News tagged with Illinois Broadband

An “All of the Above” Approach to Rural Broadband
Illinois Representative John Shimkus writes in support of broadband and telemedicine in rural Ilinois communities.
High Tech Coming to Highland
Squarefruit Labs, maker of next generation 3-D printers, wins
$15,000 Highland Gigabit Challenge
Frontier Communications Completes Network Improvement Bringing more network reliability and faster speeds to Monmouth Area
Monmouth IL sees improved speeds and reliability as Frontier completes infrastructure network
Frontier Communications Completes Network Improvement Bringing more network reliability and faster speeds to Carthage Area
Carthage IL sees improved speeds and reliability as Frontier completes infrastructure network
List of Illinois Gigabit Challenge Applicants Published

SPRINGFIELD – August 8, 2012. More than 40 communities are in the running for seed funding to build ultra high-speed broadband networks, according to a list of applicants published by the Illinois Gigabit Challenge Team. 

Partnership for a Connected Illinois Announces Partnership with Strategic Networks Group

Partnership for a Connected Illinois Announces Partnership with Strategic Networks Group to Drive Meaningful Broadband Use, Innovation, and Economic Development

SNG and the Illinois Institute of Rural Affairs Engaged to help Maximize Broadband’s Potential

SPRINGFIELD, Illinois, January 4, 2012 – The Partnership for a Connected Illinois , also known through its Broadband Illinois website, today announced further efforts to utilize broadband for driving better learning tools for school children, growing the State’s job base, driving innovation and increasing economic prosperity, and improving health care.

Fiber optic project makes headway in Stephenson County

$69M initiative will provide high-speed Internet access to under-served areas

Comcast offers low-cost Internet to low-income Illinois families
In an effort to bridge the digital divide, Comcast is offering discounted Internet service, affordable computers and training on how to use them to qualifying low-income families in school districts across the country.
CenturyLink offers Internet classes for low-income
CenturyLink Inc. is introducing CenturyLink Internet Basics to improve and promote broadband adoption and use by low-income consumers in Galesburg.
Illinois among states getting broadband funding

Telecommunications companies in 16 states will be sharing more than $103 million in federal funding to help expand broadband Internet access to rural America.  Illinois is a big winner with a $22 million award to Wabash Telephone Cooperative to install 777 miles of fiber-optic cable. That will affect about 2,400 of its customers.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced the grants and loans through its rural development office on Monday.

Construction firm hired for broadband project

ETeams Bring Leaders Together to Improve Jobs, Education, Healthcare and More
Wednesday Webinar Series Continues June 29 at 2 p.m.
Video clip of President Glenn Poshard speaking at the Broadband Summit available
SIU President Glenn Poshard speaks on the accomplishments of improving high-speed Internet access in Southern Illinois, during a regional summit Thursday at SIU Carbondale.
Bringing Millions of Dollars for Broadband to Southern Illinois

With nearly $250 Million in Federal and State funds going toward building high-speed broadband networks across Illinois, we hear a panel discuss how this could change the way we operate our schools, our businesses, and our government services at the Broadband Summit in Southern Illinois on June 2nd, 2011.

 

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PCI’s Eden to discuss local importance of eTeams in broadband development
U of I Extension's 13th Annual Meeting on June 15
Building the Gigabit State in Southern Illinois

By Drew Clark

CARBONDALE, Illinois, June 2, 2011 – Boiled down to its bare essentials, a major research university like Southern Illinois University here needs three things to prosper: good students, great faculty, and world-class internet bandwidth.

The only major research university in the southern half of Illinois, SIU has the first two out of three. But according to John Koropchak, a professor of chemistry and Vice Chancellor for Research and Graduate Dean at the university, the availability of bandwidth for SIU maxes out at 380 Megabits per second (Mbps). 

Guidelines by the National Science Foundation call for bandwidth availability to be 1 Gigabit per second (Gbps) to 2.5 Gbps. That’s up to seven times the bandwidth currently available. 

Wednesday Webinar Series Continues June 1

The Partnership for a Connected Illinois will host its next Wednesday Webinar on June 1 at 2 p.m. CST, on the subject of "Community Anchor Institution and Broadband Access."

National Experts to Convene at Broadband Summit in Carbondale on June 2
Local, state and national leaders will convene at the Illinois Broadband Summit on Thursday, June 2 at the Southern Illinois University Student Center in Carbondale. The public can attend in person, at remote participation sites in Springfield and Chicago, or by watching live internet streaming.
Webinar Slides Available for Download
Slides from the Partnership for a Connected Illinois' Wednesday Webinar events are now available online for download.
Wednesday Webinar Series Continues May 18

The Partnership for a Connected Illinois will host its next Wednesday Webinar on May 18 at 2 p.m. CST.  All who are interested in the advancement of broadband in Illinois are invited to participate on the subject of "Developing Statewide Baseline Data for Research."

Broadband Illinois to Stream eChicago Events Live

The Partnership for a Connected Illinois will sponsor the live internet streaming and archival recording of the eChicago events in Chicago this week. The stream can be viewed at http://www.digibridge.net/echicago/

Executive Director Drew Clark Testifies Before House Telecommunications Committee

Committee Convenes to hear testimony concerning public investment in broadband infrastructure in Illinois.