Streaming Video 101

 

What is streaming video?

Streaming video refers to entertainment delivered via the internet rather than a traditional cable TV connection.

What equipment do I need?

To enjoy streaming video, you need:

  • Fast and reliable internet.
  • A streaming device such as:
    • an Amazon Fire TV Stick, Apple TV, or Roku Streaming Stick that is connected to your TV and Wi-Fi. St…

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TV Rate Increase on March 1, 2023

As a video provider, we are subject to annual programming fee increases from programmers and network channel owners. For more information about these fees, please visit . Because of these programming fee increases, effective March 1, 2023, we will enact a $6/month increase for those customers who subscribe to Ultimate Family TV.

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Christmas Wi-Fi Printable 2023

Enjoy these free holiday WiFi signs to greet your guests!

 

As you welcome friends and family this holiday season, the DRN ReadiTech Wi-Fi App is a great way to share your amazing WiFi without sharing your password. To make it even easier, enjoy these free signs that you can print and display so your guests can connect to your Wi-Fi safely and with ease!

 Either print straight from here o…

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DRN Members to Receive $5.5 Million in Capital Credits this December

The DRN Board of Directors recently approved a $5.5 million payout in capital credits this year to members. Over 9,400 members will receive capital credits retired from the remainder of 2009, 27% from 2010, 9% for 2019, and 20% of 2021.

DRN Board President Ralph Neu is happy to share the cooperative’s success with its members. According to Neu, “Our Board of Directors is pleas…

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Seven Decades of Doing the Impossible

How DRN has revolutionized technology while remaining true to our rural values.

By the mid-20th century, the vast majority of America’s cities already had access to telephone lines. They were connected to each other, and to the world–but the rest of America was left behind. The corporations said it was too expensive to build copper lines to these rural communities.

They said it could not be d…

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The Importance of Symmetrical Speeds—Equal Upload and Download Internet Connection

Fiber optics has revolutionized our communications and DRN makes it easy to keep you connected to the fastest Internet speeds available on our 100% fiber network.  However, there are many factors affecting broadband speeds at work and home for both upload and download speeds. Does equal upload and download speeds matter? Is it really that important?

DRN offers the fastest, most reliable broa…

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Sun Outages on Cable TV

What are Sun Outages?

Twice a year, you may experience some degree of television interference due to “sun outages.” A phenomenon called “solar satellite interference” causes sun outages. These brief outages occur when the sun passes directly behind satellites transmitting cable signals. When the sun aligns with a satellite, solar radiation, energy the sun is emitting, interferes with the satell…

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DRN Welcomes Dan Barton to its Board of Directors

DRN recently announced Dan Barton, Ellendale, will fill the position of District 9 on . Barton is a farmer and rancher and has served on the Farmers Union Board, Farm Service Agency committee as well as on his church and local township boards.

 

“As DRN continues expanding and improving services in our rural areas, we look forward to the new ideas and support Dan wil…

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Notice of TV Rate Increase March 1, 2022

As a video provider, we are subject to annual programming fee increases from programmers and network channel owners. For more information about these fees, please visit . Because of these programming fee increases, effective March 1, 2022, we will enact a $9/month increase for those customers who subscribe to the Ultimate Family TV.

Remember, WatchTVeverywhere is a free serv…

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DRN Reveals Refreshed Logo

We are excited to reveal our refreshed and updated logo!

Founded in 1950, Dickey Rural Telephone Cooperative has grown from providing high-quality telephone service to the residents of southeast North Dakota to serving its exchanges with phone, television, IT solutions, and broadband Internet, surpassing Internet speeds available up to 10 Gig.

 

“As the company continues to grow, it was imp…

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Building the Nation's Best Broadband Network - Together

In 2021, Internet providers like Comcast and Sparklight have announced plans to expand their fiber networks and deliver gigabit speeds to rural communities across the country.

For the Americans who are just now receiving access to fiber internet, this technology is life-changing—affording them faster-than-ever connectivity to family, friends, and the world. But for thousands of rural North D…

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Christmas Wi-Fi Printable

Enjoy these free holiday WiFi signs to greet your guests!

 

As you welcome friends and family this holiday season, the DRN ReadiTech Wi-Fi App is a great way to share your amazing WiFi without sharing your password. To make it even easier, enjoy these free signs that you can print and display so your guests can connect to your Wi-Fi safely and with ease!

 Either print straight from here o…

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Streaming Services Made Simple

 

Overwhelmed With All the Streaming Options?

Giving up traditional tv service doesn't mean you have to give up your favorite channels. There are many options when it comes to streaming TV:  Disney Plus, Hulu, HBO Max, Netflix, Peacock, Prime Video, etc.  Let DRN help you find the right streaming service. 
We've simplified things for you to help you find the right streaming services f…

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Channel Line-Up Changes

DRN has been notified by two national programmers about the following channel changes:

 

  • ESPN has informed DRN that ESPN Classic (DRN Ch. 228) will be discontinued as of January 1, 2022.

 

  • NBCU has also announced that they will discontinue NBCU Sports Network (DRN Ch. 223) on December 31, 2021. Peacock, NBC’s streaming service, will carry some of the programming, and the USA Network…
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