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CIRBN is offering service in many communities throughout Central Illinois. View the map to see if CIRBN is in your community. CIRBN is continually expanding to new locations. If CIRBN is not already serving your community, contact us and let us know you are interested in becoming a part of CIRBN.


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How Will Net Neutrality Vote Impact Bloomington-Normal Internet Users?

By CIRBN | May 6, 2018

Check here for the original article. Two local experts say Bloomington-Normal Internet users shouldn’t panic—at least for now—about this week’s planned FCC vote to loosen regulations of cable and telecom companies. The Federal Communications Commission will vote Thursday on a plan to undo the landmark 2015 rules that had placed Internet service providers like Comcast and…


By CIRBN | November 21, 2017

Please send resume as an attachment to Title: Network Engineer Location: Bloomington/Normal, IL Requirements for this position: Responsible for the configuration, testing and installation of the wired network equipment, which includes inside CIRBN customer buildings and designated distribution sites in each rural community and Bloomington/Normal. Coordinate with wireless consultants on the connection of the…


By CIRBN | November 9, 2015

GIGABIT FIBER-OPTIC BROADBAND NETWORK PARTNERSHIP BETWEEN CIRBN, THE VILLAGE OF MAHOMET, AND MAHOMET-SEYMOUR COMMUNITY UNIT SCHOOL DISTRICT #3 Mahomet – CIRBN, The Village of Mahomet, and Mahomet-Seymour Community Unit School District #3 are proud to announce the official launch of a community-connected fiber optic broadband network for the Mahomet area. This network provides an opportunity…

Keeping you connected

By CIRBN | October 14, 2013

On September 30 a fiber cut by an external party interrupted Internet service for many of CIRBN’s customers. Technicians immediately began working to correct the situation and connectivity was restored. CIRBN continues to implement measures to ensure uninterrupted service for its customers. A connection was recently completed to St. Louis to provide redundant Internet access…

CIRBN provides service to Mahomet

By CIRBN | October 4, 2013

CIRBN is now providing service to Mahomet. Connected via a splice point on Interstate 74, CIRBN has begun providing service via the ICN to Mahomet-Seymour High School, Mahomet-Seymour Junior High School, Lincoln Trail Elementary School, and the district office. This marks the first step in the Village of Mahomet’s plan to connect nonresidential sites to…

General meeting minutes now available

By CIRBN | October 1, 2013

CIRBN held its quarterly general meeting on September 25. The meeting discussed topics including construction, the extension of the grant, transition to the LLC, and the future of CIRBN among other topics. View the minutes for the meeting now. CIRBN general meeting minutes

Grant period extended to December

By CIRBN | September 30, 2013

With little more than a week left in September, the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) extended the grant awarded to the state to finish construction on its high-speed broadband project. Difficulty securing permits to initiate installation of fiber along the Dan Ryan Expressway was cited as the main reason for the delay in completion…

Broadband network given more time to organize

By CIRBN | September 26, 2013

By Mary Ann Ford As published on the NORMAL — A grant that funded the Central Illinois Regional Broadband Network has been extended to the end of the year, giving Illinois State University more time to transfer the operation over to a new limited liability corporation.

Broadband projects sweep across Illinois

By CIRBN | September 15, 2013

Though the Broadband Technology Opportunities Program (BTOP) grant is coming to an end, one look at headlines in the news shows that efforts to bring high-speed Internet to underserved communities continues throughout Illinois and the nation.

Rural Illinois Clinic Starts Telepractice Program, Offers Community Services

By CIRBN | August 19, 2013

August 13, 2013 –  By Roxana Ryan As posted on 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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Digital facelift: Volunteers overhaul websites of B-N nonprofits

By CIRBN | May 6, 2018

This website was designed by volunteers for who design websites for non-profits in local communities across the United States. Team Optic Funk helped redesign our site. Read the full story here.  

CIRBN General Meeting

By CIRBN | August 26, 2013

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…

Featured Organization: Western Avenue Community Center

By CIRBN | July 25, 2013

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…

Featured Organization: Boys & Girls Club of Bloomington-Normal

By CIRBN | July 25, 2013

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…

Featured Organization: STL

By CIRBN | July 25, 2013

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…