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Important News for our Subscribers!
Please check our home page regularly for important news announcements!

Our home page and your My Lighthouse Page login will be the source of communications for you!

Lighthouse no longer sends out all user emails. With all the Spam and Junk emails that try to copy our formats we have decided to eliminate bulk emails in order to give you better and more reliable communications.

CURRENT NEWS:  

 

February 21, 2014:
WEBMAIL Security Update
A security upgrade was implemented for WEBMAIL access and logins. WEBMAIL has an updated look and improved security. New improved functionality and options are available! WEBMAIL is a service for email access when traveling or away from your computer. Please use an email client to store information permanently!

January 13, 2014:
New Channel Line up for Mackinac Island
The BASIC Line up on the Island will change to add a number of existing channels to enhanced Digital TV. The new clear digital channels will improve the overall picture quality. The Digital TV channels will be announced shortly with a revised lineup for 2014. Any subscribers with old non-digital tuners can use a set top box to view all the channels on the BASIC line up. Just call our office and we can get you setup!

Engadine and Naubinway Upgrades
The new plant conversion in Engadine and Naubinway will be starting this January. A new temporary analog line up will be used while the new Digital Plant with Internet is setup for launching. The fiber optic connections are being finalized. Once we have the new connections in place we will start on our Curtis upgrades. Information and pricing will be released to customers as soon as the new plans are available for use!

July 25 2012:
EXCEDE Broadband for rural areas!
New EXCEDE replaces WildBlue with super fast speeds for rural areas. 12Mbps speed for just $49.99 a month!
EXCLUSIVE for Cloverland Members, Lighthouse offers 10G Data for only $49.99!
That's 25% more Data for the same price as the other guys charge for just 7.5G!
EXCEDE customers also get a FREE POLE for pole mount installations, only from Lighthouse!

Don't pay too much, call Lighthouse today!

  
 June 1, 2012:
Cable TV Bundle!
Lighthouse has new Cable TV, Broadband Cable Internet and Digital LightPhone on Mackinac Island! Using fiber technology to connect the Island, Lighthouse is now the local cable provider for Mackinac Island. Triple Play Bundles will be available in more areas soon. Call to get Lighthouse in your area!

  
 June 6, 2011:
Fiber Optic Starts in 2011!
Lighthouse has started our first fiber optic project to bring the Fastest Internet, Television and Digital Phone at affordable prices! Our first location is on Mackinac Island in Mackinac County. Watch for more news and more sites. If your community wants fiber, give us a call!
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Lighthouse is comitted to the EUP!

  

June 2, 2011:
New Wireless in Newberry!
Lighthouse has a new site in the Village of Newberry with High-speed Wireless service. This site will be upgraded and improved this summer to provide more coverage and higher speeds.


 January 17, 2011:
2011 News:
The New Year is bringing new improved Internet options to Lighthouse customers!
Lighthouse has a lot of new things coming in 2011 to improve service to the EUP. 2011 will start our "connect everyone, everywhere" plans. More news with details will follow but some of the upcoming highlites include:
New service options to more rural areas.
Improved Backbone service with incresed fiber capacity.
New faster satellite service with more capacity.
Increased wireless coverage areas.
Lighthouse is your Local Low Cost Internet Provider!


 October 13, 2010:
2 Million US PC's Infected with "botnet" versions:
The US leads the world in numbers of Windows PCs that are part of botnets, reveals a report.
More than 2.2 million US PCs were found to be part of botnets, networks of hijacked home computers, in the first six months of 2010, it said. Compiled by Microsoft, the research revealed that Brazil had the second highest level of infections at 550,000. Microsoft's research revealed that a botnet called Lethic sent out 56% of all botnet spam sent between March and June even though it was only on 8.3% of all known botnet IP addresses. "It's phenomenal the amount of grip that thing has," said Mr Evans. Evidence of how botnets were growing, he said, could be found in the number of infected machines Microsoft was freeing from the clutches of botnets.In the three months between April and June 2010, Microsoft cleaned up more than 6.5 million infections, he said, which is twice as much as the same period in 2009. He said people should sign up for automatic updates, make sure the applications they use are regularly patched, use anti-virus software and run a firewall. Microsoft has just issued its largest ever list of fixes for flaws in Windows, Internet Explorer and a range of other software.
Quoted from the BBC News


October 12, 2010:
Fiber to the Home in the EUP Update
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The ARRA Stimulus funding has ended and unfortunately, the Chippewa County Grant application for the EUP was not funded. Apparently, we are not rural or underserved in the eyes of those who chose where the money was spent. The one bright spot was the cooperation between Chippewa, Luce and Mackinac Counties and Lighthouse to put this grant together. It was a great step towards recognizing how dire the need is to bring improved services for the entire area. Lighthouse will continue to pursue opportunities and expand our network as funds allow. Thank you to everyone who supported this effort and those who support Lighthouse so that we can continue to work for improved services. If you have an area that needs fast internet, let us know and we will do our best to work with you! 


May 20, 2010:
Dafter Site Upgrade:
Lighthouse has also tripled the capacity of the Dafter tower site (Cloverland). This upgrade will boost overall speeds from that location and allow for additonal capacity as the number of subscribers continues to grow. More to come! Watch for our new site in Engadine! 


May 13, 2010:
Bruce Site Upgrade:
Lighthouse has tripled the capacity of the Bruce Township tower site. This upgrade will boost overall speeds from that location and allow for additonal capacity as the number of subscribers continues to grow. More upgrades and new sites are planned for this summer. Watch our site for news!


 April 21, 2010:
Fiber to the Home in the EUP:
The rural areas of the EUP may finally have a solution for fast Internet service! Chippewa County, working with Luce and Mackinac Counties has submitted an application for a Broadband Stimulus Grant that would bring the fastest Internet service possible (100Megabit) to all of the tri-county area. This county wide fiber network would bring Broadband Internet, Digital Phone Service and High-Definition TV to everyone at very affordable prices. The fiber network would be open to any provider and bring choices and competition which insures the very best pricing and service options for every resident. The EUP Fiber Project is designed to meet the new FCC recommended "100Mb Squared Plan" to bring fast and reliable Internet to every home in America. Lighthouse is a supporter of this much needed rural Broadband initiative and has stepped up to partner with the county in their quest to improve service in rural areas. This plan will benefit every resident and improve the quality of life in the EUP. If you want to see "Fiber for All in the EUP", contact your county commissioner and your State and Federal government representatives and express your support for the EUP Fiber Project Stimulus Grant Application! 


January 25, 2010:
The 2010 Lighthouse Scholarship Application is on line:

Lighthouse.Net will be continuing our annual scholarship beyond the planned three years at Lake Superior State University. The original scholarship was planned in celebration of Lighthouses 10 year anniversary. The purpose of the $2,500 annual scholarship opportunity is to assist Lighthouse Subscribers and Cloverland Electric Cooperative Members who are pursuing a four-year degree as full-time students in Computer Science. Eligibility requirements, on-line application and details on the Lighthouse Scholarship are available at the Lighthouse.Net website.
Lighthouse.Net of Sault Ste. Marie, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Cloverland Electric Cooperative, employs three LSSU graduates and provides an internship program for LSSU students enrolled in the Computer Sciences program.
“We’re very fortunate to have a university in our community. The economic and educational benefits are immeasurable,” says General Manager Steve Mason.
To obtain an application, go to www.lighthouse.net or www.cloverland.com.   The application deadline for the 2010 scholarship is April 1, 2010.


October 4, 2009: 
New Rockview Site covers Pickford, South Rudyard and surrounding areas:
Our newest site is up and available in the Pickford area. The Rockview hill tower covers a large area to the North of the tower site and can be seen from up to 10 miles away. Subscribers within approximately 2 miles can connect without clear site and those with clear line of sight can connect as far away as 10 miles. Lighthouse.Net, a wholly owned subsidiary of Cloverland Electric Cooperative, launched this newest site to serve the area with affordable Broadband Internet. This latest expansion is the thirteenth LightWave Broadband broadcast point that Lighthouse has launched in the E.U.P. over the past six years. Subscribers within the broadcast range will receive the many benefits that Broadband Internet offers including affordable phone service with our Digital LightPhone. Contact Lighthouse.Net at 888-883-3393 for more information.


August 11, 2009:
McMillan Site is live and available!:
Lighthouse.Net, a wholly owned subsidiary of Cloverland Electric Cooperative, launched of its newest LightWave Canopy Broadband sites in McMillan, Michigan. This latest expansion is the twelfth LightWave Broadband broadcast point that Lighthouse has launched in the E.U.P. over the past six years. This proven system provides reliable, fast Internet using Motorola’s Canopy Broadband technology. Residences and businesses around the McMillan area will now have Broadband Internet at very economical prices. The LightWave system has monthly programs that start at just $29.99 a month. Lighthouse has installed this new LightWave Canopy site on the Range Communications tower on County Road 415 by M-28 in Lakefield Township. This new site covers a large area around McMillan radiating out to cover miles of territory. Subscribers within the broadcast range will, for the first time, receive the many benefits that Broadband Internet offers. Contact Lighthouse.Net at 888-883-3393 for more information


May 26, 2009:
1st 2009 Site Expansion:
Lighthouse has a number of expansions planned in 2009. The first will be in McMillan, Michigan. We will be announcing the launch of this new sites and the coverage area once our installation and testing is complete. This new site will serve part of Columbus and Lakefield Townships. Our Lighthouse subscribers will be the first to be able to get fast Internet in the area. If you are not a Lighthouse subscriber, join today and help us get faster service to more places! Lighthouse has kept our prices low and we don’t raise them after you signup like our competitors!


 April 1, 2009:
2009 Coverage Expansion:
Lighthouse is expanding our coverage areas in 2009. We will be announcing new sites and expanded coverage on our current sites throughout 2009. The first site expansion will be at Kinross/Kincheloe with increased coverage and new plans that include phone service to help save on those high bills everyone is facing today. Lighthouse has kept our prices low and we don’t raise them after you signup like our competitors! If you are not a Lighthouse Subscriber, sign up today!


February 18, 2009:
The 2009 Lighthouse Scholarship is Available!
Lighthouse.Net is a proud supporter of Lake Superior State University and area education. Lighthouse offers an annual $2,500 Scholarship at LSSU for our subscribers or their children
. This Scholarship is also availble to qualifying Cloverland Electric Cooperative members. The application, details and qualifications are on the links at the left of this page. If you attend LSSU or are attending this fall, get your application in, the deadline is approaching fast!


February 16, 2009:
Don't Get Caught By Phishing!
Dear Subscribers: “Phishers” are criminals who trick people into providing personal information (like passwords, bank account numbers, credit card numbers, etc.) on fake Web sites. You may get an e-mail, instant message, pop-up message or even a phone call by someone pretending to be from a bank, business or credit card company. The phisher will try to tell you it’s urgent that you update your personal information. They may even tell you that your identity has been stolen. This is a trick! Don’t fall for it! Reputable companies would never ask for personal information that they already have. To read more: UserFiles/File/Phishing Scam info letter 2-09.pdf


February 9, 2009:
Lighthouse is hiring!
Lighthouse.Net has an immediate opening for a Customer Service Representative. This is a full time position with a growing local company. The position requires positive attitude, ability to work directly with the public and other employees. Applicants must have at least two to three years experience working with the public, extensive computer experience, ability to work with contracts, have excellent verbal and organizational skills. Excellent customer service phone skills are mandatory. This position offers excellent benefits including matching 401K, medical and profit sharing.Email your resume to:
manager@lighthouse.net or stop in for an application; 2972 W 8th Street in the Sault across from Glen’s Market.


January 29, 2009:
Lighthouse supports the I-500 Snowmobile Race!
Again this year, Lighthouse.Net will provide Internet Service and support for the world famous I-500 snow mobile race. Saturday, February 7th will be the 41st annual running for this world famous event. Lighthouse has been a local supporter of the race for over a decade and we are proud to be able to help out. Good luck to all the racers and welcome to all the fans coming from around the country!


December 28 2008:
Happy New Year from the staff at Lighthouse!
Watch for our new services and expansion in 2009!


December 1, 2008:
New LightWave Service in PENTLAND TOWNSHIP!
Lightwave expands to Luce County for the first time! Lighthouse.Net, the area's leading local Internet Service Provider, is proud to announce the launch of another new LIGHTWAVE Wireless High-speed Internet Service area. Lighthouse, working in cooperation with Pentland Township Officials, is now in the final testing of new sites offering the High-speed Internet Access from the two Pentland Township water towers using Motorola’s new Canopy 900MHz system. As an Authorized Motorola Canopy Reseller, Lighthouse has already successfully deployed nine other Canopy sites including Sault Ste Marie, St. Ignace, Kinross/Kincheloe area, Rudyard, Dafter, Bruce Township and DeTour Village, all in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. Motorola’s proven wireless Canopy system will allow businesses and residents of the area to receive competitively priced, secure and reliable High-speed Internet for as low as $14.95 per month. Lighthouse is proud to take the initiative to bring fast Internet to underserved rural areas. Lighthouse currently offers High-speed and Broadband service to thousands of local subscribers. Lighthouse plans to continue its efforts to expand Broadband access and is developing plans to deploy wireless services to additional areas across the Eastern Upper Peninsula of Michigan.


September 1, 2008:
New LightWave Service in Bruce Township!
Lighthouse.Net, the area's leading local Internet Service Provider, is proud to announce the launch of another new LIGHTWAVE Wireless High-speed Internet Service site. Lighthouse, working in cooperation with Bruce Township Officials, is now offering the first widely available High-speed Internet Access in the area using Motorola’s new Canopy 900MHz system. As an Authorized Motorola Canopy Reseller, Lighthouse has already successfully deployed eight other Canopy sites including Sault Ste Marie, St. Ignace, Kinross/Kincheloe area, Rudyard, Dafter and DeTour Village, all in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. Motorola’s proven wireless Canopy system will allow businesses and residents of the area to receive competitively priced, secure and reliable High-speed Internet for as low as $14.95 per month. Lighthouse is proud to take the initiative to bring fast Internet to true rural areas. Lighthouse currently offers High-speed and Broadband service to thousands of local subscribers. Lighthouse plans to continue its efforts to expand Broadband access and is developing plans to deploy wireless services to additional areas of the Eastern Upper Peninsula of Michigan.


July 16, 2008:
Summer Specials to get you faster Internet!
Lighthouse is offering special discounts for the summer to help your budget. We have dropped the price of our LightWave Canopy SM units $100.00 with plans starting at just $14.95 a month. No one has lower priced High-speed service than Lighthouse! We also have special pricing on WildBlue for rural Cloverland Electric Cooperative Members. Cloverland Members save $499.00 on WildBlue during this summer special from Lighthouse and Cloverland. We have more coverage coming this summer and a new exciting system that will be launching soon! Lighthouse has faster service in more places and we will cover even more areas in 2008. Watch for more news!


May 9, 2008:
Are you receiving "bounced" emails you did not send?
The Spammers have come up with a new way to get junk to your In Box. Spammers can be evil geniuses, and their latest trick is to make you think you're being hacked. To sneak their e-mail messages past network filters that have blacklisted them, spammers find (or even guess at) your e-mail address and put it into the "From" line. When the spam gets sent to an address that's no longer active, you get the bounceback (called "backscatter.") According to a May 5 article in Computer World, backscatter only accounts for 2 or 3 percent of spam now, but is a growing concern. As always, Lighthouse is aware and we have Postini, our filtering comapny, working to tag these emails as Junk. It is not as easy as you may imagine but we are confident they will solv this newest issue shortly.


  

April 15, 2008:
Lightwave is the lowest priced High-speed service:
Starting at just $14.95 a month, Lightwave Canopy Wireless covers more area in the EUP than any other service and is about half the price per month of any competitive product. Lightwave is a proven service with almost five years of service. It is the most secure and reliable  service available anywhere with coverage in Sault Ste Marie, St Igance, Dafter, Rudyard, Kincheloe/Kinrosss and DeTour. No one has more coverage and the price is unbeatable! With everyday items getting more expensive, Lightwave is still economical and can help you save on the bottom line. Call today for more information on our High-Speed Wireless that leads the area and the nation for service and pricing!


April 10, 2008:
Lighthouse will be at the Sault Spring Show:
Lighthouse will be offering the opportunity to try out our LightPhone Digital Phone Service at the Spring Show this Friday and Saturday. You can call anywhere we connect in the world for up to three minutes to test our new LightPhone service. This service offers a number of plans including Unlimited Calling in the US for only $24.95 a month and very low International rates. We will have our staff on hand to answer any questions on LightPhone or any of our services. Plus we will be giving away free popcorn during the show. Come on down to the Norris Center; Spring Show admission is FREE this year. The Spring Show runs Friday night from 5PM to 9PM and Saturday from 10AM to 6PM. Stop in and say Hi! The weather forecast is not too good so come indoors and browse around the Norris Center. If you’re a Lighthouse Subscriber we have a free gift for you! See you there!


March 19, 2008:
Anti-Virus Firms Scrambling to Keep Up
Sophistication of Viruses and Other Threats Poses Big Challenges for Companies, Consumers

By Brian Krebs
Washingtonpost.com Staff Writer
Wednesday, March 19, 2008; 11:12 AM
The sheer volume and complexity of computer viruses being released on the Internet today has the anti-virus industry on the defensive, experts say, underscoring the need for consumers to avoid relying on anti-virus software alone to keep their home computers safe and secure.
Approximately 5.5 million malicious software programs were unleashed on the Web last year, according to AV Test Labs, a German company that measures how quickly and accurately anti-virus products detect the latest malicious software, also known as "malware." That volume, AV said, forced anti-virus firms to analyze between 15,000 and 20,000 new specimens each day -- more than four times the daily average they found in 2006, and at least 15 times as many the company recorded in 2005. In the first two months of 2008 alone, AV Test found more than one million samples of malware spreading online.
Read the rest of this article at:
Lighthouse recommends using updated Anti-Virus and Anti-Spyware tools to keep your system running properly. If your system is slow or experiencing problems the most common cause today is Spyware or Virus intrusions.
Read the rest of this article at:
www.washingtonpost.com
Lighthouse recommends using updated Anti-Virus & Anti-Spyware tools to reduce the possibilty of problems.
If your system is slow or experiencing problems it is commonly caused by Spyware or Virus intrusions.


March 4, 2008:
Lighthouse Announces Cisco Certification:
Lighthouse.Net is proud to announce that we are now Authorized by Cisco, the leader in networks and business communications. Lighthouse has been selected as a Cisco Certified Partner! We have completed extensive training and can now provide unparalleled support to local business. We use Cisco everyday to provide fast reliable networking for your Internet. Now we have all the resources and training to provide the very best solutions available for your business. Our Cisco Certification includes the new Small Business Products like Voice over IP Telephone to save on high phone company costs. Call us today to see how we can help your business!


January 23, 2008:
New Improved LightSpeed:
We are launching a new and improved version of our popular LightSpeed Accelerator for 2008. This new version increases web browsing up to 7X faster than a standard connection. That is the fastest accelerator available! It is also now compatible with Windows Vista and Macintosh! This new LightSpeed is faster than the current version with more operating system options and better image quality. Even better we are still offering this service to our subscribers for just 99 cents a month! That’s $3.00 off the normal $3.99 monthly price!
If you use a dialup connection, have a WildBlue Valu Pak or use 802.11 wifi to connect to the Internet; LightSpeed will improve your browsing speed. We even offer a 30 day money back guarantee so there is nothing to lose! Over 1,000 of our subscribers have enjoyed the previous LightSpeed and they will be upgraded to the new version for free! If you don’t have LightSpeed on your dialup connection and want faster service, this is the best value around!


January 18, 2008:
WildBlue Available:
WildBlue is available again! If you are in a rural area where our LightWave or LightWire can’t reach you, WildBlue is the answer! We had hundreds of WildBlue subscribers and many more wanting to get this service when WildBlue announced they were closing our area for new subscribers in 2007. Now WildBlue has announcd the reopening our area for additional subscribers. This service can bring you faster Internet at monthly prices comparable to cable and other services. It is the very best solution for rural subscribers who want to get faster service and you can get it locally from Lighthouse! Call us today to get more information on Wildblue, don’t wait because you may miss the opportunity if this area fills up again!


January 2, 2008:
NETSCAPE USER NOTICE:

AOL to End Support of Netscape Navigator
By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Published: December 29, 2007
Netscape Navigator, the world’s first commercial Web browser and the starting point of the Internet boom, will be pulled off life support Feb. 1 after a 13-year run. Its current caretakers, Time Warner’s AOL, decided to end further development and technical support to focus on developing the company as an advertising business. Netscape’s use dwindled with Microsoft’s entry into the browser business in the 1990s, and Netscape all but faded away after the birth of its open-source cousin, Firefox. In recent years, Netscape has been little more than a repackaged version of Firefox, which commands about 10 percent of the Web browser market, with almost all of the rest going to Internet Explorer. People will still be able to download and use the Netscape browser indefinitely, but AOL will stop releasing security and other updates on Feb. 1. Mr. Drapeau recommended that the small pool of Netscape users download Firefox instead. Edited content

December 21, 2007: 
Sending Email Reminder!: I
f you are having an issue with sending email including “554 Refused”, “blacklisted” or “The message could not be sent because one of the recipients was rejected by the server” please turn on authentication in your email client setup. All users require Email authentication to send mail. If you have not updated your settings from our notifications on this website starting in October you will receive these messages and be unable to send email. In order to secure email and reduce Spamming we require that all email users authenticate to our server for sending lighthouse.net or sault.com email. If you are using Outlook Express the instructions for turning on authentication are listed in the “About Lighthouse” tab under “News” dated on October 22, 2007. If you need assistance with this change, just call our free Internet support and they can assist. A reminder; as stated in our all user email September 20, 2007, we will no longer send “All User Emails”. All important information will be posted for our subscribers on the Lighthouse.Net Homepage. Please check it frequently for important news and notices that can affect your service.


December 10, 2007: 
New LightWave Site in DAFTER!:
Lighthouse.Net, the areas leading Internet Service Provider, is proud to announce the launch of another new LIGHTWAVE Wireless High-speed Internet Service site. Lighthouse working in cooperation with Cloverland Electric Cooperative in Dafter, Michigan is now providing the first widely available High-speed Internet Access in the area using Motorola’s new Canopy 900MHz system. Motorola’s proven wireless Canopy system will allow businesses and residents of the area to receive competitively priced, secure and reliable High-speed Internet for as low as $14.95 per month. The Dafter installation is on the Cloverland Electric tower located just of I-75 on M-28. The coverage area extends around the area for miles and even farther where clear line of sight to the tower allows extended connections, allowing residents there the first opportunity to connect to a true Broadband connection at reasonable prices.


December 2, 2007: 
Holiday Hours:
Lighthouse wishes all our subscribers a safe and Happy Holiday season. Our office will be closed on Monday December 24th and Tuesday December 25th for the holiday. We will have telephone technical support for our subscribers on both days. We will also be closed on January 1st, News Years Day.


November 23, 2007: 
Required Email Changes:
All Lighthouse subscribers are required to add "authentication" in their email client to send mail through our servers. This new security measure will improve the reliability of our email service and secure your connections for email. All subscribers and email users are required to make this change immediately
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 November 5, 2007: 
Notice for ALL E-MAIL users!
Lighthouse will soon be changing our email servers to require authentication for all email users. This added security will protect you from having your email account used for Spamming without your knowledge. We all hate junk email and this change will help stop the spread of Spam. In anticipation of this change we need all users to change their email clients to use authentication. This is a simple “check” in the box for authentication on your email client. in Outlook Express under “Tools” chose “Accounts”, select the email account (click once to highlight) then click “Properties”, under the Properties Screen choose “Servers” tab, near the bottom of this screen put a check in the box for “My Outgoing Server Requires Authentication” (just authenticate and not secure). If you use other email clients just look for the “authentication” box or you can use the Help provided by the program. As always, if you are having problems or need assistance, just call our telephone technical support.


October 22, 2007: 
Email Authentication Notice!In order to resolve issues with subscribers who have computers that are sending Spam without their knowledge we have implemented a change for Outgoing Emails. Effective immediately any user that is trying to send Email to more than 5 recipients email addresses at once will have to have Authentication selected on their client. Subscribers who send more than 5 will have to set their email client to authenticate for the Outgoing sever; in Outlook Express under “Tools” chose “Accounts”, select the email account (click once to highlight) then click “Properties”, under the Properties Screen choose “Servers” tab, near the bottom of this screen put a check in the box for “My Outgoing Server Requires Authentication” (just authenticate and not secure). You can then send email as normal to multiple recipients.


October 18, 2007:
LightPhone saves on phone bills! Our new LightPhone Digital Telephone Service is a huge success and a bonus offering for our High-speed customers. LightPhone has a variety of plans starting at just $9.95 a month with calling in the US, Canada and Puerto Rico included for these low prices. There are also very low International calling rates. Anyone who does much calling or wants to do more can save big over telephone company costs. We have subscribers who have CenturyTel and AT&T local service saving right now and Charter customers are even adding our LightPhone service! Check out LightPhone to save on your phone bill! Lighthouse continues to bring more services and expand our offerings to you. 


October 13, 2007:
The new Lighthouse website is live!
This new site has information on all of our products & services. Lighthouse offers more today than ever and this site will showcase all the options we have. Lighthouse provides more services in more places than anyone for the area. Our coverage is growing all the time and new services are added continually. The new site features a single login with security for subscribers to access all the features and new products that Lighthouse offers. The main account login will have access to account information, New Personal Webpage, New Webmail, Postini filtered emails, the New LightPhone and more. The simple single login makes using the new site as simple as possible for our subscribers. Email accounts will only have their New Webmail and Postini filtered email accessible. Lighthouse has added a “security code” that has to be entered to access the information for accounts and emails. This new security feature helps protect Lighthouse subscriber's information from being accessed by anyone who does not have their username and login. The security feature stops web bots and crawlers from running unlimited attempts at accessing information. Lighthouse values the integrity of our subscriber’s information and we want all of our users to be as secure as possible when using our service.

September 18, 2007
Celebrate with us on Friday!
You are invited to our 10 Year Celebration! This Friday the 21st from Noon to 5PM we will have prizes and drawings, food, beverages and smiles. Come in and see our office or visit with the staff. We want to thank every Lighthouse subscriber for their support. We have expanded many services and added a lot of new products for our subscribers. We will be launching our new LightPhone Digital Telephone Service on Friday with free gateways for anyone signing up. We will also be launching our new secure webpage with more information and products. Come see us on Friday!


August 20, 2007
Lighthouse.Net Funds New LSSU Scholarship
Local Internet provider, Lighthouse.Net, committed to fund a scholarship for the next three years at Lake Superior State University in celebration of its 10 year anniversary. The purpose of the $2,500 annual scholarship opportunity is to assist full-time students pursuing a four-year degree in Computer Science.Lighthouse.Net of Sault Ste. Marie, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Cloverland Electric Cooperative, employs three LSSU graduates and provides an internship program for LSSU students enrolled in the Computer Sciences program.

“We’re very fortunate to have a university the size and quality of Lake State in our community. The economic and educational benefits are immeasurable,” says General Manager Steve Mason.

To obtain an application, go to www.lighthouse.net or www.cloverland.com. The 2007/08 application deadline is September 14, 2007


June 27, 2007
New look, New Services!
Lighthouse is launching a new and improved website! Our new look will include a secure login to help protect our subscribers from unauthorized access or hacking of passwords. The new site will also have account information available as well as our new Personal Webpage with a simple to use template for setting up your own personal website. This new site is designed for both dialup and high-speed users. It has more information on our company and services so you can learn more about all the things we offer. The new site is planned for launch for July so watch for the change and current news!

March 02, 2007
Internet Settings
Lighthouse wants to remind all of our subscribers to be sure that your computers Internet settings are correct. We have had some users with incorrect Internet settings, some from using out dated CD's for installing their connection. Lighthouse has not issued or used a setup CD for over five years. Please discard any old Lighthouse setup CD's immediately. Make sure that your Internet connection is set to automatically obtain DNS from Lighthouse. Prior Domain Name Server numbers can cause problems with surfing. If you require DNS numbers for your router or system the proper numbers are: Primary DNS-69.216.168.2 and Secondary DNS-65.43.19.26. Please be sure that you are not using any other DNS numbers. If you have any questions, call our free telephone Internet Support for assistance.
We also want to remind everyone to have Anti-Virus & Anti-Spyware programs loaded and updated on your computers. It is very important to install and update these programs in order to keep your computer running properly. Spyware is one of the biggest problems on the net today and can cause slow computer operation, pop ups, redirects and allow others to access to sensitive information on your computer among other issues. Our Computer Service Department can clean up your system and help you avoid future problems by installing preventative software. We offer this service to our subscribers at a discounted labor rate. As your local ISP, we are here to help.

January 15, 2007
TEN YEARS OLD! 
Lighthouse.Net is celebrating its Tenth Anniversary in 2007! This is a huge milestone for any company in today’s Internet Market. It’s the classic tale of David versus Goliath. Lighthouse has thrived while huge National ISP’s like AOL and Prodigy dropped out of the internet business. National and local competitors have faltered as changes in the industry leave many behind. For over a decade, Lighthouse has kept pace with new technologies, improved services and offered competitive pricing, competing with the bigger nationwide companies. Lighthouse has High-speed and Broadband service available locally in more places than any other company. We have a top notch local staff with friendly support and a complete array of services. All this has combined to make Lighthouse the leader in Internet services in the area. Even though we are the “little guy” compared to big cable and telephone companies, we have provided better service at better pricing than the “big guys”. The big telephone and cable companies seem to have lost personal service and concern for customers in their quest for profits. Lighthouse is focused on customer service and reliable competitively priced Internet services.
These past Ten Years have lead to new horizons of faster Internet service and more products than ever before. Lighthouse will continue to lead the way in 2007 with MORE High-speed coverage areas. We will offer new services for our subscribers, a new web look, improved customer support, additional staff to provide on-site support services and MUCH MORE! We want to take this opportunity to thank all of our loyal subscribers for helping us to meet this milestone and we encourage you to tell your friends about Lighthouse. With more people switching to Lighthouse everyday, we are able to continue to grow and provide more High-speed services to more areas! Our Tenth Anniversary will mark the expansion of improved services to all our subscribers.
Thank you all!


 
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