GAW High-Speed Internet acquires APC Services wireless network

first_imgOn 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 info@gaw.com(link sends e-mail).last_img read more

Garuda paints masks on aircraft to support health campaign

first_imgMoreover, Garuda also introduced a livery design competition titled ‘Fly Your Design Through the Sky’ this month. The winning design will be used for other Garuda aircraft.In August, President Joko Widodo demanded intensified efforts to encourage mask-wearing as COVID-19 cases in the country continued to rise. In response some ministries have distributed face masks in public. The Health Ministry distributed 1 million masks from Aug. 25 to 30. Meanwhile, the state-owned Enterprises Ministry distributed 500,000 face masks throughout the country.The efforts to drive home the message on the need to wear masks come amid rising COVID-19 case numbers in the country. Indonesia’s number of daily infections topped the 4,000 mark since September and has shown little sign of abating any time soon.The National COVID-19 task force’s Wiku Adisasmito has blamed ignorance among the public for transmission of the virus as people had failed to abide by health protocols by maintaining a safe distance from others and wearing face masks, among other requirements. An online survey conducted by Statistics Indonesia (BPS) from Sept. 7 to 14 and involving 90,967 respondents across the archipelago shows that 17 percent – still believed it was impossible for them to contract the coronavirus disease. Respondents aged between 17 and 30 tend to be more skeptical of their susceptibility to the virus than those aged over 60.Meanwhile, the Jakarta administration said in August that it had collected Rp 2.47 billion (US$188,120) in fines from violators of social restrictions, including from 62,198 people who were not wearing a mask.  “We see that more and more people have started to neglect health protocols as time goes by. They seem to have no empathy for COVID-19 victims,” he said in September.However, the survey also revealed that around 92 percent of the respondents wear face masks in public, while 75.38 percent regularly wash their hands and 73.54 percent maintain a safe physical distance. The rate of public compliance with the mask-wearing requirement had increased by 8 percent since April, BPS head Suhariyanto said, while noting that compliance with the hand-washing and physical-distancing policies had somewhat declined.“Ideally, these three parameters – mask wearing, hand washing and physical distancing – should be parallel,” he said on Sept. 30. (iwa) To support the government’s ‘Ayo pakai masker’ (let’s wear masks) campaign, national flag carrier Garuda Indonesia presented five of its aircraft with ‘masks’ Thursday.“As a national flag carrier, Garuda Indonesia has always committed to supporting the government’s efforts to curb the spread of COVID-19. One way we do that is by encouraging people to wear masks,” Garuda Indonesia president director Irfan Setiaputra said in a written statement on Thursday.The masked livery adorned five Airbus A330-900 Neo aircraft serving domestic routes and international flights to Singapore and Japan.center_img Topics :last_img read more