Technology

Oregon Connections Telecommunications Conference

September 5, 2021

An Oregon Tradition By John Irwin, Keith Mobley, Dave Sabala, Diane Garcia and Chris Tamarin The twenty-fifth annual Oregon Connections Telecommunications Conference is scheduled to be held at the Ashland Hills Hotel and Suites on October 28 and 29, 2021. The theme for this year is Oregon Connections: Onward! The 2021 conference presenters and attendees will…

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Abigail Mercer of Creswell, Oregon is one of 3 $10,000 STEM Scholarship winners.

September 5, 2021

Navisite Announces Winners of Inaugural ‘Next Steminist’ Scholarship Program Supporting Young Women in STEM Each of the three winners will receive a $10,000 award to use towards their undergraduate STEM education  Sept. 1, 2021 Navisite today announced the three winners of its Navisite’s Next Steminist scholarship program. In its inaugural year, the program is designed to help close…

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Launching Managed Home Net

May 5, 2021

By Jim Teece Publisher – Southern Oregon Business Journal My wife, Dena, and I own Ashland Home Net. We live in Ashland. Our kids were born here and went through the world-class Ashland Public Schools system. Ashland Home Net is a small company. We have under 10 employees. Over the years we have been fortunate to…

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Hunter Communications Appoints Chief Financial Officer and plans to grow workforce by 30% in 2021

May 5, 2021

Hunter Communications  (Hunter), the premier fiber-optic communications services provider in southern Oregon and northern California, announced that Sam Pauley has been appointed as the company’s Chief Financial Officer (CFO). Pauley will lead Hunter’s financial operations, as well as oversee corporate finance, participate in new business opportunities, and assist in identifying new funding opportunities. “Sam brings…

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How E-Rate is Impacting Students Inside and Out of The Classroom 

April 4, 2021

By Anne Tetamore Marketing Director Hunter Communications – HunterFiber.com When COVID-19 shut down schools and libraries across the United States last year, many families with school-aged children who did not have access to high-speed internet were significantly impacted. Ranked 34th in the nation for broadband access, less than half of Oregon’s residents have access to…

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Fiber Optic Internet : A Conduit for Economic Transformation

March 6, 2021

By Bruce Arnold Who Will Stay? That’s a common refrain when parents, educators, employers and regional officials discuss the future of young people growing up in Southern Oregon.  Increasingly, rural areas are losing young, talented people in search of opportunity and better employment prospects. The current reality is that 55 percent of the U.S. population…

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Hunter Communications Awarded $19.2 Million in FCC Rural Digital Opportunity Funding to Boost Broadband Services in Oregon and California

March 6, 2021

Hunter to provide up to 1 Gbps symmetrical fiber broadband internet Hunter Communications (Hunter), the premier fiber-optic communications services provider in southern Oregon and northern California, has been awarded $19.2 million through the Federal Communication Commission’s Rural Digital Opportunity Fund (RDOF) Phase I auction.  Hunter will deploy 100% fiber-optic broadband networks to offer up to 1 gigabit symmetrical internet services to…

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Hunter Communications Announces $8.2 Million in Funding to Provide High Speed Broadband Internet to Hoopa Valley Tribal Areas in Northern California

February 3, 2021

Hunter, Hoopa Valley Public Utilities District and EnerTribe will partnerto construct and deploy wireless and fiber infrastructure to underserved areas January 20, 2021 MEDFORD, OR —Hunter Communications (Hunter), the premier fiber-optic communications services provider in southern Oregon and northern California, has been awarded $8,223,340 from the California Advanced Services Fund (CASF) to provide high-speed broadband internet services to…

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Comcast Launching WiFi-Connected “Lift Zones”

January 5, 2021

Amy Keiter  Director, External Communications  Comcast As part of its ongoing commitment to help connect low-income families to the internet so they can fully participate in distance-learning and the digital economy, Comcast today announced that the Boys and Girls Clubs of Salem, Marion and Polk Counties are the first of a number of Lift Zones…

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Hunter Gets Bought, and a New CEO, Wins Awards and Launches Fiber to the Home in Medford. All since April.

August 31, 2020

by Jim Teece Via Press Releases and an Interview Big things are happening at Hunter Communications (Medford, Jackson County) during the Pandemic.  They were purchased by Grain. They hired a new CEO. They received an award for the fastest internet in Oregon They are going to roll out affordable and fast Fiber-To-The-Home in the markets they…

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Hunter Communications Named Oregon’s Fastest Business Internet

August 26, 2020

MEDFORD, OR, August 26, 2020 — Hunter Communications (Hunter), the premier fiber-optic communications services provider in southern Oregon and northern California, was recognized by BroadbandNow with four 2020 Internet Service Provider Awards, including for fastest business internet speeds in Oregon and among the top 10 nationwide. BroadbandNow, an organization that tracks and analyzes broadband speeds and overall customer satisfaction, annually recognizes…

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Hynix’s 1.2-million-square-foot Eugene factory sells for $6.3 million

April 7, 2020

Hynix spent $1.5 billion to build and equip a world-class 1.2-million-square-foot factory on 200 acres, which opened in 1998. It operated for a decade before shutting down in 2008 during the great recession. The closure left 1,400 people out of work, which was one of the biggest mass layoffs in Oregon history, before the pandemic.…

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