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It’s Husker Football Time!

We are only days away from the season we have all been waiting for; football season. It’s a time full of pride filled colors, tailgating and friendly competition. Husker Nation will stand strong this Saturday, September 1 as the Huskers take on Akron Zips at 7:00 PM on FOX. It’s a new year and we are looking to Coach Frost. Great Plains Communications is excited to see what this year will bring for the Huskers and we hope everyone enjoys the game this weekend.

If you have any questions about your Great Plains Communications services as you are gearing up for the game, please call our Customer Response Center at 1-855-853-1483 and a representative would be happy to assist you.

In recognition of the holiday, Great Plains Communications will be closed Monday, September 3. For emergency service outages, please call 1-888-343-8014, Option 1.

It’s Husker Football Season!

The countdown is ticking by on the Big Ten Network’s website. We are only hours away from the season we have all been waiting for; football season. It’s a time full of pride filled colors, tailgating and friendly competition. Husker Nation will stand strong this Saturday, September 5 to watch the Huskers take on Brigham Young University at 2:30 PM on ABC. It’s a new year and a fresh team. Great Plains Communications is excited to see what this year has to bring for the Huskers and we hope everyone enjoys the game this weekend.

If you have any questions over your Great Plains Communications services as you are gearing up for the game, please call our Customer Response Center at 1-855-853-1483 and a representative would be happy to assist you. In recognition of the holiday, Great Plains Communications will be closed Monday, September 7. For emergency service outages, you may call 1-888-343-8014, Option 1.

Go Big Red!

BTN2Go Will Have You Good to GO BIG RED!

Imagine sitting in the passenger’s seat with five hours left before your road trip finally concludes. You remember the Huskers kick off in 30 minutes and instantly that mocking road in front of you makes you feel even worse. Your cell phone vibrates. It’s your friend texting you from the game. Seriously? But wait, you remember that the game is being aired on the Big Ten Network (BTN) and with the BTN, comes BTN2Go! By going to BTN2Go.com and entering your cable provider credentials, you are good to GO BIG RED!

BTN2Go is a way to take the Huskers with you wherever you go. It allows you access to everything the BTN has to offer through your computer, tablet, and mobile device. All of this is possible, because of Great Plains Communications’ partnership with WatchTVEverywhere, as they provide you the tools to give you all the awesome perks of BTN2Go. If there are two games airing on BTN, you will be able to choose which game you would like to watch and if one game goes into overtime, BTN2Go gives you the privilege of choosing to continue watching or switch to the starting game.

Another option available is the BTN Plus. While on BTN2Go, you might come across something with a small lock on it. This indicates that it is only offered to BTN Plus subscribers. Although it is not included in your BTN package, you can find more subscription information on BTN2Go.

This Saturday, the Huskers will be taking on the Fighting Illini of Illinois at 8:00 p.m. CT and you bet it will be aired on the BTN! So if you have a trip planned, or you just know you won’t be in front of your television, don’t you worry. Also, if you still haven’t signed up for WatchTVEverywere that’s okay, all you will need is the name and number on the account and to click here to get it done. With BTN2Go, you are always prepared and ready to GO BIG RED!

Don’t Miss Big Red Baseball!

The College World Series is a point of pride for Nebraskans.  Once a year, the best of college baseball descend onto our state and we are so happy to see the Huskers still in the running to represent our great state.  We’re also very happy that we help you get insider access to the Huskers’ personal “Road to Omaha.”

That’s because thanks to Cable and High-Speed Internet from Great Plains Communications, you can catch the action of Big Ten play on your TV, Smartphone, or Tablet.  ESPNU will air Nebraska’s first game against perennial CWS favorite Cal State Fullerton.  Find out ESPNU’s availability in your area with our easy channel guides.  With High-Speed Internet, you can enjoy game replays, exclusives and much more on BTN.com’s Baseball Central.  We have you covered from every angle!

Are you excited to see Nebraska play?  Let us know in the comments section below!

It’s Time for the Husker Spring Game Brought to You by BTN!

If you aren’t one of the expected 60,000+ fans going to see the Husker spring game live, you can still catch every minute of action!  The game will be televised on BTN at 7pm CT as part of a full day of Big Ten spring game action.  Other games include Penn St. and Wisconsin (in case you want to check out the competition).

If you want to watch the game in real time, you can see all the action on BTN2GO, BTN’s mobile service allows you to stream content on your tablet, phone or PC.  The game begins at 2pm CT this Saturday, April 12th.  If you haven’t signed up for BTN2GO, there is still time before Saturday.  All you have to do is sign-up with our partner Watch TV Everywhere, which provides a mobile viewing experience for more than 2 dozen channels.  If you signed up for events such as the Olympics or March Madness, then you will already have an account.

To sign-up for Watch TV Everywhere, you will need the name of the account holder and your account number.  Both can be found on your monthly statement or via your eBill account.

What will be your favorite part of the game this weekend?  Let us know in the comments section below!

Why the Big 10 Network is great for Husker Fans

Unless you have been living underground, you doubtlessly heard that the University of Nebraska at Lincoln has moved to the Big 10 (which now has twelve teams).  While the move has produced mixed feelings in many about losing the traditions and rivalries of the BIG XII, fans will be getting one very big perk in the switch: The Big 10 Network.

Airing Big 10 Conference content 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, the Big 10 Network shows more than 350 live sporting events each year including about 40 football games, 105 men’s basketball games and dozens of Big 10 Championship games. In the 2008 football season (the latest statistics reported by the network), 86 out of 88 (98%) football games were nationally televised.  No other conference, including the Big XII, had more than 70% percent of its games televised nationally.  Few other conferences film as many live events in HD either.

What may be the best perk for Husker fans is the lack of Pay-Per-View games.  Forget about paying $130 to the Big XII conference for coverage of non-conference games that end up in blow-outs more often than not.  The Big 10 has deals with ABC, EPSN, ESPN2 and CBS in addition to its own network, which provides almost complete coverage of Big 10 football games.

The Big 10 Network also shows a variety of Olympic sports and other international sporting events when Big 10 athletics are not in session.  We can guarantee the Big 10 Network will be added to our channel line-ups in plenty of time for the start of Big Red Football.  For more information call our Customer Response Center at 1-888-343-8014 or leave us a comment.