Technology

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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Five Eugene Tech Startup Founders Weigh-in on the Entrepreneurial Ecosystem

January 1, 2020

By Matt Sayre  An entrepreneurial ecosystem is the social and economic ingredient of a region that affect the probability of success for newly forming companies. The ecosystem is all the inputs to economic growth taken together including: capital, talent, partnership, and mentorship. I caught up with five founders during Eugene’s recent Tech Tour to get…

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Unintended Consequences: How Amazon is disrupting Telephone Poles

January 1, 2020

By Mark Schaefer This week the New York Times did a long, investigative report on how Amazon has weaved its way into nearly every aspect of life in the city of Baltimore — government, education, politics, economics, and employment, to name a few. The city is mostly positive about its dependence on this gigantic company,…

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Study Aims to Improve Broadband in Oregon

November 18, 2019

Business Oregon is conducting a statewide assessment of Oregon’s current broadband infrastructure and service availability. The assessment will help drive public policy regarding gaps in broadband access, the need for state funding, and strategies for deploying broadband infrastructure statewide. Broadband is increasingly viewed as essential infrastructure for economic and community development. Earlier this year, the…

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The largest Tech Company Open House in Oregon, is in Eugene

September 22, 2019

The regions tech and tech enabled companies open their doors to the public Oct 3rd. EUGENE, Ore., Sept. 19, 2019  – job seekers, technology enthusiasts, and students will get a rare opportunity to tour tech companies in downtown Eugene on October 3rd. Together, nearly fifty tech and tech enabled companies will open their offices to…

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