02/15/07: Fort Bragg area wireless broadband
We are pleased to announce that WillitsOnline is now
available in Fort Bragg! Our coverage is basiclly Fort Bragg proper,
from northeast of pudding creek road (Bald Mountain area), to the south
west, and other points inbetween. We are working on maps of our
coverage areas for your online reference, but for now, we reccomend you
call to check availabillity.
01/21/07: News: Major AT&T Fiber outage underscores role of Independent Providers
A fire today along highway 101 destroyed a section
of AT&T fiber optic cable connecting Northern California to the
rest of the world. The cable was hung on telephone poles set back from
the highway and over a home which caught fire, literally barbequeing
it. This is the second major telecom outage for AT&T in 6 weeks to
hit Northern California, and demonstrates again that no network is
immune to outages, no matter who's name is on it.
As an independent provider, WillitsOnline owns and operates
a seperate network from AT&T that reaches into areas that have
little or no available broadband services, and we have done it without
the tax breaks, incentives, or other inducements that these monopoly
providers routinely receive in exchange for doing only the absolute
minimum. We are focused on delivering quality broadband service as far
and as wide as possible, and have no corporate stock holders demanding
returns that would otherwise require that we limit deployments to only
the most densly populated areas.
The future of broadband will depend on independent
companies like WillitsOnline that take risks and invest heavilly in
developing the distribution networks that get it out to the end users.
California should not simply 'hand over' any more incentives, tax
breaks or other rewards in exchange for more empty and broken promises.
WillitsOnline has demonstrated that not only can the job be done by
someone other than the AT&T's and Verizons, but that it can be done
well and without a whole lot of indecisive stalling and soforth that
otherwise seems to dominate broadband deployment issues at the state
12/15/06: News : Improved spam filtering now online!
We are disgusted with recent increases in junk email
- also known as spam - which are responsable for clogging email boxes
and servers the world over, and with the ever increaing volumes of junk
out there, we have decided to upgrade our filtering technology and
today we are pleased to announce that we are now employing a Barracuda
Networks Spam Firewall for the benefit of our customers. It has been
processing nearly 60,000 emails per day and of those, roughly %94 are
pure junk and stopped at the border before hitting your inbox. Enjoy!
11/15/06: News: New coverage in Hopland!
Hopland is now receiving WillitsOnline Internet service, check our services page for details!
08/15/06: News: T1 Anywhere* for business
If you have a 459 or 456 phone number, no matter
where you are located - even the 'boonies' like pine mountain or
sherwood road, WillitsOnline now offers T1 business data connecitivity
for just $399/mo with 2 year agreement and $500 installation charge.
The service provides a high speed data connection at 1500kbps and
can be installed in as little as 15 days from order. Please call
07/01/06 News: New offices, fiber optics, and new services!
We have completed a move into our new facillity at
111 S. Main street, next to the Bank of Willits. The new office has
several improvements over our prior location, including a brand new
server room equipped with new servers, a new gigabit redundant network,
and high speed fiber optic data connectivity! Our backbone link is now
a full line rate ds3 (45mbps) and our fiber node can deliver up to
622mbps (OC12) without further build out. We also have ample unlit
fiber pairs for literally unlimited growth and capacity going forward,
and this development means not only improved connectivity for our
customers, but more connectivity and service options all the way around.
News: WillitsOnline now serves more of Mendocino county!
WillitsOnline is pleased to announce that we are now serving more areas and
more communities than ever before! We have just added Covelo, Redwood
Valley, Potter Valley, and Calpella to our coverage map, and we have also expanded
our Laytonville coverage by deploying the long awaited Cahto Peak access point!!!
Here is a summary of the new coverage:
- has service available generally to the entire round
valley area! We're broadcasting from a high hill about
3 miles due west of downtown. Just about anyone in Round
Valley should be able to receive service, with only a
few to the extreme north and extreme south that might
not at this time.
Valley / Potter valley - We are deployed in a hill effectively
in the middle of the combined Potter Valley / Redwood
valley area and we shoot into both. We can see Lake Mendocino,
Ukiah, and other areas as well from this location too,
which means that if you're around either valley, you
may be able to receive service. The maps will give you
a better idea.
- We have added a new access point to Cahto peak, the
tall mountain due west of Laytonville. You can recognize
it by looking for the tall 'sticks' (communications towers).
Many folks in Laytonville proper who previously could
not get service, can now! Also many, many folks outside
Laytonville - such as spyrock road, bell springs road,
and others to the north and south,, if you have a view
to the south west and can see Cahto peak, well, you can
now get service too!
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