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The 72 strands of razor-thin, blazing-fast fiber optic data wire are in the ground in Monticello and ready to be turned on, meaning the opportunity for higher internet speeds than have ever been available locally.
Fiber optic installation is nearly complete in Monticello, and may be in use for local governmental entities by the beginning of the year.
The Piatt County Historical and Genealogical Society will be upgrading their technology and archival storage thanks to a $4,500 grant received from the local Robert A. Milligan Trust.
Monticello school officials are pushing online registration this year, and the effort seems to be paying off. A total of 33 percent of registrations had been performed online just four days after going live at www.schoolsinsight.com. Superintendent Vic Zimmerman thinks the goal of having 50 percent of parents register their children online this year will be surpassed.
In preparation for the possibility of future fiber optic networking at the Piatt County Office Building, the Resource Conservation and Internet Committee of the Piatt County Board is hosting an informational meeting to compile suggestions from property owners surrounding the Piatt County Office Building as well as the general public.
Making objects with 3D modeling is becoming more common, and just last week NASA announced last week they intend to design a Star Trek-esque food replicator.
So why shouldn’t local high school students join in the 3D rendering era?
The construction phase of Monticello’s fiber optic project – which would make blazing-fast data speeds available locally – could begin in the next month, now that the four cooperating entities have approved the latest amendment to their intergovernmental agreement.
Mediacom Communications and Synchronoss Technologies, Inc. have announced the deployment of a mobile customer care application that gives the cable company customers instant and simple access to customer service using a smartphone or tablet.
There’s one word that consistently comes out of the mouths of local leaders when you bring up the fiber optic cable installation project that should begin next spring.
Web-based learning opportunities are multiplying by the day, and Monticello High School French teacher Erica Bryant sees no need to ignore them. With that in mind, her classes just started using six iPads a month ago to supplement their textbook learning experiences.