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The following stories and news articles highlight our current events
and successes:

Spotlight!

"Smart Broadband for Small Business" Award Winners
 
  • April 27, 2015 — AT&T and The Connect SI Foundation honor 12 winners of the "Smart Broadband for Small Business Award."

    The Connect SI Foundation, in partnership with AT&T, recently honored winners of the "Smart Broadband for Small Business Awards" initiative, designed to recognize 12 southern Illinois small businesses that utilize wired or wireless broadband as a key component of their success. Award winners received $2,000 each from AT&T. Read more >>

In the News

2013

Steven Mitchell speaks with Gov. Quinn about 1.5 mil grant for  broadband project in Carbondale
Steven Mitchell speaks with Illinois Gov. Quinn (right) at a press conference
announcing the award. Steven Mitchell, leadership team member for
Connect SI and PCI eTeam leader, played a major role in pursuing the award.
  • August 23, 2013 — Gov. Quinn Awards $1.5 Million to
    Carbondale Area as Part of Gigabit Communities Challenge.
    Published by BroadbandIllinois.org.
    Gov. Pat Quinn announced on Friday, August 23, 2013, that the Carbondale area will receive a $1.5 million boost to build an ultra high-speed broadband infrastructure. The plan, which will partner Frontier Communications, the City of Carbondale, Southern Illinois University and Connect SI to build a gigabit network, is part of Quinn’s Illinois Gigabit Communities Challenge.
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  • July 18, 2013 — Lead SI Class of 2013 receives $5,000 check
    from George Bates Memorial Foundation.
    Published by The Southern Illinoisian. Read more >>
  • May 4, 2013 — Business leaders gather for conference at JALC
    Published by The Southern Illinoisian. Read more >>
  • March 19, 2013 — Connect SI aims to create growth
    Published by The Southern Illinoisian. Read more >>

2012

2011

  • December 11, 2011 — Connect SI trying to fill the gaps.
    Published by the Southern Illinoisian. Read more >>
  • December 11, 2011 — Eight to graduate from S.I. Online Nursing Initiative. Published by the Southern Illinoisian. Read more >>
  • November 23, 2011 — USDA Rural Health Care Projects in the Delta & notice on USDA openings. Published by Mississippi Delta Grassroots Caucus. Read more >>
  • November 18, 2011 — Connect SI Foundation receives USDA Grant.
    Press release from the office of U.S. Congressman Jerry Costello.
    Read more >>
  • September 6, 2011 — Frontier Rolls Out Broadband to Additional Illinois Communities. Published by BroadbandIllinois.org.
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  • August 25, 2011 — Wabash Telephone Co-op to receive $21.8 million
    from the USDA for rural broadband expansion. Published by Broadband Illinois.org. Read more >>
  • August 24, 2011 — Frontier Communications Is Rolling Out the
    Broadband Big Time. Published by BroadbandIllinois.org.
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