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May 19, 2013

Business briefs: May 19, 2013

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Fundraising activities to support local causes will include a raffle for dinner and movie certificates, courtesy of Ground Round, to benefit Warriors Family Assistance, and a food drive to benefit the Salvation Army. Old flags will also be collected by the American Legion to be properly retired during a Flag Day ceremony June 14.

Glens Falls National Bank hosts Community Appreciation Days throughout the year as a way to show appreciation for its neighbors and assist local causes. For more information, call 561-3101.

Network expanded

NICHOLVILLE — Slic Network Solutions, a fiber-to-the-home provider located in rural upstate New York, surpassed the 3,000 customer mark on May 1. Slic is nearing the completion of 800 miles of fiber-optic cable network throughout Franklin and St. Lawrence counties with only a handful of roads in the eastern region remaining.

The expansion, funded largely by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA) totaling more than $33 million, will pass more than 6,000 homes. A portion of the funding was earmarked for IPTV service. Slic’s IPTV service, myEVTV.com, delivers video content over fiber-optic cable to set-top boxes in customers’ homes.

When combined with their broadband Internet, the fastest available in their service areas, and crystal-clear phone service, Slic enters the “triple-play” market to provide rural customers with high-quality solutions from a single hard-wired provider.

MyEVTV.com takes advantage of the tremendous amounts of bandwidth available on fiber networks to deliver a next-generation television experience with multiple high-definition video streams, over-the-top (OTT) video on demand services like Vudu, and hybrid web content (web pages, email, etc.) over a single a connection.

Slic has had a small test group in place throughout the month of April and will deploy an additional 100 set-top boxes in May in the Dickinson, Dickinson Center areas, making Franklin County the first to receive the new service. More information like pricing, bundles, complete channel line ups and roll out schedules can be found at www.myevtv.com. Area residents can also call Slic Network Solutions at 877-754-2266.

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