It's officially construction season. Not just road construction, but fiber construction! And if you are doing any of your own excavations in yards, fencing projects or any other digging, PLEASE make sure to Call 811 at least two (2) full BUSINESS days before you dig. You don't want to be the one who cuts off…Read more Construction Season!
Hardly a day goes by right now that we don't hear, watch or read about breaches of our privacy. Facebook's CEO testifying before Congress about his company's use of your data. Data mining firms who know everything about you. Tech industry pioneers apologizing for the part they played in where we have ended up, some…Read more Is Anything Still Private?
Mid-Rivers recently completed our 2017 audit process, the conclusion of which is a presentation of the findings to the Board of Trustees and management. (The audit report is available for review by the Cooperative's membership in the Circle headquarters office, and a financial report will be presented at the Annual Meeting on May 31 in…Read more Investing in Our Communities
The Net Neutrality post from November generated some interest - thanks to everyone who is now following the blog! I will admit that I have been procrastinating since then on what to talk about, hoping you won't regret having clicked the "follow" button. There is no lack of topics available, as usual we have a…Read more Use Your Powers for Good
Mid-Rivers' revolutionary Wide Open Internet service was recently featured in the national industry publication Telecompetitor. That level of exposure always comes with a certain amount of skepticism from the outside world, where corporate for-profit Internet Service Providers are public enemy #1 and there are those who believe the Internet is - or should be -…Read more Fairness, Customer Experience, & Rural Broadband
Our Mid-Rivers construction crew and two contractors have been installing fiber cable at a rapid pace this summer, which is one of the few positive things that comes out of having little to no moisture all year. Our own crew is nearing completion of a Fiber to the Premise (FTTP) build-out in the town of…Read more Feeding You Fiber
As our access to the world has expanded, our individual views on what we all think we need have grown in proportion. I didn't know I needed a SmartWatch until I saw them online, or a zero-turn mower until I watched a YouTube video about how completely awesome they are for mowing big yards. I could…Read more A Little Perspective