About Us

About Us

Vision Statement:

PSC will build upon our regional presence and become the areas preeminent
telecommunications provider offering a full array of services, including,
voice, high-speed Internet and video.

We will always be mindful of our commitment to
our communities, our members and customers, and our employees.

Our History:

Board of Directors

 

Mark Lautner  Santa Claus Exchange

Mark was elected onto our board, for the first time, May 18, 2017, to represent the Santa Claus Exchange.  He and his wife, Susan, reside in Christmas Lake Village.

For 19 years, Mark worked as a residential fuel delivery driver beginning at Roy Cox Oil Co. and later C&S Incorporated.  Mark also spent 13 years working for the Spencer County Sheriff’s Department as a 911 Dispatcher. Since May 2019 he has been employed with the Spencer County Emergency Management Agency.

Mark is a member of the Santa Claus Volunteer Fire Department and serves on the Spencer County Public Safety Radio Committee.

Mark enjoys spending time with friends and family which includes an annual trip to Iowa.

Hubert Harpenau  Bandon Exchange

Hubert is the director representing District #1 – the Bandon Exchange. He has served on the Board since July, 1975. Hubert is also a member of the TCED/PSC Riverside Communications Committee.

He and his wife, Ruth Ann, reside in Bristow. They have one son, Craig, and three grandchildren.

Hubert is retired from Alcoa-Warrick Operations. He is a member of St. Isidore Catholic Church and currently is serving as Chairman of the Church Cemetery and Maintenance.

Hubert spends his spare time fishing and golfing.

Lynn Kahle Holland Exchange

Lynn is the director representing the Holland Exchange – District #5. He has served on the PSC board since July, 1993 and currently holds the office of Secretary/Treasurer. He and his wife, Brenda, reside near Holland. They have two children, Sheena and Ty, and four grandchildren.

Lynn is the past owner and president of the Wilbur Kahle Agency, Inc, an insurance agency in Holland. He is a member and past president of the Holland Kiwanis Club and a member and past Council president of the Augustana United Church of Christ. He is also a former director of the Holland National Bank and a veteran of the Indiana National Guard.

Lynn enjoys spending time with his grandchildren who share his passion for fishing.

Alan Polster Lamar Exchange

Alan is the Director representing The Lamar Exchange and has been on the PSC Board since 1979.

He and his wife, Becky have their home in Evanston. They have three children, Allison, Kyle and Christopher and five Grandchildren.

He served in the U.S.Army from 1968 -1970 and did his tour of duty in Korea from May 1969 to July 4, 1970.

Alan was the owner of Polster Beverage Corporation and Polster Sales and Service for several years.

He is a member of St. John Chrysostom Catholic Church and serves on the Parish Council. Alan also serves on the New Boston Fire Department board of Directors.

His hobbies are fishing and playing golf.

Tim Denu  Chairman

Tim and his wife, Julie, reside in Perry County and are the parents of two daughters: Kelsi, 17, and Kayla, 12.

Tim represents the St. Marks Exchange and has been a member of the Board since July, 2004. Tim is currently serving as Chairman of the Board.

Tim is a full time farmer with a livestock and grain operation. He is also a past supervisor of the Perry County Soil and Water Conservation District.

Tim enjoys spending time with his family and playing cards with friends when time allows.

Nick Dilger  St. Meinrad Exchange

Nick Dilger is a Director representing District 2, St. Meinrad exchange.  He and his wife, Jean, have been married for 47 years and reside on the family farm, settled in 1848, on Dilger Road in Spencer County. They have 3 children: Angie, Amy and Richard Brad.

Nick has been a lifelong farmer, operating dairy for 40 years and now does beef and grain. He graduated from St. Ferdinand High School and went on to complete a Science degree from Vincennes University/Purdue. He also served 6 years with the 152nd Infantry Division of the Indiana National Guard. Nick has served on the St. Meinrad Community Center Board, was a member of the St. Meinrad Fire Department, retiring after 26 years, and is a 40 year member of the St. Meinrad Knights of Columbus. He served as a Director/Agent for the Ferdinand Farmer Mutual Insurance Company for 42 years, being Treasurer for 35 of those years, and is now retired. Nick previously served 12 years on the Perry-Spencer Rural Telephone Cooperative Board.

Nick enjoys collecting Barlow Knives, spending time with his family and friends, as well as cheering on his three grandchildren in all their activities.

Marvin Rogier  District At-Large

Marvin is the director for the District At-Large seat. He has been on the Board since August, 1985. He is a member of the Perry County Redevelopment Commission. He and his wife, Norma Jean, reside near St. Marks. They are the parents of two sons: Greg and Marty and have four grandchildren.

Marvin is a retired Boilermaker. He is a member of St. Mark’s Catholic Church and the Knights of Columbus.

Marvin enjoys fishing, sports, spending time with his grandchildren and watching television.

Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy and Customer Proprietary Network Information (CPNI)

FCC regulations give the customer a new choice in how PSC uses your account information. These regulations are designed to protect your privacy rights as a customer. PSC values our customers and meeting your communication needs is our top priority.

The Telecommunications Act now requires PSC to have your permission to use your Customer Proprietary Network Information (CPNI). CPNI is data that is not publicly available (name, address, phone number) and includes information such as type of service, number of telephone lines, amount of usage, and calling and billing records. You now have the right to authorize use or non-use of your CPNI by PSC. Regardless of your decision, PSC will keep your information confidential. Giving PSC authorization only allows us to further customize the services we can provide to you, our valued customer.

You have the right under federal law to restrict the use of CPNI data, and we have a responsibility to protect your data. In order to restrict the use of your CPNI data, you must contact us in writing at the following address or e-mail us at cpni@psci.net. Your restriction of this CPNI data will not affect the service or services to which you subscribe. This restriction of use of your CPNI data will remain valid until you contact us in writing.  (Every two years, we will provide another CPNI notice.)

Tariff

NECA Tariff #5

PSC follows NECA Tariff #5 for the Interstate side and mirror the issue and effective dates of the NECA Tariff for the Communications Corporation of Indiana (CCI) d/b/a TDS Telecom on the Intrastate Side.

Each month, NECA submits a complete tariff to the Federal Communications Commission reflecting all revisions which became effective during the preceding month.  NECA’s current tariff submission can be found at the NECA Tariff No. 5 webpage.

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This institution is an equal opportunity provider and employer.

If you wish to file a Civil Rights program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, found online at http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html, or at any USDA office, or call (866)632-9992 to request the form.  You may also write a letter containing all the information requested in the form.  Send your completed complaint form or letter to us by mail at U.S. Department of Agriculture, Director, Office of Adjudication, 1400 Independence Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20250-9410, by fax (202)690-7442 or email at program.intake@usda.gov .

Low Income Program –
LifeLine
Assistance

Lifeline is a federal program that helps eligible individuals pay for home telephone or broadband service.  Eligible households can receive up to $7.25 per month in a Lifeline discount.  A household applies for the discount through their service provider, such as Perry-Spencer Rural Telephone Cooperative Inc., d/b/a PSC.

Lifeline Assistance

Lifeline is available for one telephone line or broadband service per eligible household.  A household is everyone (including children and people who are not related to you) who lives in your home and shares income and household expenses.

You may be eligible for Lifeline if:
You, or someone in your household, participate in one of the following federal assistance programs:
Federal Public Housing Assistance (FPHA), Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), Medicaid, Supplemental Security Income (SSI), your household income is at or below 135% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines, Veterans Pension and Survivors Benefits Program.

To apply for Lifeline, you must contact usac.org or PSC at 1-800-511-4899.

Updated 11/2019


For more information on LifeLine Assistance, please find it below:

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