FCC recognizes BBT for going above and beyond the call of the
“Keep Americans Connected Pledge”
Alpine, TX – On April 8, 2020, BBT (Big Bend Telephone) was added to the list of less than 50 companies nationwide who are recognized for going above and beyond to help consumers during the COVID-19 pandemic. While over 650 service providers have taken the FCC’s “Keep Americans Connected Pledge”, BBT is one of a select group of those carriers being recognized for taking additional steps to promote remote learning at no extra cost to consumers.
Specifically, the FCC notes that BBT is:
• Increasing the speeds of all customers until May 31
• Offering two months of free broadband to new customers
• Suspending data overage charges
• Extending school district networks to students without access
• Providing Wi-Fi to first responders and utility technicians
• Establishing Wi-Fi hotspots for educational purposes
• Established community open Wi-Fi access in strategic community locations across service area
“We thank and applaud our staff for their commitment and hard work during the COVID-19 pandemic,” said Russell Moore, BBT General Manager/COO. “The BBT team remains busy completing critical connections throughout our 18,000 square mile serving area. This includes schools, students, anchor institutions, healthcare professionals, first responders, businesses, and residents.”
BBT has provided quality voice, high-speed broadband and advanced business services to thousands of customers in West Texas’s vast remote territory since 1960. During these trying times, BBT’s priority is taking care of our customers and the communities we serve. We are dedicated to making sure those within our service area have access to crucial voice and internet services. Together we will stay connected and focused on a brighter future.
For more information about our services, please contact BBT directly at 800.592.4781.