Sunday, November 18, 2012

The FTTH for the rest of us...

The fiber network is going full steam ahead over in TN. So now why has it stopped almost completely here in LEE, VA.? Please leave a comment.. Let everyone know what you think?

Monday, November 5, 2012

Over the past few years this page has been helped so much by another blog and here is a link to that other blog the person behind that blog is Peter Pratt he was the main person that helped me realize that people need to stand up and be herd and be seen. I am going to keep posting to this blog as long as I can but I'm looking for more blog post contributory that can post when I am unable to. So if any one wants to help with this blog please leave me a comment here and I'll reply back to you. I want to thank any/everyone that reads this blog.

Thursday, August 30, 2012

Has anyone heard?

Has anyone heard anything about the fiber network..????

Sunday, August 5, 2012

Well wonder who will own lenowisco LLC.

as I last posted "I think it was on the FaceBook page" The PowellValley News paper front page. It was said that AUG, 6 would be when they would close their deal. So now I wonder who will own Lenowisco LLC.? I would hope that Sunset Digital would be the ones getting it sense they are the ones doing all upkeep and maintenance to it.

Monday, July 9, 2012

long time no see...sorry everyone

Hello again everyone I have a lot to type about today. First off I want to bring everyone up to speed on myself and the fiber. Ok my last post was in Febuary 2012 first I was very sick and could not even get out of bed for 2-4 days straight then when I was able to get up I found myself almost out of wood heat with so I had to work on getting that taken care of by cutting wood and splitting it that took the rest of Febuary on through March and April. Then my dial -up service started knocking me off the net as soon as I got on " well I can't post here like that." so I had to fix that problem. And yes even more problems with my land line phone "Verizon" sometimes it would work and then it would not "and I still have this problem now". All of that was in May - July "Yes my phone service is still out.". So in mat I got  EXEDE Satellite internet & I am quite pleased with it. It has a speed of up to 12Mbs and I have almost reached it several times. Phone service such as VOIP works really good " not as good as when we had FIBER internet" but I at least had a way to call if I needed help or got sick. I got the service back in May but I really did not get into using it till the last few months "June-July". I had been just letting my computers update and check email but I have to say it lets all of my 7 laptops and my 4 desktops update really fast.

Now on with the fiber...

The week end of the 6th-8th of july their was a really good artical in the Powell valley news Week ender edition and it said LENWISCO LLC. was selling the fiber network but would not say who.. I do hope it is SUNSET DIGITAL they have worked their tail ends off trying to get the rest of LEE, WISE and SCOTT counties finished out. I'll edit this post with more as I get it in.

Friday, February 10, 2012

Sunset not selling out..

 Well the heading basically says it all folks..

 The January 23rd court date between Lenowisco LLC vs. Sunset digital did not go as leno wanted. Well Leno wanted the entire Fiber network sold off as a whole to Powell Valley Electric Coop or "PVEC" for short. Now I do not have every detail of this but what I have learned is that Sunset can not sell their part under some other agreements from other parties involved. I hope that they can expand this network and get the rest of lee county done. In a phone conversation with Ryan Elswick he has told me that "we are going to keep our heads down and as soon as other funding comes our way we will do as much as we can with it" now that sounds very positive that they will do everything they can do to get more people on this network.. From another source telling me that LENOWISCO LLC is broke and on the verge of bankruptcy well I guess instead of giving them selves rises, using the money for other projects other than the fiber & using it to take SUNSET to court. I guess they should have used the money more wisely. The computer centers are not getting funds that leno was supposed to pay out for the upkeep and electric bills for them "that is why some of the computer centers have already closed" . All this money I speak of was grant money paid to leno for this.

Now Virginia Tobacco Indemnification & Community Revitalization Commission or 'TIC' for short is going to allow Leno LLC to sale off their part of this wonderful network and has blocked SUNSET from buying LENO's part. Now why would they do that? Well if SUNSET owned it all then they would have to work with sunset for use of the fiber and all the LENO board members would have to start paying for their Internet use instead of having free use of this network.. We the people should have a say as to what happens to this network it was installed and paid for by tax payer dollars "your tax dollars & mine" that is why at the very beginning the level 1 service price was set at $49.95 that is not a bad price to pay for that kind of service.

What would it mean to that purposed 4G cell service if SUNSET owned all of this network? Well for starters Verizon would have to work with SUNSET for Access and not LENO. They would have to come up with some major money to use the fiber for their own back haul of cell signals. They would also not OWN "Verizon" this part of their so called national network.

Until next time keep the faith for this network and this county.. 

All views here are mine and all rights are reserved(c)

Friday, January 13, 2012

Lee Board of Supervisors meeting..

As the heading states everyone the next "BoS" meeting will be on Jan 17th at 5pm in the General District Courtroom at the courthouse in Jonesville, VA.
Also Ms. Tina Rowe stated on here FB page:Lee County, VA District 5 Community  that and I quote her in typing "
- I have the Fiber issue on the agenda" so anyone that wants this fiber in St.Charles please try and go to this meeting I think this meeting will have an impact on all of here. District 5 consists of St. Charles, Keokee, Robbins Chapel, Stone Creek, and East Pennington Gap (Voters at PMS). Let's show her that we do care about this fiber network and as many that can please show up.

Thursday, January 12, 2012

The purposed 4G project

I have the list of tower sites in Lee County in the Coalfield Coalition wireless project, and here are the communities where they’ll add 4G equipment to an existing tower:
Jasper, Dryden, Pennington, Dot, Jonesville, Ben Hur and South Ewing

 A new tower is proposed for Rose Hill

If I hear more I'll post it as soon as I can.....

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Doing an other test..

I think this will be my last test to the blog IF everything goes well.