I am grateful for those that worked last night and this morning to complete repairs as needed! I love watching lightning storms, but they make me cringe when it comes to electronics. It is clear the tower in McVeytown took a direct hit last night. The light at the top of the tower was blown to pieces, and it fried the equipment for multiple service providers. It is not easy fixing equipment 300 feet off the ground. Fortunately, we get to work with some pretty incredible people!
Direct Lightning Strike
Valley View Retirement Community
I've had the pleasure of working with Valley View on several different projects over the years. Plus, several family members and people I care about have either lived there or used their services.
This organization is well run by some exceptional people. We are fortunate to have them in Big Valley!
Highlighting Mifflin County
A few weeks ago, my son and I started taking drone photos and videos highlighting Mifflin County and local businesses.
Not only are we having a blast doing this, but capturing our community from a different perspective is a great reminder of how special the area, businesses, and people are!
You can find some of these photos and videos at www.onestop.biz/news or www.facebook.com/onestopcomm. And, there is more to come!
You will find many different things in this video and post that I am passionate about!
I would like to thank Cody Wian and his team at Mifflin County Wireless and GBT Cloud for jumping in to make this project happen. Being involved and supporting the local community and events should be part of every business model. This is just one way to make the communities we call home better!
The views after a storm...
When you are involved with an internet service provider you never want to see an outage for your customers. Unfortunately, mother nature can cause issues pretty darn quick that are totally unexpected.
I feel fortunate to be working with Cody Wian at Mifflin County Wireless. He understands the importance of addressing the unexpected promptly to minimize the impact of any service outage for everyone that uses our internet.
Last night the two of us ended up on Jacks Mountain making a repair to the Belleville tower to restore service. I would prefer to avoid these outages altogether, but it sure was beautiful up there last evening after the storms cleared out!
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