Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb announced Thursday, August 8 that Tipmont REMC will receive $444,558 from the Next Level Connections Broadband Grant Program. The program, in its first phase of awards, is designed to foster broadband infrastructure investment in unserved areas of the state.
I’ve been asked a few times how the fiber lines we’re building today will stand up to the promises of tomorrow’s wireless internet technology. While there are a lot of technological promises on the horizon, we can’t know for certain how they are all going to play out. Here are some things we do know today about one of the leading contenders.
Wintek fiber internet service will perform system maintenance beginning on Wednesday, June 26, 2019 at 11:55 p.m. and lasting for approximately 6 hours. During this time, fiber internet, voice, and video will all experience intermittent service.
80 years is a long time. Our world is a vastly different place than it was in 1938. Yet, for all that has changed, one thing remains the same. We all seek an equal opportunity to achieve security, comfort and convenience.
On my third visit to TC’s Restaurant & Tavern, I asked our server: “What’s the TC’s Special sandwich?” Turns out it’s a boneless rib sandwich with jalapeños and barbecue sauce on a hoagie roll, and as she told us, using her fingers to illustrate, “It’s about this long and this tall.”
The EnviroWatts trust board approved two grants to local charities from their first quarter grant cycle.
Food Finders Food Bank solar lighting
Food Finders Food Bank received $6,481.97 for two solar parking lot lights at the new Greenbush Street pantry parking lot in Lafayette. Solar lights will help reduce the food bank’s energy bills while providing a safer and more accessible environment to people utilizing the pantry and education classes.
“The money we save on electricity can be utilized in our hunger relief programs and purchasing of food so that individuals and families who face hunger will have greater access to the nutritional food they need,” said Amanda Estes, grants coordinator for Food Finders Food Bank.
The lights are part of a new parking lot at the Food Resource and Education Center (FREC) located at 1204 N Greenbush Street in Lafayette. An additional grant from North Central Health Services will cover the installation of the solar lights.
The Food Resource and Education Center helps individuals learn how to prepare the food that is gown in Food Finders’ garden and distributed in our pantry. More information is available at food-finders.org.
Last month, we shared that construction was underway to bring fiber internet to over 2,200 homes in the Battle Ground area. Many residents in that area have expressed their elation for the service. It’s very rewarding to hear how enthusiastic they are for better internet service.
Our fiber internet service is now Wintek, powered by Tipmont.
Call it a contemporary adaptation of the Neanderthal mindset if you must, but I’m not a split-yourburger kind of guy. While I certainly wouldn’t have fared well in the hunter-gatherer days of finding your own food, I can keep a firm, two-handed grip on a substantially sized, sometimes-slippery burger — often with a minimal amount of drip or slop.
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