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Comcast offers $10-a-month Internet for HUD residents

July 21, 2016 – 9:56 am | 1,075 views
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Thousands more people in Northwest Indiana and the Chicago south suburbs will be eligible for $10-a-month internet.
Comcast is expanding its Internet Essential programs for low-income residents to anyone who lives in U.S. Department of Housing …

Cook County board approves intergovernmental agreement with NIU

April 20, 2016 – 2:05 pm | 1,074 views
Cook County board approves intergovernmental agreement with NIU

The Cook County Board has approved an Intergovernmental Agreement (IGA) between Cook County and the NIU Board of Trustees which provides the county with assistance in technology-related initiatives involving regional public partners.
The agreement allows the …

Cook County plans to complete high-speed Internet project in 2017

February 8, 2016 – 9:59 am | 1,344 views
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Cook County plans to complete high-speed Internet project in 2017
A multiyear project intended to boost high-speed Internet access across Cook County is expected to wrap up next year.
Officials recently announced that Oak Forest Health Center …

CSFN hosts municipal economic development workshop

September 1, 2015 – 1:54 pm | 1,585 views

The Chicago Southland Fiber Network held a municipal economic development workshop on Aug. 26, 2015 at South Suburban College to help south suburban communities along I-57 take still another step towards becoming gigabit communities; creating …

Aug 26: Fiber network and services seminar for economic development

August 3, 2015 – 4:35 pm | 1,297 views

From the Chicago Southland Fiber Network and Urbancom.net; please share with municipal economic development, information technology and management staff, as well as school district IT personnel:
What: Fiber Network and Services Seminar
When: August 26, 2015 – …

CSFN offers the Southland high-speed Internet access

June 16, 2015 – 4:13 pm | 1,459 views

In a room formerly occupied by a pharmacy in Oak Forest, steel-reinforced walls protect sensitive computer equipment that manages data carried on the new Chicago Southland Fiber Network.
Intended to offer high-speed Internet access to municipal governments, schools and businesses in the south suburbs, …

The Chicago Southland Fiber Network hosts a grand opening at Urban Communications Data Center

June 12, 2015 – 2:14 pm | 1,358 views

The Chicago Southland Fiber Network hosted nearly 90 supporters at a June 4th grand opening reception and tour at their new $3 million Urban Communications Data Center, at 5320 W 159TH Street, in Oak Forest, …

June 4: Chicago Southland Fiber Network grand opening & launch

May 8, 2015 – 9:07 pm | 1,661 views

The Chicago Southland Fiber Optic Network grand opening and launch is fast approaching. It’s featuring special guest Don C.Williams, Ph.D., from the National Telecommunications and Information Administration of the United States Department of Commerce. Please RSVP today!
Mr. Williams is a …