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  Topic: empty nester
Conis

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PostForum: Introductions, Meet Your Fellow Islanders   Posted: Mon Jan 13, 2014 4:39 pm   Subject: empty nester
@ Craig...

You might want to check with zoning. I am not up to speed on rules or enforcement of same . Last I heard was that to move a camper on to vacant land, power brought in and a septic sys wa ...
  Topic: empty nester
Conis

Replies: 33
Views: 28829

PostForum: Introductions, Meet Your Fellow Islanders   Posted: Mon Jan 13, 2014 9:57 am   Subject: empty nester
Rules vary by county and sometimes townships. Allowed sq footage? There is often a distinction made between a "permanant" shed or a "portable" one on skids, not on a permanant foun ...
  Topic: empty nester
Conis

Replies: 33
Views: 28829

PostForum: Introductions, Meet Your Fellow Islanders   Posted: Sun Dec 08, 2013 5:54 pm   Subject: empty nester
I guess you would know in the spring. BBI is a drainage anomaly. Across the road from my cabin, are two lots that "appear" high and dry in the summer however under 2-3' of water every sprin ...
  Topic: TDS pulling the plug on fiber drops to our homes!
Conis

Replies: 3
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PostForum: BBI TOWN HALL   Posted: Sun Nov 03, 2013 7:35 am   Subject: TDS pulling the plug on fiber drops to our homes!
I "heard" something to the effect That TDS was cutting the number of drops... and that you had to have existing service to now qualify for one. Fact- fiction rumor or whatever. Last year, I ...
  Topic: K-7
Conis

Replies: 15
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PostForum: Island Events   Posted: Sat Apr 20, 2013 6:19 pm   Subject: update?
JEE, 99.9% of BBI News has moved to Facebook. It's 2013 now ... You are the .1% ? It's painless.

www.facebook.com/groups/18941708328/
  Topic: TDS Open Q&A Session regarding the upcoming Internet pro
Conis

Replies: 35
Views: 23572

PostForum: BBI TOWN HALL   Posted: Sat Oct 20, 2012 1:55 pm   Subject: TDS Open Q&A Session regarding the upcoming Internet pro
From what I remember, the main trunkline is to go up RRoad and reconnect the main road at Snow Beach. I assume they would follow the powerline since thats where existing pedistals are.
  Topic: TDS Open Q&A Session regarding the upcoming Internet pro
Conis

Replies: 35
Views: 23572

PostForum: BBI TOWN HALL   Posted: Sat Oct 20, 2012 8:55 am   Subject: TDS Open Q&A Session regarding the upcoming Internet pro
Mike. How far are they now? They had made it to around the airport as if of weeks ago..
  Topic: TDS Open Q&A Session regarding the upcoming Internet pro
Conis

Replies: 35
Views: 23572

PostForum: BBI TOWN HALL   Posted: Sun Oct 07, 2012 8:01 am   Subject: TDS Open Q&A Session regarding the upcoming Internet pro
@Steve P: Your metal roof is suppressing the signals. Same problem with me. An outdoor antenna and repeater/amp will bring it inside.

Keep in mind the wilson sleek amplifier is a cradle for a modem ...
  Topic: TDS Open Q&A Session regarding the upcoming Internet pro
Conis

Replies: 35
Views: 23572

PostForum: BBI TOWN HALL   Posted: Sat Oct 06, 2012 8:11 am   Subject: TDS Open Q&A Session regarding the upcoming Internet pro
Mike: Not hedging an arguement here. No doubt islanders would prefer any upgrade over hughs net.

I'm suprised Romney doesn't call it socialism? Government funded infrastructure improvement? Egads? ...
  Topic: TDS Open Q&A Session regarding the upcoming Internet pro
Conis

Replies: 35
Views: 23572

PostForum: BBI TOWN HALL   Posted: Sat Oct 06, 2012 7:59 am   Subject: TDS Open Q&A Session regarding the upcoming Internet pro
All of the equipment was purchased on Amazon.com. I can come up with the links if I dig a little: As follows (Wilson is a brand / manufacturer of aftermarket cell phone equipment, top quality)

&quo ...
  Topic: TDS Open Q&A Session regarding the upcoming Internet pro
Conis

Replies: 35
Views: 23572

PostForum: BBI TOWN HALL   Posted: Thu Oct 04, 2012 8:27 am   Subject: TDS Open Q&A Session regarding the upcoming Internet pro
I hate to keep pounding away on the negatives... but there is something else worth pointing out. To me... this seems like a ploy on behalf of TDS to snag some federal funds. Somehow, BBI met the " ...
  Topic: TDS Open Q&A Session regarding the upcoming Internet pro
Conis

Replies: 35
Views: 23572

PostForum: BBI TOWN HALL   Posted: Wed Oct 03, 2012 7:19 pm   Subject: TDS Open Q&A Session regarding the upcoming Internet pro
This is really special. Don't get me wrong... I am all for infrastructure development and bringing the 'net and technology to the hinterlands.

How many people are actually going to hook up to this ...
  Topic: TDS Open Q&A Session regarding the upcoming Internet pro
Conis

Replies: 35
Views: 23572

PostForum: BBI TOWN HALL   Posted: Mon Sep 17, 2012 8:40 am   Subject: TDS Open Q&A Session regarding the upcoming Internet pro
Verizon seems to have the best coverage, east end especially. Have heard complaints about sprint coverage. I believe ATT is on Mackinac Is (4G) Verizon is what I use so not qualified to discuss other ...
  Topic: TDS Open Q&A Session regarding the upcoming Internet pro
Conis

Replies: 35
Views: 23572

PostForum: BBI TOWN HALL   Posted: Mon Sep 17, 2012 7:12 am   Subject: TDS Open Q&A Session regarding the upcoming Internet pro
I just rec'd notice from TDS that the project is moving forward. I assume this notice was sent to all eligible property owners. Cable is going in this fall and TDS is meeting with those wanting servic ...
  Topic: TDS Open Q&A Session regarding the upcoming Internet pro
Conis

Replies: 35
Views: 23572

PostForum: BBI TOWN HALL   Posted: Wed Aug 22, 2012 5:21 am   Subject: TDS Open Q&A Session regarding the upcoming Internet pro
It would seem like such a job would be difficult or impossible to bid unless sky high. They don't call BBI "The Rock" for no reason.

Per last meeting, I was under the impression the deadl ...
  Topic: TDS Open Q&A Session regarding the upcoming Internet pro
Conis

Replies: 35
Views: 23572

PostForum: BBI TOWN HALL   Posted: Tue Aug 07, 2012 4:13 pm   Subject: TDS Open Q&A Session regarding the upcoming Internet pro
As I recall the May discussion/ meeting, TDS was soliciting bids to begin cable installation around early July. Completion by September (2012) and operational by 2013.

I haven't seen any activity.. ...
  Topic: TDS Open Q&A Session regarding the upcoming Internet pro
Conis

Replies: 35
Views: 23572

PostForum: BBI TOWN HALL   Posted: Thu May 17, 2012 8:55 am   Subject: TDS Open Q&A Session regarding the upcoming Internet pro
Afterthought:

I believe the west end is already 4G covered via ATT on Mackinac island. ( This info via Mike Lynch, I think, who is up on this stuff more than I). This won't help much for anyone in ...
  Topic: TDS Open Q&A Session regarding the upcoming Internet pro
Conis

Replies: 35
Views: 23572

PostForum: BBI TOWN HALL   Posted: Thu May 17, 2012 8:40 am   Subject: TDS Open Q&A Session regarding the upcoming Internet pro
I agree with both Mike and Nate.

When the fiber optic is installed, essentially through my back yard on Rocky road, you bet I'll have a drop installed. I would be a fool not to. Will I sign up and ...
  Topic: TDS Open Q&A Session regarding the upcoming Internet pro
Conis

Replies: 35
Views: 23572

PostForum: BBI TOWN HALL   Posted: Wed May 16, 2012 7:49 pm   Subject: TDS Open Q&A Session regarding the upcoming Internet pro
Also posted on BBI-Facebook verbatum.. as follows
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Okiedokie Kids. I attended the TDS meeting along with 12-15 others, listened carefully and asked direct-pointed questions (some ...
  Topic: AATV-ORV Stickers 2012
Conis

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PostForum: Conservation Corner   Posted: Tue May 08, 2012 2:21 pm   Subject: AATV-ORV Stickers 2012
Not long ago, someone posted to the effect the cost of ORV permits was being raised from $16.50 to $30.00. Not so. just bought one $16.50 as usual.

I couldn't find the previous post but I think It ...
  Topic: Hospital closing?
Conis

Replies: 23
Views: 11654

PostForum: Idle Chit Chat   Posted: Thu Apr 19, 2012 7:48 am   Subject: Hospital closing?
The problem in a nutshell, is overhead. The small independant hospitals simply lack purchasing power (supplies) and can't offer the networked health services provided by mega health care corporations. ...
  Topic: FERRY??
Conis

Replies: 9
Views: 6628

PostForum: Conservation Corner   Posted: Wed Apr 18, 2012 8:58 am   Subject: FERRY??
Any updates on daily service?
  Topic: Hospital closing?
Conis

Replies: 23
Views: 11654

PostForum: Idle Chit Chat   Posted: Wed Apr 18, 2012 8:43 am   Subject: Hospital closing?
McClaren recently aquired The hospital in Mount Pleasant which is now offering more and better services than when struggling as an independant...
  Topic: Hospital closing?
Conis

Replies: 23
Views: 11654

PostForum: Idle Chit Chat   Posted: Mon Apr 16, 2012 9:05 am   Subject: Hospital closing?
It could well be that McLaren saw a much better buy and took advantage of CMH not having ducks in a row... Aside from inside info snippets, it is still speculation as to next maneuver. Likely chapter ...
  Topic: Hospital closing?
Conis

Replies: 23
Views: 11654

PostForum: Idle Chit Chat   Posted: Sun Apr 15, 2012 6:57 pm   Subject: Hospital closing?
The simple fact that this transfer was allowed to malfunction and fall through the cracks tells me we have a useless government that doesn't prevent problems... but fakes damage control after the fa ...
 
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