SEC ESPN Network August 2014

Duo County is proud to announce the newest channel in our great lineup of sports programming. In addition to 20 dedicated sports channels, the SEC network will keep you entertained with all the best action in the Southeastern Conference. 

The SEC Network

The Southeastern Conference and ESPN have signed a 20-year agreement through 2034 to create and operate a multiplatform network which will launch in August 2014. The new network and its accompanying digital platform will air SEC content 24/7 including more than 1,000 events in its first year. The network will televise approximately 45 SEC football games, more than 100 men’s basketball games, 60 women’s basketball games, 75 baseball games, and events from across the SEC’s 21 sports annually.

Programming will also include studio shows, original content such as SEC Storied, spring football games, signing day and pro days coverage. Hundreds of additional live events from various sports will be offered exclusively on the digital platform.

adair school donation

Pictured left to right: Carla Perkins, Adair County Schools Director of Technology: Alan Reed, Adair County Schools Superintendent: Thomas Preston, CEO of Duo County Telephone Cooperative: Joseph Sparks, Duo County Telephone Cooperative Board Member.

Columbia, KY – February 12, 2014 – Duo County Telecom announces a donation of $25,000 to the Adair County school district for technology upgrades.  The school district welcomed the much needed funds as they are constantly facing the necessity to upgrade their technology infrastructure with limited resources.

Superintendent Alan Reed was excited about this commitment from Duo County. “Our school district, just like so many others, experienced massive budget cuts over the past 18 months.  Every instructional program was adversely impacted due to those cuts.  Technology has been no exception.  Duo County Telecom, one of our most important regional industries, recognized that student learning is directly tied to their ability to access and use current technology.   I cannot begin to explain how thrilled I was to learn that they are committing monetarily to our system and its students at such a critical time.  This will affect the lives so many Adair County students and, in time, the local economy." 

Directory of Technology for Adair County School District, Carla Perkins commented on the donation. "Many thanks to Duo County Telecom for the very generous donation of $25,000.00. This donation will be used to match technology funds that are currently held in escrow for a total of $50,000.00 to be spent for technology.  Specifically, funds will be used to upgrade computers and to purchase other technology for student use."

Tom Preston, CEO, Duo County Telecom commented on this merits of this donation.   “It’s really hard to make it in this world if you are intimidated by technology.  We hope local students will be able to approach a technology driven economy with confidence having been exposed to the latest innovations.  Our board of directors was proud to be in a position to do this for the school district.”

PLEASE NOTE:  Equal donations made to other school districts within our service area.

cumberland school donation

Pictured left to right: Thomas Preston, CEO of Duo County Telephone Cooperative: Glen Murphy, Cumberland County Schools Superintendent: Bill Norris, Duo County Telephone Cooperative Board Member

Burkesville, KY – February 12, 2014 – Duo County Telecom announces a donation of $25,000 to the Cumberland County school district for technology upgrades.  The school district welcomed the much needed funds as they are constantly facing the necessity to upgrade their technology infrastructure with limited resources.

Superintendent Glen Murphy was glad to get this news. “This is a great for our students.  We want them to have every opportunity to succeed.  Having the latest technology gives them a better chance to excel.”

Tom Preston, CEO, Duo County Telecom commented on this merits of this donation.   “It’s really hard to make it in this world if you are intimidated by technology.  We hope local students will be able to approach a technology driven economy with confidence having been exposed to the latest innovations.  Our board of directors was proud to be in a position to do this for the school district.”

PLEASE NOTE:  Equal donations made to other school districts within our service area.

russell school donation

Pictured Left to right: Chris Bell, District Technology Coordinator: Julie Beckmann Russell County School Board Chair: Michael Ford, Russell County Schools Superintendent: Thomas Preston, CEO of Duo County Telephone Cooperative: Dr. James E. Monin, Duo County Telephone Cooperative Board Member: Sharon Hill, Duo County Telephone Cooperative Board Member.

Russell County, KY – February 12, 2014 – Duo County Telecom announces a donation of $25,000 to the Russell County school district for technology upgrades.  The school district welcomed the much needed funds as they are constantly facing the necessity to upgrade their technology infrastructure with limited resources.

Superintendent Michael Ford discussed the impact of this donation for the school.  “It couldn’t have come at a better time for us.  We have been planning some upgrades and this donation will certainly help the cause, we really appreciate Duo County’s generosity.  This is a pleasant surprise for the school district.”

Tom Preston, CEO, Duo County Telecom commented on this merits of this donation.   “It’s really hard to make it in this world if you are intimidated by technology.  We hope local students will be able to approach a technology driven economy with confidence having been exposed to the latest innovations.  Our board of directors was proud to be in a position to do this for the school district.”

PLEASE NOTE:  Equal donations made to other school districts within our service area.

Xbox Consle Sensr controllr

If you have a new Xbox One game console, you can easily access your Duo County Cable through the device. It uses an HDMI input – the cable runs from your cable box to the XBOX-ONE and then from XBOX-ONE to the HDMI input on the TV. This allows the XBOX to learn and send commands to both the TV and back to the cable box for volume up/down, snap to TV, snap to YouTube or watch TV in a picture-in-picture window while gaming. You can even Skype with the XBOX CONNECT camera while watching TV.

It uses the Internet (TVGuide) to populate the XBOX-ONE’s guide for viewing channels and upcoming programming, using your zip code and then a pull down that contains our (Duo County Telecom) provider name.

The XBOX-ONE has voice recognition so the customer needs to only say, "Xbox watch ESPN" and it will tune to it. Visual recognition of your face will also automatically log you in your Xbox account.

This technology integration is only the beginning of the future when it comes to our broadband Internet and how we integrate all devices within the home for control, convenience and entertainment.

To learn more about setting up your Xbox One, here is a step by step guide that should answer any questions.

Searching for something random or obscure on the Internet can be a daunting task if you don’t know how to make your searches more efficient. Even though today’s search engines use sophisticated algorithms and location based searching to help you find what you are looking for, sometimes those features can get in the way.

Here are 8 tips provided by Joe Kissell (@joekissell) from PCworld.com to improve your searching experience.

1. Search for a phrase If you’re searching for an exact phrase, e.g. a quote from a movie or book, surround your search with quotation marks. Instead of the boy jumped, you would type “the boy jumped”.

2. Be more specific Always give as many details as you know about your questions. Want to know how to create a folder in Windows 8? Don’t just search for create a folder, search create a folder Windows 8 PC.

3. Exclude a word If you are searching for information about eagles, but don’t want the NFL team bogging down your search, put a hyphen in front of terms that should disqualify a page from appearing in Google’s results. For example, Eagles –NFL –Football -Philadelphia

4. Use your own words If you visit Google.com in the Google Chrome browser, you can click the microphone icon on the right side of the search field and speak what you want to search for. Google then transcribes your voice and searches for you. This works on mobile devices as well.

5.Try an advanced search If you want even more control over your search, try Google’s Advanced Search page. This menu offers features to narrow your search down by location, numbers, file types, etc.

6. Convert, calculate and more Google can also handle calculations, currency conversions, time-zone conversions, definitions and a plethora of other great things you may have never thought of.

7. Learn from the source Check out Google’s Basic search help and Tips and Tricks to find great tricks and shortcuts you can use while in Google.

8. Use another search engine If Google isn’t returning the results you want, try another engine such as Bing, Yahoo, and ask.com Give these new tricks a try the next time you log onto your PC or phone to see what new information you can find on the Internet.

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