On March 17th, GAW High-Speed Internet (GAW) of Brattleboro acquired the fixed wireless network of APC Services (All Pro Communications, Inc) of Rutland, Vermont. With coverage over much of Rutland County, the acquisition compliments GAW’s existing network, and offers enhancements for APC Service’s existing customers.APC Services has been a trusted source for Rutland County companies for many years, specializing in a complete line of telecommunications products and services. Through their partnership with Go2Web Internet Services, APC Services became a local leader in complete advanced Internet solutions for home and business and implemented an extensive wireless network in Rutland County.As Vermont’s largest Wireless Internet Service Provider (WISP), GAW continually enhances its wireless network. Acquiring the APC network extends GAW’s wireless network into central Vermont. What is more, GAW will be increasing service offerings, including cost-effective high-speed data and voice combination plans for consumers and businesses. “Given the challenges our communities face in the current economic climate, GAW continually looks for ways to bring increased value to its customers by leveraging its innovative talent and infrastructure,” states Josh Garza, CEO of GAW. Brian Ferguson, Manager of APC Services, also sees the move as a benefit for the Rutland area: “GAW’s acquisition of our wireless infrastructure will bring additional products and services currently unavailable to Rutland County residents. In addition we are convinced that GAW can deliver the high level of customer service that our customers depend on.”Area residents and businesses looking to stay competitive and technologically up-to-date will benefit from GAW’s services, which include:More cost-competitive service offerings for customersImproved broadband speedsVoice and Internet bundled services, offering better value alternatives to separate voice and Internet plansEnhancements to the back-haul infrastructure that feeds the wireless towersBetter support for customers through access to a state-of-the-art customer service centerLocal call center in Vermont–offering Vermonters the peace of mind that they are speaking with VermontersCurrent APC Services customers may go to www.GAW.com(link is external) for complete details of new and enhanced service offerings. For new customers seeking information or to sign-up for service, visit the site or call 877-220-2873 and speak with a GAW Customer Support Specialist. Anyone who is not able to receive service currently in their area may add themselves to the list of people who wish to receive service by submitting a request through the community application (http://GAW.com/community(link is external) ). This information will be used for evaluation of any future expanded coverage.About GAW High-Speed InternetGAW High-Speed Internet (GAW) was formed in 2005 by Josh Garza and partners. GAW (www.GAW.com(link is external) ) currently operates a successful wireless Internet service to subscribers in Vermont and New Hampshire. GAW offers subscribers broadband wireless Internet access on a network that defies rough terrain and topography in areas not currently served by standard cable or telephony-based broadband services. With more than $5 million committed in network infrastructure and deployment, GAW is committed to the future of rural High-Speed Internet access in areas under served or not served at all by traditional cable or DSL services. For more information about GAW or to find out how to get deployment of GAW service, visit www.GAW.com(link is external), call 1.877.220.2873 or email firstname.lastname@example.org(link sends e-mail).
Press Association Chris Smalling, Phil Jones and Jonny Evans will hope to stake their claims to be first-choice centre-backs following the departures of Rio Ferdinand and Nemanja Vidic. Spanish midfielder Herrera, who joined United from Athletic Bilbao last month, is looking forward to the tour. He told MUTV: “It will be a new experience for me because it will be my first time outside Europe. All the people have told me there is a lot of United fans in America and I can’t wait to play in front of them. “I am very happy and really enjoying being at the club and in the city. The first couple of weeks here have been great. “Training has been good, similar to at Bilbao in that we train a lot with the ball. The coaches want us to have the ball and keep possession, which is great for the players.” United later announced that Anderson’s absence from the tour was due to a calf injury sustained in training. The Brazilian joined United in 2007 but has been an increasingly fringe figure at Old Trafford and spent the second half of last season on loan at Fiorentina. United had announced earlier this month that stars like Wayne Rooney, David De Gea and Juan Mata would travel to the US along with new signings Luke Shaw and Ander Herrera. Robin van Persie, Javier Hernandez, Marouane Fellaini and Adnan Januzaj are still on holiday after the World Cup. Michael Carrick is a notable absentee after undergoing ankle surgery on Thursday morning that could rule him out for the first two months of the season. In his first press conference later in the day, Van Gaal said he would spend the next three or four weeks assessing the players he has at his disposal before deciding on potential new signings and departures. United will play their first match of the tour against the Los Angeles Galaxy next Thursday before taking on Roma, Inter Milan and Real Madrid in the International Champions Cup. If they make the final, they will play a fifth match in Miami on August 4. The tour will be a big chance for the likes of Tom Cleverley, Darren Fletcher, Ashley Young, Shinji Kagawa and Nani to prove they deserve a future at Old Trafford. The fate of Anderson and Bebe already appears to be sealed, though, after they were left out along with left-back Patrice Evra, who is expected to join Juventus. Louis van Gaal has given a number of young and fringe players the chance to prove themselves in his first Manchester United squad. Twenty-five players accompanied the new boss on Friday’s flight to the USA for their pre-season tour. Youth-team products Sam Johnstone, Tyler Blackett, Michael Keane, Reece James, Jesse Lingard and Will Keane all made the cut, but there was no room for James Wilson and Tom Lawrence, who made their first-team debuts at the end of last season, or Nick Powell.