Blue River area residents get reliable internetApril 20, 2022
"The 60-foot tower above Blue River brings reliable internet to the community. From left, McKenzie School Superintendent Lane Tompkins, Elevate Technology Group CEO Geoff Turner, Lane County Commissioner Heather Buch, and Matt Sayre, Director of Onward Eugene. The four hiked up to the tower at a place known as Death Ball. It's also the site of a wildfire detection camera administered by the University of Oregon." - Rachael McDonald, KLCC
"This week, residents of Blue River got free Wi-Fi hotspots as part of a project to bring reliable high-speed internet to the community... The project is a collaboration of Onward Eugene, Elevate Technology Group, and the McKenzie School District. McKenzie district students and families were the first to receive nearly 100 Wi-Fi hotspots this week as part of the pilot phase of the project."
Elevate Technology Group, in collaboration with Onward Eugene and the McKenzie School District, brought reliable high-speed internet to the Blue River community through mobile hotspots and the installation of a 60-foot solar-powered telecommunications tower constructed above Blue River. At an event on Tuesday, these hotspots were distributed to nearly 100 McKenzie district students and families as part of a pilot project.
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