Archive for the ‘Commuter Computer’ Category
March 11th, 2013
We had a funny call after the KARE 11 piece on the Computer Commuter where they talked about our bookmobile-style mobile computer and broadband lab. The caller wanted to know if infrastructure was an issue in Lac qui Parle. We are pleased to report that it isn’t! Just last month we announced fiber to the home access in Dawson.
Farmer’s Mutual Telephone Company has been working since 2011 to install fiber throughout LqP. We received ARRA funding to support the deployment and we are pleased to say that fiber is being made available now!
The Computer Commuter serves two purpose in our community:
First it has whet the appetite of local residents who might otherwise have wondered what in the heck they might do with a fiber connection. Well, now they know and if you’ve seen the KARE 11 segment, you know they’ll be talking with relatives across the world, doing business and gaining valuable twenty-first employment training!
Second, the bus has been a great place for people to learn how to use their computers and/or learn why they might want a computer. Infrastructure doesn’t stop at the fiber. Residents and local businesses need to invest in computers or tablets and devices to access broadband. Visiting the Computer Commuter gives them a chance to try things out and look under the hood before they buy.
So thanks for the question – but we’re pleased with both our broadband infrastructure and our unique take on mobile broadband to encourage folks to use the infrastructure.
March 11th, 2013
We were delighted with the Computer Commuter story on KARE 11 last night. It was fun to show our communities and residents to Boyd Huppert and we thought he did a great job introducing the Computer Commuter to the viewer.
We also thought Pam Lehmann, Mary Quick and the Computer Commuter users were just terrific.
March 6th, 2013
Did you see the cameras around today? We’re very excited to report that the Computer Commuter will on Kare 11 on March 10 at 10 PM. Be sure to tune in!
February 13th, 2013
We were excited to see the Computer Commuter on Pioneer Public Television program, Rural Connections: Making the Connections.