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June 2003
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McDonough’s Market - 70 Years serving Beaver Island

Don't bother trying to fix it … if it's not Baroque

Graduation Time

Beaver Island Chamber of Commerce Plans for the 4th of July

The Historical Society releases the schedule for Museum Week

BIPOA Nature Lecture: Painted Turtles of the Beaver Archipelago

CMU Summer Nature Walk series

BIRHC to Raffle Truck

Health Center Groundbreaking

The State of the Internet on Beaver Island

Honoring Bev and Mike

On This Date

One Hundred Years Ago

A Fine Spring Concert

An Environmental Protection section proposed for our Zoning Ordinance

Passings: Robert Smith; Gary Tepe; Margaret Way; Dan Green

Rural Arts & Culture Grant Update

Mary Gets a New Gallery

Roasting Jerry

The Sun Also Rises … over PABI's Community House: Summer Solstice Celebrations

The Class Play: A Class Act

Lighthouse School News

News from the Townships

Work at Beaver Head

BICS Students get Handhelds

Island Airways Hanger Party

Emerald Isle Security Exercise

Making a Walleye Pond

The Leadership Retreat suggests an approach for the Lansing Reception

A Report on The Lansing Reception

Peaine Township helps the Island move closer to a Master Plan

The AmVets in Action: yellow ribbons and posters

Weather or Not

Camp Quality Returns

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The state of the Internet... on Beaver Island

Great Lakes Energy announced that its rate for dial-up Internet service has been lowered to $16.95 per month.

All new and existing dailup Internet subscribers will begin to pay the lower rate effective June 1st. The new rate is due to Great Lakes Energy's partnership with TransWorld Network, a telecommunications company that partners with electric cooperatives to provide telecommunications products and services. GLE has worked with TransWorld since May of 2001 to offer customers long distance phone service. Customers taking both services and who are enrolled in online billing will receive a rate of $15.95 per month for Internet service and 5.9 cents per minute for long distance for all long distance calls made anywhere in the continental United States, both in and out of state, including local long distance, 24 hours a day seven days a week.

More exciting, four customers in town within the line-of-sight availability area around the antenna on the roof of the school are now connected via 1.5 mbps down/1.5 mbps up always-on wireless broadband service from GLE. Considering the high cost of a traditional T1 line on the Island (upwards of $1500 per month), the only other option here for a business-class connection, wireless at $69.95/month plus setup should open new possibilities for local businesses and in-town customers.

For those out of town wanting greater download speeds, GLE offers DirecWay satellite service for $69.95 per month plus equipment and install.

More information on any of these services can be obtained by calling GLE at 1-877-981-3000.

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