Chippewa Inter-Networking Consortium (CINC) Forms as a Non-profit Unincorporated Association
L-R: Tom Lange, Jill Hietpas, Gus Falkenburg, Ross Wilson, Bob Scidmore, Jim Coppage, Daren Bauer, Tom Stevens (hidden),Todd Munden, Chip Eckardt, Kevin Groskreutz, Doug Wahl, Connie, Jon LeBrun, David Mortimer, Dave Hayden, Scott Kowalski and Jim Blodgett
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 15, 2011
Contact: Ross Wilson (CINC), Wilson@cesa10.k12.wi.us | (715) 720-2029
Eau Claire, Wisconsin November 10, 2011 – CINC, the Chippewa Valley’s regional Community Area Network (CAN), formed as an unincorporated association and elected officials as the organization continues to operate and maintain a fiber-optic cable network that connects state, county, and municipal governmental bodies, school districts, Chippewa Valley Technical
College, the University of Wisconsin system, libraries, and hospital and health care organizations in the Chippewa Valley.
Elected CINC Officers include: Chair, Ross Wilson, CESA 10; Vice Chair, John Lebrun, City of Eau Claire; Secretary, Dave Hayden, Eau Claire County; Treasurer, Todd Munden, Mayo Clinic Health System, Eau Claire, Inc.
|CINC Officers: Front Row-Ross Wilson, CESA 10, Dave Hayden, Eau Claire County Back Row-John Lebrun, City of Eau Claire; Todd Munden, Mayo Clinic Health System, Eau Claire|
“CINC is committed to advanced broadband serving the public interest,” said Ross Wilson, Educational Technology Administrator at CESA 10 and CINC Chair. “By sharing infrastructure and benefitting fromeconomies of scale, CINC members pass along cost-savings to municipal and county taxpayers,students, library patrons, and patients.” Ross added, “CINC provides the foundation for higher-capacity broadband connections for public safety, telemedicine, educational outreach, government services, and application sharing to make operations more dependable and efficient for more control over budgets.”
CINC began in 1999 as a group of committed IT professionals serving the public interest with broadband connectivity. Through innovation and collaboration, anchor institutions throughout the Chippewa Valley share infrastructure and applications that help promote economic development, expand educational opportunities, and improve the availability and efficiency of government services.
CINC Members include:
Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System, University of Wisconsin Eau Claire
Eau Claire County
City of Eau Claire
Eau Claire Area School District
Cooperative Educational Service Agency (CESA)10
Chippewa Falls Area Unified School District
Chippewa Valley Technical College
City of Chippewa Falls
Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System on behalf of the University of Wisconsin Madison, Department of Family Medicine
Mayo Clinic Health System Eau Claire Hospital, Inc.
Mayo Clinic Health System Eau Claire Clinic, Inc.
Sacred Heart Hospital (Hospital Sisters Health System)
St. Joseph’s Hospital (Hospital Sisters Health System)
Covenant Healthcare LLC dba Dove Healthcare
Indianhead Federated Library System