Internet access

Alaska Communications Extends Safety Net to Alaskans Impacted by Pandemic

Tuesday, May 11, 2021 - 1:55pm

b'Help is on the way for Alaskans struggling to afford broadband.

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  • b'Help is on the way for Alaskans struggling to afford broadband.
  • Alaska Communications (NASDAQ: ALSK) will participate in the Emergency Broadband Benefit Program, which will help households struggling financially during the pandemic.\nThe Federal Communications Commission recently established the Emergency Broadband Benefit Program using COVID-19 relief funds.\nThe program will give eligible Alaska households a discount on broadband service of up to $75 a month.\n\xe2\x80\x9cThe pandemic demonstrated just how essential broadband access is for school, work, healthcare and quality of life,\xe2\x80\x9d said Bill Bishop, president and CEO of Alaska Communications.
  • \xe2\x80\x9cWe\xe2\x80\x99re proud to offer our customers an affordable option for unlimited internet service; however, we don\xe2\x80\x99t want a customer\xe2\x80\x99s ability to pay to be the barrier.
  • The company operates a highly reliable, advanced statewide data network with the latest technology and the most diverse undersea fiber optic system connecting Alaska to the contiguous U.S. For more information, visit www.AlaskaCommunications.com or www.alsk.com .\nView source version on businesswire.com: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210511005039/en/\n'

Allconnect.com Names Best Towns for Digital Nomads

Tuesday, May 11, 2021 - 12:00pm

b'FORT MILL, S.C., May 11, 2021 /PRNewswire/ --Allconnect.com, a leading broadband marketplace, today announced results of a new report on the state of internet connectivity in the United States using Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and U.S. Census data.\n"Our team spent weeks reviewing and analyzing data on the city level.

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  • b'FORT MILL, S.C., May 11, 2021 /PRNewswire/ --Allconnect.com, a leading broadband marketplace, today announced results of a new report on the state of internet connectivity in the United States using Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and U.S. Census data.\n"Our team spent weeks reviewing and analyzing data on the city level.
  • After compiling information on over 29,000 locations, our analysis revealed a correlation between the fast, reliable internet and where the top towns are located," said Joe Supan, senior content writer for Allconnect.com.\nTo determine the top cities, we analyzed data on cost, speed and the number of providers in the area, as well as the number of vacation rental properties in the towns.\nThe report revealed the best places to work remotely tend to be smaller towns, and concentrated in Florida and California.
  • With many adults having more flexibility with their work location, having places with reliable internet speed is a key factor in selecting a remote work location," Supan added.\nThe full report and methodology can be found here:\nAbout Allconnect.com: Allconnect is a free resource that simplifies how you shop for home services and is all about connecting millions of people to the best deals on internet, TV, streaming and more.
  • Visit allconnect.com to learn more.\n'

Watch Communications Announces Participation in Emergency Broadband Benefit Program

Monday, May 10, 2021 - 7:15pm

b'Watch Communications is pleased to announce its participation in the Emergency Broadband Benefit, a new federal program designed to help people better afford broadband Internet.\nThe program is available to current and new subscribers, and all of Watch\xe2\x80\x99s residential Internet plans are eligible.\n\xe2\x80\x9cAccess to high-speed Internet should not depend on your zip code,\xe2\x80\x9d said Watch Communications President and CEO Chris Daniels.

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  • b'Watch Communications is pleased to announce its participation in the Emergency Broadband Benefit, a new federal program designed to help people better afford broadband Internet.\nThe program is available to current and new subscribers, and all of Watch\xe2\x80\x99s residential Internet plans are eligible.\n\xe2\x80\x9cAccess to high-speed Internet should not depend on your zip code,\xe2\x80\x9d said Watch Communications President and CEO Chris Daniels.
  • At Watch Communications, we are proud to connect rural households to our strong, reliable network with budget-friendly packages.
  • For example, if you currently have the Watch Essential Plan, you can upgrade to the Watch Preferred Plan and pay just $20 per month since the Emergency Broadband Benefit will save you $50 per month on the new plan.\nThe best part is how simple this program is for customers.
  • Watch Communications began as a wireless cable TV provider and expanded service offerings in 1998 to include the Internet.

Kinetic by Windstream Builds Fiber Gigabit Connections to Nearly 130,000 Locations in the First Quarter Of 2021

Monday, May 10, 2021 - 2:30pm

b'Kinetic by Windstream, a long-trusted community partner for high-speed internet, is accelerating its deployment of symmetrical fiber-backed gigabit broadband service, enabling 129,000 customer locations in the first quarter of 2021.

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  • b'Kinetic by Windstream, a long-trusted community partner for high-speed internet, is accelerating its deployment of symmetrical fiber-backed gigabit broadband service, enabling 129,000 customer locations in the first quarter of 2021.
  • By the end of the year, Kinetic will have fiber gigabit connections available to more than 1 million homes and small and medium-sized businesses.\n\xe2\x80\x9cKinetic by Windstream is building the broadband network of the future.
  • We are investing billions to bring fiber internet service to millions of houses across our 18-state footprint,\xe2\x80\x9d said Jeff Small, president of Kinetic.
  • \xe2\x80\x9cGigabit speeds are becoming increasingly important in an era when many are working remotely or accessing education or healthcare online.

Kinetic by Windstream to Offer Low-Cost Broadband to Eligible Customers Through the FCC’s Emergency Broadband Benefit

Thursday, May 6, 2021 - 3:00pm

b'Kinetic by Windstream, a long-trusted community partner for high-speed internet, is eager to make broadband more affordable for eligible customers through the Federal Communication Commission\xe2\x80\x99s Emergency Broadband Benefit program.

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  • b'Kinetic by Windstream, a long-trusted community partner for high-speed internet, is eager to make broadband more affordable for eligible customers through the Federal Communication Commission\xe2\x80\x99s Emergency Broadband Benefit program.
  • The program begins May 12.\n\xe2\x80\x9cWe tell our customers that they can count on Kinetic, and we have been working for months to prepare to implement the Emergency Broadband Program as soon as the FCC was ready,\xe2\x80\x9d said Jeff Auman, executive vice president of sales and marketing for Kinetic.
  • \xe2\x80\x9cWe are excited to make this benefit available to every eligible customer in our 18-state footprint.
  • Kinetic provides premium broadband, entertainment and security services through an enhanced fiber network and 5G fixed wireless service to consumers and businesses primarily in rural areas in 18 states.

Grain Management Announces Acquisition of Tachus

Wednesday, May 5, 2021 - 2:21pm

Tachus will be the first investment for Grain\xe2\x80\x99s new flagship fund, Grain Communications Opportunity Fund III.\nBased in The Woodlands, Texas, Tachus is one of the fastest growing fiber optic network providers in the Houston area.

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  • Tachus will be the first investment for Grain\xe2\x80\x99s new flagship fund, Grain Communications Opportunity Fund III.\nBased in The Woodlands, Texas, Tachus is one of the fastest growing fiber optic network providers in the Houston area.
  • Tachus brings high speed, unlimited data services at a lifetime fixed rate to communities through its scalable, future-proof digital infrastructure and localized customer service.
  • The Company is well-positioned to expand in Houston and beyond, where Tachus has been met with extraordinary demand from communities that need a better, faster internet connection,\xe2\x80\x9d said Jenny Zhang, Principal and Investment Committee member for Grain.
  • For more information visit www.graingp.com .\nHeadquartered in The Woodlands, TX and founded in late 2018, Tachus LLC is a private equity-backed fiber broadband ISP.

Rural Telecommunications of America, Inc. (RTA) announced today it had completed its acquisition of SCT BROADBAND, LLC

Tuesday, May 4, 2021 - 10:00pm

RTA brings significant value to these rural areas by providing affordable modern gigFAST internet services and VoIP and Internet of Things (IoT).

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  • RTA brings significant value to these rural areas by providing affordable modern gigFAST internet services and VoIP and Internet of Things (IoT).
  • "\nToday our lives depend on the internet for everything from entertainment and E-Learning, to Telehealth and Telemedicine.
  • RTA\'s gigFAST NETWORK is a nationwide fiber network dedicated to rural America, bringing affordable gigFAST internet connectivity enabling entertainment services, education opportunities, telemedicine and economic benefits supported by affordable modern broadband to rural America.
  • Visit us at https://www.rtatel.com\nSCT Broadband is a premier fixed-wireless and fiber Internet service provider located in Smithville, TX.

Mobile Beacon awards community grant to House of Refuge, Inc.

Tuesday, May 4, 2021 - 4:16pm

b'Johnston, RI, May 04, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Mobile Beacon is celebrating 10 years of providing high-speed, low-cost, mobile internet access to the anchors of communities: nonprofits, schools, libraries, and healthcare organizations.

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  • b'Johnston, RI, May 04, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Mobile Beacon is celebrating 10 years of providing high-speed, low-cost, mobile internet access to the anchors of communities: nonprofits, schools, libraries, and healthcare organizations.
  • In honor of this anniversary, Mobile Beacon is providing 10 community grants to local and national organizations in support of their missions and the incredible work they do in their communities.\nMobile Beacon is honored to provide a community grant in celebration of this anniversary to House of Refuge, Inc. in Mesa, AZ.
  • In the 10 for 10-year grant series, Mobile Beacon hopes to not only provide anchors of the community with resources to help carry out their missions, but also to raise awareness of the organizations we serve and their own work in the community and beyond.\nAbout Mobile Beacon: Mobile Beacon provides high-speed, low-cost, mobile internet access to the anchors of communities: nonprofits, schools, libraries, and healthcare organizations.
  • In honor of our 10th anniversary, Mobile Beacon is awarding 10 community grants to anchors of our local community, who embody a similar mission in creating opportunities for underserved groups and investing in our nation\xe2\x80\x99s future.

Shentel Expands its Glo Fiber High-Speed Fiber Optic Network to Salem, Va.

Tuesday, May 4, 2021 - 2:13pm

b'EDINBURG, Va., May 4, 2021 /PRNewswire/ --Glo Fiber, a service brand powered byShenandoah Telecommunications Company ("Shentel") (Nasdaq: SHEN),today announced availability of its fiber-optic network in the city of Salem, Va, to residential and business customers.

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  • b'EDINBURG, Va., May 4, 2021 /PRNewswire/ --Glo Fiber, a service brand powered byShenandoah Telecommunications Company ("Shentel") (Nasdaq: SHEN),today announced availability of its fiber-optic network in the city of Salem, Va, to residential and business customers.
  • With a belief that everybody deserves better Internet, Glo Fiber leverages Shentel\'s 6,800-mile regional fiber network to ensure high speeds, low latency, and fair pricing.
  • "\nGlo Fiber offers three tiers of symmetrical fiber high speed Internet access, streaming TV and unlimited local and long distance phone service.
  • Glo pricing is all-inclusive with no additional fees or surcharges excluding taxes.\n"We are excited that Shentel has launched Glo Fiber in Salem.

Cable One Completes Acquisition of Hargray Communications

Monday, May 3, 2021 - 2:15pm

Hargray offers gigabit-capable services to approximately 99% of its customers.

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  • Hargray offers gigabit-capable services to approximately 99% of its customers.
  • The Hargray team has built a reputation of providing superior service and customer support to residential and business customers in these areas and we are excited to further build upon that legacy,\xe2\x80\x9d said Julie Laulis, President and CEO of Cable One.
  • Sparklight provides consumers with a wide array of connectivity and entertainment services, including high-speed internet and advanced Wi-Fi solutions, cable television and phone service.
  • Accordingly, undue reliance should not be placed on any forward-looking statement made by the Company or on its behalf.