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New Summer Intern

Intermax Networks today announced Noah Turner will be joining the company as a summer intern.

Noah, who will be a senior at Lake City High School in the Fall, joined the company through the University of Idaho’s DIG’NIT  program. Noah will be working with Intermax’s IT Managed Services and Internet Services program teams in the Coeur d’Alene office. The University of Idaho DIG’NIT program connects with regional IT companies and new start-ups focusing on developing the practical skills required for success in the IT industry.

Intermax, Sandpoint reach deal

Intermax news release:

SANDPOINT— Intermax Networks announced they are the first company to enter into all of the required agreements with the City of Sandpoint to provide service on the city’s Economic Development fiber network.

“The city has worked for years to make this happen, and we’re proud to have Intermax be the first provider on the city’s network. They are a local North Idaho company who has many clients in Sandpoint and Bonner County” said Jennifer Stapleton, Sandpoint City Administrator.

“We’ve provided fiber services to commercial businesses in Sandpoint for years,” said Intermax President Mike Kennedy. “But today we are proud to be the first private partner with the City of Sandpoint to expand our network by licensing space on the city’s new fiber infrastructure”, Kennedy added. More here.

POSTED JUNE 2, 2017, 1:30 P.M

The Spokesman-Review: Intermax, Sandpoint reach deal

Intermax expands fiber service

By Cameron Rasmusson
Reader Staff

JUNE 8, 2017

The partnership between the city of Sandpoint and private internet companies kicked off last week with Intermax finalizing its lease of city fiber network.

The first of potentially many private companies to utilize the city-owned network, Intermax officials announced last week it approved all required agreements with the city. The arrangement will allow Intermax to dramatically expand its fiber-based services throughout Sandpoint.

“We’ve provided fiber services to commercial businesses in Sandpoint for years,” said Intermax President Mike Kennedy in a press release. “But today we are proud to be the first private partner with the city of Sandpoint to expand our network by licensing space on the city’s new fiber infrastructure.”

Intermax is the first to the table in an public-private arrangement that local officials hope will dramatically expand internet service options in the region. Communications company Ting is also preparing for an expansion into Sandpoint, and the city entered into a contract with fiber company Fatbeam for its own internet service.

 

A Note from Company President Mike Kennedy about Privacy

At Intermax we promise we will never sell your data. Ever.

April 5, 2017

Dear clients and friends,

This note is about you, your browsing data, and your privacy. It’s important because two days ago the president signed into law a repeal of consumer protections of Internet privacy.

Theoretically it benefits Internet Service Providers (ISPs) like ours. The repeal of the law would allow us to sell your browsing data if we wanted to – allowing us to make money on something that already exists, that we have access to, and if we sell it would make you a better target for other big companies looking to learn as much about you as possible.

I want you to know directly from me that Intermax announced today we will never sell client data. Period – end of story. Please see the attached press release which formally announced our position.

As I said in the press release I’m stunned at this change in the law. The only thing that’s clear is that it’s a major benefit to some of the biggest companies in the country – the major national cable companies and phone carriers (“Telcos”) who lobbied hard to win this.

Big “Telcos” will now have the explicit right to get access to their customers browsing and location data and use it and sell it to anyone who will buy it.

They may not care about your privacy, but we do. We are your neighbors in North Idaho and one of the many reasons we live here is because we value our privacy, our liberty, and that of our neighbors as well. Once you sell those things, there isn’t much left that can’t be sold.

I’ve read in some places that “…repealing this privacy rule doesn’t matter since there are so many other places where the big guys can get your personal information.” Maybe that’s true on some level, but we are taking a stand here and saying NO – not now, not ever. A business like ours needs to have the trust and confidence of our customers, and that’s why I wanted to write you directly.

Here’s a link to the actual information on Congress.gov.

The bottom line is we don’t work for those big companies – we work for you. We will never sell your data or information, and we’ll continue to try to provide competition for the Big “Telcos” who spent a lot of money to get this permission to sell your data and get a lot more.

Thank you as always for your business, and I expect you’ll hear more from us about this in the future!

Sincerely,

Mike Kennedy
President, Intermax Networks

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