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12:27PM October 24, 2017

Rita Alexander Campaign Owner
Mack, once a zone meets its goal, we estimate that: (1) it could take up to one month for board approval; (2) it could take up to two months for engineering; (3) it could take another three months for materials to arrive; and it could take up to six months to construct the fiber. So, the total process could take a year or longer from the time a zone reaches its participation requirement. The length of time before service can be provided also will depend on how near you are to a substation within a zone. We will start construction at the substation and once we have fiber to a member's home or business, we can go ahead and provide that member service. You can sign back in and elect to be a Zone Champion. We appreciate your support and willingness to help make access to this essential service happen!


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11:29PM October 23, 2017

Mack P
I think this would be huge and great for this area (Fulton). Also, I also agree with what Mr. Joseph Lewis said in that it would be huge for the family and kids of not just Obion County, but all the sounding areas. I think I may want to sign up to help try and get the word out, but didn't check the box anyway to change that? Also, when a Zone meets it goal is their an estimate on how long it would take for the service to be up and running? Praying Fulton meets its goal... 8)


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6:57AM October 21, 2017

Rita Alexander Campaign Owner
Kenneth, there is no data limit.


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10:43PM October 20, 2017

Kenneth Brooks
Question. Is there a data limit? I like the speed.


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8:50PM October 20, 2017

Bill Dycus
You should mention online (IN BOLD PRINT) that if members wait too late to sign up, they will have to pay $200 instead of the current $20. That part sure got my attention. Wake up Newbern!!! Sign up NOW!!!


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11:22AM October 20, 2017

Patrick Horner
Like Kelly's idea, a small letter included with the mailed monthly bills would go a long way to reaching members.


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11:08AM October 20, 2017

Mark Collier
Just want to let everyone know since I don't believe it says anywhere on here, but registering now will prevent members from having to pay a $200 connection/installation fee later on.


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9:34AM October 20, 2017

Rita Alexander Campaign Owner
Thanks for your support and suggestion, Kelly. We're considering lots of ways we can get the word out and the mail delivered via our post offices is certainly one of them. In fact, we're hoping that most of our members will see the two-page spread in upcoming November and December member publications (The Tennessee Magazine and the Kentucky Living magazine). These are mailed each month to all of our members' homes. Still, we agree wholeheartedly with you that we will need to use a variety of mediums to reach everyone. Again, thanks so much for reaching out to us!


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8:17AM October 20, 2017

Kelly Mollica
I want the 100 Mbps internet YESTERDAY. I am DESPERATE for it. But as much as I’d like to, I don’t have time to get out and knock on doors on Gibson EMC’s behalf to get people to sign up. I’m betting there are many people in my area (Three Way) who want better/faster internet service but they don’t know that Gibson EMC could potentially provide it if enough people sign up. Could you PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE a THOUSAND TIMES PLEASE send out an announcement via snail mail? This way everyone will know about it. I didn’t know about it until I stumbled onto an article in the Jackson Sun. I didn’t hear about it from Gibson EMC, which is puzzling. I think you’re relying too much on word-of-mouth. I realize a mailing will cost money, but it’s the only way you’re going to reach close to 100% of the population.


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4:10PM October 19, 2017

Rita Alexander Campaign Owner
Great question, Deanna. We set up the zones based on our substations and our communities. We also considered the miles of line within the zone and the number of members per mile of line. We used all of this information to arrive at the participation level we’d need for the fiber build-out to be financially feasible.


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3:34PM October 19, 2017

Daniel Bradford
Correction, Hornbeak has a far lower population than Dyer. lol


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3:34PM October 19, 2017

Daniel Bradford
Deana, The Newbern zone I know for sure is all outside of city limits and doesn't cover as much area as the Hornbeak zone. People are more spread out and there's fewer of them in the area. I'd say that's a pretty big factor in why there's fewer people required. Dyer covers far less area than the Hornbeak zone and I'm fairly certain has a lower population.


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3:34PM October 19, 2017

Daniel Bradford
Deana, The Newbern zone I know for sure is all outside of city limits and doesn't cover as much area as the Hornbeak zone. People are more spread out and there's fewer of them in the area. I'd say that's a pretty big factor in why there's fewer people required. Dyer covers far less area than the Hornbeak zone and I'm fairly certain has a lower population.


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3:09PM October 19, 2017

Deana Kendall
I was looking at the Zones in Registration progress and I see that Newbern and Dyer are at 17% and 18% of their goal and only need 280 and 243 more. Why then is Hornbeak zone at 15% and we still need 416 more. That doesn't sound fair. Why so may more required in that area?


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9:42AM October 19, 2017

Rita Alexander Campaign Owner
Great, Roy! For others who are wondering about how many more sign ups are needed in your area, click on “Zones” and scroll down to see. The “Zones” tab is found on the Home or Main page.


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9:26AM October 19, 2017

Roy Sandefer
I am in the Gadsden zone. What is the minimum number of signups required in this zone to get a board vote? Roy Sandefer


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11:50AM October 18, 2017

Rita Alexander Campaign Owner
Good morning, Kevin and William! We truly appreciate your willingness to help! Hope you've checked the box on the site to be Zone Champions. We're working on some resources we can provide and will be reaching out soon to this group! In the meantime, please continue spreading the word!


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11:10AM October 18, 2017

Kevin Harrington
Rita way can my friends and I do to help on a more productive way? We are wanting to be a big part of helping.


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10:31AM October 18, 2017

William Cornette
I would be happy to have a sign put up on my property along west Highway 21 to support this project.


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6:52AM October 18, 2017

Rita Alexander Campaign Owner
Kevin, Gibson Connect can serve anyone who is a Gibson Electric member/customer except those who are in the West Kentucky and Tennessee Telephone Cooperative service area.


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9:55PM October 17, 2017

Kevin Harrington
There is rumor going that it's your able to get internet through a cable company you cannot get service with Gibson connect. Anyone know if that's true or not or what the deal is? Live in North Trenton


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7:16PM October 17, 2017

Joseph Lewis
Guys the best way to make this happen is for us who know how important this is of Obion County is to spread the word whether it is on Facebook, or face to face. I work for the Obion County School System as the IT Director, and I can't explain enough how import it is for the children of Obion County to have access to internet at home. Folks we have to face the facts of life. The internet is here to stay, and if we do not join the ride we are only hurting ourselves.


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6:24PM October 17, 2017

Rita Alexander Campaign Owner
Erik, thanks for your willingness to work on spreading the word. We are working on resources provide our Zone Champions and one of those resources may very well be a yard sign. Great idea!


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6:22PM October 17, 2017

Rita Alexander Campaign Owner
Marilyn, so glad you've signed up and Daniel was correct again. Once a zone reaches the required registration/participation level, our board will vote to move forward with engineering, ordering materials and construction. Unfortunately, we cannot provide a firm timeline. The answer is dependent on a number of variables like the number of miles of fiber that must be constructed within a zone and the number of zones currently under construction. We’re excited about providing this service, but we ask that our members keep in mind that delivering service over a 12-county area is a big job that may take several years to complete. Of course, as zones reach their participation requirements we will provide more specifics regarding timelines.