As many new homeowners, and even business owners, have discovered recently, AT&T (our local incumbent telephone company) is dropping the ball big time when it comes to DSL service. Also, the telcos and the cable companies, Comcast in particular, are fighting gigabit fiber optic network construction across the country. They are loud, and can [...]
Spiral Internet’s co-owner and CIO (Chief Imagination Officer, as he preferred), Chip Carman, was diagnosed with esophageal cancer in May of this year. After a short battle, he succumbed to the aggressive disease on October 31. Chip was the Spiral team member who proclaimed “Yes, let’s build a 100% fiber optic network here.” He [...]
They did it in Chattanooga, Tennessee and Lafayette, Louisiana. Nearby in California, the Plumas-Sierra Rural Electric Cooperative is doing it too, as Plumas-Sierra Telecommunications. Municipal and rural electric companies are building 100% fiber optic networks to the home/business to deploy smart grid technology, then offering ultra high speed Internet access over those same networks.