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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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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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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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 …

Our Newest Office is Now Open In Warrick County!Read More »

This year, we had the opportunity to be a sponsor for Lanesville Heritage Weekend. This is an annual four-day event in Lanesville, Indiana. Our team spent this weekend interacting face-to-face with neighbors, giving the community a chance to get to know us. Mainstream provided the event with free WiFi for the entire weekend. Every smart device had access to connect to our WiFi for all four days. Those who attended Lanesville Heritage Weekend were able to share their moments online in real time. We are always about giving back to the community. Over the weekend, individuals who visited our booth …

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Mainstream Fiber knows Indiana is no stranger to power outages. In fact, the Hoosier state has experiences 3,362 power outages across its 92 counties since the beginning of 2019. Notably, the counties yielding the highest outages so far are Marion and Noble. Most other Indiana counties experience far less outages in comparison. Regardless, outages tend to happen to most communities at least once a year, and usually without warning. We know the frustration of not being able to use fast-speed internet during an outage, and we always want to know what caused it. We put together a list of common …

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If the rain didn't keep you inside, you may have seen our booth during the past week at the Harrison County Agricultural Fair.  We were lucky enough to have a booth inside where it was dry, and we were also fortunate enough to have dry sunny days for the later part of the week. The team at Mainstream Fiber Networks loves going out to these events and meeting all the people in the areas we serve, as well as meeting some people from neighboring areas we hope to expand to.  As always we appreciated meeting everyone who stopped by to …

Recap of the Harrison County Agricultural FairRead More »

As the summer gets into full swing with the arrival of June, we also begin preparing for all the fairs and festivals coming up this season. Our team is excited to be getting out and meeting everyone throughout the areas we serve. Tomorrow marks the start of the Floyd County 4-H Fair and Mainstream will have a booth there for the first time! Come visit our booth to learn about Mainstream and our process, meet the team, and enter to win a cooler full of s’more making goodies and some lawn chairs! (As well as a number of other fun …

Come visit us at the Floyd County 4-H Fair!Read More »