Friday, April 22, 2011

Pole Attachment Fees as Barriers to Broadband Projects

Pole Attachment Fees as Barriers to Broadband Projects


This is just an update on things I'm working on right now and an FYI on some other things going on to. First off is my phone service was interrupted 04/19/2011-04/20/2011 "that's Verizon for you" this also includes my 2nd line for dial-up service as well so if anyone tried to phone me that is the reason I did not pickup. In that time I have found out that Verizon has no more interest in their own land-line business and also their fios "Verizon FTTH" They are going to be investing more in to their cellular business. So just what does this all mean for our network? well for one I think that the roomers that Verizon wants our fiber network can be ruled out. I've also been hearing a lot of gossip about LENO wanting to sell this network. I've also heard that they want to sell it to SUNSET Digital. Now if all of this is true then good on SUNSET and goodbye LENO. But I've still got a few more contacts to call and verify some if not all of this. As always I will post here any information that I get.


Monday, April 18, 2011

USDA Will Issue $400 Million in Broadband Loan Funds This Year

USDA Will Issue $400 Million in Broadband Loan Funds This Year

Ntelos and FTTH will our RAN even compete with the others..

Here is a link to the nTelos fiber network

nTelos Fiber Network

Now the first thing that I see here is that LEE & WISE counties are so close to it and that we were not included in that network. Here is an other link from their web site


Well the second link here it looks like they have been doing a good job of expansion and quiet a few parts of and whole counties are with the FTTH network.

pricing and info

In the third link here it says and I'm quoting them "For residences in our service areas of Waynesboro and Daleville, Virginia, Fiber to the Home technology is replacing traditional copper wiring with a dedicated fiber-optic connection. This fiber connection carries signals as digital pulses of light and allows nTelos to deliver access to the Internet at speeds up to 20 Mbps as well as local and long distance telephone services. It is the most advanced technology available today to connect you to the world - literally at the speed of light!"

OK now everyone that will read this that are fans of SUNSET Digital "I am one of them :)" may say WTF. I am using the previous links above to prove a point here if sunset would have been able to continue the network expansion here "LEE, WISE & city of NORTON" we all would have had services like if not better than that of nTelos. Now I do not know about anybody that reads this but I for one would like to see this network be able to compete with nTelos and others here! Now is the time for ALL of US to act and call our local & state officials and tell them to get off their *sses and do something about LENO's crap..

As always until I type to you again BFN....

Sunday, April 17, 2011

just an update..

Updating you all on my progress with the other three stories. Well 2 are about 50% complete and 1 is 75% complete I'm chasing down some other facts before I post them here so stay tuned for those.

Saturday, April 16, 2011


Mr. Joe W Herron - Scott County Elected Member - Home 276-452-4510

Mr. Bob Adkins - Wise County Elected Member - Home 276-328-6039  Cell 276-393-6695

Mr. Larry Mosley - Lee County Elected Member - Home 276-346-3262 

Mr. B. Robert Raines - City Of Norton Appointed Member - Home 276-679-2425 Cell 276-219-2839

Mr. Ben E. Allen - Wise County Appointed Member - Home 276-523-2809 

Mr. Carl Bailey - Lee County Elected Member - Home 276-445-5866 Cell 865-585-4733

Mr. Bobby L. Dorton - Wise County Appointed Member - Home 276-565-2167

Mr. Hubert Kyle Fletcher - Wise County Appointed Member - Home 276-762-9720 Work 276-762-5297 

Mr. Douglas Joe Horton - Scott County Elected Member - Home 276-386-3535 Cell 423-416-9000

Mr. Danny S. Parks - Scott County Elected Member - Home 276-479-2941

Mr. Robert Robbins - Wise County Elected Member - Home 276-395-3206 Cell 276-393-4155

Mr. Ronnie Short - Wise County Elected Member - Home 276-796-5619  Cell 276-219-7283

Mr. Homer C "Pete" Sumpter - Lee County Appointed Member - Home 276-861-2201 Cell 423-626-1120

Mr. Larry Vicars - Scott County Appointed Member - Home 276-479-5093 Cell 423-748-6953

Mr. Mark Carter - Lee County Appointed Member - His contact info is not listed in LENOWISCO's contact Information database but he is on the Lee county board of supervisors for this county


Thursday, April 14, 2011

Our public officials.

Here on this post I would like to publish our pubic officials contact information. So to that end I will be pulling it off of their web pages that said information so if it is wrong I take no blame for that. I will also list their web URLs as well.

First off our senators:

This is all that I have on Senator Webb
D.C. office-(202)-224-4024

And here is Senator Warner's Information
Senator Warner
459A Russell Senate Office Building
Washington, DC 20510
TOLL FREE: 1-877-676-2759
[VA residents only]
Phone: 202-224-2023
Fax: 202-224-6295

Now for our congressman

Here is Congressman Griffith's information
Congressman Griffith
1108 Longworth HOB
Washington, DC 20515
Phone: (202) 225-3861
Fax: (202) 225-0076
Hours: Monday-Friday 9:00AM-6:00PM ET

All of this information is for their D.C. offices

I really don't see why they do not step in to find out why Lenowisco LLc. has done what they have but non the less most of the homes in this area are still with out access to high speed Internet service. So now that gets me thinking more and more that their is something else going on behind the closed doors of LENOWISCO LLc. like so many I still have dial up Internet and I am using it right now to post this "thats why there is no pictures in this post"..

When this fiber broadband Internet was first put in their was so much word of mouth advertising for it that if the organization mentioned above would have installed it in every home here they would have made quiet a bit of money to re-coop their lose in the first year of operation..
So now comes the BIG question what is LENOs big plan for this network? Are they wanting to sell it off? Do they want to dismantle it? Do they really not care what happens to this region? Those questions can really only be answered by LENOWISCO LLc them selves..

I hope everyone enjoys reading my posts and please leave comments on them and how to improve them..

Until my next post "will type to you some more Later"
stil testing

I still testing some software out. Hopefully I will wrap all that up to nite.

I am still setting al this up

I am still in the process of setting all this up to make it easier for myself to post more often.

More stories in the works..

I am working hard on three new stories for this blog. When I get them done they WILLbe posted here. So please stay tuned for more to come..

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

New congressman against high speed computer centers for lee county Va.

Well it seems that our new congressman does not want his people to have access to high speed fiber. Now I do not know about anyone else but I want it I would very much like to have it at my home.. I am hoping that this is not the case and I can retract this later..

Here is my first of hopefully many more posts..

here is my first post here on my brand new blogg. I am getting things ready on my FB page as well so I can link the two together.