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Two To View – A Couple Of Amazing Videos You Don't Want To Miss

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Shattering The CD Speed Barrier
With "warp" rotation speed and a super-fast camera, the Slow Mo Guys capture CDs as they spin to the point of shattering.

 

"Don't Try This At Home" Bike Tricks
You won't believe the tricks performed all around San Francisco by urban bicycle daredevil Danny MacAskill. For him, it's all in a day's work.

MVT Adds More Fiber

Download Graphics to ViewImagine putting a conduit (see photo on the right) inside a small, 1 ¼ inch, conduit that already has a half inch diameter cable inside and then doing this for several miles. This is the challenge that our construction crew faced last month. If we had to use traditional methods, this would have been nearly impossible.

In 1993, MVT completed its first fiber optic build connecting the towns of Overton, Logandale, and Moapa. At that time, we buried a 1 ¼ inch orange conduit and then pulled in a 16 fiber cable. Since then, we’ve added hundreds of fibers throughout the upper and lower valleys, but until now we haven’t added any more fibers to link the upper and lower valleys.

Download Graphics to ViewWith a machine that uses compressed air (see photo on the right), we were able to push 1 mile segments of micro-duct inside the original conduit running between Logandale and Moapa without disturbing the original fiber cable. Phase two of this project begins is a couple of weeks as we put a 72 fiber cable about the size of a pencil inside the micro-duct (0.4 inches). When installing fiber, we try to avoid splices as they add loss so we will install the cable in 20,000 ft. sections using the same compressed air/push technology.

Isn’t it great that even in a low tech application like burying cable, we can use technology to drive down the costs and impact on our environment?


Featured Apps – These Three Are Well Worth A Look

Crazy Helium Booth Lite

 

Dashlane Password Manager

 

Credit Karma


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Credit Karma - FREE
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Scam Alert – Fake Puppy Adoption Offers

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Go Pinterest-ing! – Cool Stuff To Pin On Your Pinterest Boards

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Grow Veggies In A Hanging Planter

 

 

Adorable Beach-Bound Teddy Bear Cupcakes

 

 

Leafy Square Wreath To Spruce Up A Door


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Sites Of The Month – Great Sites To Check Out In May

Get Gardening
garden.org – Whether you're a seasoned gardener, or just planting your first tomatoes, you're sure to learn something from this National Gardening Association (NGA) site. The organization's mission is to provide educational garden programs to every generation. Check out the gardening articles, plant finder, how-to videos, and much more.

 

Simple, Easy Flight Finder
google.com/flights – Looking for an easy tool to help you find flights for your next vacation? Google Flights offers straightforward functionality. Simply type in your arrival and departure locations and dates, and you'll see options from several carriers. Choose the flights you want, then click the provided link to book directly with the airline.

 

Master The Grill
foodnetwork.com/grilling.html  – Grilling season has begun, and Food Network Grilling Central is the place to be. Find recipes for burgers and hot dogs, chicken, seafood, and other mains, as well as for side dishes, frozen treats, and party food. Get tips on how to grill or find your favorite Food Network star or show.

 

Best Garage Sale Tips
organizedhome.com – Sure, a garage sale might LOOK easy: put out a bunch of stuff, and sell it to people walking by. But, there are actually strategies for having a successful garage sale. For example, have yours early in the month — right after payday. Visit this site to get more great advice.


This Month's FAQ – Can My Computer Be Damaged During A Storm?

Stormy PicQuestion: I'm always a little concerned when it's stormy out. Is there a possibility bad weather can damage my computer?

Answer: Yes, a lightning strike can cause considerable damage to, or even destroy, computers and other electronic devices. Your house should be equipped with a Network Interface Device (NID), which is designed to prevent lightning from damaging wiring. You can and should also use an uninterruptible power supply (USP). But, neither of these precautions is guaranteed to prevent damage. The best way to protect your electronics is to unplug them during a storm. After the storm passes, be sure to start them up again to make sure they're operating properly.

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Thanks for your business!

Best regards

Brad Lyon
Internet Manager



Moapa Valley Telephone Company
183 S Anderson St
Overton, NV 89040

702-397-2601

 

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