first_imgIn a continuing effort to provide the best wireless service for local residents, Verizon Wireless, the nation’s largest wireless provider, has expanded its digital network in Vermont, with a new cell site. The new site, located on an existing silo, provides improved coverage and capacity in Ferrisburg along Route 7.The new site is part of the company’s aggressive multi-billion dollar network investment each year to stay ahead of the growing demand for Verizon Wireless voice and data services, like two-way text messaging and Internet access, in New England.This investment is part of the company’s commitment to offer customers the most reliable service available on the nation’s largest wireless network. The company’s most reliable network claim is based on network studies performed by real-life test men and test women who inspired the company’s national advertising campaign. They conduct more than 300,000 call attempts monthly on Verizon Wireless’ and other national wireless carriers’ networks while traveling over 100,000 miles nationwide in specially-equipped company-owned quality test vehicles.”This network expansion will allow us to meet the growing need of local businesses and consumers for their voice calls and data applications, like our high-speed Express Network (sm) and two-way text messaging service,” said Bob Stott, Verizon Wireless regional president.Express Network is the company’s nationwide high-speed wireless data network, providing fast wireless Internet service, with bursts up to 144 kilobits per second (kbps). Express Network gives users full Internet access, intranet access and traditional email functionality via a laptop at unprecedented speeds for wireless access. Users can expect average speeds between 40 and 60 kbps, significantly higher than speeds being produced by competing technologies and comparable to, if not faster, than what PC users get when using a dial-up Internet service. Verizon Wireless has invested more than $8 billion over the last two years in its nationwide network, offering customers access to the most extensive wireless voice and data network in the United States.last_img read more


first_img continue reading » 2SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr Credit unions are being advised to take precautions and review NAFCU’s resources if they need as Hurricane Florence – currently a Category 4 storm – makes its way to the Carolinas and Virginia.NAFCU has prepared specific resources and information for credit unionsaffected by disasters – including a guide for credit unions to support disaster relief.The NCUA also has resources available on its Hurricane and Disaster Information page. The agency’s Credit Union Resources and Expansion office can provide urgent need grants of up to $7,500 per year to low-income credit unions that experience sudden costs to restore operations interrupted by a disaster.Among other resources available to credit unions and their communities:last_img read more


first_imgDonegal Youth Service in association with the Donegal Sexual Health Forum would like to announce the Fourth Annual Sexual Health Awareness Week ‘Let’s Talk About Sex Week’ commencing April 7th – 12th.The aim of the week is to promote healthy and supportive conversations with young people about sex, sexual health and sexuality.The group is encouraging adults to get involved especially parents, family members, teachers, and youth workers. One of the many events on the Let’s Talk About Sex Week calendar is ‘The S Word- Conference’ which will be held in the Clanree, Hotel April 10th and is host to important topics such as; Young People and Online Safety, STI’s and Contraception, Social Media & Sexual Behaviour, Early signs of abuse in relationships and The impact of sexual violence in the media.Lorraine Thompson, Regional Director, Donegal Youth Service said this is a campaign to raise awareness of the importance of talking to young people about their sexual health.“We want to ensure that young people are supported in terms of having someone to talk to and making sense of all the mixed messages they get and to know where to go to find factual, understandable information.”We are encouraging all groups who work with young people and parents – schools, youth groups, and community groups to come on board and provide events in your own areas. If you would like to add any of these events or information to our Facebook/Twitter pages please forward to lorraine.thomspon@donegalyouthservice.ie   TALKING ABOUT SEX IN A HEALTHY WAY IS OK, SAYS DONEGAL YOUTH SERVICE was last modified: March 19th, 2014 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Donegal Youth Servicelast_img read more