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.
6SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr continue reading » Credit Unions notched an important victory on Friday in their battle against ADA Website litigation. Although the decision is just binding for credit unions located in the Eastern District of Virginia, it provides important persuasive authority for credit unions to argue that their unique member only structure limits the type of people who are qualified to bring lawsuits against them.The Northwest Federal Credit Union has a field of membership made up of current or former employees of the CIA and their family members. In contrast, the plaintiff did not allege that he was eligible to join this credit union. As the court explains, he was unable to deposit money into the credit union, obtain a loan, or get other services. Against this backdrop, the court concluded that he could make no showing that he was harmed by the credit union’s website, even if it was not ADA compliant. Crucially, the court also held that plans to visit [the website] are immaterial unless the defendant can establish that he is eligible to use “the credit union services.” Why is this statement so potentially important? Because in other contexts courts have recognized standing of parties to bring civil rights lawsuits as a means of testing compliance with Federal law.
Fergus McFadden is back in the Leinster side that faces Ospreys at the RDS tomorrow.He’ll play in the centre, alongside Ian Madigan after his return from international duty.Eoin Reddan will captain the side from scrum-half.Bryan Byrne is in for injured hooker, Richardt Strauss while Dominic Ryan comes in for Kevin McLaughlin at blindside.Robbie Henshaw is out of Connacht’s Pro 12 clash with Scarlets – the centre has failed to recover in time from a hip injury suffered in Ireland’s defeat of Australia.Rodney Ah You returns at loosehead, with Tom McCartney earning his first start at hooker.The other changes to the pack sees Eoin McKeon replace Willie Faloon at openside, and Andrew Browne replaces Mick Kearney in the second row.Kieran Marmion returns from Ireland duty to replace Ian Porter at scrum half and he’s partnered in the three-quarters by Jack Carty. Munster entertain Ulster in the Guinness Pro12 tonight.Rory Best has returned to captain Ulster for the trip to Limerick while Munster head coach Anthony Foley will have the likes of Dave Kilcoyne, Tommy O’Donnell and Felix Jones to call on from the bench.Kick-off at Thomond Park tonight is at 7:35.