As they say, good things do come to those who wait. We strived to have plans for unforeseen circumstances before we began construction, but like so many other industries, our supply chain was impacted by COVID-19 in 2020. Despite some setbacks, we’re elated to announce that Phase 1 of Warrick County is now available for sign-ups! The areas in Warrick County that are available for sign-ups are defined in dark orange of the county map on our website. To sign up, you’ll need to click on the Sign Up tab located on the menu at the top of the page. …

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As 2020 comes to a close, we want to thank all of our current and future customers for your continued support and patience. We’re excitedly looking to 2021 for a year full of completion, progress, development, and growth. We’ve got exciting announcements on the horizon, and are looking forward to sharing them soon! It’s certainly been one of the most challenging times for our company, in addition to our society and nation as a whole. As we move into 2021 and put the trials and tribulations of 2020 to rest, we’re finalizing county newsletters. These newsletters contain details on the …

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Mainstream Fiber Networks continues to strive for connecting rural communities in Indiana as quickly and efficiently as possible. Throughout 2020, various set-backs were encountered including, but most notably restrictions and disruptions caused by the Covid-19 pandemic. It takes a wide array of people to engineer, construct, and deploy the new fiber-optic infrastructure required to connect your communities. Not only have our teams been adversely affected by the virus, but so have those of our vendors and government officials who aid in the approval of our plans and permitting. As supply levels stabilize from all of our vendors, we can resume our …

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11-18-2020 We’re thrilled to announce the continuation of our homegrown commitment in Harrison County! In collaboration with the Harrison County Chamber of Commerce and Robertson Crushed Stone, Harrison County’s latest fiber broadband project is set to begin construction this month! Following a previously stated timeline, we’re expecting completion within 90 business days. The Harrison County Chamber of Commerce closely partnered with Mainstream Fiber Networks and its employees to generate community interest. Personalized letters and grassroots marketing, including yard signs and door-to-door visits, were examples of initiatives used to secure the project’s success. Mainstream Fiber Networks would like to thank Harrison …

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We’ve recently began to update our social media presence! We’re working hard to keep our social platforms up to date with the latest from Mainstream Fiber Networks and offer you quick and easy access to everything we’re doing. As our company grows, we anticipate our social following to grow with us. Our goal is to keep both current and future customers entertained as well as providing updates for our various projects throughout Indiana. We want to keep you informed and have the opportunity to hear your feedback to improve company procedures along the way. As a company, we’re evolving and …

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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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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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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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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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