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November 13, 2008

Click! Cable TV offers free Cable 101 class:
How to Use Your Remote Control and Digital Receiver
If your coffee table is overflowing with various remote controls and you’re still wondering what the menu button really does, join the experts from Click! Cable TV Monday, Nov. 17 at the Tacoma Public Utilities Auditorium for a class in their quarterly Cable 101 series. Find out “How to Use Your Remote Control and Digital Receiver” offered at 3 and 7 p.m.

Click! offers a personal touch for those needing support in a high-tech world. As “your local choice”, Click! welcomes customers and others interested in learning more about remote control functionality, digital receivers, the upcoming digital transition and high-definition programming.

Seating is limited, so call (253) 502-8900 to reserve your spot.

Tacoma Public Utilities is located at 3628 S 35th St. in Tacoma.

About Click! Network
Tacoma Power’s Click! Network is one of the nation’s largest municipally owned telecommunications systems. Click! provides competitive residential and business services, including cable television, high-speed data, Internet and broadband services, in the cities of Tacoma, University Place, Fircrest, Lakewood, Fife and portions of unincorporated Pierce County. Visit www.clickcabletv.com or call (253)502-8900 for more information.
 

November 10, 2008

Click! Cable TV adds 14 free movies from 2008 Tacoma Film Festival
Click! Cable TV customers can now view 14 exclusive films, on free, local video on demand, recently featured in the 2008 Tacoma Film Festival at The Grand Cinema. 

Washingtonians produced and directed six of the films: “Tacoma Chalk Off,” “Verlaine,” “One Year Later,” “HomeLand,” “Everett DuPen: Sculptor” and “The Obituary Writer.” 

“Tacoma Chalk Off,” directed by local producer Randy Sparks, briefly examines how Chalk Off got started in Tacoma and why local artists and the community rose to the call to help save Frost Park from being fenced up and closed to the public. Frost Park is named after Tacoma Police officer Larry L. Frost who was killed on duty. 

“Verlaine,” which won Best Short Film, was directed by Nick Lentz, and features James, a man who’s on the run and desperately needs to disappear. He arranges a meeting with an eccentric man named Verlaine who is reluctant to negotiate the terms. James must then decide if a new identity is really worth the price.  

Other films include: “A Night in the Sunlight,” “One Bucket of Water,” “America Betrayed,” “Donut Heaven,” “Indestructible,” “Last Day,” “Mugs” and “Cabbie.” 

Films range in length from two minutes to full-length features and can be seen exclusively on Click! Cable TV.    

About Click! Network
Tacoma Power’s Click! Network is one of the nation’s largest municipally owned telecommunications systems. Click! provides competitive residential and business services, including cable television, high-speed data, Internet and broadband services, in the cities of Tacoma, University Place, Fircrest, Lakewood, Fife and portions of unincorporated Pierce County. Visit www.clickcabletv.com or call (253)502-8900 for more information.


September 26, 2008

New partnership offers Click! customers election debates through ON Demand
People unable to view the recently televised Democratic and Republican conventions no longer have to worry about missing or recording upcoming election debate programming—if they are customers of Click! Network.

Click! Cable TV has partnered with C-SPAN to offer the presidential and vice presidential debates through its Video on Demand (VOD) service for free. Debates will be made available after the live broadcasts air Sept. 26, Oct. 7 and Oct. 15, 2008. Additional special public affairs programming will be available 24-hours per day through the Nov. 4, 2008 election.

Customers with a digital receiver have easy access to VOD programs by pressing the “VOD,” “ON Demand” button or by typing in “700” on their remote control, then “Free Cable Favorites”, “C-SPAN” and “Debates.” 

About Click! Network
Tacoma Power’s Click! Network is one of the nation’s largest municipally owned telecommunications systems. Click! provides competitive business services, including cable television, high-speed data, Internet and broadband services, in the cities of Tacoma, University Place, Fircrest, Lakewood, Fife and portions of unincorporated Pierce County. For more information, visit clickcabletv.com or call (253)502-8900.

About C-SPAN
C-SPAN is a private, non-profit company, created in 1979 by the cable television industry as a public service whose mission is to provide public access to the political process. C-SPAN receives no government funding as operations are funded by fees paid by cable and satellite affiliates who carry C-SPAN programming. For more information, visit c-span.org


September 25, 2008

Click! Rules
Supporting the local choice
By Natasha Gorbachev
Download the article from The Weekly Volcano - September 25, 2008

September 1, 2008

IN THE LOOP: A decade of success
By Thomas G. Robinson, Executive Vice President, CBG Communications Inc.
www.CedMagazine.com - September 01, 2008

Download the article from Cedmagazine.com - September 01, 2008

July 16, 2008

Click! Cable TV invites public to celebrate 10-year anniversary on July 24 
Click! Cable TV invites its customers and the public to a free, 10th anniversary party at the Tacoma Farmers Market on Thursday, July 24. The event will start at 11:30 a.m. on the stage near the food court and will include the debut of an original Click! 10th anniversary song written and performed by students from the Tacoma School of the Arts. 

“It’s our way of saying thank you to our customers and the community for supporting us these past 10 years,” said Mitch Robinson, Click! Network’s marketing and business operations manager. 

Local dignitaries will participate in the celebration, recognizing Click! for a decade of reliable and competitive services in the local community. Attendees can win prizes and meet Courage the Cowardly Dog, a cartoon character from Cartoon Network. Tacoma Rainiers mascot, Rhubarb the Reindeer, will also lend his energy to the event from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. Be sure to bring your camera for photos.

Come celebrate the high-tech network that put Tacoma on the map as America’s #1 Wired City!

About Click! Network
Tacoma Power’s Click! Network is the nation’s largest municipally owned telecommunications system. Click! provides competitive business services, including cable television, high-speed data, Internet and broadband services, in the cities of Tacoma, University Place, Fircrest, Lakewood, Fife and portions of unincorporated Pierce County. For more information, visit www.clickcabletv.com or call 253-502-8900. 

Click here to read a copy of the letter from Governor Christine Gregoire.

April 29, 2008

Click! Cable TV to offer 13 additional HD channels on April 30
Click! Cable TV will add 16 new channels to its lineup tomorrow – 13 high-definition and three standard-definition.

“Customers have been clamoring for more HD programming and we’ve delivered,” said Mitch Robinson, Click! Cable TV’s marketing and business operations manager. “To our knowledge, no other cable operator has launched more HD channels on one day ever in Washington. We know our customers will be thrilled.”

The new HD services include A&E, CNN, Discovery, ESPN2, Food Network, Fox News, FX, HGTV, Speed, TBS, TLC, USA and Versus/Golf. Click! will also add three standard-definition channels: Chiller - a channel for horror movie fans, ESPNU – a college sports service with over 550 live games from 25 Division One conferences and RTN – Retro Network featuring classic reruns like Wild, Wild West, Hogan’s Heroes, Quincy and Happy Days.

To support its extensive HD programming, Click! is offering free workshops to familiarize customers with the ease of using HD equipment. “Cable 101: the ABC’s of HD” workshops will take place on April 30 at 3 and 7 p.m. in the Tacoma Public Utilities Auditorium, 3628 S. 35th St. Customers should call (253)502-8900 to reserve a spot for the 7 p.m. class. The 3 p.m. class is full.

About Click! Network
Tacoma Power’s Click! Network is the nation’s largest municipally owned telecommunications system. Click! provides competitive business services, including cable television, high-speed data, Internet and broadband services, in the cities of Tacoma, University Place, Fircrest, Lakewood, Fife and portions of unincorporated Pierce County. For more information, visit www.clickcabletv.com or call 253-502-8900.

April 16, 2008

Click! Network and Rainier Connect join forces to provide high-speed Internet beginning May 1
Click! Network customers will have yet another Internet Service Provider to choose from starting May 1. Rainier Connect will offer residential and business high-speed Internet and other services through Click!.

“Adding a fourth ISP offers area residents and businesses even more choices when shopping for the best deal for high-speed Internet services,” said Mitch Robinson, Click!’s marketing and business operations manager. “Potential customers will benefit from Rainier Connect’s 100-year history in Pierce County and the fact that it’s a family owned business.”

Click! Network is a unique service provider because of the many telecommunication options it provides customers. Telephone and cable companies offer their own Internet and/or voice services, but Click! offers Internet choices through four private companies, which means consumers often pay less.

“We’re eager to expand our service offerings,” said Brian Haynes, Rainier Connect CEO and President. “We’ve provided telephone and data needs to this community since 2001 using Click!’s fiber-optic network and now we’re ready to offer high-speed Internet over cable modem, as well. We plan to expand our service options even more in the future.”

Rainier Connect will have an even greater presence in Tacoma this year when it moves its headquarters into the historic former Pacific Brewing & Malting Company building on South 25th Street between C Street and Jefferson Avenue, which is currently under renovation.  

About Click! Network
Tacoma Power’s Click! Network is the nation’s largest municipally owned telecommunications system. Click! provides competitive residential and business services, including cable television, high-speed data, Internet and broadband services, in the cities of Tacoma, University Place, Fircrest, Lakewood, Fife and portions of unincorporated Pierce County. Visit www.clickcabletv.com or call (253) 502-8900 for more information.

About Rainier Connect
Rainier Connect is a family owned telecommunications company of Mashell Telecom, Inc. founded in 1910 in Eatonville. By putting its focus on customers, it has earned a reputation for exceeding expectations and delivering outstanding customer service.  Rainier Connect services include cable TV, Internet, telephone and business telephone systems. Rainier Connect customers can expect to receive exceptional personal care that you get only with a local, family-owned company.  Visit www.rainierconnect.com for more information or call (253) 683-4200.

Diane Lachel, Click! Network, Govt. & Community Relations Manager, (253) 502-8537

April 16, 2008
Click! 10 Year Reflection
Download the article from the Spring 2008 NATOA Journal Click here

Visit the NATOA website at www.natoa.org






Media contact: Chris Gleason, Community and Media Services Manager, 253-502-8222.