FairPoint Communications has expanded broadband to hundreds of homes and businesses in Enosburg Falls.FairPoint will be bringing total broadband coverage to half of its exchanges this year, including Enosburg Falls, as part of the company’s new high-capacity network called VantagePoint.‘VantagePoint is enabling us to expand broadband service into areas with no high-speed Internet access and provide enhanced services across the state,’ said Michael K. Smith, FairPoint state president for Vermont. ‘Broadband availability opens the doors to the world for the residents and businesses in Vermont and is fundamental to the state’s future economic growth.’FairPoint’s VantagePoint network, a fiber, IP-based network, providesresidential speed options as fast as 15Mbps. Broadband service on the VantagePoint network means customers can smoothly stream live video, play online games and upload photos and large files with ease. Always-on broadband access provides almost instant connections to information, news and entertainment.FairPoint’s high-speed Internet service will reach Enosburg Falls customers along all or portions of the following streets: Bakersfield, Bogue, Boston Post, Brave, Butternut Hollow, Carpenter, Chimney, Coits Gore, Courser, Daigle, Deming, Enosburg Mountain, Horseshoe, Joyal, Longley Bridge, Nichols, Old Boston Post, Page, River, Sand Hill, Shadow, Tyler Branch and Witchcat.Since April 2008, FairPoint has invested more than $50 million in the communications infrastructure and technology to bring broadband to Vermont, including building almost 1,000 miles of new fiber across the state.Internet packages start at $35.99 per month.About FairPointFairPoint Communications, Inc., is a leading communications provider of high-speed Internet access, local and long-distance phone, television and other broadband services to customers in communities across 18 states. Through its fast, reliable data network, FairPoint delivers data and voice networking communications solutions to residential, business and wholesale customers. VantagePoint(sm), FairPoint’s resilient IP-based network in northern New England, provides business customers a fast, flexible, affordable Ethernet connection. The VantagePoint(sm) network supports applications like video conferencing and e-learning.Source: FairPoint Communications.
Published on January 5, 2016 at 5:21 pm Contact Paul: email@example.com | @pschweds Related Stories Syracuse football announces hiring of 6 assistant coachesSyracuse pulls Class of 2016 commit Sadiq Palmer’s offer because of academic issuesFormer Syracuse football offensive coordinator Tim Lester named quarterbacks coach at PurdueCarl Jones on commitment to Syracuse: ‘Everything just happened so fast’Syracuse football recruiting: 2016 OL Liam O’Sullivan flips from Cincinnati to SU Syracuse football announced the hiring of four more staff members on Tuesday. Brad Wittke (director of football operations), Roy Wittke (director of football player development), Sean Edinger (assistant athletics director for athletic performance for football) and Jeff Sobol (assistant strength and conditioning coach for football) will all join the Orange.All four worked with head coach Dino Babers at Bowling Green and had ties to Eastern Illinois, where Babers was head coach prior to working at BGSU.With the hiring of Edinger, Will Hicks will remain as an assistant athletics director for athletic performance, but will work with the Olympic sports. Roy Wittke, who is Brad Wittke’s father, replaces Bob Brotzki. Brad Wittke replaces Drew Robinson.The announcement of hiring of these four comes just one day after SU announced six assistants joining the Orange. Here’s a little bit more on the new hires.Brad Wittke, director of football operationsAdvertisementThis is placeholder textIn the same position at Bowling Green last season, Brad Wittke oversaw day-to-day operations including travel, team meals and other non-coaching decisions. He also previously worked with Eastern Illinois, Arizona State and the Pittsburgh Power of the Arena Football League. Brad Wittke graduated from Arizona State in 2009 with a degree in management and earned his masters in sport administration from Eastern Illinois.Roy Wittke, director of football player developmentRoy Wittke spent the last four seasons with Bowling Green, serving as the director of football operations in 2014 and the recruiting coordinator in 2015. Prior to working with the Falcons, Roy Wittke was Eastern Illinois’ offensive coordinator for 17 seasons. He’s also coached at Arkansas, Arizona State and Northern Illinois.Sean Edinger, assistant athletics director for athletic performance for footballEdinger oversaw the strength and conditioning for all of Bowling Green’s sports the past two years. Before that, he held the same position at EIU starting in 2012 until he left for the BGSU. He’s also worked in the strength departments at Missouri, Central Missouri and at Haskell Indian Nations University. He was a member of the U.S. national karate team for five years.Jeff Sobol, assistant strength and conditioning coach for footballSobol was Bowling Green’s assistant director of strength and conditioning in 2015. He graduated from Eastern Illinois and was a three-year starter on the Panthers’ defensive line from 2006-08. He also played three seasons in the Arena Football League. Comments Facebook Twitter Google+
OMAHA — Officials with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers say the big upstream reservoirs on the Missouri River are ready for spring snowmelt — and possible flooding.Corps engineer Mike Swenson, in the Omaha office, says they already have hit their flood storage goals and are starting to cut back flows from Gavins Point Dam, upriver from Sioux City.“Gavins Point releases averaged a record 34,800 (cubic feet per second) in February,” Swenson says. “Releases were decreased from 38,000 to 35,000 CFS earlier this week.”Corps officials say releases will fluctuate up and down frequently as we head into spring as part of an “aggressive strategy” to maintain flood storage space for as long as possible.“As the Plains snowpack continues to melt, releases will be adjusted as needed based on reservoir system and downstream conditions,” Swenson says. “Releases will remain above average as conditions allow in order to maintain more flood storage for a longer period of time.”The Corps reports snowpack in the mountains of Montana and Wyoming is now over 100-percent of normal. Officials say runoff has contributed to rises on downstream river levels with the potential to cause setbacks to levee repairs, while cutting back releases from Gavins Point should take the peak off higher river stages.