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No question about it: the coronavirus changed the way we lived and worked throughout the first half of 2020. While hospitals and healthcare centers were working to flatten the COVID-19 curve, NineStar Connect was working to stay ahead of it by providing members with the service they needed to navigate their new normal.
“We upgraded all of our fiber customers to GigE service for three months in order to help them get through the workday and the school year,” said Brian Dowden, director of operations for NineStar Connect.
With social distancing measures in place and public gatherings cancelled for weeks on end, Hoosiers turned to their devices for work, education, entertainment, and human connection. Luckily, NineStar offers the fastest and most reliable fiber optic Internet service in the area.
Boys and Girls Club Complete Improvements Thanks to ORU Grant
The Operation Round Up Board recently approved a grant in the amount of $6,000 for floor renovations at the Hancock County Boys & Girls Club in Greenfield. The old floor, a linoleum surface, had been in place for many years and was in disrepair. With the money, they received the old floor was replaced with a durable carpet tile.
Chantel Fowler, Chief Executive Officer of the Boys and Girls Clubs of Hancock County stated that “Our kids are loving the new floors and as a result the game room is now their favorite place in the club!” She went on to say “Thank you so much for your generosity and helping provide this amazing opportunity for our kids!”
The Operation Round Up fund receives the money it distributes from the membership of NineStar Connect customers, who voluntarily have their bills rounded up to the next highest dollar. This money is accumulated by the co-op and transferred to NineStar Community Trust. An independent board made up of approximately fifteen cooperative members meets quarterly to review applications and awards grants.