WMU News

Experts to discuss high-speed Internet options

Dec. 17, 2001

KALAMAZOO -- Two area telecommunications experts will untangle the jumble of jargon surrounding high-speed Internet access at a Western Michigan University presentation Thursday, Jan. 3.

Rick Gould of JAS Networks Inc. and Fred Glomb Jr. of CRT Inc. will present "DSL High-Speed Internet Access and Increased Productivity in the Wired Office" from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. in the Federal Room of the Kalamazoo County Chamber of Commerce building, 346 W. Michigan Ave. The program, part of a monthly series of workshops offered by WMU's Women's Business Development Center, is free and open to the public.

In their talk, Gould and Glomb will provide descriptions and comparisons of dial-up, DSL, cable and ISDN connections; reveal how DSL connections can lead to increased productivity and efficiency; discuss using Internet connection for remote-access workers; and tell attendees how to get connected.

Since 1986, Fred Glomb Jr. has served as president of Battle Creek's CRT Inc., a full-service computer facility. The company provides sales, leasing, equipment service, and system consultation for business computer equipment. CRT Inc. specializes on installation, trouble shooting and performance analysis of Local Area Networks, Wide Area Networks and business accounting, as well as hardware and software troubleshooting. Glomb has formal industry certifications from Microsoft, Novell, Citrix, Compaq, Hewlett Packard, Cisco and UNIX.

Rick Gould is general counsel and director of business development for JAS Networks Inc., a provider of Digital Subscriber Line high-speed Internet subscriber service in Southwest Michigan. A licensed attorney for more than 20 years, he has seven years experience as in-house counsel in the telecommunications, Internet and high-speed access arena. Gould is active in trial and appellate work as well as legislative efforts relating to his industry.

WMU's Haworth College of Business established the Women's Business Development Center in 1999 to offer support to female professionals and entrepreneurs through training, problem-solving consultation, current business information and networking opportunities.

Reservations are required. For more information or to reserve a seat, contact WBDC Director Pat Guenther at (269) 387-2714 or <patricia.guenther@wmich.edu>.

Media contact: Jessica English, 269 387-8400, jessica.english@wmich.edu

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