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Citizens is Migrating Away from Traditional Cable TV

Citizens Telephone Cooperative (Citizens) recently announced their plan to migrate away from traditional cable TV service.  Since 2005, Citizens has offered ‘digital’ TV service; a service ran across telephone lines. Today, the Cooperative announced their plan to dissolve the traditional service and offer the newest in television technology -- streaming TV.

The company has partnered with Southern Fiber Network to provide SFN TV Now powered by Citizens. The streaming TV service is simply watching TV over the Internet. With the continued fiber optic Internet expansion that Citizens plans to complete in 2022, more residents will be able to connect and stream local channels and many of the top networks offered by satellite without paying the exorbitant fees associated with traditional TV packages.

“Many customers will be excited to explore the monetary savings that SFN TV Now powered by Citizens offers.” stated Lori Saltus, EVP of Customer Relations for Citizens. “There are three simple packages to choose from and No Contract is required.”

Citizens will offer a 7-day risk-free trial allowing the customer to simply cancel TV Now within 7 days to avoid being charged for the service.  Consumers can cancel their subscription at any time. The packages are:

Essentials $29.95 -- 40 channels including locals, weather

Premium $79.95 -- 139 channels including locals, weather, and sports

Ultimate $99.95 -- 159 channels including locals, weather, sports, and Starz/Encore, The Movie Channel, and Showtime.

For more information visit: citizens.coop/tvnow/

TV Now gives consumers OPTIONS. SFN TV Now can be viewed on up to five devices -- Smartphones,  tablets, and SmartTVs.  The best thing for Citizens’ customers is that when watching on devices in their home, the data used will NOT count against their Citizens Usage Plan for their fiber service. Consumers with Firesticks and Rokus can expect a superior experience of TV Now powered by Citizens. A set-top box is available for purchase for only $24.95; no monthly lease fees or contract required.

For more information, visit www.citizens.coop, call 540.745.2111 or 276.637.6485. Citizens is a member-owned Cooperative providing telephone, Internet, and TV to Floyd County and surrounding communities for over 100 years. Citizens also offers symmetrical business Ethernet, IT Solutions, as well as Citizens Medical Alert. Citizens is located at 220 Webbs Mill Road in Floyd. Lobby hours are 8am-6pm Monday - Friday; 9am - 1pm on Saturday.