Membership, Dial-Up and Email Fees

To sign up for Boreal's services, please contact us at 218-387-9471, or stop by our office in the lower level of the Sawtooth Mountain Clinic in Grand Marais.

Boreal Access is a community-based, non-profit membership owned cooperative providing Internet services to Cook County.  In order to use Boreal Access as your Internet provider you must first become a member. A Boreal Membership entitles you to potential rebates and access to the 'news' and 'for-sale' mail lists.  Most importantly, a membership helps support a community-based communication resource.  (Note - your Boreal account must be active to take advantage of the Boreal services.)

  • Membership Fee................$25.00/one time

Boreal Members have a choice of three dialup packages as well as email services.

  • Boreal Mini -- $12.95/month
    Full PPP dial-up internet access
    Includes up to 5 hours of on-line time per month
    - additional minutes over 5 hours are charged .04/minute
    One main email box
    2 megs of web space for a personal page
    email and phone technical support
     
  • Boreal Basic -- $22.95/month
    Full PPP dial-up internet access
    Includes up to 150 hours of on-line time per month
    - additional minutes over 150 hours are charged .03/minute
    One main email box and one extra email box
    email and phone technical support
    2 megs of web space for a personal page
    30 minutes of toll free 800 dialup access per month at no charge
    - additional minutes are charged .18/minute
     
  • Boreal Extended -- $35.95/month
    Full PPP dial-up internet access
    Includes up to 300 hours of on-line time per month
    - additional minutes over 300 hours are charged .02/minute
    One main email box and two extra email boxes
    email and phone technical support
    2 megs of web space for a personal page
    30 minutes of toll free 800 dialup access per month at no charge
    - additional minutes are charged .18/minute
     
  • Boreal Email Plus -- $8.95/month
    -- Receive and send (via SMTP Auth) Boreal email --
    This package is for Boreal Access members who access the Internet via a high-speed satellite system (such as WildBlue or DirectWay) or access Boreal Access email through an ISP in another area, and wish to retain their Boreal email address and local community information via listserves.
    One main email box and one extra email box
    Email and phone technical support (Please note: Boreal Access cannot assist you with problems pertaining to your satellite system or non-Boreal Internet service.)
    Complete access to news, for-sale, ads & discussions lists, Boreal Access Auctions, Boreal Access Classifieds
    Spam Filtering on your Boreal email
    Reduced "membership rates" for computer repair and other services
    2 MB Personal web space
     
  • Extra email Account -- $3.00/month
    Active Boreal Account required.
     
  • SnowBird Accounts -- Going to be gone two months or longer? Boreal members are allowed to deactivate and reactivate their Internet access accounts once a year. Monthly access fees do not apply while you are away.

    When you place your account on "snowbird"status, there will be a $8.95/month charge to retain your email account. This allows you to receive or send (using SMTP AUTH) your Boreal email or to have your email forwarded to another email address. The monthly fee must be paid in advance or set up on automatic credit card billing. You will not be able to dial into Boreal Access, but can check your email, use the "Web Mailer", or have your Boreal email forwarded to another email address. Or, if you prefer, you may completely cancel your account for the months you are away, with no charges and no re-connect fee, as long as your account is in good standing.

    Boreal Access is a non-profit cooperative. The email services that we provide are a significant portion of the expenses incurred by Boreal Access and we must recover some of this cost.
     

  • MultiLink accounts are also available - Please call 387-9471 for details.