Six years ago today, 95959google started it all …

On March 14, 2010, Spiral Internet — along with a terrific team of volunteers — made the rally to get Google’s attention a reality. It was a sunny, warm early Spring day. Hundreds of people showed up to do what we do best in Nevada City … throw a parade and a party. For [...]

Spiral Internet Celebrates 9th Anniversary

It was on May 1, 2006 when Nevada County Community Network (NCCN) turned over the reigns to Chip and myself. It was a technologically bumpy ride for the first few days as — unbeknown to us — the NCCN dial-up access numbers were shut off over that initial weekend before we could alert the [...]

The Long Road to Building a Gigabit Fiber Optic Network

On February 1, 2013, Spiral Internet submitted a California Advanced Services Fund (CASF) grant application to the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) to build a phase one $27.5M gigabit fiber to the home (FTTH) project. We titled it the Nevada County Connected Project. Yes, just like what Google Fiber is doing in Kansas City, [...]