Smithville Spotlight: Brad H., Outside Plant Engineer

Keeping Hoosiers connected is our mission here at Smithville. Brad H., Outside Plant Engineer, ensures we can do just that. His work helps to maintain accurate plant records and ensure new fiber projects are engineered and mapped correctly. Before we learned about his background and skills, we asked some hard-hitting questions: Hometown: Dolan, IN Favorite […]

Kimberly Pitcher, Plant Engineering Manager, Inaugural Woman in Fiber Spotlight Winner

Smithville’s own Kimberly Pitcher, Plant Engineering Manager, has been announced as the Fiber Broadband Association‘s inagural Woman in Fiber spotlight winner! These spotlights are a new initiative to highlight different roles and careers for women in fiber, telecom, tech, and construction. Jason Dauby, Chief Technology Officer, had this to say about Kimberly: “Kim is a role […]

Smithville Spotlight: Michael H., Lead Telecom Technician

Michael H. came to Smithville in 2016 with extensive telecommunications experience. He had a desire for a career that was rewarding at a place where it was fun to go to work. Nearly four years later, he’s found that and more and was honored with a prestigious employee-nominated award at Smithville’s annual award dinner. Before […]

Smithville Spotlight: Julie P., Collections Specialist

When asked to describe her time at Smithville Julie P., Collections Specialist, immediately said “transformation, humanitarianism, and partnership.” For the past 17 years she’s grown and adapted to new positions while Smithville progressed with new technology. Before talking about her background and experience we asked some important questions to get to know Julie better: Hometown: […]

Viewership strong for Smithville Media video of Edgewood High School virtual graduation ceremony

As with previous years, Smithville Media has produced a video of the Edgewood High School graduation ceremony for the Class of 2020. The event took place on Saturday, May 16. Response from the community has been very positive, with personal notes of thanks and viewership of the ceremony reaching above 1500 within the first four […]

Smithville Spotlight: Ryan B., Help Desk Technician

Ryan B.’s connection to Smithville began when he was in elementary school while using our internet. He was able to play games and watch movies while staying in touch with friends online. His knowledge of the service Smithville provided prompted him to apply for an open position, and that has led to advancement opportunities and […]

5 Tips for Telehealth

Thanks to USTelecom for these helpful tips: As communites work to support the healthcare system during the COVID-19 pandemic, broadband-powered telehealth helps ensure the doctor is always in. Coverage Expanding: Medicare has lifted restrictions on telehealth coverage and medical professionals across the country are expanding their offerings. Be Tech Ready: Testing your webcam and other […]

Smithville Spotlight: Matt N., Small/Medium Business Sales Executive

  You’ve probably heard “always be closing” as the mantra for those working in Sales. Matt N., Small/Medium Business Sales Executive, believes Sales is more of a personal connection to help find solutions. He’s been able to make a lot of connections with his experience in multimedia and telecommunications sales over the years. We asked […]

6 Tips to Thwart COVID-19 Cyberscams

Thanks to USTelecom for these helpful tips. What can you do to help stop online scam artists from taking advantage of the global pandemic? Here are some tips to keep you connected–and secure.   Think Before You Click Don’t click on links from sources you don’t know. They could contain viruses. Turn to Official Sources […]

Behind it All, There’s the Internet

Before COVID-19 hit so close to home, the internet generally seemed like a handy tool. Depending on your job or interests, the world wide web might not have been something you gave any thought to. The internet was just there. Now, as we practice social distancing, that “handy tool” may be becoming a central part […]