Posts by CIRBN

CIRBN General Meeting

CIRBN’s next general meeting will be held from 1:30-3:30 p.m. on September 25 at the Illinois State University Alumni Center. CIRBN project leaders will be discussing the state of CIRBN, grant close-out, progress on the project, and the transition of CIRBN to the CIRBN LLC. To ensure ample handouts are prepared, please RSVP to Diana…

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Rural Illinois Clinic Starts Telepractice Program, Offers Community Services

August 13, 2013 –  By Roxana Ryan As posted on IllinoisBroadband.org. Children with special needs in Southeast Central Illinois now have access to better care thanks to a high-speed internet connection and an innovative speech language pathologist. With an award from the Broadband Innovation Fund, Sarah Weiler launched a “telepractice” program at the clinic she…

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BTOP Grant Period Extended

August 7, 2013 –  The period during which CIRBN can take advantage of the Broadband Technology Opportunities Program (BTOP) grant has been extended to September 30. CIRBN, which filed for the grant along with the Illinois Department of Central Management Services (CMS), has agreed to extend its time under the grant so that the CIRBN…

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A Message from Scott Genung

July 31, 2013 –  Dear CIRBN Grant Participants and Interested Organizations, After four years in the making, we have now reached our primary goal of enabling high-speed yet affordable network service to nearly all organizations that joined with Illinois State University to create CIRBN. By August 6, those remaining communities impacted by construction delays will…

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CIRBN Begins to Thrive

July 19, 2013 –  CIRBN has only officially been providing high-speed Internet for just over two weeks, but already the community-based broadband project is showing signs of success. More than 95 percent of grant recipients have adopted CIRBN as their Internet provider. Though it is not yet offering service to organizations outside of the original…

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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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