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2 months ago
Wind River Internet

Wind River Internet is giving Notice of a Public Meeting, on December 14, 2022 starting at 4 to 5 pm. WRI is seeking citizen input regarding an opportunity for a Data Center. Feel free to drop by the office at 1100 w. Main street for more information and/or to comment. See MoreSee Less

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Do you all at WRI respond to anything?? I guess we just money and numbers to you.

Another concern is how it would impact us as customers? Having headroom in bandwidth is nice. I wonder if the temptation to expand would force us to the side of WRIs priorities. Data centers obviously chew up loads of bandwidth with constant traffic.

I think it is a brilliant concept, but I can also see huge risks. Are there feasibility studies that already exist? Will the center be built as a traditional building, or utilize mobile contained infrastructures? For example, a mobile unit outside the tribal complex, that could heat the building from a hot server room exchange system? After the grant for the study….will there be clean energy grants to assist pioneering the project? And lastly, how will it benefit tribal members directly? I have a hard time visualizing the exchange of "heat" to impact the tribe as a whole. I can see it assisting tribal businesses. We do not have network engineers and solar engineers sitting around. Most, if not all, of these jobs will be outsourced right? Maybe some labor in part. How sustainable are the rates and contracts with traditional data centers? I could see the demand for no/low carbon footprint centers……but it will slowly lose value as soon as people start mass developing these centers I would imagine. So, maximizing benefit in the short run is imperative. There is fear that some may be interested in the funds to research by looking at dollar signs…….but this would have to be thought of as….we are doing it….without question. Do not think there are no strings attached by being granted this study. The Tribe needs to be absolute before taking it on.

Deleted my comment? I just posted……and its gone.

Good idea…but you don't seem to be able to get fiber past Ethete…maybe you can walk and chew gum at the same time…but I haven't seen it yet…be nice to see more of the reservation wired up first…especially the Fort Washakie area… All good till you get a council in there that turns it into another Arapaho Ranch…what's the plan to prevent that?

Thank you.

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2 months ago
Wind River Internet

Sorry for the inconvenience but we have closed the office at 1100 W. main for deep cleaning. We are still reachable by Phone 307-857-2004. We also have the Dropbox available for payments. We will open the office again on Monday 11/28/2022 @ 8 am. See MoreSee Less

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