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Fast-Growing Rural Fiber Internet Provider Conexon Connect Elevates Customer Experience with New Leadership Role, Expanded Focus

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Abby Carere named Chief Customer Experience Officer, charged with optimizing user experience as strong subscriber growth continues

KANSAS CITY, Mo., July 11, 2024 /PRNewswire/ — Conexon Connect, the internet service provider (ISP) arm of rural fiber-optic network solutions leader Conexon, is reinforcing its commitment to a world-class fiber broadband customer experience with the appointment of Conexon executive Abby Carere as Chief Customer Experience Officer. Carere’s expanded role speaks to the evolving need for a dedicated senior leader to spearhead new initiatives to take Connect’s subscriber experience to the next level.

“Electric cooperatives excel in the electric business in three ways,” Conexon co-CEO Jonathan Chambers said. “First, the networks have been built and maintained to a high standard, better than most investor-owned or municipal utilities. Second, electric rates paid by co-op members are typically lower than those paid by customers of investor-owned or municipal utilities. And third, member services are superior to the customer service provided by other utilities, as well as superior to cable companies, phone companies, and the customer service of most every other industry.

“As we built Conexon, the electric co-op experience was our touchstone. We build the highest quality fiber-optic networks. We work hard at keeping network costs down so that great broadband service is affordable in rural America. And, we are working to improve the customer experience. Today’s announcement is a reflection of our values. We seek that same quality of customer service for broadband as members get from their cooperatives. Abby will lead us there.”

The new customer experience role will foster a more cohesive bond throughout all Connect divisions as they move forward together with a shared vision for the future: ensuring a positive, customer-centric approach to fiber to the home (FTTH) services at every customer touchpoint.

Carere, who established the Sales, Marketing and Account Management teams at Conexon and has led them as Senior Vice President since 2019, has helped guide dozens of electric cooperatives to successfully deploy fiber broadband internet, voice and TV services in their markets. She also played an instrumental role in the development of Connect, as it has expanded into more than 20 markets nationwide since its launch in 2021.

“Our customers, the rural Americans who have been without reliable, affordable access to high-speed internet, are at the center of everything we do,” Conexon Founding Partner and co-CEO Randy Klindt said. “As our Connect footprint continues to grow, we are proud to invest further into the future of rural America by delivering the best possible customer experience for everyone we have the opportunity to reach.”

A seasoned communications leader, Carere worked with many of the nation’s early electric co-op broadband pioneers as the rural broadband movement took flight. Since joining Conexon in 2019, Carere’s marketing and sales leadership has helped propel the company’s electric cooperative client base and end-user subscriber base to strong and consistent growth.

“The electric cooperative broadband movement has improved quality of life, economic prospects and educational opportunities across countless rural communities,” Carere said. “I am honored to have been a part of that as Conexon and its clients have expanded the availability of world-class broadband across so many regions. I look forward to this new role of ensuring Connect customers are front and center with every interaction, so we can continue to grow our business while furthering the vital mission to transform rural America with fiber broadband.”

About Conexon
Conexon is an industry-leading broadband network design, construction and operations firm working with electric cooperatives, communities and other entities to deploy fiber to the home across rural America. Since its inception a decade ago, Conexon has collaborated with electric cooperatives across 80 markets to launch and deploy fiber-to-the-home networks in their territories, with more than 20 projects now reaching 100 percent of members. The company’s internet service provider, Connect, today delivers multi-gigabit-speed internet across many of those markets. Through Conexon’s work with its partners, nearly 3 million rural Americans now have access to fiber to the home, with more than 1.1 million connected. The company has designed more than 200,000 miles of fiber and builds more than 50,000 miles annually. With more than $2 billion in federal, state, and local grants and subsidies for FTTH projects, Conexon and its partners have collectively secured more federal broadband funding for fiber construction than any other group in the country.

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cindy.parks@conexon.us

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Youth Power: Foreign Youth Embrace China’s Economic Prospects

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BEIJING, July 13, 2024 /PRNewswire/ — In the latest episode of China Daily’s Youth Power, which aired on June 30, Jan Kerekes, a Canadian who has lived in South China’s Hainan province for six years, shared what led him to settle down here.

Hainan is really opening up. The whole world comes here, and you see the opportunities right in front of you,” Kerekes said. “It is a place where you can pursue your dreams.”

Now a teacher at Hainan University, Andreev Aleksei, a 30-year-old Russian, found Kerekes’s story particularly resonant.

“When I went back to my country, I missed the island so much that I had to come back,” Aleksei said. “Hainan not only hosts the Boao Forum for Asia but it is also the best place for windsurfing and parachuting.”

To encourage international talent to come, Hainan has introduced 16 measures to streamline living and working conditions for foreigners.

For example, Aleksei mentioned that Hainan offers numerous benefits and advantageous policies to assist global talents in establishing businesses in the region.

“[The application process] takes just three days, and it can be completed entirely online, even for foreigners,” he said.

The young guests visited the Haikou Municipal Government Service Center to learn more about these measures. There, they met people from around the world with different needs — whether for visas, education, or business.

“I think it’s a testament to the inclusivity of the entire province,” said Jood Ghazwan Sharaf, a 27-year-old Bulgarian student at Tsinghua University.

Dylan Walker, 27, from the United States, was impressed by the efficiency of the “one window for all” system.

“It’s like a one-stop service,” he said. “You don’t have to run all over the place.”

In addition to aiding tourists and residents in their daily lives and business activities, Hainan has made significant economic progress.

One notable example is the Yangpu Economic Development Zone, which has evolved from a small port into Hainan’s largest international port.

In the zone, the young guests explored the Yangpu Offshore Wind Power Industrial Park, where they discovered Hainan’s commitment to developing its marine economy and striving for a harmonious coexistence with the ocean.

According to Lin Qingsong, the park’s general manager, while Hainan’s wind power utilization is still in its early stages, this project stands out as a pioneering model for future large-scale offshore wind power initiatives.

“We can see that China is not an economy that goes within itself. It goes outward to benefit the rest of humanity,” Sharaf said, impressed by China’s innovative economic experiments.

As a global resident of Hainan, Aleksei believes that this island is not only a dynamic free trade model but also a natural paradise that strikes a balance between work and leisure.

“This is quite a unique place in China,” Aleksei said. “No matter what purpose brings you here, whether it’s tourism, starting a business, or work, just come here, and you will fall in love with it.”

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Unimoni Student Stars 2024 – Scholarship & Rewards Program Launched: Study Abroad with ₹12 Lakhs Scholarship

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KOCHI, India, July 13, 2024 /PRNewswire/ — Unimoni, a leading provider of international money transfer services, is thrilled to announce the launch of its highly anticipated Unimoni Student Stars 2024 scholarship program. This year, the program offers a staggering ₹12 lakhs in scholarships and prizes, empowering ambitious Indian students to pursue their educational dreams abroad.

Unimoni Student Stars 2023 proved to be a monumental success, underscoring Unimoni’s commitment to nurturing India’s brightest talents pursuing international education. The program garnered widespread acclaim for its inclusive approach and impactful support of deserving students nationwide.

Building on last year’s initiative’s resounding achievements, which supported numerous talented students in pursuing overseas education dreams, Unimoni aims to elevate its impact further in 2024. The Unimoni Student Stars 2024 scholarship program launched with increased prize offerings, expanded eligibility criteria, and enhanced participant engagement initiatives planned. The company is poised to attract an even broader pool of exceptional candidates.

Beyond the Mega Scholarships: Exciting Rewards Throughout the Year

The Unimoni Student Stars 2024 scholarship program offers a tiered prize structure. The grand prize winner receives a life-changing scholarship of ₹5 lakhs. Additionally, one student will be awarded a second prize of ₹2 lakhs and three deserving students will receive scholarships worth ₹1 lakh each. Every quarter during the application period, lucky applicants will have the chance to win a new laptop. Every month, registered students can win a stylish trolley bag, perfect for their international studies. Plus, every participant secures a coveted free study abroad forex card.

Brace yourselves for a journey of triumph and rewards with Unimoni Student Stars 2024.

Eligibility Criteria

The Unimoni Student Stars 2024 scholarship program is open to Indian students either pursuing higher education abroad or planning to do so. To be eligible, candidates must register on the Unimoni or Remit Forex website with relevant details by March 31, 2025. Eligibility criteria include securing 60% or more in 10+2/diploma or graduation from institutions recognized by CBSE/ICSE/UGC/State/Central government. Candidates must also possess a valid offer letter from a foreign university. Indian students studying overseas are eligible but must update their university details during registration.

The registration process is straightforward

The application process is designed to be simple and convenient. Students can register online at the Unimoni website or the Remitforex website. Or scan QR codes from advertisements or social media links and complete a dedicated registration landing page. Candidates must accept the terms and conditions after entering personal and educational details and confirming eligibility. Subscribing to Unimoni or Remit Forex’s social media pages is encouraged, and additional referral benefits are available.

The Application Window Opens July 1, 2024

Register for Unimoni Student Stars 2024

Embark confidently on the study abroad journey by joining the Unimoni Student Stars 2024 program. Register now to unlock exclusive benefits and services tailored to support every international education dreams. From seamless outward remittance solutions to expert guidance on financial transactions, Unimoni ensures everyone’s study abroad experience is smooth and stress-free.

Follow Unimoni on social media for updates on the Unimoni Student Stars 2024 scholarship program and other exciting initiatives.

Don’t miss out – seize this opportunity to realize global ambitions with Unimoni. Please register today and let Unimoni empower candidates on their educational journey abroad.

To begin the registration process, please visit https://cutt.ly/xehwoWCk  

About Unimoni & Their Customized Services to Meet Everyone’s Needs

Committed to facilitating global education opportunities, Unimoni empowers students to achieve their academic dreams abroad and promotes its services to aspiring students.

Whether you’re remitting funds for tuition fees or living expenses, Unimoni ensures secure and streamlined outward remittance services. Unimoni’s competitive rates and efficient exchange services also make navigating currency exchanges seamless. Our exclusive study abroad forex card offers convenience and security, facilitating hassle-free financial transactions wherever you are. If you need assistance with Guaranteed Investment Certificates (GICs), Blocked Accounts, or Foreign Telegraphic Transfers (FTS), Unimoni provides expert guidance and support.

Unimoni facilitates effortless payments for university fees, hostel charges, and other expenses abroad, ensuring timely transactions to support your academic journey. Unimoni offers comprehensive health insurance plans, flexible and competitive overseas education loan options, and suitable student accommodation to ensure a smooth transition to your new academic environment. You need not worry about visa procurement, passport assistance, flight bookings, and pre-departure orientation!

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Faith In Young Champions: Hisense Partners with UEFA Foundation to Bring the Beautiful Game to Hospitalized Children

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QINGDAO, China, July 12, 2024 /PRNewswire/ — During the EURO 2024 tournament, the global home appliance and consumer electronics brand Hisense and the UEFA Foundation jointly launched “Faith In Young Champions,” a public welfare initiative. Innovative robots powered by Hisense enabled hospitalized children from 22 countries to virtually connect with 23 EURO 2024 matches, fulfilling their dreams of attending the event despite physical limitations.

During these periods, children can employ the robot to gain entry into exclusive areas, such as the warm-up zone, locker room or VIP section, directing interaction with their beloved players or teams, so that every football-loving soul can express the purest passion of live football in this way.

As part of its commitment to improving the lives of children, Hisense wants to leverage user-centric technology and social responsibility worldwide. For this remarkable occasion, Hisense supported state-of-the-art commercial products like interactive displays to a hospital in South Africa, and the children had the enriching opportunity to learn how this technology works through interactive activities with the help of volunteers. Also, hospital can use that in their daily office, meeting or discussion, making their working processes more electronic and convenient. 

“We gladly accept the digital board and it will go a very long way to share ideas and brain storm with the directors, doctors and management teams of the hospital, this digital version will make life so much easier.” According to the manager of hospital.

UEFA Foundation was founded in 2015 as a charitable organization governed under Swiss law, with a long-standing philosophy that aligns with the concepts of youth care and social responsibility of Hisense. During the EURO 2024 tournaments, fans also noticed “BECAUSE EVERY CHILD IS A CHAMPION” slogan on the LED board at the pitch side, which perfectly coincides with the “Faith In Young Champions” proposal called upon by Hisense this year, also making the collaboration more possible.

Carine Nkoue, General Secretary of the UEFA Foundation, said, “Football is not only the number one sport in the world but is also a great platform to create solidarity projects for those in need. I would like to encourage all of you to join the activities of the UEFA Foundation for children and become a supporter of this global initiative. With Hisense’s support and the solidarity of the European football family, we can achieve even more.”

Engaging in charitable endeavors and fulfilling corporate social responsibility has long been a cornerstone of Hisense’s corporate culture. The company has proactively allocated resources towards public welfare initiatives with the concept of helping everyone enjoy every moment of life with user-centric technology.

Thanks to its global presence in the diversity industries, Hisense is empowered to take on a broad range of social responsibilities to enhance healthcare and education standards worldwide. Hisense exports ultrasound and other equipment to over 20 countries in Asia, Central and Eastern Africa, and Europe to meet a diverse range of those in needs. Hisense’s commercial display products have also gained market traction in over 40 countries, including Europe, the United States, and the Asia-Pacific region.

For many years, Hisense has actively participated in public welfare activities initiated by world-class sports events. The collaboration this time is a spiritual inspiration to upgrade the CSR campaign from product sponsorship to beyond time and space.

Looking ahead, Hisense and UEFA Foundation will keep working to advance their philanthropic efforts and provide greater benefits to various regions around the world by leveraging their respective resources. 

About Hisense
Hisense is a leading global home appliance and consumer electronics brand. Hisense’s business covers multimedia products (with a focus on Smart TVs), home appliances, and IT intelligent information. Hisense ranked No. 2 globally for TV shipments and No. 1 in 100″ TVs in both 2023 and Q1 2024, and now operates in more than 160 countries.

 

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