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TV Channels Face Blackouts as Norvado Negotiates for Reasonable Prices for Customers

Update: Channels have been restored as of May 1, 2021

Effective May 1, 2021 at 12:01 a.m. the following Norvado TV Channels (in the Norvado Cable market) will be facing blackouts as the existing contracts have expired while new contract negotiations are underway.

  • 41 – AMC SD
  • 241 – AMC HD
  • 174 – IFC SD
  • 374 – IFC HD
  • 173: Sundance TV
  • 63 – WEtv SD
  • 263 – WEtv HD
  • 88 – BBC America SD
  • 388 – BBC America HD
  • 89 – BBC World SD
  • 389 – BBC World HD

Across the nation, channel blackouts are becoming more and more frequent as broadcasters and local cable operators, like Norvado, and national broadcast networks are unable to reach an agreement when negotiating the cost of retransmission consent fees. National broadcast networks are increasingly taking control over retransmission consent decisions and demanding a cut of local stations’ retransmission consent fees. If their demands are not met, they pull their signals from consumers, leaving you without your favorite programming indefinitely. And when those demands are met, it just results in higher prices for you.

Norvado continues to negotiate on the behalf of our customers to ensure our communities have access to the TV programming they want, at reasonable prices.

 

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New technology brings faster and safer service installations to local customers

Norvado is Northwest Wisconsin’s premiere local broadband technology provider. Founded in 1950, Norvado brings cutting-edge technology to Bayfield County and Price County, keeping our communities connected, vibrant and competitive with big-city offerings.

Norvado provides state-of-the-art broadband services via a fiber optic network and sells and installs high-speed internet, managed WIFI, hosted voice solutions, cable television, managed IT services, alarms and surveillance systems and other products and services for residential, commercial industrial and education customers.

NEW TECHNOLOGY

Norvado has an expansive service area and the environment and dynamic of each service address is unique. Without a thorough inventory and survey of the environment, it becomes highly challenging to properly assess the installation needs. The recent acquisition of a regional telephone provider in Price County expanded Norvado’s service territory, has added to this challenge. The Norvado field team recognized that a better assessment tool would be crucial in providing an installation experience that was safe and satisfactory for the customer and comprehensive and efficient for the Norvado team.

Because the survey assessment can be as varied as each client’s individual network environment, Norvado needed a comprehensive tool that could be deployed to field team members as well as the sales team. The NetAlly EtherScope nXG all-in-one handheld network analyzer was chosen to enable the sales team, field engineers and technicians to conduct a wide-range of assessment tasks, from project planning, equipment inventory, coverage mapping, deployment, maintenance and documentation of clients’ everchanging WIFI and Ethernet access networks. The EtherScope® nXG is used by the Norvado team to thoroughly assess the client environment and prevent unexpected challenges later in the installation process.

The Norvado sales team is the first point of contact with new clients and equipping this team with the EtherScope® nXG enables them to gather a great deal of information without requiring the intervention of field engineers. This tool is a game changer! The EtherScope® nXG has the capability to provide such a comprehensive and detailed assessment of the environment, that it has eliminated the need for a follow up site visit by a field engineer. The sales team members have also implemented the use of AirMapper™ Site Survey App within the EtherScope nXG tool to quickly and easily gather location based WIFI measurements and create visual heat maps of key performances.

These tools have provided the ability to create before and after documentation of the WIFI coverage at each service location. This documentation, including photos, case notes and passwords is uploaded to the secure Link-Live Cloud service, where it can then be made available to clients upon request. This functionality allows the Norvado team to provide the client with a comprehensive visual demonstration of the effectiveness of the service installation.

Putting the EtherScope® nXG in the hand of Norvado’s field and sales teams has enabled them to conduct pre-assessment surveys and WIFI heat mapping quickly and easily, eliminating the need for a follow-up trip to the site. The level of accuracy delivered by this tool ultimately saves both Norvado and its clients critical time and money.

 

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Norvado negotiates new agreement with Big Ten Network

Just in time for the first UW Badgers game of the season!

In August 2020, the Big Ten announced there would be no fall football due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Sports Networks are some of the most expensive channels in Norvado’s lineup, and when live sports were put on pause due to the pandemic, we continued to pay these high prices despite not receiving the content that was contractually obligated to us and to our customers.

With the best interest of our customers at the forefront, Norvado made the decision to drop the Big Ten Network from our TV channel lineup upon the expiration of our previous agreement on August 31, 2020. We issued a monthly Regional Sports Network Credit to all Norvado video customers to acknowledge and compensate for the loss of these channels.

In the meantime, we’ve continued to negotiate details of a new agreement with the Big Ten Network on the behalf of our customers.

We’re happy to announce that we have successfully negotiated a new agreement with the Big Ten Network!

Effective October 22, 2020, the Big Ten Network will be available once again in Norvado’s channel lineup. With this new agreement in place, Norvado is able to continue to provide our customers with the high quality sports content they have come to expect, and just in time for the upcoming game.

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Norvado’s response to COVID-19

As our community prepares to mitigate the spread of COVID-19, Norvado has instituted policy and process to ensure continuity of service to our customers and adhere to best practices and recommendations to maintain the health of our employees and customers alike. The following outlines our actions to date. However, we are fully prepared to remain fluid in our response, as the situation evolves.

Norvado will not terminate service to any residential or small business customer because of their inability to pay their bill due to the disruptions caused by the Coronavirus pandemic. Additionally, we will waive any late fees that any residential or small business customer incurs because of their economic circumstances related to the Coronavirus pandemic.

*Applies to phone and Internet products, television products excluded.
**Applies to the months of February, March, and April 2020.

Existing Customer Offers

Free Residential Speed Upgrade – Norvado will upgrade existing customers Internet speed for FREE for three months.

Seasonal Residential Customer – will not be charged the “seasonal upgrade” or “date charge” to reinstate service early.

New Customer Offer

Three Months Free – new residential Internet customers will receive three months free and installation fees will be waived.

*Restrictions apply to all offers, please visit www.norvado.com/offers for details.

Foremost to our decision making is the health and safety of our employees and customers. As such, Norvado has immediately enacted interaction procedures, including the following.

Customer Support

Norvado customers can receive support and pay their bills in the following ways:

Phone: 800-250-8927

Email: info@norvado.com

24/7 Technical Support: 800-420-4384

Technician Procedures/Customer Visits

We will be asking all customers prior to entering their premise whether they have recently traveled out of the area, utilized air travel or attend any large gatherings where there were more than fifty people in attendance. Should the customer affirm they have done any of the three, we will attempt to service the customer, to the best of our ability, without entering their premise.  This may involve:

  • Delivering items to their doorstep as necessary and/or
  • Remotely walking the customer through whatever (installation, troubleshooting, etc.) needs to be done inside their home.
  • Should an exposed customer require an in-home technician to complete the required work, an appointment can be scheduled 14 days out.

In addition, we will limit our technicians time in our facilities. Dispatching from home and only visiting our facilities to pick-up necessary materials.

Graphic Diversity

To maintain continuity of service, to spread the capabilities of the team and limit exposure should one individual on the team be infected with the virus, we feel it is critically important to keep our employee teams, including technicians, separate. Therefore, work from home and other geographic diversity policy has been implemented and will be expanded in the coming days/weeks.

Doors Will Close to the Public

We will be closing our doors to the public at noon Tuesday, March 17th.  We will have a phone available outside of both Cable and Phillips business offices for customers to speak to a customer service representative.

Vendors

Vendors will not be allowed in our facilities until further notice.  All essential meetings with vendors will occur off-site or via virtual meetings.

Training Room

We have typically had a policy that allowed various groups in our communities to utilize our training room, should they need to organize a meeting. This policy will be discontinued until further notice.

Work-out/Exercise Rooms

Will be closed until further notice.

Travel Restriction

With respect to employees who would normally travel as part of their role at Norvado, we are restricting travel at this time.  We are asking that all employees who may travel for personal reason adhere to the following guideline:

If an employee travels more than five hours from home or office and/or are in an area where there are a large (>50) number of people gathered in a confined space, they must self-quarantine at home for the following week (five business days).

The second week after traveling, the employee must restrict themself to their specific office and post a sign on their door stating they are in isolation.

Office Supplies

Norvado has updated their office cleaning supplies to “medical” quality.

Should you have questions, we will be happy to assist you by phone, chat or email.

Please call: 800-250-8927

Chat: Norvado.com

Email: info@norvado.com

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Norvado serves 200+ at their annual Co-op Day

On Friday, October 18th Norvado celebrated their 6th annual Co-op Day in partnership with Bayfield Electric. The first sunny day in almost a week brought people out in hoards to celebrate the long-standing tradition.

The month of October was nationally proclaimed Co-op Month back in 1964 by U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Orville Freeman. This dedication was made to recognize the cooperative businesses across our nation, the principals they represent and to educate the public on what makes cooperatives different from other businesses. With over 40,000 cooperatives in the U.S. serving 350 million members today, it is certainly something worth celebrating.

For years Norvado and Bayfield Electric, two local cooperatives, celebrated Co-op Month with their members individually, but in 2014 they joined forces. Since then they have taken turns hosting, in Cable and Iron River, and welcome all community members to stop in for a meal, learn about what’s new with each company, see demonstrations and even receive a gift. Co-op month was celebrated at Norvado’s headquarters in Cable this year and was attended by over 200 people.

In conjunction with Co-op Day, Norvado also transformed its community conference room into a headquarters for their first ever blood drive. Norvado’s Chief Sales & Marketing Officer, Leo Carlson, and his wife Christie Carlson coordinated the event with the American Red Cross and set a goal of collecting from 25 donors. During the blood drive they were able to reach that goal within a matter of hours. Norvado is very proud of the support from the staff and community members who came out to help make a difference in someone else’s life.

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Norvado acquires Price County Telephone Company

Norvado is furthering its efforts to connect Wisconsin’s rural residents by acquiring Price County Telephone Company, headquartered in Phillips. The cooperative’s purchase of the company will take effect May 1.

“This purchase signals a significant step forward for Norvado and for the people of Price County,” said Norvado CEO Chad Young. “During this process, our board and managers were very clear that they only wanted to pursue this acquisition if it benefited both our existing members and Price County’s customers. We believe adding Price County to the Norvado family not only strengthens our position in the future, but also allows us to deliver crucial internet connections to more rural people in our state.”

Price County’s network and staff, which serve about 3,000 customers, will operate going forward under the Norvado brand. Norvado has about 8,000 customers. The main office for Price County Telephone is located 70 miles from Norvado’s headquarters in Cable. Norvado plans to retain the 11 former Price County employees, enabling them to continue serving their community.

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Mentorship event opens doors to career opportunities

Rural high school students in northern Wisconsin think they have two options when they graduate, move away for work or attend college somewhere; never considering what jobs and higher education opportunities they have near home. Norvado and WITC have partnered to change that conversation educators are having with students as they near graduation.

A first for the company, Norvado hosted fifty students for a Youth Mentorship Event in the telecommunications field on Thursday, April 18. Students, teachers and area leaders received hands-on, real world experience of what it takes to connect the Chequamegon area to the most advanced technology around. They also learned from industry experts what it’s like to drive innovation, implement ideas and how to take a career path to the next level. Representatives from WITC were on hand to explain education tracks available through the college.

“Many in our area, including today’s youth, believe that finding a rewarding career with great pay and benefits means having to look outside the area”, said Josie Lupa-Fleig Norvado Human Resources Coordinator. “This event was developed to showcase the variety of opportunities at Norvado, and to provide information on the diverse educational paths that can be taken to obtain a job in a technology, financial, engineering, marketing, customer service, sales or human resource role.”

Students from Ashland High SchoolDrummond High SchoolNorthwestern High SchoolNorthwood High SchoolWashburn High School and homeschooled students toured Norvado’s headquarters, learned about WITC education options, worked through three interactive, breakout sessions, and ended the day with lunch and prizes. Norvado experts led the breakout sessions in Broadband and IT Network Overview, Fiber Optics and the Customer Network, and The Real World of Marketing.

When asked what they liked best about the event, one chaperone said, “all of the honest, open information; it exposed the variety of work in these fields and educational paths and is a great opportunity for our students.”

Many students found the Marketing session most enjoyable while others simply appreciated the opportunity to learn more about job opportunities and chances to build a career.

For more information on the Youth Mentorship Event or Norvado’s internship and job shadow opportunities contact Josie Lupa-Fleig, Human Resources Coordinator, at jlupafleig@norvado.com or 715-798-7320.

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Norvado Fiber Camp 2019

On March 6, 2019, Norvado’s entire Outside Plant division took part in Fiber Camp 2019.  The Norvado Fiber Camp is exemplary of the innovative and forward-thinking nature of Norvado and critical in keeping our technicians up to speed on the latest technologies. The camp is an opportunity for our technicians to learn best practices from industry experts for the products and services we provide. For years, Norvado has brought experts from all over the country in-house to share the latest training practices on services we provide. During the in-depth training sessions, techs gained invaluable knowledge on wireless routers, devices, and fiber optic best practices from these experts and will now utilize this information in daily company operations going forward. The experts selected each bring a unique area and perspective to the table, contributing to an expansive and diverse offering of information and expertise.

The 2019 Norvado Fiber Camp was no exception to the diversified and high-quality event standards of previous years.  Joining us this year were Pat Stitcher (Fiber Optic Fusion Splicing) of Sumitomo Electric, Eric Benson (Fiber Optic Fusion Splicing) of Power & Tel, John Haugum (Fiber Optic Mechanical Splicing) of Dakota Supply Group, Jody Frey (Fiber Optic OTDR Meter Testing) of Utility Sales, David Budzynski (Fiber Optic OTDR Meter Testing) of Graybar, and Chad Gargulak (Fiber Optic Cable Prep) of Elite Cutover.  These individuals are an excellent source of knowledge and expertise in their respective fields.

Over the course of the day, small groups of technicians worked their way through four different stations receiving hands-on training from the experts. The technicians focused on each station for an hour and a half, and the training stations consisted of Fiber Optic Cable PrepFiber Optic OTDR Meter TestingFiber Optic Fusion Slicing and Fiber Optic Mechanical Splicing. The training provided at this camp is helpful to all of our techs, even the most seasoned employees.

In addition to the in-house training we provide our employees throughout the year, Norvado finds that bringing in industry experts adds diversity and value to the training program, as well as helps our technicians increase their skills set. It is these unique learning opportunities that empower us to move forward and bring our customers the exceptional experience Norvado is known for.

We express our deepest appreciation for the relationships we have forged with these vendors and their willingness to join us in making this event possible.

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A look back at what made Telecommuter Forward! possible

Earlier this year, the Wisconsin legislature passed a law paving the way for cities, villages, towns or counties to earn the designation as a Telecommuter Forward! community. That certification is a victory for local communities looking to become a home for new businesses and remote employees. But some Norvado customers and Wisconsin residents might be wondering how we got here.

In fact, Telecommuter Forward! is just the most recent step in a four-year effort to expand broadband capabilities throughout the state.

“We’re looking at Telecommuter Forward! as the third chapter in Wisconsin’s broadband expansion story,” says Angie Dickison, state broadband director at the Public Service Commission. “It’s our way to recognize communities that have brought broadband infrastructure to some wonderful parts of our state that would be great places for folks to telecommute from.”

Since 2014, Norvado has worked closely with organizations like the commission and Wisconsin State Telecommunications Association to draft new laws and create opportunities that encourage broadband development throughout the state.

2014 — Broadband Expansion Grants

The grant program was launched four years ago by Gov. Scott Walker as a way to help private broadband providers offer their services in underserved areas of Wisconsin. For the commission, underserved is defined as any region where less than two companies provide broadband service at 25 Mbps for downloads and 3 Mbps for uploads.

The state has awarded 101 grants, totaling $13.1 million, through the Broadband Expansion program. Another $7 million in grants is planned for this fall.

The goal was to help private broadband companies with the financial challenges of installing service in less densely populated parts of the state. “Our hope with the program is that our state funding helps the private funding go a little bit further,” says Dickison.

The availability of these grants has incentivized providers to approach communities about installing broadband infrastructure in their area. But Bill Esbeck, executive director of the WSTA, has also been excited to see communities partnering with broadband companies to bring high-speed internet service to their area.

“In many cases, it’s communities putting some skin in the game and making a contribution to the actual investments in a way that can help the business case make sense for providers,” he says.

One area where the broadband expansion grants have already born fruit is Land O’Lakes, where Errand Solutions is opening a Solutions Center that will create 60 jobs. While the company is based in Chicago, CEO and founder Marsha McVicker is a property owner in Land O’Lakes.

“She had landed a rather large new client and was in the process of looking for a location for a new center,” says Dickison. “She decided to open it in Land O’Lakes, and one of the primary reasons was that broadband infrastructure.”

2016 — Broadband Forward!

Two years after the state began offering broadband expansion grants, it took the next step by creating the Broadband Forward! certification for communities that are ready to partner with broadband providers.

To earn certification, a city, town, village or county needs to pass an ordinance that covers a few key requirements outlined in a statute passed by the state. Broadband Forward! communities must establish a single point of contact for any broadband infrastructure permitting projects, adopt clear timelines for processing project applications, and set reasonable fees for applications.

Currently, more than two dozen communities have earned Broadband Forward! certification. While not required to apply for broadband expansion grants, the certification sends a signal to providers that communities are ready to work with them.

“It’s a way to lay out the welcome mat for private sector investment,” says Esbeck. “It shows broadband providers that they will have a willing partner in the permitting process and not have to worry about the red tape that can hang up projects.”

That streamlined approach is especially valuable in Wisconsin, where long winters mean construction season is relatively short. For WSTA member companies, knowing there will be a set period for their projects to be either approved or denied helps them plan ahead.

2018 — Telecommuter Forward!

Norvado already was working with Bayfield County Economic Development Corporation to highlight county business success stories that were using broadband to move or start businesses here as well as telecommuters.

“We were promoting compelling stories in the community through a co-branding campaign with the BCEDC titled Telecommuter Optimized.” says Norvado Marketing Manager Joe Kohegyi. “The video series was creating a buzz and the conversations we’re having with residents and businesses was starting to shift. Folks were surprised to learn what was capable right from their house. Chad Young and Scottie Sandstrom shared this with members of WSTA and the State Public Services Commission and it was the catalyst for Telecommuter Forward!.”

The establishment of the Telecommuter Forward! certification this year is the next step in Wisconsin’s broadband development, putting the focus on using existing high-speed internet connections to create jobs and stimulate economic activity, particularly in rural areas.

“Our service area covers a beautiful part of the state where I know many people would choose to live if they had the flexibility,” says Norvado CEO Chad Young. “The Telecommuter Forward! program not only creates opportunities for the people who already call this area home, but also opens the door for others to join our community.”

For Esbeck, that aspect of Telecommuter Forward! could be the most important, especially as rural communities across the country struggle with declining populations.

“With telecommuting you can have someone working remotely but living, paying taxes and sending their kids to school in your community,” he says. “It’s a way to keep rural communities vibrant and economically viable for the next generation. We’re certainly not done with the broadband story in Wisconsin, but I think Telecommuter Forward! is a unique chapter.

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