What is the FCC Affordable Connectivity Program?

2022-03-28T16:43:49-05:00March 2nd, 2022|Categories: Community, Internet, News|Tags: , , , |

Today’s internet is not just a source of near-endless entertainment options, email messages, and social media connections. From providing opportunities to work from home, to receiving telehealth online from healthcare professionals, to remote learning during public health crises or emergencies, being connected to high-speed, reliable broadband internet isn’t a luxury, or even a mere

SCC Announces $1.2 Million Patronage Distribution

2022-01-19T17:50:32-05:00January 19th, 2022|Categories: Community, News, Patronage, Press Releases|Tags: , , , , |

As a result of several prosperous years, the South Central Communications (SCC) Board of Directors recently announced the reimplementation of a patronage distribution plan to its members. These patronage dividends will be paid on a first-in, first-out basis. Accordingly, the SCC Board of Directors approved a patronage distribution of approximately $1,200,000, for the years

6 Ways to Secure Your Personal Online Data

2022-01-14T17:32:14-05:00January 14th, 2022|Categories: Internet, News, Security|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Is your personal online data safe from the growing security threats that, regrettably, are a part of our online world today? It’s a question every internet user needs to ask themselves. Given the threats of phishing, ransomware, and other scams, it’s worth taking stock of your current online security and considering additional measures you can

Emergency Broadband Benefit Program is Changing to the Affordable Connectivity Program

2021-12-21T12:27:10-05:00December 21st, 2021|Categories: Community, Internet, News|Tags: , , , |

Congress recently created the Affordable Connectivity Program, a new long-term program that provides federally funded discounts on internet access service to qualified households. The Affordable Connectivity Program replaces the Emergency Broadband Benefit (EBB) Program beginning December 31, 2021.What’s Changing?The monthly benefit amount for eligible households not located on qualifying Tribal lands will decrease from up

Fiber Internet Increases Home Values

2021-10-13T10:15:39-05:00October 13th, 2021|Categories: 1 Gig Internet, Community, Fiber Optics, Internet, News|Tags: , , , , |

In the wake of COVID-19, more people than ever before want to work, learn, and access telehealth applications from home. Modern lifestyles require modern internet powered by a fiber network—and homebuyers know it. In fact, a 2015 study showed that fiber-delivered internet access could increase a home’s value by up to 3.1%. And that

Online Learning Resources for the Summer Break

2021-06-18T15:05:06-05:00June 18th, 2021|Categories: 1 Gig Internet, Fiber Optics, Internet, News|Tags: , , , , |

Summer learning loss is a real thing, and it’s actually a big problem for students returning to classrooms in the fall. Believe it or not, the concept of summer learning loss has been puzzling education researchers for over 100 years - studies on the subject date back as far as 1906! Learning is a

Emergency Broadband Benefit

2021-05-13T15:00:54-05:00May 12th, 2021|Categories: Community, Internet, News, Notice, Press Releases|Tags: , , , , |

Enrollment for the Emergency Broadband Benefit is now open. The temporary benefit provides a discount of up to $50 per month toward broadband service for eligible consumers who are struggling to stay connected during the pandemic.  Qualifying households on Tribal lands can receive a discount of up to $75 per month for service. See

2020 SCC Annual Report

2021-04-28T17:58:02-05:00April 28th, 2021|Categories: Community, Events, News|Tags: , , , , |

South Central Utah Telephone Association, Inc. dba South Central Communications held it’s 2021 Annual Meeting for Cooperative Members at 10:00 AM on April 28, 2021 at Ruby’s Inn Best Western (26 South Main St, Bryce Canyon City, UT 84764). We regret not being able to visit with many of our friends and neighbors at

Mandatory 10-Digit Dialing Coming to Area Code 928

2021-03-23T11:48:32-05:00March 22nd, 2021|Categories: Community, News, Notice, Voice|Tags: , , , , , , |

Arizona Area Code 928 - Permissive Dialing Customer Notice The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has adopted 988 as a new three-digit number to be used nationwide to reach the National Suicide Prevention and Mental Health Crisis Lifeline, starting July 16, 2022. Customers must continue to dial 1-800-273-TALK to reach the Lifeline until July 16,

Smart Education Resources for At-Home Learning

2020-03-18T13:56:59-05:00March 18th, 2020|Categories: 1 Gig Internet, Community, Internet, News, Team Work|Tags: , , , |

As schools close their doors to slow the spread of COVID-19, many families across the country are making a rapid and unplanned switch to homeschooling—at least for the time being. If you’re not sure where to begin with your child’s at-home education, check out these online homeschooling resources. Pair them with high-speed internet from