Unicel adds new cell sites

first_imgUNICEL ADDS CELL SITES IN WAITSFIELD AND ACROSS VERMONTWaitsfield, Vt.; Oct. 3, 2008 – Unicel has added five new cell sites in the past few months, bringing the total number of Unicel cell sites in Vermont to 126. The wireless services company plans to add as many as 12 more cell sites this year, providing Vermont residents, business people and travelers with the benefits of its advanced network.Unicel announced its most recent cell sites today with Gov. Douglas at the Waitsfield Inn, the historic home to one of Unicel’s latest cell sites.Working closely with innkeepers Mike and Ronda Kelley as well as a consultant to the Vermont Department of Historic Preservation, Unicel’s latest cell site is virtually invisible. The antennae used for the cell site is completely enclosed in a false chimney attached to the main building, and the rest of the technology is housed in an additional building that perfectly matches the look and feel of the traditional New England inn that has anchored Route 100 since 1825.”Unicel is committed to bringing the most advanced wireless technology to rural areas of Vermont,” said Tom McLaughlin, director for Unicel. “Our new cell site in Waitsfield is a perfect example of Unicel’s priorities, serving the wireless needs of Vermont residents, visitors and businesses.”According to innkeeper Mike Kelley, the new cell site has made a huge difference in the Valley.”As a business owner, it was a real challenge for us to not have cell service for our clients coming here from more urban areas,” said Kelley. “Our guests come here for skiing, for weddings, and for foliage, and they expect to be able to get away and also to stay in touch, but like most B&Bs we don’t have phones in the rooms.””Unicel’s initiative has a lot of support in the Valley, and we’re thrilled to have the boost in wireless coverage in time for foliage season,” added Kelley.Governor Jim Douglas was at the Waitsfield Inn to recognize the importance of continuing to build out Vermont’s wireless infrastructure.”Unicel realizes that Vermont is a great place to invest and to do business, and we’re grateful to the company for continuing its commitment to increase wireless coverage across our beautiful rural state,” said Gov. Douglas.In addition to the new cell site at the Waitsfield Inn, Unicel has turned up cell sites in four other locations across Vermont in the past few months:* Burke* Lincoln* Lyndon* VernonUnicel plans to add as many as 12 more cell sites in Vermont this year.Unicel and Verizon Wireless completed a deal in August for Verizon Wireless to acquire Unicel’s 15-state wireless network, but federal regulators required that certain sections of the company – including all of Vermont – be sold to another wireless carrier for competitive reasons. Until a deal for Verizon to divest itself of Unicel’s Vermont assets is approved by the Federal Communications Commission and the U.S. Department of Justice, Unicel is being run through a management trust in Vermont. Unicel’s operations in Vermont are headed by Tom McLaughlin, who has been with the company and its predecessors since it turned on its first cell site in the Green Mountain State in 1990.last_img read more

Russia banned: What next for Russian athletes and country after WADA’s four-year ban?

first_img WATCH US LIVE Colin DCunha The Tokyo 2020 Olympics, the Beijing Winter Olympics of 2022 and the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar – these are the major tournaments that Russia are slated to miss after the country was handed a four-year ban from all major sporting events by the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA). The four-year ban was handed after Russia’s Anti-Doping Agency (RUSADA) was declared non-compliant for manipulating laboratory data handed over in January 2019. After serving a three-year suspension for a state-sponsored doping scandal, Russia was reinstated in 2018. However, after the most recent ban by WADA, Russia has been banned from competing in any and every major sporting events for a period of four years. Russia are likely to be eligible to return to major international competitions in early 2024.  LIVE TV Also Read | MASSIVE: WADA Bans Russia From All Major Sporting Events Including Olympics For 4 Years Last Updated: 9th December, 2019 17:37 IST Russia Banned: What Next For Russian Athletes And Country After WADA’s Four-year Ban? Russia banned: The World Anti-Doping Agency handed a four-year ban to Russia on Monday. Russian athletes are now barred from the upcoming major tournaments. SUBSCRIBE TO UScenter_img Written By Russia bannedThere was some reprieve for the Russian athletes after the Russia doping scandal. Athletes who can prove they have no links to the doping scandal will be allowed to compete under a neutral flag in the aforementioned international tournaments. RUSADA also has a period of three weeks to appeal against the ban. If they choose to appeal, the matter will be handed over to the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS).Also Read | Deepika, Tejaswini, Chinki Included In TOP Scheme For Tokyo OlympicsWADA bans Russia: What the four-year ban means for Russian athletesThe 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang saw 168 Russians participate in 15 different sports. However, athletes from Russia will not be allowed to participate in the 2020 Youth Winter Olympics in Lausanne or the 2020 Summer Youth Games in Dakar. Aside from the myriad major tournaments mentioned above, Russia will also be barred by WADA from any world championship organised by any of the signatories of its World Anti-Doping Code. Furthermore, no official or representative of the Russian government will be allowed to attend these events.Also Read | WADA Meet With Russia’s Sporting Fate In Their HandsRussia doping scandal: Euro 2020, Champions League 2021 unaffectedRussia will, however, continue to participate in the ongoing Euro 2020 tournament. The Euro quarter-final with St. Petersburg as the venue and the 2021 Champions League final also due to be held in St. Petersburg are also unlikely to be affected. Finally, Russia will also not be able to throw their hat in the ring to host the 2032 Summer Olympics even if the bidding process falls within the four-year window.Also Read | WADA Compliance Arm To Rule On Russia Doping Data Next Month COMMENT FOLLOW US First Published: 9th December, 2019 17:37 ISTlast_img read more