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Applied Computer Technologies / West Coast Internet Service Provider

Applied Computer Technologies / West Coast Internet Service Provider as well as  computer training, repairs, sales, and consultations.

The business was started in February 1998 by  Ken Richins and Andy Haymond, to provide computer service and repair to the  Biggs, Gridley,  and Live Oak area. Ken has over 25 years of experience as a certified computer technician. They are certified by Intel, Intergraph, 3Com, Cisco, and Microsoft. They pride themselves with offering 24 hour seven days a week technical support for all their customers. In October 1998 they expanded the business to include the Internet service, and they became an ISP (Internet service provider) called Gridley.Net. In June of 2000 they  became a regional ISP covering the western United States and changed the ISP name to West Coast Internet Service Provider (WCISP.COM). With offices in Gridley.

West Coast Internet Service Provider connects directly to our own Internet backbone (the main line connecting the Internet). Most other ISP's go through other local and regional ISP's to connect to the backbone, in order to save expenses. Have you ever had difficulty in getting on the Internet or all of a sudden been disconnected? The reason may be the equipment and load capacity of the ISP you are using to connect to the Internet. Most ISP's have from 10 to 30 customers for every dial up modem, this means your chance of connecting to the Internet would be anywhere from one in 10 to one in 30, not very good odds. West Coast Internet Service Provider only allows four customers per modem, this costs more but you have a much better probability of connecting to the Internet when you need to get on line. They also support ISDN, and DSL where available, as well as both fiber and digital connections on top of the dial-in modem users, giving them the ability to give full bandwidth (download speed) to every customer.  If your local phone company has the equipment then West Coast Internet Service Provider can also provide DSL connections as well! 

Applied Computer Technologies now can provide affordable High Speed 2-Way Radio Internet connections anywhere in the United States! This service is less the conventional wire based internet connections of comparable speeds and does NOT require any phone service! We can have you on line in less than one hour! Call Ken at (530) 846-2289 and ask about Clearwire Internet Service TODAY!

This is our Local Dial-up connection, router, firewall located in Gridley. Click on the picture to see full size. Use the back button to return to this page.

This is our Local Web server and Mail server and battery backup also in Gridley.

West Coast Internet Service Provider is unique as an Internet service provider in that we personally get you up an running on the Internet. Most Internet service providers send you a disk, or have you bring your computer to them and after you are connected, you are on your own. WE are proud to provide the area's only full time profesional service oriented internet service.

In addition to the Internet service, Applied Computer Technologies offers complete computer, printer, and scanner service, repair, and sales. They offer consultation on configuration (setup) and purchases (what is the best system for your dollar). They offer individualized computer instruction; computer setup; computer networking; and the design and hosting of web pages.

West Coast Internet Service Provider offers free Internet set up (save over $25). We also have an annual plan. Please give us a call at 846-2289 and ask about joining us, we will be happy to answer any questions you may have about our many services or to discuss enhancing your computing experience. You are welcome to drop by our office in downtown Gridley at 850 Hazel Street and say hello.


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