Fairpoint brings high-speed Internet to Tunbridge, Chelsea and Thetford

first_imgConsolidated Communications,FairPoint Communications has announced the arrival of super-fast Internet service in Tunbridge, Chelsea and parts of Thetford.FairPoint’s VantagePoint network, a fiber core, IP-based network, is now available to more than 1,000 additional homes and businesses in Chelsea, Tunbridge and part of Thetford.With speed options as fast as 15Mbps, downloading entire movies will take seconds. Broadband service on the VantagePoint network provides customers with the ability to smoothly stream live video, play online games at lightning speeds and upload photos and large files with ease. Always-on broadband access provides almost instant connections to information, news and entertainment.‘VantagePoint is enabling us to expand broadband service into areas with no high-speed Internet access and provide enhanced services across the state,’ said Michael K. Smith, FairPoint state president for Vermont.Since April 2008, FairPoint has invested more than $116 million in the communications infrastructure and technology to bring broadband to northern New England, including building over 700 miles of new fiber across the region.FairPoint has made broadband available to more than 80 percent of its customer lines in Vermont.The new high-speed connection areas include parts or all of the following streets:Chelsea streets: U.S. Routes 12, 3, 1 and 11; Bacon; Baraw Hill; Beacon; Bicknell Hill; Blackhawk; Bobbinshop; Brook; Brown; Bugbee; Burger; Carpenter; Church; Corinth; County; Court; Creamery; Densmore; Dodge; Goss; Hall; Highland; Hillside; Hook; Jackson; Jenkins Brook; Kennedy; Main; Maple; Meadowbrook; Moxley; North Common; O’Donnell; Old Town Farm; Pent; Pine Tree; Randolph; Redrock; Riverside; Route 110; Route 113; Scadin; Scales Hill; School; Stender; Town Farm; Upper Village; Vershire; Washington Turnpike; Weswind; Williamstown; and Windswept.Tunbridge streets: Belknap Brook; Button Hill; Chester; Drew; Fairground; Foundry; Gilley; Gould; Hoyt Hill; Kibling Hill; Main; Mill; Monarch Hill; Moody; Potash Hill; Recreation; Route 110; Spring; Stafford; Strafford; Stride; Swayze; Taylor; The Crossroad; Town Farm; Tuttle; Whitney Hill; and Wolfe.Thetford streets with 727 exchange: Academy; Amasa Bond; Appian; Burnham; Cranberry Hill; Deer Run; Godfrey; Hauger; Old Stone; and Old Strong.Source: FairPoint. 11.10.2010FairPoint Communications, Inc. is an industry leading provider of communications services to communities across the country. Today, FairPoint owns and operates local exchange companies in 18 states offering advanced communications with a personal touch, including local and long distance voice, data, Internet, television and broadband services. Learn more at www.FairPoint.com(link is external).last_img read more

McCabe enters final stretch of Syracuse career as captain, consistently productive middle blocker

first_imgIn a season of changes for Syracuse, senior Lindsay McCabe has been a constant.While there’s been three injuries to starters and three position switches around her, McCabe’s continued her steady, five-year climb up the SU record books to become first all-time in block assists, third in total blocks and second in blocks per set.“She has this kind of combination of dream of every coach,” SU head coach Leonid Yelin said. “She’s (a) dedicated student. She’s (a) dedicated volleyball player … She’s definitely one of the players who you really, really want.”Heading into SU’s final two weeks of games, McCabe has led Syracuse (8-18, 1-13 Atlantic Coast) with her blocking success on the court and leadership off it. As a team captain, she’s fostered the development of freshman middle blocker Leah Levert, who is primed to take her place.This weekend, SU travels to Miami (18-7, 11-3) for a 7 p.m. game Friday and to No. 8 Florida State (24-2, 12-2) for a 1 p.m. matchup on Sunday. McCabe has a concussion, Yelin said, and won’t be traveling with the team, but her influence will be there.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“She’s very adaptable, she’s very open, she’s a good listener, she’s very disciplined,” Yelin said. “And I think all these qualities she has as a person has helped her to be good volleyball player.”McCabe is first on Syracuse in every blocking category and has upped her offensive output in the wake of injuries to two of SU’s key hitters. She’s scored five or more points in all but four of Syracuse’s games this season and has had multiple block assists in all but one.SU has experienced a host of injuries this season, forcing Yelin to move players around and tinker with his lineups. But McCabe has remined a starting middle blocker all season, and is one of only three SU players to start every match.“There’s never a game where I feel like I’m not amped up and ready to compete because my competitiveness is something that I have in every aspect of my life,” she said.Levert said McCabe helps her analyze her game. Levert, a strong blocker, spent the season working on her hitting and has become more consistent of late on offense.Against Boston College last Sunday, Levert ran from her position in the middle of the court to the right corner to receive a set and smacked the ball home for a kill, giving SU its second point of the match.In the third set down three, McCabe made a similar running kill, turned around to her teammates, let out a triumphant yell and launched her arms upwards in a double fist pump. The similarities between McCabe and Levert’s games are growing.“She is obviously amazing at her position and looking at her, I have to focus, basically, on replicating everything she does,” Levert said.“I think she’s an amazing hitter so the bar is really high for me. I hope I can live up to it.”McCabe described the impending end of her career as “bittersweet,” but said she’s ready to move on. She hopes to play professionally overseas and Yelin said she has a “bright future” in the sport.Yelin did not recruit McCabe but found himself lucky to have her once he got to Syracuse. This year, she’s made his life easier by staying healthy and producing consistently.Said Yelin: “I hope our young people looking at her, they look up to her, but not only on the volleyball court but in school too.” Comments Published on November 20, 2014 at 12:06 am Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

Jason Garrett still safe, Jerry Jones says, after Cowboys fall to .500

first_imgJason Garrett will remain coach of the Cowboys for at least another week despite a home loss to the Bills on Thanksgiving.Team owner and general manager Jerry Jones told reporters following the 26-15 defeat that he will not make a coaching change even though his team is now 6-6 and in danger of being overtaken by the Eagles in the NFC East. Some Cowboys player is screaming in the locker room right now. It lasted for at least a minute pic.twitter.com/mNX60YEC7y— Jon Machota (@jonmachota) November 29, 2019The Cowboys will take on another 6-6 squad, the Bears, next Thursday at Soldier Field in Chicago. Jones expressed optimism that the players and coaches can eliminate the team’s mistakes over the final four weeks of the regular season.”Do you believe in redemption?” Jones asked a reporter, who replied in the affimative (video per the Fort Worth Star-Telegram). “I am a redemption man, too, so I think that you can change, to some degree, who you are.”Material from Omnisport was used in this report. MORE: Updated NFL playoff pictureJones believes Garrett is still the right coach to get the Cowboys to the playoffs.”This is not the time for me [to make a coaching change],” Jones told reporters postgame. “I’m looking ahead at another ballgame. I’m looking ahead at winning four or five straight and helping write a story they will talk about, how it looks like you’re down and out.”And I mean that. That’s the way that I’m operating. Every decision that I make over the next month will be with an eye in mind to get us in the Super Bowl now.””I wouldn’t make a change and give us a chance to do what I want to dream about doing. I wouldn’t do that for love nor money,” Jones said. “It would give us zero chance if we didn’t have [Garrett].”MORE: Who will replace Garrett if Cowboys fire their coach?Jones reportedly was on the verge of tears postgame. The emotion matched that of some of his players. One could be heard screaming inside the team’s locker room.last_img read more