Saturday, June 25, 2011

Union Technology Cooperative is proud to offer community pricing to Willy Street Co-op Owners

For a limited time UTC is extending our community rate pricing (50% off) to Willy Street Co-op Owners for residential computer repair and network services. Owner card must be presented at checkout. Discount does not include hardware sales. The offer expires September 30th, 2011 and is subject to technician availability, so please contact us to schedule an appointment today.

Thursday, June 9, 2011

An open letter in support of WiscNet

From: Union Technology Cooperative
To: Wisconsin State Legislators and Governor Walker
Subject: An open letter in support of WiscNet

The worker-owners of Union Technology Cooperative strongly oppose and condemn the misguided "Omnibus Motion" to eliminate WiscNet from the UW System (Sections 23-26 of the UW System Bill).

WiscNet is a non-profit cooperative organization that provides affordable Internet service to Wisconsin universities, K-12 schools and libraries. The combination of high speed Internet service, affordable pricing and knowledgeable technical support that WiscNet provides are the reasons why these organizations choose WiscNet to be their Internet service provider. If commercial providers were offering better value or technology, WiscNet would not be necessary. However, this is not the case, and the services provided by WiscNet currently cannot be matched by their commercial conterparts.

WiscNet has always been a technology leader for Wisconsin. For example, recently WiscNet has been a leader in forthcoming IPv6 transition, providing the training and equipment necessary to insure their members are prepared. This type of investment is a key factor in keeping Wisconsin economically competitive. By comparison, no commercial provider has commited the same level of resources to the IPv6 transition nor do they have any plans to do so in the near future even as the deadline looms. The fact is that this budget proposal is likely to cost the State more in the long run by forcing the UW System as well as State-funded schools and libraries to pay more for Internet service and outdated technology.

Please join us in opposing this attack on Wisconsin's educational system. If this measure succeeds, the quality of our great Wisconsin educational system will suffer. In turn, Wisconsin will be a less attractive place to do business, further jepordizing our fragile economic recovory.

More information and steps you can take to help are listed on the WiscNet website:

For additional information, please contact: (608) 616-9925 or