News & Events
9th Annual Lake Bemidji Dragon Boat Festival presented by Paul Bunyan Communications is July 30 - August 2nd
The 9th Annual Lake Bemidji Dragon Boat Festival presented by Paul Bunyan Communications is July 30-August 2 and the schedule if full of fun for the entire family. Wednesday features the Sanford Health Taco Fundraiser, Thursday is the 4th Annual Cornhole Tournament for Beltrami County Relay for Life, Friday is the opening ceremonies, parade of teams, and 2nd annual Dondelinger GM Sprint Cup Races, and Saturday features a 5k Walk/Run, Race Day Breakfast, and the main races all day. There is no admission fee and food vendors will be on-site Thursday through Saturday.
Join Paul Bunyan Communications at the Beltrami County Fair July 30 - August 3
Stop by our booth and check out PBTV services like HD, DVR, PBTV Everywhere, and On Demand, our broadband Internet service, and pick up a free Paul Bunyan Communications glow cheer stick while supplies last!
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STARZ® Play and ENCORE® Play added to PBTV Everywhere, STARZ On Demand and ENCORE On Demand added to PBTV Fusion On Demand
You now get more STARZ and ENCORE than ever before through Paul Bunyan Television service! STARZ Play and ENCORE Play are now available with PBTV Everywhere while STARZ On Demand and ENCORE On Demand have been added to PBTV Fusion On Demand service.
Whenever you are ready to enter new worlds, STARZ Play is ready to deliver. Now all those captivating original series and must-see movies from STARZ are accessible on the go. ENCORE Play lets you take action, western, and comedy movies and series with you wherever you go too.
PBTV customers can watch programs on their computer, smart phone, or tablet with PBTV Everywhere. It's free and all you need is Internet access.
PBTV customers have access to view PBTV Everywhere content from the networks they receive as part of their regular PBTV service. STARZ/ENCORE subscription required to receive access to STARZ Play and ENCORE Play.
PBTV Fusion On Demand
Now you can get your favorite movies in eye-popping high definition on your schedule with STARZ HD On Demand and ENCORE HD On Demand. Both are now available with PBTV Fusion On Demand, just hit the On Demand menu on your remote and look for the premium channels section.
PBTV customers have access to view PBTVEverywhere and PBTV Fusion On Demand content from the networks they receive as part of their regular PBTV service. STARZ/ENCORE subscription required to receive access to STARZ Play, ENCORE Play, and/or STARZ On Demand and ENCORE On Demand with PBTV Fusion service.
*Must subscribe to PBTV service to have access to PBTV Everywhere and PBTV Fusion to receive STARZ On Demand and ENCORE On Demand. Additional subscriptions may be required to view all content listed. Service availability depends upon location, some restrictions may apply.
Paul Bunyan Communications Expanding All-Fiber Optic Network into Trout Lake Township
Paul Bunyan Communications will be expanding its all-fiber optic communications network into the Trout Lake Township east of Grand Rapids and LaPrairie this year.
"Access to broadband Internet services enhances life in so many different ways. It opens up e-commerce opportunities, educational, cultural, and recreational resources. It is especially important in rural areas where it can help overcome distance and financial barriers," said Gary Johnson, CEO/GM of Paul Bunyan Communications, "We've seen the difference it can make first hand throughout our service territory and we hope to bring it to as many in Trout Lake Township as we can."
The all fiber optic network will provide all of the current Paul Bunyan Communications services including Broadband high-speed Internet up to 150 Mbps, PBTV Fusion with HD and whole-home DVR, as well as the next evolution in fiber-enabled Internet technologies expected to be offered in the future.
Service applications are now being accepted. A service application is required to be considered for expansion. Where we expand in the Trout Lake Township will be based on the costs involved and level of demand for services in each individual neighborhood/area.
More information will be mailed out a few weeks prior to construction which is expected to begin in June and be completed by November. Once the network is physically installed up to a location services generally become available within 1-2 months.
This project is made possible through the Broadband Loan Program from the Rural Utilities Service (RUS), a part of the United State Department of Agriculture (USDA).