Business Journal, Connecticut's leading weekly business
newspaper, presented Andrew Lindh, owner of NETPLEX, LLC,
with its "40 Under Forty" award in September 2004.
The award recognized 40 Greater Hartford business leaders
under 40 years old who have succeeded in business and given
back to the community.
NETPLEX is proud to be actively involved in assisting
public and private educational facilities in obtaining Internet
connectivty. We are also pleased that we are able to give something
back to the Internet community by hosting several well known open
source and free
For starters, we have donated a Frame Relay T1 to
Public Library, where the public is free to enter and use
the Internet at any time. We offer a free flat-rate dialup account
to any school that requests one, and give educational institutions
significant discounts on dedicated frame relay connections.
From time to time, we like to help out non-profit
organizations that are themselves trying to do commendable work
for the community. Among them are:
Fuel - an agency that provides energy assistance to CT residents
- the New England Air Museum
- the New Britain Museum of American Art
Village - The Village for Children and
Farmington Avenue Alliance
And finally, we come to the Open
Source community. This is the grassroots
Internet movement that is rising into the main-stream computing
industry, promoting free alternatives to proprietary software,
such as the Linux
operating system, and the GIMP
photoshop-like graphics package. Since we fully support open Internet
standards and free software, we are always looking for ways to
help with these types of projects. Currently, we're involved in
the free Persistance of Vision RayTracer, Window
Maker, a Unix X11 window manager, and the master mirror site
a popular Unix source code repository and news site.
It is a very rewarding experience for us to be
able to give back to these communites while being a part of them
ourselves, and we will continue to contribute what we can to them.