BENTON COOPERATIVE TELEPHONE CO. TELEPHONE SUBSCRIBER 2018 ANNUAL NOTICE

Statement of Nondiscrimination


Benton Cooperative Telephone Co. has filed with the Federal Government a Compliance Assurance in which it assures Rural Utilities Service that it will comply fully with rules and regulations of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA).

The USDA prohibits discrimination in all its programs and activities on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability, and where applicable, sex, marital status, familial status, parental status, religion, sexual orientation, genetic information, political beliefs, reprisal, or because all or part of an individual’s income is derived from any public assistance program. (Not all prohibited bases apply to all programs.)

Persons with disabilities who require alternative means for communication of program information (Braille, large print, audiotape, etc.) should contact USDA’s TARGET Center at (202)720-2600 (voice and TDD).

The person in this organization responsible for coordinating the non-discrimination compliance efforts of this organization is Cheryl Scapanski, Manager. To file a complaint of discrimination, write to USDA, Director, Office of Civil Rights, 1400 Independence Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20250-9410, or call toll free (800) 795-3272 (voice) or (202) 720-6382 (TDD). USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.

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PARTIAL WAIVER FORMAL NOTICE

Benton Cablevision Inc. qualifies for a partial waiver from the FCC that relieves Benton Cablevision Inc. from offering audibly accessible functionality for its two-way video services via on-screen text menus and guides for the display or selection of multichannel video programming provided by navigation devices that it leases or sells in real-time upon request by individuals who are blind or visually impaired.

Therefore, customers who are blind or visually impaired using Benton Cablevision Inc. will not be able to access some of the two-way service functions, such as video-on-demand, in the display or selection of multichannel video programming via on-screen text menus and guides included in the device that Benton Cablevision Inc. leases or sells to you.

Other television providers in your area may offer navigation devices with complete audibly accessible features. For more information, contact Benton Cablevision Inc. at 320-393-2115.