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ͻ ͻ ͻ ͻ ͻ ͻ ͻ ͻ ͻ Ŀ Ŀ Ŀ Ľ Ŀ Ȼ Ľ Ŀ Ľ ; ; ; ͻ ; ͻ ǿ Ȼ ͻ Ŀ Ŀ Ŀ Ŀ Ŀ Ľ ȵ Ľ վ ; վ ; ; ͻ Ľ Ľ Ľ Ľ Ľ Ľ Ľ Ľ Ľ Ľ Ľ ͻ COMMUNICATIONS NETWORK OF THE AMERICAN BBS ASSOCIATION (ABBSA) ͼ Updated: DECEMBER 15, 1993 ABBSA-Net is a newly established network employed by the American BBS Association for communication among members and distribution of the ABBSA National Support Echo. In the past, this had been primarily accomplished via the use of QWK mail packets. While QWK packet communication is still available for messaging & echoing of the ABBSA National Support Conference, the process is somewhat slow; requiring a log-on and use of of a mail door, which often resulted in a lot of time and sizable long distance telephone charges. Based upon the front-end mailer system (Front Door, D'Bridge, etc.), and on Fido technology, the net allows the messaging & echoing functions quickly and efficiently, and at mimimal LD cost. The topography of the system is based upon Regional distrubtion, and filters down to state and local levels. The Primary Regions and the States/Provinces/Areas of Coverage are: NORTHEAST UNITED STATES REGION: Minnesota, Iowa, Wisconsin, ILLINOIS, [Region Coordinator in Ohio. Indiana, MICHIGAN, OHIO, PENNSYLVANIA, State Hubs operative in IL, New Jersey, NEW YORK, Conneticut, MI, NY, and OH. Hubs are needed Rhose Island, Massachusetts, Vermont, for all others.] New Hampshire and Maine. NORTHWEST UNITED STATES REGION: Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana, [NO Region Coordinator OR State Wyoming, North Dakota, South Dakota, Hubs. All positions open.] and Nebraska. SOUTHEAST UNITED STATES REGION: MISSOURI, Kentucky, Arkansas, Alabama, [Region Coordinator in North Mississippi, Tennessee, Virginia, West Carolina. State Hub operative Virginia, MARYLAND, Deleware, NORTH in GA, MD, MO and NC. Hubs are CAROLINA, South Carolina, GEORGIA, needed for all others.] Florida, Washington, D.C. and Puerto Rico (polling from Florida). SOUTHWEST UNITED STATES REGION: CALIFORNIA, Nevada, Utah, Arizona, New [Region Coordinator in Mexico, Kansas, Oklahoma, Texas and California. State Hub operative Hawaii (polling from California). in CA. Hubs needed for all others.] EASTERN CANADA REGION: ONTERIO, Quebec. Manitoba. [Region Coordinator in Quebec. Provincial Hub operative in Quebec. Provincial Hubs needed for Onterio & Manitoba.] WESTERN CANADA REGION: Saskatchewan, Alberta, British [No Region Coordinator or Columbia. Provincial Hubs. All positions open.] CENTRAL AMERICA REGION: Belize [-> Proposed Region <- Not yet activated.] To really make this network fly we are seeking Member Boards to take on the responsibilities of Regional Coordinator, or State/Provincial/Area Hubs for the areas which remain open. Applicants MUST be using a front-end mailer, and also be willing and capable of providing QWK packets to those boards in their respective areas which do not have front-end capability. We consider the ABBSA-Net a top prority in supporting the ABBSA National Support Echo, and as a major avenue for the essential flow of communications and information between ABBSA Members which, in turn, strengthens the organization as a whole. To make application to the ABBSA-Net, see the file ABBSANET.APP.


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