We are pleased to announce that on Monday, August 8,2022, the Pecos County Commission’s Court awarded BBT a contract for the deployment of fiber optic broadband services. The project is funded through the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) and includes building 16.67 fiber-miles at a cost of $851,246. BBT will also invest their own funds… Read More »
PUC Increase This August, BBT will pay the 21% increase in the Texas Universal Service Fund for their customers — The Public Utility Commission of Texas (PUC) recently approved a rate increase in the Texas Universal Service Fund (TUSF) surcharge from 3.3% to 24%, effective August 1, 2022. BBT residential customers could potentially see an… Read More »
Big Bend Telephone (BBT) Receives National Smart Rural Community and Gig-Capable Certification Alpine, Texas, 6-7-2022 – Big Bend Telephone (BBT) was recognized by NTCA-The Rural Broadband Association, as a Smart Rural Community℠ (SRC) provider in 2015 and most recently a Certified Gig-Capable Provider for delivering gigabit broadband speeds and enabling technological innovation in West… Read More »
A 100% Fiber Network in Presidio, TX in 2022 Presidio, Texas, April 19, 2022 – BBT has been a pillar of West Texas’ vast remote territory for the past 60 years, providing telecommunications and technology services and keeping customers moving far into the future. BBT is the only fiber-based provider in the many rural… Read More »
BBT & Affordable Connectivity Program Helping Households Connect Alpine, Texas, April 1, 2022 – BBT is proud to participate in the Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP), a Federal Communications Commission (FCC) program. The new long-term benefit will help to lower the cost of broadband service for eligible households struggling to afford internet service. The ACP provides… Read More »
Universal Services Fund Video The Universal Services Fund is designed to increase access to telecommunications for everyone who lives in the United States. Big Bend Telephone provides an educational video to help customers understand the benefits of the Universal Services Fund and what it does to help provide Broadband services to all Americans.
Topic: Public Utilities Commission (PUC) defunding of rural broadband networks Presented by: State Sen. Charles Perry Representative of 51 West Texas counties Chairman of the Senate Committee on Water, Agriculture & Rural Affairs In a world where connectivity is a necessity for healthcare, education, commerce, emergencies, and basic living, the Texas Universal Service Fund (TUSF)… Read More »
The combination of the E-rate program and ETS E-Rate Option gives schools and libraries economical high-speed internet access. When asked about the benefit of our ETS E-Rate Option, Rusty Moore, general manager of BBT said, “Given the budgetary challenges of rural education, any type of rate stabilization afforded by the NECA tariff is a huge… Read More »
Texas Education Agency Connect Texas Program HtFixed broadband internet for economically disadvantaged K-12 households Alpine, TX BBT (Big Bend Telephone) is proud to announce that we have been selected as one of multiple internet service providers in Texas to participate in the Texas Education Agency Connect Texas (TEACT) Program. This new program will ensure… Read More »
Texas telecoms provider Big Bend Telephone is to build a colocation data center in Midland, West Texas. It is reportedly the first multi-tenant facility in the area.