GBIS | Announcements
02.12.2013(Last Update: 03:02 PST)
2.12.13 Update: AT&T Communications Issue
AT&T is reporting as of mid-day today that about 2/3 of the problem they began having late yesterday afternoon is repaired. There are still large areas of Nevada being affected this afternoon. Service being impacted include land-lines and the data circuits that use them such as DSL. Cell phones appear to be restored for the most part.
You can read more in this RGJ article on AT&T outage.
We apologize to any GBIS customers being affected. We will update you as we find out more.
10.04.2012(Last Update: 09:10 PST)
GBIS Balloon Finishes 2nd Overall
The GBIS Balloon finished 2nd overall in this year's Great
Reno Balloon Race.
Flying conditions on Friday and Saturday were near perfect, as were the throws on targets made by balloon pilot Bob Raper of
All of us here at GBIS want to say congratulations to Bob and thank you to everyone who came out to help crew the balloon.
For pictures and a video of one of the winning tosses visit our Facebook Page. While your there don't forget to like our page.
08.06.2012(Last Update: 02:08 PST)
FCC Chairman Visits GBIS
Federal Communications Commission Chairman Julius Genachowski met with executives from Great Basin Internet Services (GBIS) and the Wireless ISP Association (WISPA) on Monday, July 30th at the former’s offices on Ridge Street. The purpose of the meeting was to discuss issues affecting Wireless Internet Service Providers, ISP's in general and their concerns for the Internet going forward. The Chairman was in the Northern Nevada and Eastern Calif area reviewing Internet services in areas that included Reno and Markleeville.
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Mr. Genachowski, accompanied by Carol Mattey, the FCC Deputy Chief of the Wireline Competition Bureau, met with GBIS owner Barry Sherwood, GBIS founder Bruce Robertson, WISPA board member Jack Unger and other GBIS staff. Initially, they discussed the history, services and coverage area of GBIS in the Northern Nevada area. The Chairman toured the data center and some of the GBIS wireless access points in order to better understand the workings and challenges facing small WISP's in the areas of technology and customer service requirements. They also discussed both the history of broadband services in this area and thoughts on where broadband coverage and service may be heading in the future.
Central to the discussions were ways for smaller telcom providers to have better lines of communication with the FCC. The possibility exists of setting up a liaison within the FCC that has the responsibility of being a single point of contact to help deal with the questions and issues of this industry.
After the meeting, GBIS President Barry Sherwood said “While no hard decisions were made, our meeting with Mr. Genachowski was extremely productive, and we believe that the lines of communication remain open between the FCC and Northern Nevada Internet Service Providers and Great Basin Internet Services specifically. GBIS and WISPA are committed to the future of wireless Internet service.”
02.14.2012(Last Update: 01:02 PST)
IMPORTANT: 411/Information Incorrect!
We've recently discovered that 411/Information and some printed phone books are giving out incorrect addresses and phone numbers for us. We are trying to get this corrected. In the meantime, our contact number is the same as it's always been: 775-348-7299. Please do feel free to call or email email@example.com with any questions or concerns.
03.14.2011(Last Update: 11:03 PST)
Disaster Relief Websites
Whenever a disaster strikes like the one in Japan there is an outpouring of giving all around the globe. It's important to be careful, though, that the place you donate your money to is indeed an actual charity! This is made more difficult by the folks out there who try to take advantage of your generosity with bogus websites and scam emails.
Often a simple search on a site like Google or Bing will help you verify that the site you are giving to is legitimate.
GBIS has put together a short list of charity websites to help you in finding the good guys.
While we do not directly endorse any of the charities on the list we have verified all the links lead to the named charity. We hope this helps.
Verified Japan Disaster Relief Websites.