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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.
Monticello Mayor Chris Corrie always knew the northern edge of town across Interstate 72 was ripe for development.
He just wasn’t sure it would ever happen.
At a recent open house, Piatt County 4-H leaders weren’t surprised that the most common query had to do with technology instead of farming.
“The most common question was, ‘Do you have a robotics club?'” said Susan Houska, the 4-H Youth Development Community Worker for the U of I’s DeWitt, Macon and Piatt Extension Service.
Ameren Transmission Company of Illinois will hold an open house from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 3 at the Hammond Community Building, 105 E. First St., Hammond to provide information about the proposed routes for a planned 345,000 volt Illinois Rivers electric transmission line.
It is usually not polite to refer to a group of ladies as C.O.W.S., but when it stands for Crankers of Wonderful Socks, then Barb Woodard is all for it.
As technology advances exponentially, the Monticello School District is trying to keep pace. A big step was taken last month with a wireless project that results in a potential internet connection 15 times faster than previous configurations.
Bogus 911 calls in Piatt County are on the rise, but officials think the explanation is innocent enough.
“We need to let parents know they need to pull the batteries out of cell phones before they let the kids play with them,” said Jim Cripe, E-911 Director for the county.