The Wood County Internet Council (WCIC)
traces its origins to early 1995. It was at that time that
a group of individuals representing all walks of Wood County
life made the decision to pursue the development of a community
network. On March 15, 1995, the WCIC met for the first time.
In very short order a plan was in place that included a network
and servers to be located at Bowling Green State University
along with a bank of modems for local connectivity. For account
holders living outside of the local Bowling Green calling
area, the WCIC plan provided for the installation of additional
computer networks and modems at several public libraries.
The WCNet is the result of the generous financial support
of a number of organizations, communities and individuals.
WCNet opened its doors to the public on October 15, 1995.
WCNet is mainly a volunteer
organization. Since most volunteers cannot take time off from
their vocations, there are some paid staff. However, the largest
segment of support comes from volunteers who donate their
time to cover help desk activities, system support, web development,
as well as other support functions. If you are interested
in becoming a volunteering, contact the main office by phone
or email (see contact information).