After watching the KFVS story, my wife asked, "What did you mean by 'the City has forgotten who helped them get to where they are today?'." In 2002 when City Cable announced that it was considering doing Internet service, our company had thousands of dialup customers in the Poplar Bluff area. MyCityCable had 0 customers at that time. The City Council voted to open their Cable Internet service up to all ISPs and encourage companies like semo.net to bring their dialup customers onto the network.
- Jul 24,
On Friday, I was contacted by the local channel 12 report, Tyler Profilet, saying that the station had received numerous requests to run the story. He interviewed me on the phone in the morning and arranged for a video interview yesterday afternoon. The story appeared very accurate and I was very pleased with the piece. KFVS Story on Friday's Six O'clock News (both the transcript and video versions are available)Jul 24,
semo.net has been around since 1995. Long before City Cable provided Internet service...semo.net was here...and for years to come, semo.net will continue to provide great Internet service in our area. Of course this move by the city is disappointing. And in this economy, it would not be fair to say this isn't going to be detrimental to our current business model. But remember that the same ingenuity that created & sustained semo.net is still at work within our staff.Jul 22,
Last night was not the only City-run activity that semo.net and Brian Becker were involved in. The Surfers were without their head coach for the semi-final game against Bluff Falls where they won 12-1 under the leadership of Coach Bryan Cooper. Ben Becker and Isaac Laseter pitched the team to victory along with the Surfer bats which included Tyler Williams' over the fence Home Run.Jul 20,
The city of Poplar Bluff just passed an ordinance that says a Megabit on their network costs $1051 when sold to an ISP. Yes, that's right, a business can purchase a 3Meg Cable Account from MyCityCable for $99/month (or $33 per Megabit), but when sold to an ISP, that 3 Megabits costs $3153. AT&T charges ISPs and large businesses $22 per Megabit Level3 charges $45 per Megabit in Poplar Bluff Level3 charges $12.50 per Megabit in St LouisJul 20,