We have some exciting news to announce: The start of LaGrange County REMC Broadband, a high-speed fiber-optic internet project for our members!
With key financial support from the LaGrange County Commissioners and Council in the form of a $5 million grant from the Major Moves fund last November, we were able to secure the additional financing needed to build a gigabit-speed broadband network. We will invest about $25 million in our community to improve the region’s technology infrastructure. Your cooperative is excited to be the catalyst that brings high-speed broadband service to LaGrange County that improves our member’s lives with what has now become an essential amenity for modern life.
The engineering and design are complete and materials procured. Construction of the network begins later this month. LaGrange County residents will begin experiencing the fastest, most reliable internet technology available anywhere with connections to homes and businesses commencing late this year.
A fiber-optic connection gets its name from the small glass fibers used to transmit information as pulses of light. These fibers are capable of carrying large amounts of data much faster than any other internet technology. Fiber offers the most secure, dependable and fastest upload and download speeds available and will continue to do so for years to come. Fiber-optic broadband is a future-proof technology that increases property values and improves the quality of life. Fiber broadband means better access to health care through telemedicine, more educational opportunities through e-learning, increased opportunities for economic development, and, of course, a better video streaming and gaming experience. The potential is unlimited.
To indicate your interest in connecting to this lightning-fast fiber-optic network, I encourage you to visit our new website https://broadband.lagrangeremc.com/ to pre-register for the service. Once registered, you’ll be updated with our progress and be notified when we come to your area. On this site, you can also view all our service areas and the pricing and packages available, including several add-on features like parental controls and network protection. Our fiber network even allows us to offer telephone service options.
But don’t stop there! After you’ve signed up, help us spread the word. Tell your friends, your family, and your neighbors to go to https://broadband.lagrangeremc.com/ and sign up for high-speed internet with LaGrange County REMC Broadband. Just like your families did nearly 85 years ago with electricity, help us make bringing fiber-optic broadband service to LaGrange County a success.