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  • Great Plains Communications Receives Grants to Extend Rural Broadband Services to Seven Nebraska Communities
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    Great Plains Communications Receives Grants to Extend Rural Broadband Services to Seven Nebraska Communities

    Funding made possible by the Remote Access Rural Broadband Grant program, which is administered by the Nebraska Department of Economic Development (DED).Blair, Nebraska, Oct. 20, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Great Plains Communications (GPC), a growing Midwestern regional telecommunications provider, will utilize $8.9 million in funding under the Remote Access Rural Broadband Grant program to bring high-speed internet connectivity to seven rural Nebraska communities.  The broadband grant opportunity made possible by federal CARES Act funding, including $1.08 billion of Coronavirus Relief funds allocated to the State of Nebraska, was announced by the DED last spring. The grants target areas of the state that are currently classified as unserved or underserved, based on the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) standard of 25/3 Mbps. download/upload internet speeds.  “The COVID-19 pandemic has further emphasized the need for access to high-speed broadband services to work, learn and access healthcare remotely,” said Todd Foje, CEO of Great Plains Communications. “We are thankful this funding was made available by Governor Ricketts in partnership with the Nebraska Department of Economic Development, and are excited to help deploy fiber into these rural communities, ensuring residents and businesses have access to fast, reliable services that allow them to work and learn more efficiently in a safe environment.”Great Plains Communications was awarded $8.9 million of this funding to bring Fiber to the Home (FTTH) delivered internet to the following seven areas: * Callaway, $650,753 for 384 housing units * Creighton, $1,707,081 for 748 housing units * Deshler, $744,641 for 475 housing units * Gordon, $1,507,733 for 1,009 housing units * North Bend, $1,142,709 for 768 housing units * Red Cloud, $2,018,372 for 796 housing units  * Sutherland, $1,134,424 for 608 housing unitsGPC will supplement the awarded amounts with $1.4 million of its own funds, in addition to connecting these communities to its robust regional fiber optic backbone network.Construction began in September of 2020 and once complete, download speeds up to 1 Gbps. will be available to homes and businesses in these communities. This level of speed will allow residents and business owners to operate multiple devices simultaneously without lag or interruption, work and learn remotely and stream content with the highest level of speed and reliability.About Great Plains Communications Great Plains Communications is one of the largest privately-owned telecommunications providers in the Midwest and is headquartered in Blair, Nebraska. They have over a century of experience providing business and residential customers in over 200 Indiana and Nebraska communities with forward-thinking, fiber-based technology services including high-speed internet, Ethernet, video, hosted and traditional voice solutions. The company also takes pride in its progressive approach to accommodating the unique needs of all regional and national telecommunications carriers, LECs, ISPs, wireless carriers and other service providers utilizing superior engineering and custom-build strategies. At the core of its service offering is an extensive, MEF-certified 13,500-mile regional fiber network that reaches 11 states: Colorado, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, South Dakota and Wyoming. The network offers community access rings, last-mile and middle-mile solutions, all fully supported by the company’s 24x7x365 Network Operations Center. For more information visit www.gpcom.com. CONTACT: Laura Kocher Great Plains Communications 4024566429 lkocher@gpcom.com

  • RETA Shareholder Alert: Bronstein, Gewirtz & Grossman, LLC Notifies Reata Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Shareholders of Class Action and Encourages Shareholders to Contact the Firm
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    RETA Shareholder Alert: Bronstein, Gewirtz & Grossman, LLC Notifies Reata Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Shareholders of Class Action and Encourages Shareholders to Contact the Firm

    NEW YORK, Oct. 20, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Attorney Advertising -- Bronstein, Gewirtz & Grossman, LLC notifies investors that a class action lawsuit has been filed against Reata Pharmaceuticals, Inc. ("Reata" or "the Company") (NASDAQ: RETA) and certain of its officers, on behalf of shareholders who purchased or otherwise acquired Reata securities between October 15, 2019 and August 7, 2020, both dates inclusive (the “Class Period”). Such investors are encouraged to join this case by visiting the firm’s site: www.bgandg.com/reta.                       This class action seeks to recover damages against Defendants for alleged violations of the federal securities laws under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934.The Complaint alleges that throughout the Class Period, Defendants made materially false and/or misleading statements and/or failed to disclose that: (1) the MOXIe Part 2 study results were insufficient to support a single study marketing approval of omaveloxolone for the treatment of FA in the U.S. without additional evidence; (2) as a result, it was foreseeable that the FDA would not accept marketing approval of omaveloxolone for the treatment of FA in the U.S. based on the MOXIe Part 2 study results; and (3) as a result, the Company's public statements were materially false and misleading at all relevant times.A class action lawsuit has already been filed. If you wish to review a copy of the Complaint you can visit the firm’s site: www.bgandg.com/reta or you may contact Peretz Bronstein, Esq. or his Investor Relations Analyst, Yael Hurwitz of Bronstein, Gewirtz & Grossman, LLC at 212-697-6484. If you suffered a loss in Reata you have until December 14, 2020 to request that the Court appoint you as lead plaintiff.  Your ability to share in any recovery doesn't require that you serve as a lead plaintiff.Bronstein, Gewirtz & Grossman, LLC is a corporate litigation boutique.  Our primary expertise is the aggressive pursuit of litigation claims on behalf of our clients.  In addition to representing institutions and other investor plaintiffs in class action security litigation, the firm’s expertise includes general corporate and commercial litigation, as well as securities arbitration.   Attorney advertising. Prior results do not guarantee similar outcomes.Contact: Bronstein, Gewirtz & Grossman, LLC Peretz Bronstein or Yael Hurwitz 212-697-6484 | info@bgandg.com

  • TC PipeLines, LP to release third quarter 2020 results on November 10
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    TC PipeLines, LP to release third quarter 2020 results on November 10

    HOUSTON, Oct. 20, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- TC PipeLines, LP (NYSE: TCP) (the Partnership) will release its third quarter 2020 financial results on Tuesday, November 10, 2020 pre-market. Nathan Brown, President of the General Partner, along with other members of management, will discuss the Partnership’s financial results and latest developments in a teleconference and webcast on Tuesday, November 10, 2020 at 9 a.m. (CST) / 10 a.m. (EST).Members of the investment community and other interested parties are invited to participate by calling 1-800-319-4610. Please dial in 10 minutes prior to the start of the call. A live webcast will also be available through the Partnership’s website at TCPipeLinesLP.com/events or via the following URL: http://www.gowebcasting.com/10884. Slides for the conference call will be posted on the Partnership’s website under “Events and Presentations” prior to the webcast.A replay of the teleconference will also be available two hours after the conclusion of the call and until 11 p.m. (CST) and midnight (EST) on November 17, 2020, by calling 1-855-669-9658, then entering pass code 5399.About TC PipeLines, LPTC PipeLines, LP is a Delaware master limited partnership with interests in eight federally regulated U.S. interstate natural gas pipelines which serve markets in the Western, Midwestern and Northeastern United States. The Partnership is managed by its general partner, TC PipeLines GP, Inc., a subsidiary of TC Energy Corporation (NYSE: TRP). For more information about TC PipeLines, LP, visit the Partnership’s website at www.tcpipelineslp.com.Media Inquiries: Jaimie Harding / Hejdi Carlsen 403.920.7859 or 800.608.7859Unitholder and Analyst Inquiries: Rhonda Amundson 877.290.2772 investor_relations@tcpipelineslp.comPDF available: http://ml.globenewswire.com/Resource/Download/36c85f1f-c4a0-433f-bb34-23fea0eaf74c