BEC Blog

12/1/2019 10:00:00 AM | BEC | 0 comments
It’s time to deck those halls—safely. More than 800 home fires are caused by holiday decorations each year. Read these quick tips for a safe holiday season.
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12/1/2019 8:00:00 AM | BEC | 0 comments
There’s no question that holiday lighting can lead to higher energy bills, but the good news is there are strategies that can save you money without dampening your holiday spirit.
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11/14/2019 10:48:00 AM | BEC | 0 comments
If you’re planning to be out of town for an extended time during the holidays, take heed of the following recommendations to save some energy and keep your home safe.
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11/1/2019 8:00:00 AM | BEC | 0 comments
During the holiday season, simple changes while cooking can save energy and money. New appliances use far less energy than older ones, but there's more you can do.
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10/28/2019 10:00:00 AM | BEC | 0 comments
You’ve budgeted for holiday gifts, meals, maybe a vacation—but with money tight, that doesn’t leave much room for energy efficiency upgrades at home. Does that mean you’re powerless to lower your electric bill? Not at all. Keep your energy bill cool this winter with these tips and tricks.
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10/18/2019 10:00:00 AM | BEC | 0 comments
Air that leaks into and out of homes through cracks, crevices and holes can increase unnecessary energy consumption. Sealing air leaks in your home can produce significant savings, according to the U.S. Department of Energy. Here are a few improvements and tips that can help make your home more energy efficient.
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10/16/2019 10:00:00 AM | BEC | 0 comments
One of the most common tricks scammers now use involves a spoofing app that they use to create a fake caller ID to trick co-op members into thinking a call they are receiving is coming from their co-op or another local number. Don't be fooled, though.
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10/1/2019 10:00:00 AM | BEC | 0 comments
Ask Chris and Kaysi Carter how they conserve energy at their Bandera home, and you’ll get a lot of answers. Read about the Carters and how they added solar to their mix of clean energy and living.
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9/11/2019 11:00:00 AM | BEC | 0 comments
Weather and car accidents are the main causes of downed power lines. BEC warns members to use extreme caution near them.
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9/1/2019 3:00:15 PM | BEC | 0 comments
As interest increases, it is important for consumers to fully understand the true costs, the operational reality of this form of energy and actual energy savings. Whether or not you choose to invest in solar energy, BEC is your trusted energy partner, and we are here to make sure you get the facts.
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6/28/2019 10:00:00 AM | BEC | 0 comments
What began with a few remodeling projects in 2017 became a true transformation for the vacation home of two BEC members.
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6/14/2019 12:30:00 PM | BEC | 0 comments
BEC members enjoy the most reliable electric service in the state among cooperatives—on average less than 10 minutes of unplanned outage time per member per year. However, temporary interruptions in service can still occur thanks to bad weather, falling trees and branches, misbehaving wildlife and accidents.
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4/30/2019 4:00:00 PM | BEC | 0 comments
If you think your internet is running slowly, BEC Fiber has a dedicated way to “speed test” your connection.
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3/15/2019 8:00:00 AM | BEC | 0 comments
If you're not sure what a static IP address is, we've got you covered. We quickly explain what it is and why you may, or may not, need one for your internet connection.
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3/14/2019 1:00:00 PM | BEC | 0 comments
Sometimes “one size fits all” is great. When considering a solar panel installation, though, what works for one person may not be the best fit for you. It’s important to consider your energy needs and then work with a trusted partner like BEC Solar to design the right size solar array.
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3/7/2019 3:00:00 PM | BEC | 0 comments
We explain HD antenna options you can use to cut the cord and watch what you want when you want it without paying a fortune.
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2/7/2019 9:00:00 AM | BEC | 0 comments
We explain the streaming devices you can use to cut the cord, drop the dish and watch what you want when you want it.
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1/15/2019 3:00:00 PM | BEC | 0 comments
Learn about the streaming service options you have for cutting the cord, dropping the dish and watching what you want when you want it.
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1/2/2019 9:00:00 AM | BEC | 0 comments
Today, internet connectivity has become an increasingly necessary business tool, and now more than ever, the right kind of internet is one of the best tools you can have.
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12/6/2018 10:00:00 AM | BEC | 0 comments
More Americans are cutting the cord when it comes to cable. By the year 2020, 40 million former cable subscribers will have switched to streaming video using these top services.
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11/14/2018 9:53:21 AM | BEC | 0 comments
BEC hosted a gathering for representatives from its key accounts in November to inform them of BEC's progress and plans for the future.
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11/9/2018 8:50:38 AM | BEC | 0 comments
Thanks to high-speed internet and streaming video services, viewers finally have an option. People can choose to  “stay connected” (to cable or Satellite) or they can “Cut the Cord".
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8/29/2018 9:44:01 AM | BEC | 0 comments
Owning a BEC Solar system is now within reach for more homeowners thanks to an update from partner Sungage Financial,Inc. (Sungage).
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8/29/2018 9:42:48 AM | BEC | 0 comments

Consumers say they prefer local and community-run broadband networks
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8/29/2018 9:41:32 AM | BEC | 0 comments
The results are in and BEC was named 2018 "Best of the Best" Internet Service Provider by readers of The Boerne Star.
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8/23/2018 3:21:58 PM | BEC | 0 comments
A new report by GTM Research found that between half to three-fourths of Americans cannot access traditional rooftop solar.
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