Archive for July 2013

Illinois State Helps to Make CIRBN a Reality

June 25, 2013 – Since the first discussions for a Central Illinois broadband network in 2004, Illinois State University has championed the project. Seeing CIRBN as an opportunity to enhance the University for students, faculty, and staff, as well as the surrounding community, Illinois State took on a leading role in the construction of the…

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Broadband Creates Jobs

April 17, 2013 – Broadband projects have been prevalent across Illinois and the nation at large because community leaders have recognized the positive impact high-speed Internet can make. Broadband can facilitate better education, enhance businesses, streamline healthcare, and even create new jobs. The creation of new jobs is a major point in the Broadband Illinois…

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Featured Organization: Western Avenue Community Center

February 22, 2013 – CIRBN recently had the opportunity to chat with Gwinn Campbell, financial director of the Western Avenue Community Center, about CIRBN and how the center impacts the community. Check out the Q&A below. CIRBN: How does your organization interact with the community? Western Ave: Western Avenue is a faith-based not for profit…

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Featured Organization: Boys & Girls Club of Bloomington-Normal

February 4, 2013 For the past 20 years, the Boys & Girls Club of Bloomington-Normal has been serving children throughout the community. The dedicated staff works with children after school and hosts programs throughout the summer to ensure that club members are able to grow in five core areas: arts; education, career, and development; character…

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Broadband Illinois features CIRBN

December 6, 2012 – Broadband Illinois interviewed CIRBN’s Scott Genung on the scope of the CIRBN project as well as overall progress. Broadband Illinois is officially known as The Partnership for a Connected Illinois, a nonprofit out of Springfield. Broadband Illinois seeks to collect and publish broadband data, ensure broadband access throughout the state, and…

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Featured Organization: STL

December 12, 2012 – As business assets increasingly become digital assets, high-speed broadband has never been more important. Few are more aware of this than Tim Norman, president of STL Technology Partners. STL has been a CIRBN partner since the project launched. “Communities that don’t have an initiative to bring a higher speed of bandwidth…

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Build Business Through Broadband

Broadband is a technology and service that continues to give. Not only does it allow high-speed information sharing, but it opens endless opportunities across many fields. Broadband even has the power to create new business opportunities and jobs vital to an economy thirsting for new sources of stimulation. A study conducted in North Carolina by…

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The Power of Possibility: IlliniCloud

A broadband network can create a world of opportunity. Access to information, collaboration with other institutions, and sharing of resources can occur in a way that would not be possible at low bit rates or without pooling resources. The idea of collaboration is the central pillar of the IlliniCloud, a nonprofit dedicated to offering state-of-the-art…

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The Future of Education

March 28, 2012 – Teachers today face an enormous challenge; what’s the best way to motivate the students of today so that they can turn into the leaders of tomorrow? Broadband may be the answer. A 2010 study commissioned by the US Chamber of Commerce noted that “among the many technologies that have been heralded…

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