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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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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It’s that time of year again when leaves change, the weather gets colder, and kids start preparing costumes for Halloween. If you’re like me, it’s also the time when you grab some apple cider, settle into the couch, and begin watching movies that match the season. If you have one of Mainstream’s fiber-optic internet packages, there’s are a ton of streaming options out there. And now, with Mainstream TV, you have options at the push of a remote button! Where can I find my creepy favorites on TV? Options abound across network and cable television for Halloween programming, ranging from …

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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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Have you ever felt like your internet provider is hard to reach or out of touch with your community? At Mainstream, we’re changing the way you think of your provider. We are local people with offices based in the communities we serve, and we’re proud to announce the opening of our newest location in Newburgh, Indiana. This office is located on High Pointe Drive and will serve all of our Warrick County customers. When we begin connecting services in Warrick County, this office will complete sales and sign-ups, handle contracts and billing, and offer all other customer services needed. If …

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