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01/06/2020 A Positive Gain

CBT Welcomes Back ION to Cable TV Lineup.

We’re excited to announce the return of ION Television to the CBT Cable TV Lineup.  Since its debut on our Lineup in May 2019, ION has become a subscriber favorite!  Now, ION returns to it’s previous home on channel 39.05 on our Digital Cable TV System.

If you’re not familiar with ION Television, check them out! A leading U.S. general entertainment network, ION Television’s Positively Entertaining lineup features major cable & broadcast shows, original series and more. Currently, ION Television’s Lineup is anchored by hit series and originals including Blue Bloods, Chicago P.D., Criminal Minds, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, Law & Order, Law & Order: Criminal Intent, Law & Order: SVU, Leverage, NCIS: Los Angeles, Private Eyes and more!

You can watch ION Television on CBT Channel 39.05 and learn more at iontelevision.com .


Remember to re-scan your televisions to ensure you are receiving this channel.

12/13/19 Warming Up

Local Charity Grant Awarded

Lake View Foundation and the City of Lake View were presented with a check for $400 from Corn Belt Telephone through the Aureon Charity Grant Program.  Funds from the grant will be used toward a second heater in the Speaker Park Shelter House.  Aureon and Corn Belt Telephone Company are committed to advancing Iowan communities and recognize the City of Lake View for their passion for the betterment of their neighborhood.

Pictured left to right: J.D. Siebert of Aureon, John Westergaard, Connie Aasen, Cort Stargell and Lee Wuebker, General Manager of Corn Belt Telephone Company.

12/13/19 Grant Awarded

Fashionable Display for Historical Society.

Corn Belt Telephone Co., Inc. and Aureon presented a $400.00 grant to the Lake View Historical Museum.  The grant will be used toward mannequins to display Veterans Uniforms.  Present to receive the grant for the Lake View Historical Museum were Jan Frisbie, Kay Montano, Jane Croll and Peggy Derner.

Corn Belt Telephone and Aureon are committed to advancing Iowa communities and we hope our charity grant will make a lasting impact in the area. 

Pictured Left to Right: J.D. Siebert of Aureon,  Jan Frisbie, Kay Montano, Jane Croll and Peggy Derner for the Lake View Historical Society, and Lee Wuebker, General Manager of Corn Belt Telephone Company.

 

11/15/19 A quick note regarding the Digital Cable TV Conversion

CBT Cable TV Subscriber Conversion Information

After the conversion to the new CBT Digital Cable, you may have noticed that duplicate channels have been removed. Previously, some channels were available on their Standard and HD Channel numbers. Now that we are all digital, the HD version of those stations has migrated to their Standard number.

Examples: KTIV which was previously on Channels 4 and 39.01 is now only on Channel 4 in its HD version. ESPN which was previously on Channels 32 and 82.2 is now only on Channel 32 as HD.

The updated Silver Channel Lineup is available in printable PDF format here. https://wp.me/a6YWnH-Un

You can essentially cross off Channels 39.01, 39.13, 41.13, 41.30, 42.03, 42.13, 82.2 and 82.12 from existing Channel Lineups.

If you are still having issues receiving all channels on your TV, please unplug your TV, plug it back in, and perform a new channel scan.

HOW TO PERFORM AN AUTO-PROGRAM
1) Using your remote or the buttons on the TV itself, locate the Menu or Home button.

2) Use the up, down or left and right buttons to move through the on screen menu and locate the Set Up or Settings menu.

3) Select System or Channels.

4) Select Program Channels, Auto-Program or Digital Scan.

5) Press Select or Enter to start the scan. Wait until the scan is complete before manually changing your channels.

Additionally, if your TV set does not have a QAM tuner, you will not be able to receive the new signal. (If you are currently receiving the “dot” channels like 39.03 Me TV, 41.50 Grit, 39.01 KTIV etc, your TV most likely has the QAM tuner, and you will receive all the new channels.)

11/12/19 Digital Cable Switch Day for Wall Lake and around Black Hawk Lake

🚨***Wall Lake AND Lake View (around the lake) Cable TV Subscribers!***🚨

We are switching you over to the NEW Digital Cable TV System this morning. Remember, you will need to re-scan/reprogram your TVs to get all of your channels.

All TVs are different in terms of the Auto-Program procedures. The following is a general guide, but the steps or terminology may be different for your model. Manuals are posted online on your model’s support page.

HOW TO PERFORM AN AUTO-PROGRAM
1) Using your remote or the buttons on the TV itself, locate the Menu or Home button.

2) Use the up, down or left and right buttons to move through the on screen menu and locate the Set Up or Settings menu.

3) Select System or Channels.

4) Select Program Channels, Auto-Program or Digital Scan.

5) Press Select or Enter to start the scan. Wait until the scan is complete before manually changing your channels.

Additionally, if your TV set does not have a QAM tuner, you will not be able to receive the new signal. (If you are currently receiving the “dot” channels like 39.03 Me TV, 41.50 Grit, 39.01 KTIV etc, your TV most likely has the QAM tuner, and you will receive all the new channels.)

10/22/19 Conversion is Coming!

The New Digital Cable TV System is Coming Soon!

As we had previously announced in September, CBT will be providing our Cable TV customers with an all new Digital TV system. This system will sustain a clearer, more stable picture.

We will be switching our system over to the new Digital TV System in the coming days. If you are not receiving your channels, please re-scan or re-program your TVs to begin receiving the new Digital Channels.

Additionally, if your TV set does not have a QAM tuner, you will not be able to receive the new signal.

08/23/19 CBT Breaks Ground to Bring Medical Services to Sac County

Corn Belt Telephone Co., Inc. Breaks Ground on New Local Development.

Corn Belt Telephone Co., Inc. held a ground breaking ceremony for their new Medical Building in Sac County today, Friday, August 23rd.  The Medical Office Building located at 216 W. 1st St., Wall Lake, Iowa, will house two full time Dentists including Dr. Taylor Schroeder. The adjacent office will provide accommodation for another committed medical professional, which will be announced at a later date.

West and East Street Views
LEFT: West street view facing the lot of the new development, 216 W. Main St., Wall Lake.    RIGHT: East street view facing the same lot.
CBT Board
The Corn Belt Telephone Board of Directors and General Manager, Lee Wuebker at today’s groundbreaking ceremony. LEFT to RIGHT: Rod Drost, Bill Brotherton, Neil Steinkamp, Dean Stock, Dick Petschauer and Kevin Sporrer, CBT Board of Directors and Lee Wuebker, General Mgr. Board Members not pictured: Marvin Arnold, Jay Brown

 

Mayor Druivenga, Chris Rodman and Wall Lake Council Members were present for the City of Wall Lake, as well as Brandy Ripley of Sac County Tourism and Economic Development, the Corn Belt Telephone Board of Directors and staff and several community citizens.

 

Building Banner
A Banner depicting the new building along with the date of “Spring 2020″ was presented at the site of the groundbreaking ceremony.

Corn Belt Telephone General Manager Lee Wuebker spoke of their 100 year history of serving Sac County in Telecom, being a leader in bringing Fiber to the Home in Wall Lake, Lake View and now Sac City and how pleased CBT is to be helping grow Eastern Sac County with the help of Sac County Economic Tourism and Development, Mayor Druivenga, the City of Wall Lake and others.  CBT is familiar with projects like this.  In 2007, Corn Belt Telephone built the building that houses Hallett Materials in Wall Lake, another example of how Broadband leads to economic development.

 

Corn Belt Telephone is excited about this new development, the jobs and services that will be coming to Sac County, and are happy to share with the community news of the project’s advancements in the near future.

 

Breaking Ground
Corn Belt Telephone Board Members, along with Chris Rodman of the City of Wall Lake and Mayor Druivenga break the first ground at the site.

About Corn Belt Telephone Co., Inc.

Corn Belt Telephone is a local telecommunications provider for Wall Lake, Lake View, Carnarvon, Auburn and Sac City, Iowa. Our services have extended throughout the years to include, local and long distance telephone services, cable television, high speed internet, and local advertising. (not all services are available in all areas) In addition to our now Gig-Certified Capable Fiber Optic Network in Wall Lake and Carnarvon, Iowa, we also operate an extensive Fiber Optic System in Lake View, Iowa as well as deploy Wireless 3.65 Internet from several towers around the Sac, Western Calhoun and Northern Carroll County areas.  In 2019, we began a Fiber Optic Expansion Project to bring reliable, fast Internet, Telephone and Cable TV services to Sac City, Iowa, along with plans to expand service areas in Sac City in 2020. 

08/22/19 Groundbreaking Ceremony to be Held Tomorrow

Corn Belt Telephone Co., Inc. Breaking Ground on New Local Development.

Corn Belt Telephone Co., Inc. has announced plans for a ground breaking ceremony on Friday, August 23rd, at 10:30 am to be held at the site of their new office building, 216 W. 1st St., Wall Lake, Iowa. The public is invited to attend. Jaime Schoneboom of JDS Construction will be the General Contractor. The new 5000 square foot building will house multiple professional medical service businesses, aiding in the economic development of Sac County and the City of Wall Lake and providing full time health services for the their citizens. It is anticipated that these businesses will create 10-15 more local jobs.


Corn Belt Telephone is proud to be investing in the communities that it serves and invites you to follow along with the development.

You can read the full press release here.

06/12/19 Local Shelter Houses Receive Funds

Impactful Grants Better Community Resources

Wall Lake Shelter House
Pictured left to right: J.D. Siebert of Aureon, Chris Rodman of the City of Wall Lake, and Lee Wuebker, General Manager of Corn Belt Telephone Company.

Aureon and Corn Belt Telephone were proud to present a Grant totaling $500.00 to the Wall Lake Shelter House and a Grant in the amount of $450.00 to the Lake View Foundation on Wednesday, June 12th, 2019.

The Wall Lake Shelter House funds are to be used toward the cost of window shades, to aid in light filtering, while the Lake View Foundation will be applying the funds toward Shelter House heaters in Lake View.

Lake View Foundation
Pictured left to right: J.D. Siebert of Aureon, Cort Stargell of the Lake View Foundation, Mayor John Westergaard of the City of Lake View and Lee Wuebker, General Manager of Corn Belt Telephone Company.

Both Grants aid in bettering Shelter House Facilities in their respective locations.  Aureon and Corn Belt Telephone Company are committed to advancing Iowan communities and recognize both organizations for their passion for the betterment of their neighborhoods.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

05/24/19 New Additions.

Court TV and ION Television Join Our Line Up.

We’re excited to share with you two new additions to our Line Up, Court TV and ION Television.

For nearly two decades, Court TV brought high-profile courtroom dramas into American living rooms. Continuing that legacy, Katz Networks is rebooting one of the most iconic brands in television history. The new Court TV is devoted to live gavel-to-gavel coverage, in-depth legal reporting and expert analysis of the nation’s most important and compelling trials. The network will run 24 hours a day.

You can watch Court TV on CBT Channel 39.04 and learn more at courttv.com .


A leading U.S. general entertainment network, ION Television’s Positively Entertaining lineup features major cable & broadcast shows, original series and more.  Currently, ION Television’s Lineup is anchored by hit series and originals including Blue Bloods, Chicago P.D., Criminal Minds, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, Law & Order, Law & Order: Criminal Intent, Law & Order: SVU, Leverage, NCIS: Los Angeles, Private Eyes and more!

You can watch ION Television on CBT Channel 39.05 and learn more at iontelevision.com .


Remember to re-scan your televisions to ensure you are receiving these new channels.