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Email services for the Sylvania Electronic Village (SEV) ended on August 1, 2013.

 

In 1995, the World Wide Web was a very new phenomenon that enabled the spread of information over the Internet through an easy-to-use, flexible format.  However, in the early days of the Web, connectivity for the public was not widespread.

Realizing the value of this new technology and the need for local, widespread access, the City of Sylvania quickly responded with an initiative to bring low-cost Internet and email service to residents.  The SEV was formed as a non-profit corporation in 1995.  Originally funded by the City of Sylvania, the mission of the SEV was to offer Internet services, keeping the Sylvania community at the forefront of technology and thereby improve the quality of life of its residents.

The SEV accomplished that mission long ago. With the explosive growth of the Internet over the last 18 years, there are numerous land-based and wireless Internet providers serving the Sylvania community.

One of the most difficult services to maintain has been the email service.  Escalating costs associated with filtering tremendous amounts of spam email now make the SEV system almost unworkable and very expensive for a small, community-based organization and our service partner, American Broadband and Telecommunications.

But there far more choices now than in 1995, including free, robust email services such as Gmail, Yahoo! and Windows Live.  These email services can offer excellent spam and phishing protection, virus scanning, mobile access, calendars and many other features.

The SEV Board would like to thank you for your support over the years.  It is our sincere hope that this transition caused very little inconvenience.

The SEV board would also like to thank Jeff Ansted, President of American Broadband and Telecommunications, along with the entire AMBT staff, whose support has allowed the Sylvania Electronic Village to continue as long as it has.

 

Sincerely,

Mike Tansey
SEV President
SEV@cityofsylvania.com

 


AMBT Customer Service
Telephone: 866-765-2628 for Service

Email: Support@ambt.net   Hours for customer service are Monday thru Friday from 8 am to 8 pm. 

Thank you for your support,

Hours for customer service are Monday thru Friday from 8 am to 8 pm.  For after hours and any telephone emergencies or technical support, please call 1-866-770-2628.  At this number, please to leave a very DETAILED message.  AMBT techs will get back to you within a 2 hour period.  Again, leave your number and an alternative number.  This allows the techs time to research any problem the customer has and attempt to resolve it.

Thank you for your support,

Mike Tansey