Digital West Community Support

Greenspace, the Cambria Land Trust

Posted   |   by Sharon Durant   |   Digital West Community Support, Uncategorized

Here at Digital West, we love working in San Luis Obispo with the remarkable businesses that give the County its unique flair.  Among these businesses are some phenomenal non-profit organizations committed to benefitting the people and area.  We are proud to support some of these non-profits through complimentary website or email hosting. This month we… Read more »

Digital West News

5 Reasons to Subscribe to Digital West’s Newsletter

Posted   |   by Sharon Durant   |   Digital West News

Everyone likes a good read, but sometimes we suffer from information overload.  Here are 5 simple ways that Digital West’s quarterly newsletter will get your day off to a great start: 1.)  Stay up to date with the latest industry trends and stories. Be one step ahead of your peers by keeping up with relevant industry… Read more »

Connectivity

Why does Big Cable Hate the Internet?

Posted   |   by Sharon Durant   |   Connectivity

The Open Internet as we know it may soon be taking a drastic turn thanks to mega Cable and Telecom companies such as Comcast and AT&T in their hopes of reversing the Federal Communications Commission’s stance on net neutrality. Hoping to lure in households with promises of cheaper services, Big Cable is doing its best… Read more »

Fiber Optics

Staff Highlight – Metro Fiber Team

Posted   |   by Sharon Durant   |   Digital West Staff, Fiber Optics, Metro Fiber

Meet Dave and Billy. Dave is the Project Manager for Metro Fiber, while Billy is in charge of Field Operations. But around here we just like to call them the “Metro Fiber guys.” They’re the experts in cutting, splicing, and laying fiber in the ground as well as managing and expanding the fiber route around… Read more »

Digital West Community Support

A spotlight on Transitions-Mental Health Association

Posted   |   by Sharon Durant   |   Digital West Community Support

We couldn’t help but brag about Transitions-Mental Health Association this time around for our monthly non-profit highlight! T-MHA prides themselves in being “a nonprofit organization dedicated to eliminating stigma and inspiring hope, growth, recovery and wellness for people with mental illness.” They put on several local events each year to bring about mental health awareness… Read more »

Connectivity

A lesson in fiber communications

Posted   |   by Sharon Durant   |   Connectivity

  Optical fiber communications is a relatively new technology, as it was introduced only a few decades ago. Because of this, new insights and developments are being made constantly. Fiber is ideal in transferring information quickly and efficiently because of the way the light travels through the cable, minimizing loss. Pictured above is a tube of… Read more »

Connectivity

Submarine Cables – How information travels across the globe

Posted   |   by Sharon Durant   |   Connectivity

The Internet is a fascinating thing. It connects people across countries and continents at remarkable speeds.  But how exactly is the information able to travel around the world? One answer lies in the submarine cables that create an interconnected system transferring information undersea. See this interactive map showing every submarine cable. Digital West recently purchased… Read more »

Digital West Community Support

Non-Profit Highlight: Big Brothers Big Sisters of SLO County

Posted   |   by Sharon Durant   |   Digital West Community Support

  It’s that time again for our monthly non-profit partner spotlight! This month’s organization is Big Brothers Big Sisters of San Luis Obispo County, a donor and volunteer supported organization proven to help vulnerable children of single, low-income and/or incarcerated parents succeed through one-to-one relationships. Digital West provides complimentary website hosting for Big Brothers Big… Read more »

Cloud Computing

Spotlight: Arclight Media and the Digital West Operations Team

Posted   |   by Sharon Durant   |   Cloud Computing

Arclight Media is a web design and consulting company based in San Luis Obispo. We have worked with Garret (Founder) for almost 10 years and love meeting his business’s technology needs. Take a closer look at the work our Operations Team provides for Garret!

Digital West News

Digital West and City of SLO Advance Economic Development with Fiber Agreement

Posted   |   by Sharon Durant   |   Digital West News

At its January 21 meeting, the San Luis Obispo City Council approved a comprehensive partnership with Digital West to give downtown businesses access to high-speed fiber optic Internet offerings as well as provide redundant services to five of the City’s public safety facilities.  The agreement effectively results in a savings of nearly $350,000 to the… Read more »