state. Btel currently provides high-speed Internet, TV, broadband, wireless and local phone service to about 7,000 customers in the greater…