I wrote last month about how our delivery of critical infrastructure makes our responsibility more important now than ever. Cooperatives routinely plan for emergency situations, and our emergency plan has served us well in a variety of circumstances — from ice storms to tornadoes. In these unprecedented times, we’ve taken some additional unprecedented steps to make sure our team is in place to power your world.
Over the last several weeks, our team has been working with the companies within the Purdue Aerospace District to provide Wintek fiber connectivity. The aerospace district brings significant new investment to our area and specifically the 231 corridor west of campus.
Wintek powered by Tipmont has partnered with TSC’s Technology Department to enable free WiFi at four TSC schools. The WiFi is available at Southwestern, East Tipp and Wainwright Middle Schools and Klondike Elementary school.
The COVID-19 pandemic has altered life for nearly everyone as we work to slow the rate of transmission and flatten the curve. An unfortunate circumstance of the social distancing measures is how they've exposed the limitations faced by communities still waiting for high-speed internet service from Wintek.
No need to mince words: Life will be difficult for the next several weeks as we all adapt, adjust and sacrifice to serve our roles in social distancing to help preserve public health.
As I write this, we're in unprecedented and uncertain times. The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has affected so many of our longstanding institutions and disrupted daily life for all of us. In the case of Tipmont and Wintek, our delivery of critical infrastructure makes our responsibility to the communities we serve more important now than ever.
Earlier this year, I was thrilled to join Tipmont and Wintek in the role of business development director. I was previously with Greater Lafayette Commerce for 24 years, most recently as vice president, economic development. My new role will build strong relations with existing and new customers throughout Tipmont and Wintek’s service area. I will also be working closely with the local community leadership to attract new industry and help create economic opportunities.
Wintek powered by Tipmont has enabled free public WiFi at North Montgomery Schools to support students who are unable to attend school due to Coronavirus restrictions. The free WiFi is available in the main parking lot next to US 231.
Updated Thursday, July 2, 2020
We are committed to the well–being of our customers, our employees, and our communities. As the COVID-19 situation continues to evolve, we rely on health and safety information from experts to ensure the decisions we make are consistent with local community, state, and federal standards. We want to stress that all of our essential services will remain unaffected.
The following measures remain in place:
2019 was a phenomenal first year
We connected more than 700 new Wintek customers throughout the Linden and Battle Ground build areas, far ahead of our original business plan projections. What’s more, 500 are in our queue and more than 6,500 people have registered their interest in Wintek powered by Tipmont internet service at join.wintek.com. Make sure you’re signed up, especially if you live in one of the current or 2020 build areas so we can keep you informed of our progress.