This is a posting of my July 24, 2012 email update

A lot of progress to report! The internet provider and the tower installer were out about 10 days ago. They marked out the tower site. Everything looks good but we’ll need a few volunteers to help remove a some trees. If you’re skilled with a chain saw and can help let me know.
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This is a posting of my June 12, 2013 email update

I wanted to reassure everyone that the broadband rollout is still moving forward. We are waiting on a visit by the tower installer to finalize requirements, so we have fallen behind schedule somewhat. After that, the process should move more quickly and I will have more info on costs and timing. The provider has indicated he’s been working on other details (pricing for the upstream internet connection, equipment specifications, etc.), to roll out our service.
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This is a posting of my May 6, 2013 email update

Sorry for the lack of updates recently. The good news, we’re rapidly progressing to a broadband rollout! I can’t really think of any bad news, every thing is moving forward.
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This is a post of my February 10, 2013 email update.

I want to give an update on the broadband situation. Charter discovered their survey a few months ago did not cover all of Scully Road and needs to be updated. They were supposed to be working on this, but I have not heard anything back. I assume this would increase the build out cost.
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This is a posting of my email updater from Nov. 11, 2012

Two updates. First, the bad news. I have have been unable to get an update from Air Advantage about wireless internet. With no response for over 2 months, I have to assume that the project is not going forward. I will continue to try and find out what happened.
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Over the last year satellite and cellular Internet service providers have rolled out newer, much better services. Although some of us subscribe to these services, I am still trying as hard as ever to bring cable, DSL or fixed wireless Internet to our neighborhood. Why bother, though? Why not settle for the newer satellite and cellular services? Because of availability, cost, and value. Read More »

In June, I met with the WUOM Chief Engineer, WUOM Transmitter Engineer and representatives from Air Advantage, a wireless internet provider. We discussed using the WUOM tower on Peach Mountain to broadcast wireless internet into our area. Read More »

Nothing but good news since the last update. I’ve talked with the Chief Media Engineer at WUOM about using the Peach Mountain tower for wireless broadband internet. They are very open to the idea and willing to work with us. Many thanks to our neighbor, Aaron Ridley, for getting me in contact with the people at Peach Mountain.
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Progress has been slow, but there is some good news. Gaining access to the U of M tower on Peach Mountain for a wireless system may be possible and Charter cable will be doing another survey of our neighborhood.
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We had a one hour meeting with James Nowlan from 123Net on November 10. About 20 people showed up, which I thought was good turn out considering the meeting was organized in a hurry and I had time only to send out about 50 or so email notices.
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