Oberlin Cable Co-op News


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE- Oberlin Cable Co-op Introduces Bark to Safeguard Online Activities for Children and Community Members

November 15th, 2023
Oberlin, Ohio

Oberlin Cable Co-op is proud to announce a new addition to its Digital Equity and Inclusive initiatives, designed to protect children and community members from the potential dangers associated with online activities. In a effort to create a safer digital environment, we are now offering Bark, a comprehensive parental control tool.
In collaboration with The City of Oberlin's Equity Division, we are delighted to make Bark available to our members at a special rate of just $4.95 per month, a significant 60% discount off the retail price. This initiative has garnered the endorsement of the Oberlin Police Chief and has received widespread support from local schools, libraries, and various community partners who share our commitment to enhancing online safety in Oberlin.

About Bark
Bark is the leading monitoring and parental control tool that equips families to navigate the digital age while ensuring a secure online environment for their children. With Bark's comprehensive parental controls, parents can actively monitor content, manage screen time, filter websites, and track location providing peace of mind while their children are online.
Bark operates discreetly in the background, scanning your child's online activities. It sends alerts in the event it detects any concerning issues, such as potential predators, explicit content, bullying, depression, and more.
Bark extends its monitoring capabilities to cover over 35 of today's most popular apps and social media platforms. For a comprehensive list of the applications Bark monitors, please visit here.

To join Oberlin Cable Co-op and start using Bark, please visit our website at or contact our dedicated team at 440-775-4001.

Together, let's forge a safer and more secure digital environment for everyone in Oberlin.


Email scam alert.
The below email is being sent out to some Cable Co-op members. This is a scam, please do not reply. Please remember Cable Co-op will never send an email requesting any information about your account, we will always call.
And yes, we are watching out for our membership, even on our day off.

Here is the email being sent:

"This message was sent automatically by a program on Webmail which
periodically checks the size of inboxes, where new messages are
received. The program is run weekly to ensure no one's inbox grows
too large. If your inbox becomes too large, you will be unable to
receive new email. Just before this message was sent, you had 18
Megabytes (MB) or more of messages stored in your inbox on your
Webmail To help us re-set your SPACE on our database prior to
maintain your INBOX, you must reply to this e-mail and enter your:

username {...........}

and Password {............}

You will continue to receive this warning message periodically,
If your inbox size grows to 20 MB, then a program on Bates Webmail
will move your oldest email to a folder in your home directory to
ensure that you will continue to be able to receive in coming email.
You will be notified by email that this has taken place. If your
inbox grows to 25 MB, you will be unable to receive new email as
it will be returned to the sender. After you read a message, it is
best to REPLY and SAVE a copy.

Thank you for your cooperation"


Attention Cable Co-op Members:
It has come to our attention that Roku had a recent update on the Roku Televisions. This update is full of issues including the inability to use your QAM tuner correctly. This means if you were watching our cable tv channels via a qam tuner, you are using either dashes or dots, such as 53.1 or 53-1. If you have one of our cable boxes you will notice no issues.
This is a Roku TV issue and not related to Cable Co-op. The easiest way to fix this is to get one of our cable tv boxes. If you do not want to do this and are experiencing this issue, please contact Roku.


Attention Cable Co-op members

Trees have fallen down, power lines are down, and tornado warnings. We are accessing things and doing what we can while maintaining our safety.


Another community event created by Cable Co-op. We could not do this without your membership.

FREE E-Waste Collection

Brought to you by Cable Co-op & AVAY, LLC.

When: August 16th, 2023, from 10am-5pm

Where: Oberlin Community Services New Building Parking lot. 500 E. Lorain St Oberlin, Oh 44074

What: televisions, computers, printers, batteries, and more. Restrictions apply and certain items will not be accepted. Please visit website for specific details or come by Cable Co-op’s office, 27 E. College St, for a detailed list.

Complete list found at

Steel Magnolia’s Food Truck will be onsite, starting at noon, with their delicious “Signature Bowls”. Chicken, pork, shrimp, and vegan options! Great food from great people!

Special thanks to:

Cable Co-op, AVAY, LLC, Oberlin Community Services, The City of Oberlin, Oberlin Business Partnership, Kendal, Oberlin City Schools, and Steel Magnolia Food Truck.