The Taylorville Kiwanis Club heard from the president of local Internet provider Computer Techniques, at their weekly luncheon on Tuesday at the Taylorville Memorial Hospital auditorium.
Billy Williams talked mostly about their 3-year project to install fiber optic cable thru-out the greater Taylorville area.
Williams said they are just finishing the last phase of the project, and that several leaders from other communities have come to Taylorville to gather information on what Computer Techniques, also known as C-T-I, has done. The company has buried some 77 miles of cable over the past 3 years.
Williams told the Kiwanis Club that with that buried fiber optic cable, they can provide Internet service with speeds up to one gigabit, along with cable TV and phone service. He added the community's response has been overwhelming, with the take rate, meaning the percentage of households that subscribe to their service, being some 31-percent, versus the normal fiber take rate in other communities in the low single digits.
Williams added they have the highest take rate for fiber optic, of any community in the United States.
Kiwanis members are reminded that the re-scheduled Kiwanis Club cookout at Kiwanis Park is set for 6pm September 6th.
The Taylorville Kiwanis Club is part of global organization of volunteers dedicated to improving the world one child and one community at a time. Weekly meetings are held Tuesdays at noon at the Taylorville Memorial Hospital auditorium. For information on the club, go to taylorvillekiwanis.com.