And so it begins

And so it begins

For better or worse, when I get an idea stuck in my head it starts to fester. Fairly quickly, I’m unable to fall asleep and thoughts of my new idea occupy my mind. I zone out when I’m running, again, with this new idea in my head.

For about the past 18 months, the idea of starting a WISP (wireless internet service provider) in Florence has been weighing heavily on my mind. We’ve done an incredible amount of due diligence, have our financial projections and business plan completed, and have solidified our advisory board. What started out as just an inkling of an idea has turned into a full fledged business.

I have a passion for technology and love to find ways to use technology to improve peoples lives. Over the next month or so, we’ll be making the final preparations to launch Siuslaw Broadband into western Lane county and focus on serving our customers with a reliable internet service with tremendous customer support. Look forward for some more posts about life on the internet, the in’s and out’s of being an internet service provider, and random rumblings from a Duck fan.


5 Comments to And so it begins

  1. Bob Lara

    I’d love to switch to a more reliable ISP, but the installation fee is WAY to high.

    • Robbie Wright

      Thanks for the note Bob. We always are doing something creative to find ways to waive our installation fee. We’re just wrapping up a food drive with Florence Food share. If someone donates 25 food items, they get a free installation. And we’d be more than happy to fulfill that anytime.

  2. Hello Robbie, you were recently at my home and we talked about the tower. I want to leave Qwest internet and connect up to the tower soonest. I need information about cost to go with Siuslaw Broadband. Is the Food Share donation still in effect? I usually donate over there once a month. Is the 25 food items like canned food and pasta, etc.?

    jeane williams
    [email protected]
    8/3/11 2 p.m.

    • Jeane, I’ll shoot you an email directly.

  3. Robbie, I found out I can quit Century Link bundle with DirecTV 2 year contract ending in Februayr 15, 2013. I thought I should talk with you for good information about how to proceed? I am on a Senior Low Income bracket. And at 81 it is time for me to Opt out of all this fancy stuff. I play a few games and check my emails but seldom mess in the Internet.
    I am not worried about fast Internet I want basic access and no extras.

    I want out of bundles and I want a hook up to the FREE Florence, Oregon West Lane Translator Tower for mostly OPB programs.

    I will need help getting this working. Bret Feingold is a friend and he recommended Siuslaw Broadbank to me last year, but at the time it was too expansive to buy out of DirecTV 2 years contract, which us finished February 15, 2013. What should I do first?

    I hope someone has time to get me organized. Thanks Jeane Williams, 69 Rhody Loop in Coast Village East side. 541-997-2582, and email: [email protected]

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