July 2015 Newsletter

Fiber is Coming! Are You Ready?

In case you haven’t heard, Fiber to the Home (FTTH) service is beginning this summer! FTTH is the most advanced communication system available in the world today. It consists of a 100% fiber optic connection made directly to your home or business with the ability to carry large quantities of data an enormous distance with the fastest speed of any technology available. Speeds up to 1 Gigabit will be available.

Even the lowest capacity package will equip the average household with enough speed and bandwidth to support multiple devices at the same time, and the ability to stream HD videos, and send large audio, video, image and photograph files effortlessly.  No more getting bumped off! For serious gamers and active households that are running numerous HD devices simultaneously and/or security monitoring systems, UniTel will offer several premium plans to satisfy every technology requirement. 

The future is here! Contact UniTel today to find out how you can take advantage of our introductory pricing AND get your installation fee waived!

What IS Streaming?

Simply put, streaming is a term used to describe how content (a movie, TV episode) is delivered to your TV, over the internet – as opposed to more traditional methods of watching content, like over-the-air antennas or cable TV. Even more simply put? It’s a great way to utilize UniTel’s robust network to eliminate costly monthly bills!

One way to take advantage of streaming is through the purchase of a device like a Roku box, AppleTV or Amazon Fire Stick. Unlike cable boxes, there are no recurring fees! It connects straight to your TV and enables you to stream entertainment from hundreds of free channels. You can also access other subscription services like Hulu Plus and Netflix or purchase films from other top providers – all from your TV!

Interested? Contact us today!

Digital Literacy Update!

Thanks to our outstanding community and our collaboration with the Unity Foundation, we are pleased to announce that since our first class was held in February of 2015, we have exceeded all expectations of participation. Since the program launched, we have conducted over 100 classes! To date, that translates to over 1,110 hours of learning more about: internet use, streaming – watching TV via the Internet, social media, Microsoft , Quickbooks, Facebook for Business and more. We’d like to thank the instructors and students thus far for making this a huge success!

As a reminder, these courses are open to the public and are absolutely FREE! If you haven’t had a chance to attend yet, not to worry! We have a full lineup of classes coming up and would love to have you attend. For more information on upcoming topics, please contact us at 948-2374,by email at classes@unityfdn.org or check out our facebook page @ facebook.com/UFDigitalLiteracy.

Digital Literacy Testimonial:

"Unity Foundation - Offering the digital literacy classes to our community is a great way for individuals to develop the skills needed to access the internet and learn other programs to enhance their knowledge in using a computer. Thank you for this gift and opportunity.

I personally have taken several classes, you have no idea how much you have helped me to develop the needed skills to feel confident when working with excel and other programs that you have offered. I have found the teachers to be very knowledgeable and they have made the classes fun and easy to understand. I look forward to other classes in the future. "

Vera McCormick, Depot Country Store

Unity, ME

 

July 2015 Newsletter

Fiber is Coming! Are You Ready?

In case you haven’t heard, Fiber to the Home (FTTH) service is beginning this summer! FTTH is the most advanced communication system available in the world today. It consists of a 100% fiber optic connection made directly to your home or business with the ability to carry large quantities of data an enormous distance with the fastest speed of any technology available. Speeds up to 1 Gigabit will be available.

Even the lowest capacity package will equip the average household with enough speed and bandwidth to support multiple devices at the same time, and the ability to stream HD videos, and send large audio, video, image and photograph files effortlessly.  No more getting bumped off! For serious gamers and active households that are running numerous HD devices simultaneously and/or security monitoring systems, UniTel will offer several premium plans to satisfy every technology requirement. 

The future is here! Contact UniTel today to find out how you can take advantage of our introductory pricing AND get your installation fee waived!

What IS Streaming?

Simply put, streaming is a term used to describe how content (a movie, TV episode) is delivered to your TV, over the internet – as opposed to more traditional methods of watching content, like over-the-air antennas or cable TV. Even more simply put? It’s a great way to utilize UniTel’s robust network to eliminate costly monthly bills!

One way to take advantage of streaming is through the purchase of a device like a Roku box, AppleTV or Amazon Fire Stick. Unlike cable boxes, there are no recurring fees! It connects straight to your TV and enables you to stream entertainment from hundreds of free channels. You can also access other subscription services like Hulu Plus and Netflix or purchase films from other top providers – all from your TV!

Interested? Contact us today!

Digital Literacy Update!

Thanks to our outstanding community and our collaboration with the Unity Foundation, we are pleased to announce that since our first class was held in February of 2015, we have exceeded all expectations of participation. Since the program launched, we have conducted over 100 classes! To date, that translates to over 1,110 hours of learning more about: internet use, streaming – watching TV via the Internet, social media, Microsoft , Quickbooks, Facebook for Business and more. We’d like to thank the instructors and students thus far for making this a huge success!

As a reminder, these courses are open to the public and are absolutely FREE! If you haven’t had a chance to attend yet, not to worry! We have a full lineup of classes coming up and would love to have you attend. For more information on upcoming topics, please contact us at 948-2374,by email at classes@unityfdn.org or check out our facebook page @ facebook.com/UFDigitalLiteracy.

Digital Literacy Testimonial:

"Unity Foundation - Offering the digital literacy classes to our community is a great way for individuals to develop the skills needed to access the internet and learn other programs to enhance their knowledge in using a computer. Thank you for this gift and opportunity.

I personally have taken several classes, you have no idea how much you have helped me to develop the needed skills to feel confident when working with excel and other programs that you have offered. I have found the teachers to be very knowledgeable and they have made the classes fun and easy to understand. I look forward to other classes in the future. "

Vera McCormick, Depot Country Store

Unity, ME