Apps to Organize Your Home, Ransomware Warning, Plus Fall Food and Crafts
Apps to Organize Your Home, Ransomware Warning, Plus Fall Food and Crafts
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Two To View – A Couple Of Amazing Videos You Don't Want To Miss
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Welcome to the Cliffside Shop
This remote pop-up shop is perched on the side of a mountain, and its clerk helps climbers with gear when they need it most.
  100 Places of Dance
So you think you can 100 places? This guy can! Watch his fun routine performed against different backdrops.

Congratulations to ValuNet FIBER's Business Highlight of October!
Geotech, Inc.

Geotech, Inc. provides a full range of Land Surveying services; including support services for design professionals, attorneys, contractors, buyers, sellers, and lenders. Geotech was founded in Emporia in 1984 by owner Steve Brosemer. They combine ancient principles with modern technology for truly professional results. There is no substitute for their 35 years of experience in the private sector. They put that knowledge to work for you. When you contact them and discuss your reasons for doing so, they can provide services that are truly tailored to your needs. While there have been many changes in technology and the dynamics of the area, one constant remains: Geotech's mission is to provide outstanding professional service today, so that you will trust them with your project tomorrow. The vast majority of their clients are repeat customers! Word of mouth remains the best advertising there is!

Meet the Geotech, Inc. Team:

Steven BrosemerOwner Steven S. Brosemer, PS 0752
Steven is a Past President (1988 and 1989) and past Member of the Board of Directors of the Kansas Society of Land Surveyors (KSLS). Steve has been surveying in the area since 1979 and is a regular Presenter at KSLS sponsored Continuing Education Seminars, including the Regionally acclaimed Salina Seminar Series.

In June of 2008, Governor Sebelius appointed Mr. Brosemer to the Kansas State Board of Technical Professions for a four year term as Land Surveyor member and was re-appointed in 2012 and again in 2014 by Governor Brownback. Steve has served at all levels of leadership at the Board and is currently Chair of the Minimum Standards for Boundary Surveys Subcommittee. He remains a member of the Board of Technical Professions until July of 2018.

Steve proudly serves the community in several capacities, including Past Chair of the Emporia Area Chamber of Commerce (2012), United Way Volunteer, President of the Emporia Enterprises Board of Directors (Industrial Development), and a member of the Board of Trustees of the Lyon County Historical Society. As you can see, Steve enjoys portraying an 1850s gentleman surveyor ready for life on the prairie!

Aaron C. DavisAaron C. Davis, PS 1368
Aaron is a graduate of Emporia State University in Mathematics and Physics. Licensed by exam, Aaron brings over 20 years experience to Geotech. His abilities in the area of construction staking are second to none. Aaron is as committed to modern technology as he is to the ancient principles of boundary surveying. Highly proficient in cadd and Carlson, he is the principal drafter of our complex drawings.

Aaron serves his community and profession as a Township Treasurer where he lives and is currently an elected Director of the Kansas Society of Land Surveyors (KSLS). He is a graduate of the 22nd Class of Leadership Emporia. Aaron can be contacted at

Beth HigginsBeth Higgins
Beth has been with Geotech for over 20 years. She holds a BS in Science from Emporia State University. Beth is just as comfortable driving an ATV out in the Flint Hills looking for cornerstones as she is in the office helping our clients with their surveying needs. Beth's expertise in so many areas is why she is usually our clients' first contact. Beth can manage and make your project with Geotech go smoothly and efficiently.

She is also a graduate of the Emporia Area Chamber of Commerce Leadership Class and enjoys following her grandchildren's school activities. Feel free to contact her either by phone at (620) 342-7491 or by email at

ValuNet FIBER's Tech Tip!

October is National Cybersecurity Awareness Month. Keep yourself safe with these online security tips! Cyber criminals do not discriminate; they target vulnerable computer systems regardless of whether they are part of a large corporation, a small business, or belong to a home user. Cybersecurity is a shared responsibility in which all Americans have a role to play. The Stop.Think.Connect. Toolkit provides resources for all segments of the community. Click here for more information on how to stay safe online.

Happy Halloween From Your Friends At ValuNet FIBER!

Happy Halloween

ACA Launches “TV Ransom” To Highlight Broadcasters’ Abusive Behavior With Retransmission Consent Resulting In Consumer Harm

Timed with the 25th Anniversary of the 1992 Cable act that allowed local TV stations to start charging cable companies for their signal, The American Cable Association recently launched a national campaign to set the record straight regarding Broadcasters; for out-of-control retransmission consent fees and TV station blackouts. These fees and blackouts blindside consumers with the needless loss of their favorite news, weather reports, and national sporting and entertainment events.

This campaign shows the rising costs of your TV bill are lining the pockets of the broadcasters themselves. Each month, a significant portion of your local TV bill is passed on to Network and Broadcast station owners (Networks or Programmers). Each TV provider (i.e. ValuNet Fiber) is charged a fee per channel, per month, per customer, for the right to provide that station or Network to its customers. When contracts come to an end, we try to negotiate new agreements but sometimes, a Programmer will demand a significant increase in it's Network fees.

If we do not stand strong against these increases, your bill just keeps going up. Due to the practice of our program providers (CBS, NBC, ESPN, FOX, DISNEY, and others), we have been forced to implement annual price increases and raise our rates for TV programming in the past and are concerned that there seems to be no end to program providers raising their rates at every opportunity. Our only response is to either drop the channel from our lineup or pay the higher rate.

We at ValuNet Fiber feel we must keep you informed on this subject as much as possible. If you have questions or wish to learn more about which Programmers are increasing fees, please go to or feel free to contact us at any time.


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Stay Alert – Watch Out For Ransomware

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Go Pinterest-ing! – Cool Stuff To Pin On Your Pinterest Boards

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Sites of the Month – Great Sites To Check Out In October

National Cat Day – Calling all cat enthusiasts: October 29 is a day devoted exclusively to your purr-fect pets. Give them some extra love and attention on that day, and remember all the kitties out there who don't have a home by donating to your local shelter or adopting a new feline friend.
Mysterious Trips – Love travel, but not travel planning? Then Pack Up and Go might be just the thing for you. The service plans three-day trips based on your schedule, travel preferences, and budget, with one unique catch: the destination remains a mystery until the day you leave!
HGTV Home Sweepstakes – HGTV has remodeled a charming Craftsman style house in the heart of Knoxville, Tenn. Check out the photo gallery to see the amazing transformation of every room and the exterior of the house. Then starting on October 2, enter a sweepstakes for a chance to become its new owner.
Handy Tips For Homeowners – There's no end to things needing to be done around the house — from preparing food to maintaining the yard to home repairs. Browse The Spruce for ideas like new ways to prepare mac and cheese, water features for your yard, or signs there's a mouse in your house.

Short Tutorial/FAQ – What's The Story With The New Birthday Options On Facebook?

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