Ninestar Blog

Together in spirit. NineStar prepares for its annual meeting.

At this time last year, the team at NineStar Connect was making plans for the cooperative’s annual meeting. The venue was booked. The menu was selected and the program arranged.                Then COVID-19 upended everything.                “Necessity proved to be the mother of invention and we quickly shifted gears to host a virtual event,” said […]

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10G home networking: Is it really needed in today’s world?

In today’s high-speed Internet world, is 10G home networking really necessary? Most people wouldn’t think so, but if the old saying is true – that past is prologue – it’s all but certain that home Internet users will have an increased “need for speed” for years to come!        Two decades ago, home Internet usage was […]

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Tom Rowland
Former Hancock Rural Telephone Employee and Industry Leader Passes Away

Fredrick Thomas Rowland, age 69, of Lafayette, TN passed away Tuesday, January 26, 2021 at Vanderbilt Hospital in Nashville, TN. Tom was born in Indianapolis, IN on March 19, 1951. Tom ran track and cross country at Greenfield High School in Greenfield, IN. He married Melissa Jones in 1971. Tom started his career in telecommunications as a […]

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Struck Fire Hydrant

Just after 7:30am, a fire hydrant was struck by a large truck just south of 100S along 500W north of New Palestine. The damage was severe enough that the pumps could not keep up with the loss of flow and the tower emptied around 8:00am. Once we were able to assess the damage and confirm […]

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Data Backups: Cloud Storage

Have you ever lost something important? I know I have, may times. It’s very frustrating, and sometimes heartbreaking. Some of the most important information you have is the personal data you keep stored on your computers or smart devices. Personally speaking I have a ton of pictures, music, videos, and documents that if I were […]

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Tips for a safe holiday season!

Your friends at NineStar want you to have a happy — and safe — holiday season. Here are some easy ways to ensure you deck your halls free from fires, falls and fears. When putting up outdoor lights, fasten them securely to trees, your house, walls or another firm support. You want them to remain […]

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