News tagged with fiber

Webinar: The Chicago Southland Story and other Illinois Fiber Projects
The Chicago Southland Story and other Illinois Fiber Projects were the focus of discussion at a webinar hosted by Broadband Illinois and Broadband Communities Magazine on Wednesday.
Upcoming Webinars To Feature Midwest and Illinois Fiber Projects
SPRINGFIELD, Illinois, Sept. 4, 2013 -- Broadband enthusiasts are invited to save the date and register for two upcoming webinars on Midwest and Illinois fiber projects, hosted by Broadband Illinois and Broadband Communities Magazine.
Survey of Illinois Households Examines Broadband Usage, Benefits, Barriers

SPRINGFIELD, Illinois, April 22, 2013 – In a multi-faceted survey released earlier this month by Broadband Illinois, Illinois households rated fiber-optic internet connections highest in terms of speed, reliability and value. However, households in rural and isolated areas of Illinois are almost four times as likely to have a dial-up connection. 

Central Illinois Regional Broadband Network Bridges Digital Divide in Rural Areas
Broadband Illinois interviewed Scott Genung, Director of Telecommunications and Networking at Illinois State University, on the progress and goals of the Central Illinois Regional Broadband Network (CIRBN). The network, based out of Normal, is a federally funded project designed to provide high-speed, low-cost Internet connectivity to community anchor institutions (CAIs) and communities throughout Central Illinois. CIRBN will serve rural communities as well as K-12 school districts, healthcare, public safety, government, not-for-profit, and commercial institutions. The project is scheduled to be completed in Summer 2013!
Mid Century Telephone Builds Fiber to Recreational Community
Broadband Illinois interviewed Brenda Soland, Commerical Manager at Mid Century Telephone Cooperative about a new fiber expansion to the resort community of Oak Run and other happenings at the North Central Illinois company. 
Mixing Water and Broadband: Dig Once rules for water projects mean lower cost fiber to businesses and homes
What’s the “water + broadband” recipe for cost-cutting and faster Internet?  

Since water projects are big ticket public works matters for local governments to pay for, they become vital to plans for low cost installation of fiber conduit in neighborhoods and business districts.