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THE NEWS

(979)798-2121 | www.btel.com A Message from our President Summer is upon us and btel is blazing into future-proof technology! We have had a very busy few months; hopefully you have heard about our FTTH (Fiber to the Home) project. In late February, we announced a massive network expansion to bring the most dynamic and versatile telecommunications network to Brazoria. To do this, we began overbuilding our existing copper infrastructure with Fiber Optics - the project is going great and we can’t wait to get those who reside in Phase 1 Lit Up on Fiber. Over 2900 locations should have connection capability in 2018. FTTH services help the sale of homes and properties, spur economic development and much more. One more thing: have you visited our new and improved website lately? www.btel.com recently received a face lift and we want this to be your go to when it comes to btel communications. From SmartHub, FAQs, to a new broadband calculator- we’ve got some great tools to make life easier for you. It’s an exciting time for Southern Brazoria County & btel so stay tuned for more information!

We cut the ribbon on our FTTH project with the Brazoria Chamber of Commerce on Wednesday, April 11th. Thank you so much to all who came out to support us!

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UPDATE! HURRICANE HARVEY: Restoration Complete! btel is proud to say that our hurricane Harvey restoration efforts are complete. With over $1 million dollars of damage, this was no small feat. Thank you to our supportive customers and great employees for working hard to finish the project!

DID YOU KNOW: With SmartHub you can manage your account Online, view and pay your bill + sign up for automatic bill pay? We have over 1,170 customers taking advantage of these awesome features on SmartHub! Thank you to those who have registered, be on the lookout for future enhancements!

HOW MUCH SPEED DO YOU NEED?

With today’s technology that is readily available at your fingertips, you might be thinking: How much speed do I REALLY need? Being an educated consumer can help you achieve what you want in your home. Whether it’s streaming videos, working from home, checking social media, playing video games, the list goes on... We want you to be empowered to make educated decisions based on your household demand.

Check out our handy bandwidth calculator at www.btel.com/bandwidth-calculator to help determine how much speed best fits your needs.

CALL BEFORE YOU DIG!

Know what’s below! There are many things buried in your yard that don’t cross your mind. If you are planning a project that involves digging, call 811 to get your utility lines marked for free. Keep in mind that you must call the Texas One Call Center at least 48 hours before you begin digging on private property or any public right of way. KNOW THE COLORS: WHITE: Proposed Excavation ORANGE: Communication, Alarm or Signal PINK: Temporary Survey Markings Lines, Cables or Conduit RED: Electric Power Lines, Cables, Conduit BLUE: Potable Water and Lighting Cables PURPLE: Reclaimed Water, Irrigation and YELLOW: Gas, Oil, Steam, Petroleum or Slurry Lines Gaseous Materials GREEN: Sewers or Drain Lines


PROUDLY SUPPORTING THE COMMUNITY WE LOVE We have diligently supported many organizations over the years. So far in 2018 we have contributed to:

• BACH • Boy Scouts • Brazoria Chamber of Commerce • Brazoria County Fair Association • Brazoria Heritage Foundation • Brazoria Lions Club • Brazoria Little League • Brazosport Chamber of Commerce • Columbia Heritage Foundation

• Columbia-Brazoria ISD • Gulf Coast Rescue Squad • Sweeny Chamber of Commerce • Sweeny Cub Scouts • Sweeny ISD • Sweeny Little League • Sweeny Police Department • Sweeny Rotary Club • West Columbia Chamber of Commerce • West Columbia Rotary Club

CONGRATULATIONS, CHARLIE!

Congratulations to btel’s president, Charlie Greenberg for being named a 2018 Leader Under 40 by The Facts Newspaper!

How much Speed does YOUR Home Need?

Pictured from left: Cindy Cornette, Charlie Greenberg, & Kim Greenberg

Head to btel.com & use our bandwidth calculator to determine how much speed your home requires. Take a screen shot of the calculator and email it to marketing@btel.com to be entered to win a

$50 gift card!.


P.O. Box 2008 Brazoria, TX 77422

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