New Channels Added to Duo's Digital TV

duo email-new channels2014Duo County has added more channels to our lineup, bringing you more entertainment and more value! On our Standard Tier, enjoy award-winning original television on FXX, like It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia and The League, in both SD and HD.

On the Digital Tier Nat Geo Wild brings you exciting shows like Alpha Dogs and Animal Fight Night. The new KET KY channel features a wide range of programming by, for and about Kentuckians, while KET-HD offers High-definition and widescreen programming from PBS during prime time.

If you're not already a DuoTV subscriber. Call and switch today!

Russell County Schools Donation

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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.

Cumberland County Schools Donation

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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.

Adair County Schools Donation

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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.

Xbox One and Duo County: We're Not Just Playing Around!

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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.

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