LEAVENWORTH, Ind. – This afternoon county officials will announce a new multimillion dollar broadband project with Sen. Erin Houchin and executives from Mainstream Fiber Networks. This project will connect roughly 1,041 unserved households, 128 businesses and 25 anchor institutions in Crawford County. The project received a Next Level Connections grant in the amount roughly $3.06 million, with a local match of more than $2.71 million, for a total project cost of more than $5.77 million. When: Wednesday, September 9, 2020 at 1:30 p.m. Where: South Crawford Elementary 346 East State Road 62 Leavenworth, IN 47137 Participants in the news conference …

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Hey Warrick, let’s connect. Over the past few months, the question on everyone’s mind is, “When will service be available in my neighborhood?” Mainstream Fiber Networks is excited to bring fast, reliable fiber optic internet to your community! Like so many other industries, our supply chain was impacted by COVID-19. Despite these unavoidable delays, our crews are working with state and federal guidelines to make up for that lost time and ensure we get you connected as soon and as safely as possible. Thank you for your continued patience and enthusiasm! In celebration of a much delayed Grand Opening of …

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NASHVILLE, Ind. – In response to the growing need for greater Internet connectivity during the COVID-19 crisis, Hoosier fiber optic broadband company Mainstream Fiber Networks has created 11 free public Wi-Fi access points across southern Indiana. “During this challenging time we want to make sure our friends and neighbors have access to broadband when they need it most,” said Bryan Gabriel, founder and CEO of Mainstream Fiber Networks. “These public Wi-Fi access points will allow students to continue e-learning, employees to stay connected with their workplace, and families to remain in touch with loved ones.” Community members who wish to …

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On Thursday, November 21, Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb announced the awarding of $6.3 million in grants to expand broadband service to Benton, Floyd, and Jackson Counties. The grants are part of the $100 million Next Level Broadband program administered by the state. These projects will bring service to over 5,000 unserved households and close to 1,000 unserved businesses. Mainstream Fiber is honored and excited to be the recipients of the awards to help service Benton & Floyd Counties with reliable broadband access. This is the core of our mission: to bring affordable, reliable broadband service into underserved areas. As we …

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When constructing our fiber optic network, we use a combination of aerial and underground construction. While many customers understand how aerial construction works, we often get several questions about how we install underground. Here we’ll address some of those questions. What to Expect During Installation When installing fiber optic to your home, we generally follow existing utilities in the area, either aerial or underground. If it is determined that a new fiber optic cable needs to be installed underground, a technician will contact you to ask some questions about your property. Some of these questions include: Do you have a …

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INDIANAPOLIS —Governor Eric J. Holcomb today announced the Next Level Broadband program has awarded an additional $6.3 million in funding to bring the first round total to $28.4 million for 14 broadband expansion infrastructure projects across the state. The total first round funding will provide broadband infrastructure to more than 11,300 homes and commercial locations in 18 counties. “In the 21st century, high quality, affordable broadband is essential to the success of Hoosiers and our state,” Gov. Holcomb said. “Economic development, the health of our citizens and our quality of life will be directly impacted by expanding broadband to these …

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Across the US, bridging the digital divide between urban and rural areas has become a major focus for communities and all levels of government. Where does Indiana stack up in these efforts? In tracking high-speed internet access across the United States, the FCC relies on census reporting from internet providers as to what types (wireless, satellite, fiber, etc.) and speeds of internet are available in each location. Our mission at Mainstream is to connect rural areas to fast, reliable internet, so as we go through this data, we will focus on the rural access to a broadband connection, which the …

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Are You Gigabit Ready?

With top download speeds of 1 gigabit per second, Mainstream’s Unleashed and Unlimited package is 14x faster than the US average for download speed! It’s like watching a race car compete against a tractor. Much like a race car, it takes some fine-tuning to achieve top internet speeds, and we have some tips and tricks to help you achieve these speeds. Tip 1: Check Your Network Adapter Like cars, not all computers are built the same, and specifically, not all models have Ethernet ports, so you might need an adapter for a hardwired connection.  When you pick up the adapter, …

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The Southern Indiana Bacon & Blues Festival had a great turn out if you missed it. This year Mainstream was a Porker Sponsor for the event. The weather was beautiful on Saturday, Oct 5th, they had live music and lots of vendors. Mainstream was one of those vendors spreading the news about our new speed services! As for Sunday Oct 6th, it was a bit cloudy and rained but it still turned out to be a great afternoon to enjoy some Bacon & Blues music. For those who visited our booth, Thank you for supporting the Elizabeth Lions Club and …

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At Mainstream, one of the most common questions we receive is “Are you coming to my area?” Unfortunately, that’s not always a simple question to answer. Several factors go into determining where we run service, and after several months of planning, we have mapped our mainline route in Warrick County. The map of this first phase of service is available on our Warrick County page. It may be subject to minor changes based on extenuating circumstances that could arise. (Permitting, easements, construction roadblocks) But what if my house isn’t on your route? The current map shows our mainline route only. …

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