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F Miller
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 04, 2011 3:28 pm    Post subject: Ownership of Island Telephone Company Reply with quote

Granted, this is older info. Island Telephone Company is owned by TDS Telecom, a Common Carrier with the FCC. TDS Telephone & Data Systems owns both TDS & US Cellular, with ~12,000 employees.

Ownership/Officers
Source:
http://wireless2.fcc.gov/ownerQryDetail/ownership-search-results-detail.htmapplId=3468830&edittype=R/O&OwnershipSearch=Y&reqPage=1#

As of 5/9/2006:
Island Telephone Company:
Directors:
James W Butman
Lisa A. Cvengros
William J. Megan
Grant B. Spellmeyer
David A. Wittwer [Pres of TDS]

Officers:
President: David A. Wittwer
VP: Larry J. Boehm
VP: William J. Megan
VP: James W. Butman
VP: Lisa A. Cvengros
VP: Paul E. Pederson
VP: Julie DN Schueike
VP: Joseph D. Kirk
VP: David J. Dudsak
Secretary/Treasurer Jerry L. Miller

Disclosable Interest Holder: Direct ownership interest in filer. TDS Telecommunications Corporation 100% Interest held in Filer
Indirect ownership Interest in filer: 100% Telephone & Data Systems, Inc. [held through wholly-owned subsidiary.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 04, 2011 5:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

OK there F. Miller...

I am assuming you are a spokesperson for TDS or otherwise involved in the BBI broadband project? If so, I have some loaded questions for you. As I understand things, this initiative is via gov't funding? This amounts to US taxpayers dollars at work?

I don't disagree that BBI could benefit from broadband. Dsl is old school tech, especially in the hinterlands, as a one up to dial up controlled by phone companies

My question is how on this earth will this ever turn a profit after the fact of installing miles of fiber optic cable to support DSL? To WHO?

With a winter population of +/- 45 people in ? far fewer combined households... at hefty connect costs... in an era when people are ditching land lines enmasse in favor of cell wireless (3-4G which many already have and are subscribed to, and can get BBI service).

I am on the island a few weeks each summer and certainly wouldn't pay for having DSL via land line installed. Not worth it.

Island wide WIFI by subscription makes more sense and I am not sure that would be profitable against 3g wireless.

Cmon here. Pretend I am stupid and sell me this. From what I see, this will benefit a few BBI households for a short period, at huge expense under grants... at the taxpayers expense.

You running this facade on Beaver Island too?

Lets have some figures here. Installation cost. # of subscribers , seasonal and full year. Show me how this is cost effective and will turn a profit long term. I would like some facts, here. I am not buying into this, regardless.

I love BBI and live on the net for daily communications.However this smells like gov't fund bilking to the max.I pay taxes and this sort of thing really pisses me off.

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 07, 2011 8:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Crickets........
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 07, 2011 8:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Crickets........
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