Kimbanet now offering a dial-up Accelerator for subscribers.
For the month of November all kimbanet dial-up subscribers will have a
free trial period to download and try our new kimbanet Accelerator. The
Accelerator will allow web pages to load 2-5 times faster than without the
program. The cost will be $2.00 per month for annual customers. Monthly
customers will receive the service at no additional charge. Kimbanet is
proud to be able to enhance the many services we already offer our
January 29, 2004
Sprint has a
fiber cut in Farmville, VA that is
causing the Internet outages being
experienced this morning since approximately 6:30 a.m.
We are sorry for the inconvenience, and thank you for your
December 19, 2003
Kimbanet introduces new lower annual pricing.
We will now
offer a No Refund Year-In-Advance payment option. The annual payment is
$179.40 for a full year of unlimited dial-up Internet service. This
payment option requires a one time annual payment and is non-refundable.
This new rate lowers monthly cost to $14.95.
September 29, 2003
Kimbanet installs free Junkmail Filter for all subscribers.
We are very
excited to announce a Junkmail Filter available to you at no charge.
to Webmail by clicking
on CHECK EMAIL OVER THE WEB link on the right side of
the page to
access this new feature.
There is a detailed Help section on the
Junkmail Filter Settings page of the Webmail.
April 9, 2003
kimbanet has installed new mail server . We would like to thank everyone for their patience
throughout this transition.
December 10, 2002
Kimbanet Implements Wireless
Broadband WAN for Henry County Public Schools
Virginia—December 10, 2002—Kimbanet, a locally owned and operated
Internet service provider, has successfully implemented a wireless
broadband WAN for the Henry County Public
School System. This new
technology allows all schools in Henry County the opportunity to
innovatively serve the area citizens more effectively. All Henry County
school administration, faculty and students share the same wireless
broadband network solution no matter the school’s geographic location.
The wireless broadband network runs on a 100 Mbps backbone
connected to a DS3 45 Mbps Internet connection. This provides more than
adequate bandwidth for the schools to operate efficiently well into the
future. The Henry County Public School’s Information Technology
department has upgraded the computer labs within the schools to utilize
the new broadband network to its fullest potential.
Specific goals to be achieved by executing this wireless WAN are:
• More bandwidth for online
Standards of Learning tests
• Ability to run server based applications within the LANs
• Provide a more stable network environment without volatility
The high-speed wireless WAN solution utilizes cutting edge
wireless technology. The use of Western Multiplex Tsunami
100 Mbps RF radios running on a 5.8 GHz radio frequency
made the high-speed connection possible. The Tsunami equipment provides
instant high capacity connectivity with no recurring fees. The system is scalable, affordable, and
easy to train personnel in terms of how to use the equipment.
This will ultimately prepare the Henry County School System
and its students for future developments in technology that can be
implemented with less cost and greater ease.
The Henry County Public School System was presented the
Leadership in Education Award from the Southern Piedmont Technology
Council in Danville, Virginia on November 19, 2002. Janet Copenhaver,
Director of Information Technology, accepted the award on behalf of the
Henry County students and School System.
August 20, 2002
kimbanet is now running on its new
45 megabit circuit ... Providing the best possible Internet
service for our customers.
August 19, 2002
Sprint reported a fiber cut in Virginia
which caused slow Internet access during the morning hours.
May 9, 2002
Kimbanet Receives Small
Business of the Year Award for Service
Martinsville, Virginia—Kimbanet, a locally owned
and operated Internet service provider, was awarded the Small Business of
the Year Award in the Service category at the Martinsville-Henry County
Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors meeting on Thursday, May 9, 2002.
Receiving the award was John Wolchko, company president and owner.
Kimbanet was recognized for their entrepreneurial creativity, dedication
and commitment to their community.
Mr. Wolchko attributes much of Kimbanet’s
success to “…the hard work of the staff at Kimbanet and the many loyal
customers who have supported our efforts to remain a local company and to
providing new, innovative solutions for subscribers who require broadband
May 8, 2002
Sprint experienced a fiber cut due to heavy storms Wednesday night,
May 8, 2002 -
Users may have experienced intermittent or sluggish connections.
Thanks for your patience with this matter.
May 3, 2002
Kimbanet was selected by the Henry County
Public School system to upgrade the information technology system to a
wireless wide area network. Kimbanet was awarded the project bid over
numerous other companies.
March 23, 2002
kimbanet has installed new mail server to accommodate
growth. We would like to thank everyone for their patience
throughout this transition.
March 1, 2002
kimbanet has installed 23 additional phone lines to better
serve our customers in
February 13, 2002
Rocky Mount and Fork Mountain towers are
active - ready for broadband customers.
November 7, 2001
Congratulations to John and Liz Wolchko
on the birth of their new daughter, Aurora Beth.
Chloe has a sister!
July 26, 2001
Users may experience
sluggish loading times while using the Internet due to a fiber cut
between Dillwin, VA and Arvonia, VA. ETR 5:00 p.m. today.
July 19, 2001
kimbanet expands broadband services to
include Business and Residential DSL and Residential Wireless.
May 15, 2001
The Stuart and Patrick County areas have been
experiencing some service interruptions. This is due to Sprint's back up
generator sending power surges through the Stuart central office. We
apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused our users in those
April 20, 2001
SubSeven, an old virus has resurfaced and is
causing some problems. For more information go to our Virus
April 17, 2001
Tuesday, April 17th between 7:30 p.m. and 12:00 midnight kimbanet experienced a denial of
service attack that made our backbone connections intermittent. We apologize for any
inconvenience this may have caused.
March 26th, 2001
kimbanet establishes Wireless Broadband service in Stuart,
March 16th, 2001
kimbanet launches its new web site.
March 15th, 2001
kimbanet is now multi-homed! We have added a
redundant backbone circuit to try to eliminate downtime from problems such as fiber cuts.
March 8th, 2001
We have just installed 46 new phone lines to keep up with our customer demand.
February 15th, 2001
Due to a peer routing issue between Sprint and
another backbone internet carrier, customers in the Mid-Atlantic area are experiencing
slow internet connections.
December 28th, 2000
The office will be closed Friday, December 29th
and Monday, January 1st for the New Year. We will reopen on Tuesday, January 2nd.
December 12th, 2000
We have just installed 96 new phone lines to keep
up with our growth. Thanks for all your support.
September 29th, 2000
kimbanet is providing Web Cams of Speed Fest
throughout the weekend.
August 30th, 2000
In order to keep providing you the fastest
service around kimbanet now has a 6 megabit backbone circuit.
August 29th, 2000
Sprint has a circuit down that is causing the
internet outages that are being experienced today. We are sorry for the inconvenience, and
thank you for your patience...
August 25th, 2000
kimbanet's Mail Server was offline from 12AM
until 4AM this morning for maintenance. We are sorry for any inconvenience this may
July 28th, 2000
kimbanet's new Mail Server is up and running. We
are sorry for any inconvenience this may have caused you during the transition. Thank you
for your patience. Prowl On...
July 25th, 2000
We are aware of a problem with the mail server.
We have received a new mail server. During this installation period you may have
some difficulty sending or receiving email . If you are unable to process your email
on the first time, try resending the message again. Thank you for you patience while
we perform this upgrade.
July 20th, 2000
We will be performing upgrades on our webserver
today, 7/20/00. The kimbanet homepage may be unavailable for periods throughout the
day. This will not affect your ability to go anywhere else on the web.
July 19th, 2000
Sprint had a switch go down this morning that
caused our ATM backbone to the internet to be down for several hours. In order to
prevent this from happening again we are in the process of having another backbone added
July 10th, 2000
We are in the process of changing our billing
cycle. Please click here for more info.
July 6th, 2000
We will be performing an upgrade on the Web
Server on July 6th, which will not display the homepage for short periods of time.
We are sorry for any inconvenience this may cause. You will be able to go anywhere
else on the Internet.
June 5th, 2000
There is a new email virus on the Internet today.
If you receive any email with the subject "I Love You" DO NOT open it. It will
replicate and mail itself to all of your contacts in your Address Book.
May 18, 2000
kimbanet has reached its 3000th customer today as
of May 18, 2000. We would like to thank all of our loyal customers for helping us
reach this goal.
January 25, 2000
There are two new viruses that you should be
aware of. The first one is called Bubbleboy. Check this link for more information.
The second is called Funlove.4099. For more
information on this virus click here.
January 4th, 2000
We brought up 46 new phone lines today, before
anybody has even thought about the possibility of a busy signal! Prowl on with kimbanet,
the fastest cat in town!
The User Group Meeting for January 4th has been
pushed back one week to January 11th 2000 due to the Sugar Bowl with Virginia Tech and
Florida State being played on the 4th.
October 22nd, 1999
The "How to Give a Cat a Colonic"
email is yet another Virus Hoax.
Pretty Park.exe email attachment is a virus.
kimbanet is 2000 ready 3 months early.
October 18th, 1999
Today between 4:15 PM and 4:30 PM you may experience random busy signals because we will
be rebooting the Access Servers. Thanks for your patience.
October 7th, 1999
Kimbanet installed 46 new phone lines today
in order to keep up with our phenomenal growth. Prowl On!!
August 18th, 1999
Thursday night is kimbanet Team photo night at the Martinsville Astros game. Come
out and see us Thursday at 7:00pm
May 14th, 1999
Friday, May 14th between the hours of 3:00
4:00 p.m. We will be working on the lines. Service will be intermittent. Sorry for
May 5th, 1999
Thanks to everyone that attended the User Group Meeting last night
April 28th, 1999
John Wolchko and Jay Wheless will be teaching a class on the
Internet for PHCC.
When:Thursday, May 6 from 8:30am - 4:30pm.
Where: The Patrick Henry Uptown Training Site, the corner of Moss and
To Register contact Phil Holleran by calling 656-0267.
Sign up by Wednesday, May 5th.
Melissa Virus is causing a scare. Learn more on
how not to catch this virus.
Dec 29, 1998
IT'S A GIRL!!
Chloe Ann Wolchko
21 ˝ "
7 lbs 2 oz
Dec 22, 1998
kimbanet now lets you check your mail over
the web! You can pre-filter your mail to get rid of annoying spam or time-consuming
attachments. Click here to try it out.
Nov 3, 1998
The next kimbanet users group
meeting will be November 3rd at 7:00 at The Computer Workshop in The Patrick
Henry Mall. Hope to see you there! We will be covering e-mail from the basics through
advanced including sending photo attatchments.
Sept 6, 1998
kimbanet installed its new Webserver 9/6/98. The 666mhz Dual Pentium II
Server will serve kimbanet and Client Web Sites even faster and more reliably then before;
with plenty of room to keep up with our fast growth!
August 15, 1998
kimbanet was down
for approximately three hours due to a problem with the mail server. We are sorry for any
August 8, 1998
kimbanet has a new
website with an expanded technical support section.
July 25, 1998
kimbanet is now live
with postcard billing.
July 23, 1998
Electrical storms and a rerouting project by Sprint caused any busy signals you may have experienced
over the last week. We are sorry for any inconvenience.
June 16, 1998
kimbanet was down for two and a half hours while we moved
to our new offices downstairs. Sorry for any inconvenience.
June 12, 1998
During thunderstorms, kimbanet recommends that you
disconnect your computer AND your modem from the electric lines and the telephone lines.
We are getting many reports of modems fried during thunderstorms. To protect your
equipment from ordinary power surges, you can purchase regular and phone-line surge
protectors from Computer Workshop, Radio Shack or Wal-Mart. Remember, though, that the
only 100% protection is unplugging.
April 23, 1998
Sprint claims responsibility for Tuesday's outage, but
today's lack of service is courtesy of a "fiber cut." (Their technician would
not state the cause of the "cut," but often it is a vehicle hitting a telephone
pole) This "cut" was in FIBER-SOUTH territory somewhere between Elkin and Rocky
Mount, North Carolina and caused THOUSANDS of customers including kimbanet to be without
access from 1:15 -4:45 P. M.
April 1, 1998
kimbanet upgraded to V.90 modem standard on ALL lines
today. Get your k56flex and X2 modems upgraded today to connect at 56k speeds!
February 4, 1998
Sprint programming problems on the twenty-three new phone
lines caused busy signals Wednesday evening. None of the new lines were being used, but
they were never programmed to ring when the others were full!
January 30, 1998
kimbanet added twenty-three more phone lines today, giving
us a 6.7~1 user to modem ratio. No busy signals!!
January 26, 1998
kimbanet upgraded the mail server. Please call if you have
had trouble with your e-mail after 3:00 P.M.
January 9, 1998
Sprint upgrades the POP in Elkin, NC. These upgrades
make your connection to the Internet faster.
December 7, 1997
Over the weekend from about 3:00PM Sat til 10:00PM Sun,
there were some intermittent problems with kimbanet's dial-in lines causing busy signals
and some disconnects. We apologize for any trouble this may have caused.
November 13, 1997
Kimbanet's T-1 was down from 4:00 a.m. till 9:00 a.m. Sorry
for any inconvenience.
October 23, 1997
Microsoft Internet Explorer upgrades are available for
Windows 95 and Macintosh. Click here for more info.
September 2, 1997
We now have 12 new phone lines, giving us a 6.5 to 1 user
to modem ratio! The BEST service in the area.
August 11, 1997
It is our one year anniversary. To celebrate, we have
started a new ongoing promotion. Tell your friends about how much you enjoy kimbanet, they
tell us they were referred by you, and you get a $5 credit on your kimbanet subscription.
Click here for more details.
June 4, 1997
kimbanet is now live with x2 technology from U.S. Robotics. If you already have an x2 modem, we hope you're enjoying the added bandwidth. If
you don't yet have an x2 modem, click here for details on purchasing a new modem or
upgrading your current modem.
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