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  • New Equipment Helps TSS Bring Fiber to Area

    LEE GOOD, TeleSystem Services|Jun 21, 2023

    A strange-looking new machine has come to reside in Whitehall. It's called a Hydro Excavator. It basically consists of a high-pressure water wand for digging holes and trenches and a powerful high-volume vacuum cleaner for sucking up the resulting mess. TeleSystem Services (TSS) has acquired the new device for expanding our 2017 Fiber-To-The-Home (FTTH) system. This expansion project was recently funded by a local ARPA grant. This new machine will be used to install handholes, fiber...

  • TSS's ARPA Project Fiber-To-The Home Begins

    LEE GOOD, TeleSystem Services|Jul 27, 2022

    TeleSystem Services (TSS) of Whitehall is starting to receive equipment for the expansion of the Fiber-to-the-Home project they installed along First Street in 2017. Jason is shown unloading the first of about five spools of underground conduit to bury along the second street in Whitehall and several cross streets intersecting the area. Fiber will be installed along North Jefferson and Division Streets and the length of Second Street from McKay to Noble Streets. The installation of the conduits...

  • TSS Awarded JeffCo Broadband ARPA Grant

    LEE GOOD, Telesystem Services|Jun 22, 2022

    Internet access in Whitehall, and everyplace else for that matter, is going to continue to grow as more and more Internet services and streaming sources are available to our schools, businesses, home businesses, and households. Fiber is the only Internet medium at the moment that is essentially “future-proof” as the fiber itself has virtually unlimited bandwidth capability. Some technologists even go so far as to say “if it isn’t fiber it isn’t broadband.” And most agree it needs to be fiber end-to-end from the Internet source to the Interne...

  • Guest Editorial: Emergency radio station on ballot

    Lee Good, TeleSystem Services|Oct 26, 2016

    The voters of Jefferson County will have the chance to vote on whether to continue and strengthen the Jefferson County DES Emergency Radio Broadcast Service on November 8th. Although I am paid a nominal fee to maintain these stations, I am personally convinced that these stations are extremely important to the community in the case of the next future emergency, and that even considering shutting these stations down when we might need them the most would be a disaster in itself. The National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) states that...