NCATS: Serving The Newaygo Community
Newaygo County Advanced Technology Services (NCATS) provides Internet and data solutions to customers in the Newaygo community in Michigan and is currently expanding their broadband network. They offer dial-up, wireless broadband, and hosting solutions.
For casual Internet users in the Fremont, Newaygo, White Cloud, Grant, Hesperia, and Holton areas of Michigan, NCATS offers dial-up Internet. This service includes an email address through a web-based email server, personal support, email anti-virus protection, and spam and junk mail filtering.
NCATS also offers Multilink for dial-up, which allows users to receive Internet from multiple modems. This speeds up the Internet connections significantly and is only $20 per month for each additional connection.
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Wireless Broadband was started by NCATS to provide low-latency, high-speed Internet to customers who are unable to get traditional service where they live. The signal is broadcast on high-frequency radio waves to a receiver installed at the customers home. It is roughly 100 times faster than dial-up. Service is currently available to residents in Fremont, Grant, Hesperia, Newaygo, and White Cloud, Michigan.
NCATS also includes the added benefit of no contractual penalties for broadband. This means that the service can be cancelled at any time without penalties.
Email And Web Hosting
NCATS can provide all the hosting needs for anyone looking to start a website. They offer a complete set of online tools and services such as:
- Advanced traffic analysis
- Email filtering
- Unlimited email addresses
- Distribution lists
- 1 GB of storage
- Database access
- Hosting: After the initial start-up cost of $50, hosting service is a flat $20 monthly fee.
The monthly plans for dial-up are:
- 10 hours for $5
- 25 hours for $10
- Unlimited usage for $20
Each plan includes an email address, spam filtering, and virus protection.Paying for a full year of service up front will reduce the rate to $13.33 per month (or a $160 lump sum). If users want a little extra speed they can order Multilink support.
The current listed wireless plans include:
- 768 Kbps for $45 per month
- 1.5 Mbps for $55 per month
- 3 Mbps for $65 per month
- 6 Mbps for $75 per month
- 10 Mbps for $85 per month
- 20 Mbps for $95 per month
Each plan requires a $100 installation fee.
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NCATS also offers computer repair for $40 an hour. This includes but is not limited to:
- Software troubleshooting
- Internet setup
- Virus and Spyware removal
- Hardware troubleshooting
They also do banner advertisement for $20 per month, and room rentals for video conferencing.