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Months ago in preparation, InfoWest was asked to provide an Internet feed to the Ironman event, so thousands of online viewers were able to watch, live, as the event unfolded. Thanks to our core redundant fiber optic network, InfoWest was able to deliver.
This Saturday the Pro-Triathletes were not the only things that were lightning fast!. Our Internet feed rivaled those Cervélo bikes. We were able to wirelessly deliver a 50Mbps connection to the Ironman tech crew, with an uninterrupted feed from 6am to after midnight!
Congratulations to all of the finishers and the many that volunteered!
We hope to see you all next year at IMSG 2012!
|The folks who keep track of Internet IP addresses advised today that available IPv4 address space has dropped to only 4%. They made a similar announcement in January of this year when we dropped to 10% availability. You can read their release at http://www.nro.net/media/remaining-ipv4-address-below-5.html
Does this mean the Internet will shut down in less than a year? No, but there will be some big changes that could lead to increased costs as unprepared service providers scramble to upgrade to a newer standard, IPv6. While most network equipment and operating systems are ready for IPv6, very few service providers (only about 7.4% according to Hurricane Electric) are running IPv6 today.
IPv6 provides the world over 3.4×1038 (34,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000) IP addresses, compared to about 4.3 billion (4,300,000,000) addresses in IPv4. Most devices on the Internet, including cell phones, sensors, PC’s, routers, etc. have a unique IPv4 address today and those addresses are rapidly being used up.
InfoWest is already using IPv6 in it’s core network, and can provide IPv6 addresses to clients today. We currently have three separate IPv6 peers, and by the end of the year, all our upstream connections to the Internet will also support IPv6. We are one of the first independent ISP’s in Utah to support IPv6.
Eventually all internet connections may use IPv6, but businesses will be some of the first to require IPv6 capabilities. We are ready today, and when you need to upgrade to IPv6, just give us a call and we’ll upgrade you the same day.
Learn more about IPv6 and the pending exhaustion of IPv4 at the following sites:
InfoWest is looking to help incubate a brand new start up high tech company in Southern Utah. We constantly hear about smart, hard working individuals looking to start their new high tech business who often run into common start up issues such as lack of capital for startup business expenses. We know how difficult this can be for a new business so InfoWest would like to help one lucky business by offering the following:
- Office space
- Front desk reception
- Desks and Chairs
- Office Supplies
- Fiber Optic Internet Access
- Datacenter Server Co-location
- $5000 Capital Contribution
- Consulting from InfoWest Board and Management
Applicants looking to take advantage of this opportunity should meet the following criteria:
- Must be a High-Tech related business
- Be willing to give up a small percentage of the company in exchange for incubation
- Have no more than 5 Employees
- Business should have no substantial liabilities
Applications should contain the following and be submitted as a .pdf, word or powerpoint document:
- Overview of business
- Corporate Structure (if applicable)
- List of current staff, employees and partners
- Business Plan – (Summary, Target Market, Risk, Exit Strategy etc…)
- Financials – (if business is operational)
- Primary Needs From Your Perspective
- Contact Information
If you or someone you know may be interested in this opportunity please submit applications for consideration to:Kelly Nyberg InfoWest, Inc. 148 E. Tabernacle St. George, Utah 84770 firstname.lastname@example.org
InfoWest’s Board of Directors will review all applications and then choose the business they feel best meets their criteria and opportunity for success. Applications will be accepted throughout the month of September.
Excerpt from The Spectrum:
HURRICANE – A newly redesigned Hurricane City web site provides an improved selection of updated information and access to city leaders, departments and other resources. …
St. George-based InfoWest developed the initial design of the web site, which includes a code management system that allows Hurricane employees to edit and manage content without outside help.
Another plus built into the new website supports the visually impaired user with an option to change the size of text on a page or utilize an interpretive function in a browser to read text for them.