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Posted by: thepinetree on 07/10/2014 09:00 AM Updated by: thepinetree on 07/10/2014 03:57 PM
Expires: 01/01/2019 12:00 AM

Your Internet Broadband Advocates at Central Sierra Connect Want To Know...Have You Been Tested Yet?

Central Sierra Connect is a program of the Amador-Tuolumne Community Action Agency. Our vision is to bridge the digital divide by bringing broadband to the people and the people to broadband. Right now, that vision is threatened by inaccurate information being used by decision makers in Sacramento and Washington D.C. Our region needs high speed, broadband Internet service in order to grow and prosper in today’s economy. We need to get accurate information into the hands of those who fund the projects that can make that happen. To do that, we need to know about the Internet service you receive at your home and business addresses. And we've made it super easy to do – it only takes 5 minutes! Just click below or on this link to access the Internet Service Reporting Form:

To sweeten the deal during the month of July 2014, Central Sierra Connect will award DAILY prizes to residents of Alpine, Amador, Calaveras, Tuolumne and Mariposa counties, who submit a completed Internet Service Reporting Form, telling us about their Internet service


Follow the simple directions to fill out the form completely and remember to hit the “Submit” button so your data comes directly to us! We will collect the information and forward it to the California Public Utilities Commission, so that they can correct the errors that currently exist on the “official map” for the Mother Lode region. To learn more, please read THE FACTS about why every citizen in our region should do this, in the attachment to this email.

Please share this email with everyone you know in our 5 county region: friends, neighbors, family, service clubs and groups to which you belong – EVERYONE! Why? Because in 2014, high speed broadband Internet is essential for our communities to grow and prosper.

If you have questions regarding this contest or the mission of CSC, please call or text Darrell Slocum at 209.770.5777.




**Contest Rules
  1. One entry (Internet Service Reporting Form submission) is permitted per physical address. No PO Boxes, please. That is NOT where you access your Internet.
  2. To be entered into the drawing(s) you must leave your name and email address so we can contact you if you win.
  3. One $25 gift card will be randomly awarded each day in the month of July, 2014 to one lucky winner in one of the 5 above-mentioned counties. Submit your Internet Service Reporting Form early for more chances to win!
  4. Citizens from all 5 counties will win $25 gift cards.
  5. Those who have won a $25 gift card are ineligible to win a second one, but will be in the running for a Grand Prize.
  6. In the first week of August, one Grand Prize Winner will be randomly selected from each of the 5 counties to win a $750 cash prize. (That’s right, 5 winners at $750 each!!)
  7. All winners for the daily prize and the Grand Prize will be contacted by CSC staff via email.
  8. All winners will also be announced on the CSC Facebook website (
  9. Winners will be given 3 days to contact CSC to claim their prizes. Non-responding winners will forfeit their prize and it will be awarded to the next randomly drawn entry.
Thank you for helping us to bridge the digital divide in the Mother Lode,


Shelly Hance, Darrell Slocum and Kathleen Haff

Central Sierra Connect Broadband Consortium

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Broadband in the MotherLode
Posted on: 2014-07-10 10:49:15   By: Anonymous
You know what will happen if we don't take the 5 minutes to fill out this form to correct all of the problems on the state broadband map...NOTHING! And we will sink father behind in our local economies, in our education standards, in emergency response and tele-medicine, etc. Who cares? I hope we all do! This is a grassroots attempt to begin the process of fixing the problem. Will you help?

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    Re: Broadband in the MotherLode
    Posted on: 2014-07-10 17:20:08   By: Anonymous
      Edited By: thepinetree
    On: 2014-07-11 11:10:22

    Editor's Note: It's not a scam they are just trying to verify and document where broadband needs are. This will impact our economy more than any one single thing.

    [Reply ]

      Re: Broadband in the MotherLode
      Posted on: 2014-07-10 19:09:06   By: Anonymous
        Edited By: thepinetree
      On: 2014-07-11 11:11:42

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        Meter Bogus
        Posted on: 2014-07-12 05:24:41   By: Anonymous
        The speed meter is bogus.I used it, then Hughes, also
        The speed test provided said 13Mbs, Hughes 7.8 7.7.

        If the speed test provided is bogus, what else is also?

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          No Facebook
          Posted on: 2014-07-12 05:29:31   By: Anonymous
          If you don't use Facebook (many reasons why), how would you know if you "won"?

          Ya'll need to step back from Facebook, and see what Zukerberg does with your information.

          Recently they were caught trying to manipulate your emotions.
          They admit they make millions selling your information.

          Why use a parasitic service such as Facebook?

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