Dumont Telephone provides Broadband, Telephone and Cable TV to the communities of Dumont and Allison. In addition, we provide Broadband and Cable TV in Parkersburg and Geneva. Dumont Telephone is a proven leader in technology, as well as a proud supporter of regional economic development. Dumont Telephone, your local provider... living, working and investing locally.
URGENT NOTICE 6-12-20
Dumont Telephone Company will continue to operate at the Severe Level of Pandemic Response. Governor Reynolds has lifted restrictions on businesses allowing them to work towards resuming operations to full capacity; however, this decision does not change how we will continue to operate. Our main mission continues to be to provide you with Telephone, Cable TV and Broadband service while maintaining a safe environment for our customers and our staff. According to our plan, since there are active COVID-19 cases within the County, we will not allow any guests in the building and all shipments, deliveries, pick-ups and drop offs will be done in the front entryway. Our office window is open Monday through Friday 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. with all employees performing their duties as normal. I would encourage you to take advantage of our eBill and AutoPay options to make your life simpler and safer. If you need service in your home or business, we ensure our employees are not experiencing any of the known symptoms and will call you first to confirm you are not experiencing symptoms if you want us to enter your location. Please contact me at 641-857-3211 if you have any questions.
URGENT NOTICE 3-27-20
Dumont Telephone Company is now operating at the next level of Pandemic Response - Severe. According to our plan, there is an identified case within the County which means we will not allow any guests in the building and all shipments, deliveries, pick ups and drop offs will be done in the front entryway. All service orders from city, county, emergency services, medical etc. will be prioritized and completed first. We want you to know we are still working hard to make sure you stay connected. It is our goal to keep all services operational during this difficult time while still operating the business as normal as possible. Please contact me at 641-857-3211 if you have any questions.
URGENT NOTICE 3-24-20
As we all share in the elevated health concerns due to the current Coronavirus Pandemic, we want you to know we are still working hard to make sure you stay connected. The Telephone, Cable TV and Broadband services our company provides are considered an "Essential Service" in the eyes of our Federal and State government which means we are not required to close our operations. We have policies in place for the safety of employees and customers and our office window is open Monday through Friday 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. with all employees performing their duties as normal. If you need service in your home or business, we ensure our employees are not experiencing any of the known symptoms and will call you first to confirm you are not experiencing symptoms if you want us to enter your location. It is our goal to keep all services operational during this difficult time while still operating as normal as possible. Please contact me at 641-857-3211 if you have any questions.
FCC Warns Consumers About COVID-19 Robocall Scams
The FCC issued a Consumer Alert on March 20, 2020, to announce the launch of its COVID-19 Consumer Warnings and Safety Tips webpage to alert consumers to the proliferation of scam phone calls and texts related to the coronavirus pandemic. FCC says scammers are promoting bogus cures, offering fake test kits, sending hoax text messages, and generally preying on virus-related fears. Please consider sharing this information with your customers.
Governor Opens Up Apps for Small Business Disaster Loans
Yesterday, Governor Reynolds announced a disaster assistance program for small businesses that are impacted by the COVID-19 crisis. These grants are for small businesses with between 2 - 25 employees and the grants will range from $5,000 to $25,000 dollars. The application window opens TODAY, March 24th at 8:00 AM. Funds are limited so please apply ASAP.
To be eligible for a small business relief grant, eligible businesses must:
- Be experiencing business disruption due to the COVID-19 pandemic
- Have employed between 2-25 people prior to March 17, 2020
The Small Business Relief Grants will assist eligible businesses in maintaining operations or reopening business following the COVID-19 pandemic. The funds may not be used to pay debts incurred prior to March 17, 2020.
The Iowa Economic Development Authority will review grant applications for eligibility and will determine the grant amount by the level of impact including loss in sales revenue and employees. Notification of award decisions and disbursement of grant funds will be expedited.
To find out more information simply click this link: http://www.iowabusinessrecovery.com/
Please notify other small business owners in your town.