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GVTC and The GVTC Foundation Award $150K in 2020 Scholarships

by Paula Novodvorschi | Apr 17, 2020
In an effort to further support local communities, GVTC and The GVTC Foundation are awarding $150,000 in scholarships in 2020 to area students pursuing higher education. This week alone, The GVTC Foundation granted $50,000 of those funds to four graduating seniors in GVTC’s service area. Three students from Boerne ISD and one student from Comal ISD are the recipients of The GVTC Foundation’s 2020 Scholarships.
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The GVTC Foundation Grant Application Process

by Paula Novodvorschi | Apr 14, 2020
You can’t always predict when your organization may need help, but when the time comes, it’s always good to know what resources are available. The GVTC Foundation has multiple resources intended for exactly this purpose - to lift up as many as we can around us. So today, we’re walking you through The GVTC Foundation grant application process for possible funding for your nonprofit organization.
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What is the Round Up for Change Program?

by Paula Novodvorschi | Apr 14, 2020
Part of being local means you have the unique opportunity to invest in those who invest in you. As a leading internet service provider, GVTC understands its own responsibility to do just that as both its employees and customers live here. Work here. And give here. One way we invite customers to join us in our mission to invest locally is to sign up for our Round Up for Change program.
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Helpful Features on the GVTC Start App

by Paula Novodvorschi | Apr 14, 2020
We're highlighting the most helpful features and content available right from your GVTC Start App - an all-in-one app for managing your GVTC services and ticking of "news check" for your list of daily to-dos.
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GVTC Set to Release Capital Credits

by Paula Novodvorschi | Apr 13, 2020
GVTC is a tax-exempt, member-owned Texas Cooperative, which means any revenues over and above its operating expenses are returned to its active members in the form of Capital Credits. These will be distributed in June 2020.
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5 Smart Ways to Use GVTC connectHome® While Staying In

by Paula Novodvorschi | Apr 07, 2020
It’s easy to let your guard down when you’re home. You feel comfortable, protected, and present for everything. This, then, may even cause you to question the need for a home security system at all. But sometimes, it’s the small perks that make a big difference when it comes to investing in your own safety. Interested in maximizing your smart home security? Check out these 5 smart ways to use your GVTC connectHome® while staying in.
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How to Set Up Your GVTC Start App

by Paula Novodvorschi | Apr 07, 2020
The GVTC Start App is an all-in-one app where you can access the latest news, trending videos, and your GVTC customer account to make payments and more! Learn how to set it up and get started today.
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GVTC Increases Internet Speeds During COVID-19 Pandemic

by Paula Novodvorschi | Apr 03, 2020
As everyone continues to adapt to the COVID-19 pandemic, GVTC is actively assessing ways it can provide aid. As an essential business that provides crucial communications services to customers, it's GVTC’s top priority to ensure its employees, customers, and the general public stay safe and connected. One way GVTC is accomplishing this is by temporarily increasing existing broadband internet subscriptions to meet new speed needs.
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The GVTC Foundation Donates $88K During COVID-19 Pandemic

by Paula Novodvorschi | Apr 03, 2020
Recognizing the enormous need in GVTC’s service area due to the COVID-19 pandemic, The GVTC Foundation has donated nearly $88,000 in grants to provide immediate financial support to 19 local nonprofits assisting families across Greater San Antonio, the Texas Hill Country, and South Central Texas.
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GVTC Offers Free TV Channel Previews to Fill the Downtime

by Paula Novodvorschi | Mar 31, 2020
Are you searching for ways to curb the boredom with all this newfound downtime? So are we. Luckily, networks and streaming platforms everywhere are hearing our unsung plea for more content, helping GVTC bring you more entertainment to fill your cup.
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Check Out the Latest Early On Demand Movies

by Paula Novodvorschi | Mar 31, 2020
When reruns and sequels don’t cut it anymore, you need something fresh and new to keep you interested. With GVTC Video on Demand, there’s something for everyone in the family. Most recent are these three features that are some of the most talked-about and anticipated movies of the year....
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Newest Additions to Netflix Library in 2020

by Paula Novodvorschi | Mar 31, 2020
As more people turn to the internet for entertainment, it might feel like there’s nothing you haven’t seen already. Reruns are a dime a dozen, and if you come across one more ad for a superhero sequel, we wouldn’t blame you if your remote somehow ended up in the toilet. That’s why we’ve compiled this list of the newest additions to Netflix’s library in 2020....
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GVTC Ranks #1 Nationwide on Netflix ISP Speed Index

by Paula Novodvorschi | Mar 28, 2020
There’s not much worse on a Friday night than waiting for your movie to buffer at snail speed. For all our streaming fiends out there, we’re with you on this. In today’s media-saturated world, watching the loading bar for three seconds might as well equate to watching paint dry. Luckily, GVTC has the speeds for you...
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The GVTC Foundation Responds to our Community in Need

by Paula Novodvorschi | Mar 20, 2020
Each fall, your foundation contributes to 10​ food pantries throughout GVTC's service area. However, in light of circumstances, The GVTC Foundation has decided to move up the date of our annual donations to these nonprofits, granting $5,000 to each food pantry to help support their work. That's a total of $50,000 in donations that YOU made possible.
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GVTC Takes Precautions Amidst Coronavirus

by Paula Novodvorschi | Mar 12, 2020
The health and safety of our customers and employees are top priorities for GVTC, which is why we want to let you know what we’re doing to respond to the Coronavirus (COVID-19).
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Ways to Maximize GVTC connectHome®

by Paula Novodvorschi | Mar 05, 2020
A modern world calls for modern solutions to the one thing we’re all trying to manage - stress. Smart devices like GVTC connectHome® help you manage your time efficiently, so you can enjoy each day stress-free....
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Amazon Echo Safety

by Paula Novodvorschi | Mar 05, 2020
Your Amazon Echo® can take care of almost anything for you. With more than 50,000 voice commands available, there’s little you can’t do at home. You can use the smart assistant to manage your home automation and even arm or disarm your smart home security system, like your GVTC connectHome service....
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Calling all Spurs Fans

by Soraya Herbert | Mar 05, 2020
Spurs fans - pull out your jerseys and get ready because we are about to turn your sports dreams into reality. GVTC is partnering with Soda Pops Bar and Grill to bring you a #GVTCPopsGiveaway for a FREE pair of tickets to the San Antonio Spurs vs. Chicago Bulls game! See how you can enter for a chance to win....
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Your guide to March Madness 2020

by Soraya Herbert | Mar 05, 2020
March Madness is arguably the most popular college sporting event on TV, raking in money commensurate with the Super Bowl or World Cup. When does March Madness start? And what channels play it live? Let's see....
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WiFi 6 Poised to Change Our Digital Future

by Paula Novodvorschi | Feb 14, 2020
A lot of devices accompany modern-day living. Top on the list is smart devices that demand a fiber internet connection to work. Additionally, we have VR headsets, smartphones, voice assistants, and lots of other devices coming to fruition. Plus, the future won’t be seeing less of this growth in internet-powered devices. Why? Ninety-one percent of smart device users will recommend them to other people. That's where WiFi 6 comes in....
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