ETC Trading Time is part of the Ellijay Telephone Company, which services the North Georgia and Copper Basin Tennessee areas, including Ellijay, East Ellijay, Tate, Jasper and Nelson. ETC also serves Ball Ground, Blue Ridge, Copper Hill, Ducktown and McCaysville. ETC is continually expanding, as is its service area.
ETC Trading Time connects buyers with sellers in Georgia and Tennessee. Featured on the local television station Channel 3 and on North Georgia Now, an ETC-affiliated news media site, the program allows users to list an item they wish to sell or browse sales listings for items they want to purchase. The service is similar to other online classifieds. However, it is geared specifically toward the local community serviced by ETC. Users can choose the basic option, which is free, or upgrade to other options for minimal fees.
A second component of Trading Time is the associated television show, which airs twice daily at 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. for the local service area. The host of the show is Rich Scott. The show is a broadcast version of the online classifieds, featuring certain products and sellers during each broadcast.
Founded over 110 years ago, Ellijay Telephone Company is a privately owned and operated telecommunications company servicing a population base of approximately 82,000.