September 26, 2022 – ValuNet Fiber, along with the other Cable One® family of brands, will open fall 2022 applications for the company’s Charitable Giving Fund, which annually awards nearly $250,000 in grants to 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations, from October 1, 2022 through October 31, 2022.

Grants will be made available across communities served by ValuNet and the other Cable One family of brands (Sparklight, Fidelity Communications and Hargray) and will concentrate support in the following priority areas:

  • Education and Digital Literacy
  • Hunger Relief and Food Insecurity
  • Community Development

Last year the company awarded grants to 60+ nonprofits, including organizations serving the homeless, providing child advocacy, offering senior assistance, and supplying food to those in need, to name a few.  

The Charitable Giving Fund is an extension of the company’s existing corporate social responsibility efforts, which include:

  • Chromebooks for Kids, an initiative in which the company donates Chromebooks to Title I schools across its footprint. To date the company has donated more than 2,600 Chromebooks to help bridge the digital divide in schools that lack funding.
  • Supporting national organizations dedicated to advancing education and diversity, including the Emma Bowen Foundation and the National Diversity Council.  
  • Supporting the mission of Special Olympics, which provides year-round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports, as well as health, arts, and leadership and advocacy programs for children and adults with intellectual disabilities.  
  • Planting trees through the Arbor Day Foundation on behalf of customers who switch to paperless billing. By the end of 2022, the company will have planted 120,000 trees in its markets and national forests.
  • Supporting the mission of Keep America Beautiful in cleaning up and beautifying communities across the U.S.  

“We are committed to helping strengthen the cities and towns where we live and work by giving back to the local nonprofits who do so much to support our communities,” said Julie Laulis, Cable One President and CEO.  

For more information about the ValuNet Fiber Charitable Giving Fund, visit myvalunet.com/charitablegiving.

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About ValuNet Fiber

ValuNet Fiber is a leading broadband communications provider and part of the Cable One family of brands, which serves more than 1.1 million residential and business customers in 24 states. ValuNet provides Emporia, Kansas consumers with a wide array of connectivity and entertainment services, including all-fiber high-speed internet and advanced Wi-Fi solutions, cable television and phone service. 

CONTACT:
Trish Niemann
Vice President, Communications Strategy
patricia.niemann@cableone.biz

 

Aug. 1, 2022 – Phoenix, Arizona – ValuNet Fiber today announced it will award $1,500 to a K-12 teacher making a difference in their school and community as part of the internet service provider’s “A Stronger Connection” social media campaign.

Individuals throughout the Emporia community may nominate a teacher simply by sharing a photo and written entry outlining how the educator works to build connections and go above and beyond for their students. 

“Teachers perform a vital role in educating the future leaders of our communities, and often spend their personal time and resources to ensure their students have the tools they need to be successful,” said Trish Niemann, Vice President of Communications Strategy. “ValuNet wants to recognize an outstanding educator and help them get their school year off to a great start.”  

Entries will be accepted through Aug. 26 at myvalunet.com/contest. The Individual whose nominee is selected to win will also receive a back-to-school prize pack from ValuNet. 

The winners will be highlighted on ValuNet’s social media channels, including Facebook

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About ValuNet Fiber
ValuNet Fiber is a leading broadband communications provider and part of the Cable One family of brands, which serves more than 1.1 million customers in 24 states. ValuNet provides Emporia, Kansas consumers with a wide array of connectivity and entertainment services, including all-fiber high-speed internet and advanced Wi-Fi solutions, cable television and phone service.

 

CONTACT:
Tammy Gabel
Director, Corporate Communications
tamara.gabel@cableone.biz

Michelle Portillo
Director, Corporate Communications
michelle.portillo@cableone.biz

March 16, 2022 – ValuNet Fiber, along with the other Cable One® family of brands, will open spring applications for the company’s Charitable Giving Fund, which annually awards more than $200,000 in grants to 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations, from April 1, 2022 through April 30, 2022.

Grants will be made available across communities served by ValuNet and the other Cable One family of brands (Sparklight® and Fidelity Communications) and will concentrate support in the following priority areas:

  • Education and Digital Literacy
  • Hunger Relief and Food Insecurity
  • Community Development

Last year the company awarded more than $200,000 to 60+ nonprofits, including organizations serving the homeless, providing child advocacy, offering senior assistance, and supplying food to those in need, to name a few.  

The Charitable Giving Fund is an extension of the company’s existing corporate social responsibility efforts, which include:

  • Chromebooks for Kids, an initiative in which the company donates Chromebooks to Title I schools across its footprint. To date the company has donated more than 2,000 Chromebooks to help bridge the digital divide in schools that lack funding.
  • Supporting national organizations dedicated to advancing education and diversity, including the Emma Bowen Foundation and the National Diversity Council.  
  • Supporting the mission of Special Olympics, which provides year-round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports, as well as health, arts, and leadership and advocacy programs for children and adults with intellectual disabilities.  
  • Planting trees through the Arbor Day Foundation on behalf of customers who switch to paperless billing. By the end of 2022, the company will have planted 120,000 trees in its markets and national forests.
  • Supporting the mission of Keep America Beautiful in cleaning up and beautifying communities across the U.S.  

“We are committed to connecting customers in the cities and towns we serve to what matters most,” said Julie Laulis, President and CEO.Through our philanthropic initiatives and partnerships, we are honored to partner with community organizations working to build strong and vibrant communities, improve quality of life, and make a positive difference where we live and work.”

For more information about the ValuNet Fiber Charitable Giving Fund, visit myvalunet.com/charitablegiving.

February 11, 2022 – Emporia, Kan. – ValuNet Fiber, a member of the Cable One family of brands,  recently awarded a $2,000 grant to Hetlinger Developmental Services, Inc. through the company’s Charitable Giving Fund. Through this program, the company awarded more than $100,000 in grants during the winter of 2021 to 32 nonprofit organizations across its 24-state footprint.

Hetlinger Developmental Services, which provides services and support to people with intellectual and developmental disabilities that allow them opportunities to increase their independence, productivity, integration and inclusion into their communities, received a grant from ValuNet Fiber to help build a greenhouse on its property as a part of its Planting Hope Initiative. 

“The Planting Hope Initiative will allow Hetlinger to expand enrichment and educational opportunities for our program participants,” said Trudy Hutchinson, Hetlinger Developmental Services Executive Director. “Having an environmentally-controlled and ADA-friendly greenhouse on-site will enable us to offer a year-round horticulture therapy program to those we serve. Thanks to funding from this grant, once the greenhouse is complete, our new program will allow participants to learn new skills, build self-confidence, achieve a sense of responsibility, improve motor skills, increase physical activity, and reduce stress.”

The Charitable Giving Fund annually awards more than $200,000 in grants to local 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations served by ValuNet Fiber and the other Cable One family of brands (Sparklight®, Fidelity Communications, and Hargray), and concentrates support in the following priority areas:

  • Education and Digital Literacy
  • Food Insecurity
  • Community Development

Nonprofit organizations will have the opportunity to apply for a grant during open application periods each spring and fall. Applications for spring 2022 grants will open between April 1 -30, 2022.

Through our philanthropic initiatives and support of our local nonprofit organizations, we are helping to build strong and vibrant communities, improve quality of life, and make a positive difference in the cities and towns where we live and work,” said Julie Laulis, Cable One President and CEO.

The Charitable Giving Fund is an extension of the company’s existing corporate social responsibility efforts, which include:

  • Chromebooks for Kids, an initiative in which the company donates Chromebooks to Title I schools across its footprint. To date, the company has donated more than 2,000 Chromebooks to help bridge the digital divide in schools that lack funding.
  • Supporting national organizations dedicated to advancing racial equality, justice, education and diversity, including the Equal Justice Initiative, the Emma Bowen Foundation and the National Diversity Council.  
  • Supporting the mission of Special Olympics Arizona, which provides year-round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports, as well as health, arts, and leadership and advocacy programs for children and adults with intellectual disabilities.  
  • Planting trees through the Arbor Day Foundation on behalf of customers who switch to paperless billing. To date, the company has planted 120,000 trees in its markets and national forests.
  • Supporting the mission of Keep America Beautiful in cleaning up and beautifying communities across the U.S.  

For more information about ValuNet’s Charitable Giving Fund, visit www.myvalunet.com/charitablegiving.

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About ValuNet Fiber

ValuNet Fiber is a leading broadband communications provider and part of the Cable One family of brands which serves more than 1.1 million residential and business customers in 24 states. ValuNet provides Emporia, Kansas consumers with a wide array of connectivity and entertainment services, including all-fiber high-speed internet and advanced Wi-Fi solutions, cable television and phone service. 

CONTACT:
Sabrina Leon
Communications Manager
623.695.9411
Sabrina.Leon@Cableone.biz  

September 15, 2021 – Emporia, Kansas – ValuNet Fiber, along with the other Cable One family of brands, will open fall applications for the company’s Charitable Giving Fund, which annually awards $200,000 in grants to 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations, from October 1, 2021 through October 31, 2021.

Grants will be made available across communities served by ValuNet and the other Cable One family of brands (Sparklight®, Fidelity Communications, and Clearwave®) and will concentrate support in the following priority areas:

  • Education and Digital Literacy
  • Hunger Relief and Food Insecurity
  • Community Development

Last spring the company awarded more than $100,000 in grants to 30 nonprofits, including organizations serving the homeless, providing child advocacy, offering senior assistance, and supplying food to those in need, to name a few.  

The Charitable Giving Fund is an extension of the company’s existing corporate social responsibility efforts, which include:

  • Chromebooks for Kids, an initiative in which the company donates Chromebooks to Title I schools across its footprint. To date the company has donated more than 2,000 Chromebooks to help bridge the digital divide in schools that lack funding.
  • Partnering with EmbraceRace, a national organization dedicated to creating tools, resources, and networks to promote a movement of child and adult racial justice advocates. 
  • Supporting the mission of Special Olympics Arizona, which provides year-round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports, as well as health, arts, and leadership and advocacy programs for children and adults with intellectual disabilities.  
  • Planting trees through the Arbor Day Foundation on behalf of customers who switch to paperless billing. By the end of 2021, the company will have planted 110,000 trees in its markets and national forests.
  • Supporting the mission of Keep America Beautiful in cleaning up and beautifying communities across the U.S.  

“We are committed to connecting customers in the cities and towns we serve to what matters most,” said Julie Laulis, President and CEO.Through our philanthropic initiatives and partnerships, we provide support for nonprofit organizations to build strong and vibrant communities, improve quality of life, and make a positive difference where we live and work.”

For more information about the ValuNet Fiber Charitable Giving Fund, visit myvalunet.com/charitablegiving.

 

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About ValuNet Fiber

ValuNet Fiber is a leading broadband communications provider and part of the Cable One family of brands, which serves more than 1.1 million residential and business customers in 24 states. ValuNet provides Emporia, Kansas consumers with a wide array of connectivity and entertainment services, including all-fiber high-speed internet and advanced Wi-Fi solutions, cable television and phone service. 

 

CONTACT:
Sabrina Leon
Communications Manager 

sabrina.leon@cableone.biz

Aug. 10, 2021 – Phoenix, Arizona – ValuNet Fiber today announced it will award $1,000 each to four individuals making a difference in the Emporia community as part of the internet service provider’s “A Stronger Connection” social media campaign.

Individuals throughout the ValuNet’s service area can nominate a fellow community member simply by sharing a photo and written entry outlining how the nominee works to build connections in their community – whether through volunteering, caregiving, teaching, as a first responder or myriad other ways. One individual will be selected to win each week for four weeks. 

“ValuNet is committed to connecting our customers and communities to what matters most,” said Trish Niemann, Senior Director of Corporate Communications. “We want to recognize those individuals in the communities we serve who are also building connections – those often-unsung heroes who make a lasting impact on the lives of their friends and neighbors.”

Entries will be accepted through Sept. 5 at myvalunet.com/contest. Winning individuals will be highlighted on ValuNet’s Facebook page.

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About ValuNet Fiber
ValuNet Fiber is a leading broadband communications provider and part of the Cable One family of brands, which serves more than 1.1 million customers in 24 states. ValuNet provides Emporia, Kansas consumers with a wide array of connectivity and entertainment services, including all-fiber high-speed internet and advanced Wi-Fi solutions, cable television and phone service.

 

CONTACT:
Tammy Gabel
Communications Manager
602.364.6712
tamara.gabel@sparklight.biz 

School selected as ‘Dream Bigger’ contest winner for upcoming podcast

May 11, 2021 – Emporia, Kansas – Schools and organizations serving K-12 students in Emporia recently had the opportunity to win a $3,000 donation from ValuNet Fiber to fund their STEM (science, technology, engineering or math) project or club as part of the internet service provider’s annual “Dream Bigger” social media campaign.

The winner, Village Elementary School, plans to use the winning funds to develop a podcast project under the umbrella of the school’s STREAM (science, technology, reading, engineering, art and math) program.

According to the project entry, submitted by Village Elementary Technology Coach Chelsea Evans, the podcast will serve as a platform for Village students to have a voice and simultaneously connect them with the local and global community. The project is intended to teach K-5 students skills in communications, technology, content development, project management, marketing and more while also introducing them to telecommunications as a potential career pathway.

“The students and staff at Village Elementary could not be more thrilled to be receiving the ValuNet Dream Bigger award,” Evans said. “The funding will provide students with the materials needed to bring our podcasting project to life. Thank you ValuNet for supporting the community, making education and youth development a priority, and helping our students Dream Bigger.”

Village Elementary was one of 5 finalists selected by ValuNet; public voting determined the winner.

“ValuNet is committed to giving back to the Emporia community and we’re proud to play a part in helping to develop the technological skills of a new generation,” said Trish Niemann, Senior Director of Corporate Communications. “We look forward to seeing what Village Elementary students are able to accomplish through their podcast project.”

March 26, 2021  Emporia, Kansas – ValuNet Fiber, along with the other Cable One family of brands, today announced the launch of the company’s Charitable Giving Fund, which will annually award $200,000 in grants to 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations across its 21-state footprint.

“We are committed to connecting customers in the cities and towns we serve to what matters most,” said Julie Laulis, President and CEO. “Through our philanthropic initiatives and partnerships, we provide support for nonprofit organizations to build strong and vibrant communities, improve quality of life, and make a positive difference where we live and work.”

Grants will be made available across communities served by ValuNet and the other Cable One family of brands (Sparklight®, Fidelity Communications and Clearwave®) and will concentrate support in the following priority areas:

  • Education and Digital Literacy
  • Hunger Relief and Food Insecurity
  • Community Development

Nonprofit organizations will have the opportunity to apply for a grant during open application periods each spring and fall. Applications for spring 2021 grants will be open between April 1, 2021 and April 30, 2021.

The Charitable Giving Fund is an extension of the company’s existing corporate social responsibility efforts, which include:

  • Chromebooks for Kids, an initiative in which the company donates Chromebooks to Title I schools across its footprint. To date the company has donated more than 1,500 Chromebooks to help bridge the digital divide in schools that lack funding.
  • Partnering with EmbraceRace, a national organization dedicated to creating tools, resources, and networks to promote a movement of child and adult racial justice advocates.
  • Supporting the mission of Special Olympics, which provides year-round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports, as well as health, arts, and leadership and advocacy programs for children and adults with intellectual disabilities.
  • Planting trees through the Arbor Day Foundation on behalf of customers who switch to paperless billing. By the end of 2021, the company will have planted 110,000 trees in its markets and national forests.
  • Supporting the mission of Keep America Beautiful in cleaning up and beautifying communities across the U.S.

 

Perhaps the most critical and impactful component of our efforts are those of our associates, who spend thousands of hours every year giving back to the cities and towns they call home,” Laulis said. “In keeping with our values – do right by those we serve, drive progress, and lend a hand – our associates give their time and talents to organizations working to make a positive change for those most in need.”

For more information about the ValuNet Fiber Charitable Giving Fund, visit myvalunet.com/charitablegiving.

 

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About ValuNet Fiber

ValuNet Fiber is a leading broadband communications provider and part of the Cable One family of brands, which serves more than 950,000 residential and business customers in 21 states. ValuNet provides Emporia, Kansas consumers with a wide array of connectivity and entertainment services, including all-fiber high-speed internet and advanced Wi-Fi solutions, cable television and phone service.

 

CONTACT:
Trish Niemann
Senior Director, Corporate Communications
602.364.6372
patricia.niemann@sparklight.biz