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Digital 395 and better internet service draws near

When the Mammoth Town Council last met, Nate Greenberg, who is co-ordinator for the Digital 395 project, spoke to the Council about issues related to this major undertaking. But it was Councilman John Eastman’s question that most relates to the public. Eastman asked Greenberg when Digital 395 would be complete and when customers could get […]

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Still no internet for Crowley, Swall

Last week, Verizon officials told Sierra Wave Media that high speed internet service in Crowley Lake, scheduled for March, was now available. However, residents in the Crowley community reported to us that they can not get service. Verizon first drew the attention of the Public Utilities Commission when they erected overhead fiber optic lines without […]

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Verizon says internet service starting in Crowley, Swall

UPDATE:  Three residents in the Crowley area have told us they do not have access to new high speed internet service through Verizon.  Jarryd Gonzales of Verizon is checking further.  Stay tuned. ***** Mono Supervisors and citizens complained to the Public Utilities Commission earlier this year about Verizon’s failure to provide high speed internet service […]

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PUC rejects Verizon request for delay

When Verizon was caught overheading fiber optic lines without permission in the Highway 395 Scenic corridor, the Public Utilities Commission punished them by requiring that Verizon install high speed internet service in Crowley Lake and Swall Meadows. Then, Verizon failed to meet the deadline. Now, the PUC says they do not accept Verizon’s request for […]

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Mono Supervisors: broadband, Digital 395, interim CAO

In a special meeting Tuesday, the Mono Supervisors were expected to approve a letter to the Public Utility Commission complaining that Verizon failed to meet the deadline to provide broadband internet service to Crowley Lake and Swall Meadows. Last August the California Public Utilities Commission adopted a resolution which granted Verizon $286,398 to buy equipment […]

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Cell service expected in Crowley “any day now”

The now-famous advertising line about cell service – “Can you hear me now?” has never had any meaning in the community of Crowley because there has never been cell service there. That could change any day now. A company called Distant Towers did go through Mono County Planning and managed to get a lease from […]

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Supervisors: Contracts, closed sessions and internet

Employment contracts, closed sessions and internet service.  The Boards of Supervisors in Inyo and Mono Counties planned to meet today in Independence and Mammoth Lakes on these and other topics. First Mono.  In a closed session, legal counsel will talk to the Supervisors about the potential bankruptcy of the Town of Mammoth Lakes.  Mono County […]

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Bandwidth frustrations in Mammoth Lakes

Bandwidth is so restricted in the Mammoth Lakes area that residents, business owners and tourists have begun to tear their hair out as they try to get online.  For many, it’s just not happening.  Councilman Matthew Lehman agendized the issue to press Suddenlink and Verizon for information. Lehman brought up the internet frustrations at the […]

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More on Digital 395

More on our talk with Digital 395 official, Mike Ort.  When asked when the Eastern Sierra can expect expanded band-width service, Ort said the current expectation is July of 2013. Ort had earlier said construction of the new fiber optic line could start in April in Barstow and Carson City.  He also said that from […]

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