Broadband

As PEAK Internet Expands Its Investment in Fiber Broadband, It Continues to Grow Opportunities for Its Communities 

September 10, 2022

Oregon is an amazing place to live as we are blessed with beautiful natural surroundings like forests, lakes, and mountains. The flip side, however, is that it can be challenging to get access to the same services enjoyed by people living in more urban areas.  During the pandemic, few services became more important than a…

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Bringing High-Speed Fiber Where No One Else Will Go

September 10, 2022

History sometimes repeats itself. In 1939, Ivan Laird could not get electricity to his farm in Sitkum, a small town 45 miles east of Coos Bay on the Oregon Coast. Like millions of rural Americans, Laird was living a far different life than those in cities. It was a tale of two Americas: one with…

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Local Internet Edge Network (LIEN) Modernizing the current internet infrastructure with the State Of Oregon

September 10, 2022

David Hand has been involved in the Oregon Telecommunications  business as long as I have, well over 25 years.  Over the years he has built a successful ISP (Mighty.Net) with his partners, as well as a data center in Southern Oregon (Data Center West) with Co-Lo operations in Ashland, Medford, Redding and Eugene. In 2012…

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Hunter Communications Appoints Ehrika Gladden to Board of Directors

August 8, 2022

Hunter Communications announced the appointment of IT industry veteran, Ehrika Gladden, to the company’s board of directors. Gladden brings more than three decades of progressive executive leadership experience, managing IT and telecom divisions, and will aid in the development of Hunter’s sales strategy and efforts to increase market penetration throughout Oregon. “I’m honored to welcome…

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LS Networks Taps Former Meta Fiber Investments Executive, Randy Brogle, as New Chief Executive Officer

August 8, 2022

LS Networks, the leading fiber optic provider in the Pacific Northwest, announced today that Randy Brogle, a seasoned telecommunications industry leader with over 25 years of experience, has been appointed Chief Executive Officer of the Company. In his role, Brogle will lead the company’s growth plans to invest in the buildout of its fiber network…

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Link Oregon joins EDUROAM Support Organization

July 7, 2022

Connecticut Education Network (CEN) and Link Oregon join the program to help bridge the digital divide for K-12 schools, libraries, museums, and more with eduroam global Wi-Fi Internet2 announced today the latest state research and education (R&E) networks to join the eduroam Support Organizations program: Connecticut Education Network (CEN) and Link Oregon. The program expands access to the eduroam…

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Crowdsourcing Broadband Data with Faster Internet Oregon

June 5, 2022

FEDERAL INFRASTRUCTURE FUNDING The Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act will allocate $65 billion to improving broadband internet throughout the country.  The bill will distribute $100 million to each state for expanding internet access in unserved and underserved communities. Funding will focus on bringing broadband to areas that lack adequate speeds, choice, and affordability.  States with more unserved…

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Hunter Participates in the Affordable Connectivity Program

May 10, 2022

The Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP) is the FCC’s new program to help low-income households gain access to broadband in order to work, learn, and get healthcare. Replacing the Emergency Broadband Benefit (EBB) program, ACP is the long-term fund for internet affordability provided by the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act.  While ACP uses a similar framework to…

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Douglas County, Oregon Creates $28M Economic Impact with Fiber Each Year

May 10, 2022

The Fiber Broadband Association (FBA) today announced the first of its Broadband Community Profiles designed to uncover the economic and societal impact that fiber broadband is having on rural communities across North America. The research, conducted by Futuriom Research, shows that Douglas County, Oregon, served by ISP Douglas Fast Net (DFN), has successfully leveraged fiber broadband to create jobs, improve quality…

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Hunter Communications Acquires OnlineNW and XS Media

January 5, 2022

This acquisition means better, more reliable internet access to more Oregonians On December 31, 2021, Hunter Communications, Oregon’s largest privately owned fiber-optic internet provider, announced that it has acquired McMinnville Access Company LLC, the parent company to OnlineNW and XS Media.    “This acquisition is a significant milestone to bringing better internet service to underserved Willamette Valley communities,” said Michael Wynschenk,…

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Ziply™ Fiber Unveils Its “Silicon Forest Ring” Connecting Major Data Centers in Hillsboro and Portland; Adds Redundant Dark Fiber Paths to Seattle

November 3, 2021

Ziply™ Fiber today (October 28, 2021) announced the completion of its new high-count fiber-optic ring connecting 11 major data centers in Hillsboro to one another and into downtown Portland, OR. The project, which began in 2020 and which Ziply Fiber nicknamed its Silicon Forest Ring, New high-count fiber-optic ring improves capacity, speed, and latency for…

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Invitation to sponsor the Community Website Partnership

November 3, 2021

Greetings! Today you and your business are invited to partner with the Community Website Partnership to connect rural Oregonians and strengthen rural communities through technology.  Our nonprofit organization helps rural communities to be informed and resilient as recently featured in the Southern Oregon Business Journal: https://southernoregonbusiness.com/community-website-partnership-informing-inspiring-and-pro moting-resilience-in-rural-oregon/.  By embracing diversity and offering specialized technical support…

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