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Criminal Justice Progress - Google My Maps

Keep up with our Summit County Criminal Justice Technology Project as we enter the last (and snowy) month of construction!

google.com Criminal Justice Progress


Last Chance: Get Hulu for $1.99 a Month for 12 Months | Cord Cutters News

On this Cyber Monday, check out this great deal from Hulu! https://www.cordcuttersnews.com/last-chance-get-hulu-for-1-99-a-month-for-12-months/

cordcuttersnews.com Hulu brought back its Black Friday deal this year, offering 12 months of Hulu for just $1.99 per month. Today is the last day to get the deal, with the offer expiring at 11:59 pm PT tonight. Click here to go to Hulu and sign up for $1.99/month. This deal is for the Hulu on-demand limited …

We're wishing you all a safe and Happy Thanksgiving!


Pandemic Positives – FairlawnGig

This week we're thankful for the opportunity to help you during a most challenging year! Read some stories here... https://www.fairlawngig.net/pandemic-positives/



FairlawnGig on Twitter

Check out these great items and bid to support the Fairlawn Area Chamber of Commerce (@FairlawnChamber)! https://twitter.com/FairlawnGig/status/1326591617319497729

twitter.com “Make sure you support the Fairlawn Area Chamber of Commerce with their upcoming (virtual) auction in December! The Fairlawn Area Chamber of Commerce 2020 Holiday Auction will be held on Monday, December 14th. https://t.co/mr5WH44uiV”

[11/16/20]   Good news, delicious @DuckDonuts is opening in the mall soon! Good news for them, they're hooked up to our great Internet service. Time so make the donuts!


Criminal Justice Progress - Google My Maps

The Summit County Criminal Justice Technology Project progressed a lot this week. We will be done by year’s end, see our progress here where ORANGE indicates where conduit has been placed and GREEN is where fiber has been placed.

google.com Criminal Justice Progress



Make sure you support the Fairlawn Area Chamber of Commerce with their upcoming (virtual) auction in December! The Fairlawn Area Chamber of Commerce 2020 Holiday Auction will be held on Monday, December 14th. https://e.givesmart.com/events/hJ3/

e.givesmart.com Help Fairlawn Area Chamber of Commerce spread the word about 2020 FACC Holiday Auction!

[11/03/20]   Today you have a fundamental American right... use it:

[11/02/20]   Today we heard from a customer that had been given an unwelcome gift (a virus) through a text saying it was from FairlawnGig. It wasn't. Please note that FairlawnGig does not group text our customers - if you get a text for a customer satisfaction survey, delete it.


Community Alternative Sentencing Center – FairlawnGig

Today we're installing fiber at the Community Alternative Sentencing Center.

fairlawngig.net Community Alternative Sentencing Center Today we’re installing fiber at the Community Alternative Sentencing Center. Follow along the process of the Fiber Ring Project with this Google Map where ORANGE indicates where conduit has been placed and GREEN is where fiber has been placed. VIEW MAP Leave...


Coronavirus Pandemic Prompted Cities to Rethink and Accelerate Broadband Strategies

This week we participated in a virtual @MountainConnect conference. See coverage here as we appeared alongside Boston.

broadbandbreakfast.com October 27, 2020 — The COVID-19 pandemic is disrupting local government operations, requiring many cities to revisit their digital governance strategies. Cities across the country are in the process of revisiting their digital approaches to center the emerging needs of constituents, with many brin...


Column: The pandemic makes clear it's time to treat the internet as a utility

We agree that it is time for the Internet should to be considered a utility. Thankfully for our residents, it became one in Fairlawn in 2016.

latimes.com Like power and water, the internet has been shown by the pandemic to be a necessity for households. It's time for it to be regulated as a utility.

[10/26/20]   The rest of the world is watching, and FairlawnGig is a model for communities looking to better themselves with robust broadband services. Today, our chief Ernie Staten will be talking to @MountainConnect about how we're dealing with maintaining great service in pandemic times!


Fiber Ring Project – FairlawnGig

We’re providing updates Summit County Criminal Justice Technology Project on our website - signup to receive regular updates to your inbox! https://www.fairlawngig.net/category/summitfiber/

fairlawngig.net Potholing Process Begins October 22, 2020 FairlawnGig’s crews are potholing this morning along W Exchange. Potholing is the practice of digging a test hole to expose underground utilities.         Fiber Ring Project No comments


Fiber Ring Project – FairlawnGig

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Akron Score (www.scorevolunteer.org) is a nonprofit that helps small businesses with mentoring and education. We’re thrilled to be helping them as they join the FairlawnGig network of customers today!

score.org SCORE is the nation's largest network of volunteer, expert business mentors. We have helped more than 11 million small business owners since 1964.



The Reserve Group (www.reservegroup.com) is a family-run private equity firm here in Fairlawn that specializes in manufacturing and technology. We’re thrilled that these tech-savvy folks have joined the FairlawnGig family of customers!

reservegroup.com The Reserve Group is a family based private equity firm that specializes in the acquisition, revitalization, management and expansion of diverse manufacturing and technology businesses. Our goal is to build relationships and share accomplishments with all our partners.


Stewart's Caring Place moves to new Copley location

Congrats to our customer, Stewart's Caring place (@scp_cwc) whose good work, providing free services and programs for cancer patients and their families, in our community continues in a larger space in Copley! https://www.beaconjournal.com/story/news/local/2020/10/09/stewarts-caring-place-cancer-wellness-center-moves-fairlawn-copley/5910772002/

beaconjournal.com Stewart's Caring Place has moved from a cramped space in Fairlawn to a newly built location in Copley nearly double the size of its previous site.


HB 13 is not the answer to Ohio’s broadband needs: Christopher Mitchell

Great article today in the Plain Dealer from Chris Mitchell @MuniNetworks. A few weeks ago FairlawnGig met with state leadership as we hope they reconsider limiting this opportunity to the private sector.

cleveland.com At a time when we need the internet more than ever — for everything from distance learning to remote work to telehealth — policymakers should be doing everything they can to increase high-quality broadband to all citizens rather than allowing the big monopolies to write the rules, writes Christo...

The Cypress Companies

The Cypress Companies (www.cypresscompanies.com) in Akron knows a great investment when it sees it - welcome to FairlawnGig.



We are Boring! – FairlawnGig

We are happy to announce just how "boring" FairlawnGig is as we update you on the Summit County Criminal Justice Technology Project.


We are thrilled to be a part of this exciting project. Look for updates on our website and social media!

Last month, Executive Shapiro and Summit County Council approved the distribution of $7.5 million of CARES Act Funds to expand FairlawnGig to County and City of Akron municipal buildings that hold criminal justice proceedings or house inmates.

COVID-19 has forced us to rethink how government operates and delivers services. As we begin to adjust to life with the virus, we have to consider how to safely and efficiently meet the needs of our community. The expansion will facilitate virtual court proceedings to increase the safety and security of law enforcement, court employees, inmates and the general public.

More information: https://www.fairlawngig.net/exciting-fiber-news-for-summit-county/


Kumho American Technical Center (https://www.kumhotire.com/) knows that the best way to keep rolling is with amazing Internet service. Welcome to the FairlawnGig network!

kumhotire.com 이용자가 제공한 모든 정보는 다음의 목적을 위해 활용하며, 하기 목적 이외의 용도로는 사용되지 않습니다.


Pandemic Positives – FairlawnGig

Check your inbox for today's newsletter, which features some great stories about how FairlawnGig subscribers are managing life in the pandemic with great Internet service. https://www.fairlawngig.net/pandemic-positives/

fairlawngig.net In the year of social distancing, work-from-home, and remote learning, we’re thrilled to bring you and your household the robust Internet service you need. FairlawnGig provides the bandwidth that to support all your needs, even the unanticipated ones, like a pandemic.

Tomorrow the fiber ring project will be hard at work along West Market and Portage Path.

[10/01/20]   Welcome to the FairlawnGig network to The Tilted Olive, your local source for gourmet olive oils and more!


Fiber Ring Project – FairlawnGig

Today we're beginning the construction phase for the fiber ring project. Included is a picture that will help you understand where the ring is going! https://fairlawngig.net/category/summitfiber/

fairlawngig.net Getting to work! September 29, 2020 Today the team started work on the fiber ring project right here in Fairlawn on West Market St. Pictured, the team is rodding conduit, meaning they are ensuring that the … Read more Fiber Ring Project No comments


Fiber Ring Project – FairlawnGig

Follow along the progress of the Summit County fiber ring project on our website as the ink dries on the contract today! https://www.fairlawngig.net/category/summitfiber/

fairlawngig.net Thayer Officially Contracted to Design/Build Fiber Ring September 28, 2020 Today we’re finalizing the details on the conduit and fiber, its path, and the construction schedule. This project will be completed by year’s end with the construction being handled by … Read more Fiber Ring Project No...

[09/24/20]   We'd like to take time out to congratulate our own Ernie Staten who was promoted on Monday night to Director of Public Service for the City of Fairlawn. Congratulations to Ernie, who we're sure the community would agree, receives well-deserved recognition!


Tell Us How You're Doing!

Share your stories with FairlawnGig and "Tell Ernie" how your FaiorlawnGig Internet connection has helped you through the pandemic! https://mailchi.mp/fairlawngig.net/no-reboot-no-problem-with-fairlawngig-2405402

mailchi.mp It’s been about six months since social distancing, work-from-home, and remote learning became part of our daily vocabulary.  Now more than ever, we’re thrilled to be able to bring you and your household the robust Internet service you need… the bandwidth that supports the unanticipated, like...

It certainly isn't as fast as our Internet speeds... but it will get us to your home, business, and to Akron and the rest of Summit County for the Summit County Criminal Justice Technology project!


US Pay TV Advertising Will Suffer Historic Losses

While the pandemic has been driving streaming subscriptions, traditional pay TV is feeling the pain of more and more cord-cutting. We’re happy to oblige and support your streaming preferences with the best Internet service, anywhere.

emarketer.com While pandemic-driven lockdowns may have benefited certain forms of media, the traditional pay TV industry is not one of them. In fact, cable, satellite, and telecom TV providers will lose the most subscribers ever.

[09/21/20]   We’d like to congratulate @thayerpc who was awarded the fiber ring design/build of the Summit County fiber ring for the Criminal Justice Technology Project. FairlawnGig, @SummitCountyOH and @AkronCouncil are looking forward to working with you!

Construction begins next week!


BBB warns of company allegedly tricking people into paying fees to activate Roku

Beware Roku owners... there is a current scam going on during initial setup. Roku is providing a (bogus) website and phone number and trying yo collect a (again bogus) activation fee. The CORRECT activation site for Roku is Roku.com/link https://www.thedenverchannel.com/news/national/bbb-warns-of-company-allegedly-tricking-people-into-paying-fees-to-activate-roku

thedenverchannel.com The BBB is warning the public about a tech company that has allegedly misled people into paying unnecessary fees to activate their Roku streaming devices or smart TVs.

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