Posts by CIRBN

How Will Net Neutrality Vote Impact Bloomington-Normal Internet Users?

Check here for the original article. Two local experts say Bloomington-Normal Internet users shouldn’t panic—at least for now—about this week’s planned FCC vote to loosen regulations of cable and telecom companies. The Federal Communications Commission will vote Thursday on a plan to undo the landmark 2015 rules that had placed Internet service providers like Comcast and…

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SEEKING A NETWORK ENGINEER TO JOIN THE CIRBN TEAM

Please send resume as an attachment to info@cirbn.org Title: Network Engineer Location: Bloomington/Normal, IL Requirements for this position: Responsible for the configuration, testing and installation of the wired network equipment, which includes inside CIRBN customer buildings and designated distribution sites in each rural community and Bloomington/Normal. Coordinate with wireless consultants on the connection of the…

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CIRBN's GIGABIT FIBER-OPTIC BROADBAND NETWORK PARTNERSHIP IN MAHOMET

GIGABIT FIBER-OPTIC BROADBAND NETWORK PARTNERSHIP BETWEEN CIRBN, THE VILLAGE OF MAHOMET, AND MAHOMET-SEYMOUR COMMUNITY UNIT SCHOOL DISTRICT #3 Mahomet – CIRBN, The Village of Mahomet, and Mahomet-Seymour Community Unit School District #3 are proud to announce the official launch of a community-connected fiber optic broadband network for the Mahomet area. This network provides an opportunity…

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Keeping you connected

On September 30 a fiber cut by an external party interrupted Internet service for many of CIRBN’s customers. Technicians immediately began working to correct the situation and connectivity was restored. CIRBN continues to implement measures to ensure uninterrupted service for its customers. A connection was recently completed to St. Louis to provide redundant Internet access…

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CIRBN provides service to Mahomet

CIRBN is now providing service to Mahomet. Connected via a splice point on Interstate 74, CIRBN has begun providing service via the ICN to Mahomet-Seymour High School, Mahomet-Seymour Junior High School, Lincoln Trail Elementary School, and the district office. This marks the first step in the Village of Mahomet’s plan to connect nonresidential sites to…

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General meeting minutes now available

CIRBN held its quarterly general meeting on September 25. The meeting discussed topics including construction, the extension of the grant, transition to the LLC, and the future of CIRBN among other topics. View the minutes for the meeting now. CIRBN general meeting minutes

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Grant period extended to December

With little more than a week left in September, the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) extended the grant awarded to the state to finish construction on its high-speed broadband project. Difficulty securing permits to initiate installation of fiber along the Dan Ryan Expressway was cited as the main reason for the delay in completion…

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Broadband network given more time to organize

By Mary Ann Ford As published on the Pantagraph.com NORMAL — A grant that funded the Central Illinois Regional Broadband Network has been extended to the end of the year, giving Illinois State University more time to transfer the operation over to a new limited liability corporation.

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Broadband projects sweep across Illinois

Though the Broadband Technology Opportunities Program (BTOP) grant is coming to an end, one look at headlines in the news shows that efforts to bring high-speed Internet to underserved communities continues throughout Illinois and the nation.

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