AIR-PIPE Broadband Internet

Time To Play In May!

With the nicer weather comes more chances to play. Check out what fun events May has in store for us:

  • Bloomsday - Sunday, May 3rd
    - This 12k run is the largest in our nation and one of the largest timed events in the world.
  • Inland Empire Backcountry Horsemen Annual Poker Ride - May 8th
    - For more information contact Ken Carmichael at 466-2225
  • Mother's Day - May 9th - look for great gift ideas online!
  • Lilac Festival - May 8th - 16th
  • Grand Opening Celebration of Discovery Playground - May 13th

AIR-PIPE wishes you joy filled springtime fun!

AIR-PIPE Broadband Internet Expansion Into Kiniksu Shore!

AIR-PIPE announces the new expansion of rural broadband Internet service now available to residential locations with in the Kiniksu Shore community of Sandpoint Idaho.

AIR-PIPE recently completed this expansion of a point to point microwave radio connection from their existing tower infrastructure in Sandpoint to provide a much needed fast broadband Internet connection to the area's residents.

Any builders, business owners, and home owners who have a clear view to the AIR-PIPE relay point will now have the ability to install a broadband Internet connection at their location.

Our vision is to provide every rural family and business in the Inland Northwest access to a fast broadband Internet connection. Stay tuned for the next AIR-PIPE expansion.

TECH-TIP: Suggestions About Forwarding Emails

Greatly reduce spam and virus distribution by following these tips about forwarding emails.

  • When you forward an email, delete all of the addresses that appear in the body of the message (at the top). Highlight and delete them. It only takes a second. You must click the 'Forward' button first and then you will have full editing capabilities against the body and headers of the message. If you don't click 'Forward' first, you won't be able to edit the message at all.
  • Whenever you send an email to more than one person, do not use the To: or Cc: fields for adding addresses. Always use the Bcc: (blind carbon copy) field for listing the addresses. This way the people you send to will only see their own email address. If you don't see your Bcc: option click on where it says To: and your address list will appear. Highlight the address and choose Bcc, it's that easy. When you send to Bcc your message will automatically say 'Undisclosed Recipients' in the 'TO:' field of the people who receive it.
  • Remove any 'FW ' in the subject line. You can rename the subject if you wish.
  • Always hit your Forward button from the actual email you are reading. Ever get those emails that you have to open 10 pages to read the one page with the information on it? By Forwarding from the actual page you wish someone to view, you stop them from having to open many emails just to see what you sent.

Keep A Lookout For Suspicious Emails.

Here are some examples of emails to delete and not forward:

  • Any time you see an E-Mail that says forward this on to '10' of your friends, sign this petition, or you'll get bad luck, good luck, or whatever, it almost always has an E-Mail tracker program attached that tracks the cookies and E-Mails of those folks you forward to. The host sender is getting a copy each time it gets forwarded and then is able to get lists of 'active' E-Mails to use in SPAM E-Mails, or sell to other spammers.
  • Almost all E-Mails that ask you to add your name and forward on to others are similar to that mass letter years ago that asked people to send business cards to the little kid in Florida who wanted to break the Guinness Book of Records for the most cards. This is a typical way to get names and 'cookie ' tracking information for telemarketers and spammers - to validate active E-Mail accounts for their own profitable purposes.
  • Before you forward an 'Amber Alert', or a 'Virus Alert', check them out before you forward them. Most of them are junk mail that has been circulating for years!
  • If you are questioning the validity of an email, check it out at www.snopes.com.
  • E-Mail petitions are NOT acceptable to Congress or any other organization. To be acceptable, petitions must have a signed signature and full address of the person signing the petition. Read the full story about why petition solicitations are usually false: www.snopes.com.

Sandpoint Commerce & Community Expo

Visit AIR-PIPE At the Sandpoint Expo!

Visit the Commerce & Community Expo on May 20th. This year's expo will run from 3:00 - 7:00pm and will be located at the Bonner County Fairgrounds, 4203 N. Boyer Avenue, Sandpoint, ID.

Explore the businesses and organizations that make the Greater Sandpoint area a great place to live and work. You'll be welcomed by tour guides and receive a map and passport for your journey, touring the ship and ports of call excursions of this 'All Aboard!' themed event. After touring the expo with your passport, enter to win a North Idaho 3-Day Getaway Giveaway and enter to win many fabulous prizes while on board!

Stop by and visit AIR-PIPE's booth. We welcome the opportunity to meet our customers in person and thank you for your committed patronage. This is also a great chance for any friends or family who are considering signing up with AIR-PIPE to have any questions answered by our qualified staff.

Remember, refer a friend and save! Take advantage of our referral program. Receive a $49.95 credit on your account for every referred friend or family member who subscribes to AIR-PIPE! Unlimited referrals available!

AIR-PIPE Satisfied Customer Quote

"I wanted to take the time to comment on your technician Rob.

I might have communicated to you that I am quite anal with regards to people working in my house and the way they work there.

I made a simple request to have Rob call on the way to the house, because I work nights, and he was right on point. He showed up shortly after that, right on time I might add, and then he proceeded to do an install that I would be proud of.

The cable runs and installation was clean as I could dream of and the service was working perfectly the minute he got done.

I just wanted to give him a shout out because great guys, who do great work, are hard to come by. I hope our relationship blossoms in the near future, with all the new customers you will be able to obtain, now that we have the whip up."

Thanks again,
Richard, B.

AIR-PIPE Team Member BIO

Rob Ogle

Rob Ogle, Certified Technician & Tower Climber

I have lived in the Pacific Northwest my entire life and have been in the Spokane area for all but 3 years of it. I enjoy riding motorcycle, sprint boats, hunting, fishing, and skiing; pretty much everything that this area has to offer for every season.

I got my start in IT at a young age tinkering with our home PC and usually breaking it. Always trying to improve what we had. I was introduced to tower climbing by a friend who needed an extra pair of hands on a project and asked me to come along. In spite of falling out of a tree when I was younger, I not only didn't mind climbing, but wasn't afraid of falling. This lead me into a career path that I enjoy and can do with some competency.

Working at Air-Pipe is the type of career that I've been looking for, for quite a while; Utilizing the myriad of skills and aptitudes that can't be learned by a book or in a classroom. I enjoy working for a business that is smaller, with the management that is very involved with the inter-workings of the company and how it operates, yett the same time allows me to be free to do my job without a lot of micro-management.