Friday, August 22 2014 1:37 AM EDT2014-08-22 05:37:37 GMT
Malaysia is preparing to receive the bodies and ashes of 20 of its citizens killed when Malaysian Airlines Flight 17 was shot down over Ukraine in July.More >>
The bodies and ashes of 20 Malaysians killed when Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 was shot down over Ukraine in July arrived home on Friday, the first day of national mourning in the country's history.More >>
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The founder of a Montgomery boot camp billed as a military style training program for at risk students is under arrested and charged with two counts of sexual abuse of a child.More >>
He uses tough love and a military style approach to keep kids in Montgomery out of trouble but now, the founder of a local discipline academy has found himself in trouble with the law. Glenn Veasy is facing sexual abuse allegations involving one of the teens in his boot camp. More >>
Thursday, August 21 2014 11:48 PM EDT2014-08-22 03:48:02 GMT
Central Alabama Veterans Health Care System Director James Talton and Chief of Staff Dr. Cliff Robinson have been placed on administrative leave, VA Southeast Network Director Charles Sepich announcedMore >>
Central Alabama Veterans Health Care System Director James Talton and Chief of Staff Dr. Cliff Robinson have been placed on administrative leave, VA Southeast Network Director Charles Sepich announced Thursday.More >>
Thursday, August 21 2014 11:44 PM EDT2014-08-22 03:44:32 GMT
It's been a quieter night in Ferguson, Missouri. Some demonstrators returned to the streets Wednesday evening to protest the fatal shooting of a black 18-year-old by a white officer, but in diminished numbers.More >>
Gov. Jay Nixon on Thursday ordered the Missouri National Guard to begin withdrawing from Ferguson, where nightly scenes of unrest have erupted since a white police officer fatally shot an unarmed black 18-year-old nearly...More >>
"It's very convenient for channel flippers like I am," says Russell Jones, one of a few Opelika residents testing the City's new fiber-optic network.
The new system will allow residents to switch from their current provider to fiber optic, high-speed Internet, IP based television, and phone service through the city.
"The guide shows you what you're still watching in the background so you don't lose your picture when you pull up the guide, and also whatever channel you want to flip to it show you, and picture in picture of that channel," says Jones.
The City Council recently approved an agreement with EarthLink to act as a second carrier for the network.
"It's a redundancy in other words," explains Opelika Power Services Director, David Horton. "We already have a provider that provides broadband to us, and if we have an outage or a problem in the system, this just gives us another avenue to provide the service and keep it coming to our customers."
The project has been in the works since 2010, and when it is completed, Opelika will be the first city in Alabama to have a fiber-optic network.
"We're in the process of finalizing our packages and pricing, and we are going to be providing triple play, so that's exciting. We're going to be making history right here in Opelika, Alabama," says Horton.
As for Jones, he says he would recommend this new fiber to anyone in town.
"The biggest difference is the quality of service, the quality of not only the picture on the television, but the Internet itself is light speed."
Officials were not able to reveal an exact date of when the network will be released, but did say it would be "very soon."