Archive for August 2013

CIRBN General Meeting

CIRBN’s next general meeting will be held from 1:30-3:30 p.m. on September 25 at the Illinois State University Alumni Center. CIRBN project leaders will be discussing the state of CIRBN, grant close-out, progress on the project, and the transition of CIRBN to the CIRBN LLC. To ensure ample handouts are prepared, please RSVP to Diana…

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Rural Illinois Clinic Starts Telepractice Program, Offers Community Services

August 13, 2013 –  By Roxana Ryan As posted on IllinoisBroadband.org. Children with special needs in Southeast Central Illinois now have access to better care thanks to a high-speed internet connection and an innovative speech language pathologist. With an award from the Broadband Innovation Fund, Sarah Weiler launched a “telepractice” program at the clinic she…

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BTOP Grant Period Extended

August 7, 2013 –  The period during which CIRBN can take advantage of the Broadband Technology Opportunities Program (BTOP) grant has been extended to September 30. CIRBN, which filed for the grant along with the Illinois Department of Central Management Services (CMS), has agreed to extend its time under the grant so that the CIRBN…

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A Message from Scott Genung

July 31, 2013 –  Dear CIRBN Grant Participants and Interested Organizations, After four years in the making, we have now reached our primary goal of enabling high-speed yet affordable network service to nearly all organizations that joined with Illinois State University to create CIRBN. By August 6, those remaining communities impacted by construction delays will…

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CIRBN Begins to Thrive

July 19, 2013 –  CIRBN has only officially been providing high-speed Internet for just over two weeks, but already the community-based broadband project is showing signs of success. More than 95 percent of grant recipients have adopted CIRBN as their Internet provider. Though it is not yet offering service to organizations outside of the original…

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