Here at Mainstream, we provide valuable fast, reliable, and affordable fiber optic internet.  The best part? We’re local and we value our customers. When you contact one of our employees you will be speaking to someone from the local community with your best interest in mind. It has come to our attention that certain individuals who are not associated with Mainstream may be falsely claiming that they not only work with us, but offer services or prices that are inaccurate.  In order to clear up any confusion caused by this, here is a list of ways to know that you …

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Many of you have been asking for reliable high speed internet service, and it has arrived! Our team is now constructing a 100% fiber network in Floyd County. Mainstream provides fiber to the home or business internet and phone service, with minimal speeds starting at 50 mbps and ranging up to 1 GB. Our plan is to construct several miles of mainline fiber throughout Floyd County, but we will also expand off of this mainline based on the amount of interest in the surrounding areas. So, how do I get service? Construction may have already started in your neighborhood! Construction …

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On Wednesday September 5th, Mainstream Fiber Networks held its inaugural Customer Appreciation Day in Harrison County.  We decided to hold the event in order to show thanks for all of the Harrison County residents who have been there with us and helped us grow through these past couple years.  The event was a resounding success, with dozens of Mainstream Fiber customers coming in to enjoy food, games, and meet with our team.  It was a fun afternoon and it was an absolute pleasure for us to meet and talk with all of those who came. In addition, two drawings were held, one for …

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Several internet service providers around will advertise their incredible speeds, even us here at Mainstream Fiber, but the dirty little secret that many other service providers have is that although they do provide significant speed, that speed also comes with some baggage called data caps and throttling.  You may have seen it under the speed package descriptions on other ISPs marketing materials or website, a couple lines of small print that read something like, "Download speed only guaranteed for the first 24 Gigabytes downloaded per month, after that speed will decrease to..." or "There is a data cap at 15 …

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Today marks the end of Mainstream Fiber's Follow the Fiber event; an interactive scavenger hunt through Harrison County along our soon to be completed 115 mile mainline fiber loop. There were a number of different spots with QR codes scattered throughout Harrison County, and scanning the code brought you to a web page where you would learn about the history of fiber optics and the history of Mainstream Fiber. The event was a rousing success, with a number of participants!  However, despite the amount of participation, there were only 3 who were able to complete the entire scavenger hunt and …

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The Race is On!

Our Follow the Fiber event, a scavenger hunt through Harrison County, is well under way, but although we've had several entrants, none have crossed the finish line; meaning that the 5 $50 Visa gift cards are still up for grabs to the 5 fastest people to complete the course! Not only that, but we've decided to also add an additional 15 gift bags filled to the brim with great Mainstream Fiber loot to be given to the first 15 finishes of the course.  Plus, there might even be more surprises in store for participants as the week moves forward! But …

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Beginning on Wednesday, July 25th next week, and concluding on August 1st, Mainstream Fiber is organizing a scavenger hunt in Harrison County called "Follow the Fiber". What is "Follow the Fiber?"  Well, you may have noticed our trucks and workers all along Harrison County, building a fiber optic infrastructure, this has all been to finish the Harrison County Loop, a massive project where we built over 115 miles of fiber optic infrastructure all around Harrison County, and the loop itself is getting close to being finished.  In order to celebrate, we've decided to put on this event.  As stated above, …

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Although Mainstream Fiber's fiber optic internet cable can transfer data at a phenomenal rate (at speeds nearing the speed of light), sometimes the wireless network it arrives on can slow it down significantly.  Here, I'll try to explain why this might be happening, as well as give you potential solutions on how to fix it and make sure that your speed is exactly as fast as you need it. Wired vs Wireless The simplest way to avoid internet slowdown is to not use a wireless network, but to instead run an Ethernet cable from your router to your device.  Ethernet cables …

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You may be shocked to hear this, but fiber optics have existed since the late 1800s, of course they were nowhere near as sophisticated as their modern form.  It stared with extremely humble roots, being nothing more than bent glass tubes which were used to illuminate difficult to see areas during medical procedures.  However, in 1880 Alexander Graham Bell, perhaps best known as the inventor of the telephone, created something called the Photophone.  This invention allowed for the transfer of sound on a beam of light; although Bell considered this to be his greatest invention, the practical uses weren't discovered until many decades …

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What does "fiber optic" mean? Fiber optic cables are a bundle of thin glass threads, also known as the fibers, which can quickly and easily transport light waves.  Messages and information can be modulated onto these light waves, which allows fiber optic cables the ability to transmit data, this is essentially how fiber optic internet works. Now, you may be wondering, what advantage does this have over the traditional copper cables found in power lines?  Well, fiber optics have a slew of advantages over these traditional metal lines. Advantages of fiber optic internet First and perhaps most noticeably, fiber optic …

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