Viacom Media Networks has decided that on Wednesday from 9:00 a.m.- 9:17 a.m. all of their linear networks including: BET, CMT, Nickelodeon, Comedy Central, Paramount Network, CMT, TV Land, and VH1 channels, digital, and social platforms will go dark in solidarity with the National School Walkout against gun violence. All of your favorite Viacom programs will still air, however they may fall outside their normal window and will run within the hour. This is a Viacom decision so no other networks will be affected.
Amidst the national conversation about Net Neutrality, RS Fiber wants to make clear our positions as it relates to Net Neutrality and our customers.
- RS Fiber has Never Blocked or Throttled consumer access to lawful Internet content.
- RS Fiber has Never Used consumer data without consent for marketing.
- RS Fiber has Never Resold consumer data to third parties.
- RS Fiber has Never Engaged in unlawful or anti-competitive discrimination against websites, streaming video services, and voice applications that may compete with traditional services RS Fiber offers.
- RS Fiber has Never Offered Pay-For-Priority services.
- RS Fiber INVESTS in the networks we use to give our consumers the Internet speed, capacity, and services they desire most.
RS Fiber has no intention to change any part of this commitment to its customers now or in the future.
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Order on Pay-Per-View through your interactive program guide on your TV.
Using your PPV (Pay-Per-View) is simple. Use the quick start guide below or download FAQs and comprehensive instructions using the link below.
Quick Start Guide:
- Press the MENU button on your remote and select the PPV icon.
- View PPV programs by time or title.
- Select the program you want to watch and press OK to buy it.
Twice each year, the sun is positioned directly in line with the ground-based satellite dish antennas used to receive TV programming. This positioning causes programming interruptions as the sun’s energy overpowers the C and Ku band signals transmitted by the satellites.
Spring sun outages will begin as early as Saturday, February 25th, and last through Wednesday, March 8th. The length of the signal interruptions will begin at a minute or less, and lengthen to as long as 15 minutes at the peak of the interruptions. The interruption periods will be between the hours of 12 noon and 5PM. Times will vary with the satellite being affected.
When the satellite signal is interrupted by the sun’s energy, Video customers will see a blank colored or black screen on the affected channel(s) on their TV.
We apologize for the inconvenience and appreciate your patience and understanding. Thank you for choosing RS Fiber Cooperative as your Video service provider!
During a recent audit of our billing system, it was discovered that all of our customers subscribing to Internet and Video packages were receiving discounts greater than those advertised, causing them to be billed at a lesser rate than quoted. Billing has now been corrected and all packages are now billing at the accurate rate that was quoted at the time of service subscription. Additionally, a bill insert was mistakenly included in all August billing statements regarding The Universal Service Fee. This fee is only applicable to current Phone subscribers and does not apply to any RS Fiber customers at this time.
As a community cooperative, we are proud of our small-town roots and small-town values. Ensuring that our customers are receiving exemplary customer care is our top priority. We know that this has caused misunderstanding and apologize for the inconvenience. Package customers will not be retroactively billed for any excess discounts that were given during the billing error period.
If you have any questions, please call us at (800) 628-1754. Thank you for being an RS Fiber Cooperative customer!
GAYLORD — Organizers of a years-long plan to bring fiber optic broadband service to 27 cities and townships mainly in Sibley and Renville counties celebrated the first signs of construction at a groundbreaking on Wednesday morning.
Board members of the RS Fiber Cooperative and others involved in the project watched the cable get plowed four feet underground in the grass ditch along County Road 8 between County Roads 17 and 9.
“We can give our friends in the region the opportunity to connect to the world at speeds of up to 1 gigabit, with reliability unmatched and local service unparalleled in the current market,” said RS Fiber general manager Toby Brummer.
Fiber-optic cable represents a vast improvement in Internet service, especially for those in the most rural parts of the counties where internet service is slow and spotty.
The project began about six years ago with a feasibility study. Eventually, a group of 27 city and township governments agreed to work together to bring high-speed Internet to Renville and Sibley counties.
They gauged public support through informational meetings, a phone poll and a mailing with pledge cards.
“The support was coming in at a higher rate for rural folks, so it showed the need rural folks had,” said co-op board vice-chairwoman Cindy Gerholz.
The benefit is not for rural areas alone — businesses, schools and health care facilities in the region’s cities are also looking forward to faster service. Board members cited the prospect of an osteopathic medical school coming to Gaylord as one supported by broadband.
“That would be out of the picture without this service,” said Ruth Bauer, treasurer.
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WINTHROP, Minn. – The RS Fiber Cooperative fiber optic broadband initiative will officially break ground on the project this Wednesday, July 8, in Sibley County. A groundbreaking ceremony will be held Wednesday morning at 9:00 am along Sibley County Road 8 between CR 17 and CR 9.
RS Fiber Cooperative General Manager Toby Brummer said, “We couldn’t be more excited that the project is underway. It has taken a lot of work, time and effort by many individuals to make it to this point, but all of that work has finally paid off. This is a significant achievement that will benefit the Renville and Sibley county residents in so many ways. It is very satisfying to see fiber optic cable being installed!”