Partnering to deliver
Advanced Broadband Warrick County
Mainstream Fiber Networks, alongside Warrick County, is beginning a milestone fiber optic broadband project to provide internet service for homes and businesses throughout the county. The route has already begun construction, and will encompass over 100 miles of mainline fiber optic cable and support future service expansions into surrounding areas. Joining the list today is essential to receiving project updates and notifications about fiber optic services in your area.
We expand our services based on demand from the community.
As part of the partnership project, our team will consider and expand fiber optic services in addition to the mainline infrastructure based on the engagement we receive from the community. Joining the Quick Connect List today and spreading the word to neighbors in your area will kickstart the process to receive service by showing us where the most interest lies.
Our fiber optic internet and voice solutions are available to any home within these areas. Residents can sign up to be connected at any time!
Service is coming soon! You are able to sign up for service. Construction of our network infrastructure is currently in progress. Those who join the list early will be the first in the area to be notified and connected.
These areas are being considered for service expansion. In order to get connected, we require more interest through our Quick Connect List to construct in these neighborhoods, or we are in the primary phases of expanding. Neighbors here should join the list, spread the word, and follow their zone! Proactive neighborhood zones get connected first, and those who join the Quick Connect List will receive service updates.
Some areas are not covered by our map. We may simply not be close enough with our mainline network yet, or we have had very little interest shown in these neighborhoods. Many factors go into the design and construction of our network, so when neighbors show us where the most interest is, it tells us where to expand our service.
The map is provided to you for informational purposes only and shows the current status of the project. The map will be updated as the project progresses, changes are made, and expansion areas added based on community interest.
Don’t see our service in your neighborhood on the map? We expand based on interest. Joining our Quick Connect List will keep you informed of the project and tell us where to expand next.
WHEN WILL SERVICE BE AVAILABLE?
The initial phase of the project has already begun along Highway 68 and I-64 to connect to Elberfeld. Although construction has progressed well, we are still in the preliminary phases of construction and have not begun to offer service to homes and businesses along the route.
Mainstream will also be considering expansion areas based on community interest as the project progresses and more fiber is installed. The map above will be updated as any changes or made and new areas are added.
WHAT CAN I DO?
Joining the Quick Connect List is the best way to stay updated on the project, as when you join it, we will update you the moment that service is available in your area. It will also help us understand the current status of broadband in your neighborhood and allow you to give us feedback.
MY NEIGHBORHOOD ISN’T HIGHLIGHTED ON THE MAP…
If your area is not currently highlighted as a part of the mainline route, don’t worry, we are still committed to providing service to as many residences as possible in Warrick County. Mainstream Fiber Networks will expand into outlying communities based on neighborhood feedback.
The best way to get your neighborhood connected is to Join the Quick Connect List and get your neighbors to join the list as well. Joining the List will also keep you informed on the project. For other methods to help you get your area connected, please visit our Getting Connected page.
For other methods to help get your area connected, please visit our Getting Connected page.
Fall 2019 Update
In order to maintain transparency for the project, and keep Warrick County residents updated, we will be releasing a newsletter quarterly with all updates as well as general news about Mainstream Fiber Networks. Be sure to visit this page regularly for more information and updates; our fall update is available on the right.
For a physical copy of this newsletter, please be sure to visit our office at 8887 High Pointe Drive in Newburgh, or at one of the community events we will be at. Keep an eye out on our Facebook for information on these events.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
HOW IS THE PROJECT FUNDED?
Both Mainstream and Warrick County will be contributing funds to the project’s completion. Mainstream is responsible for the completed full network construction prior to being partially reimbursed at the conclusion of the project. No future taxes or fees will be used in funding. More information can be found by visiting the Success Warrick County website.
WHERE WILL SERVICES BE PROVIDED?
The initial phase of the project will serve homes and businesses along the mainline route as the infrastructure is built, tested, and ready to be installed to customers. Mainstream will also be considering expansion areas based on community interest as the project progresses and more fiber is installed. Main towns and critical access businesses, such as schools and hospitals, are included along the primary route to connect priority community locations.
I HAVE SEEN CONSTRUCTION ON MY ROAD OR AM ON THE MAINLINE ROUTE; WHEN CAN I GET SERVICE?
Fiber must be tested and equipped before being activated for customers, so newly installed fiber is not immediately ready to be installed to homes and businesses. Staying informed is critical to know when service will be immediately available in your area or the next steps to being connected.
MY AREA IS NOT COVERED BY THE MAP, WHEN WILL I GET SERVICE?
Areas not shown on the initial route will continue to be considered for expansion based on community demand. Neighborhoods that show the most engagement by joining Mainstream’s request list with high participation will be considered for service first. Additional information to be provided.
WHAT SERVICES WILL BE OFFERED?
Mainstream offers two residential internet speeds and voice services with unlimited usage, simplified billing and 100% fiber optic connection delivered directly to each residence. Business Fiber and Dedicated Fiber services will be available to small and large business at custom package offerings.
HOW MUCH DOES THE SERVICE COST?
Our Unleashed and Unlimited plan offers 1 Gbps for $69.95 a month and our Choice Unlimited plan offers 50 mbps for $49.95 a month. Both plans have no additional fees and the rates are locked in for the full term of the contract. For more details on our service plans, please visit our Residential Services page.
WHAT IS INCLUDED WITH THE INSTALLATION COST?
Current standard installation with Mainstream is $200.00. During the installation, an installation technician runs a fiber cable from the mainline directly to the side of your home. Equipment is then placed, specifically, a Network Interface Device (NID) is put on the exterior of the residence, and is connected to a Wi-Fi router that is placed inside the house.
HOW RELIABLE IS THE SERVICE? IS IT AFFECTED BY WEATHER?
Fiber optic service is the most reliable type of internet service available because the cables are often on the same poles as your electrical wires, or they are buried underground, meaning that so long as you have electricity, you should have service. Typically the service is only interrupted by a true break in the cable or regular network upgrades.
WHO PAYS FOR INSTALLATION TO MY HOME OR BUSINESS?
As part of the partnership project and future expansions, Mainstream covers the cost of construction for installing the mainline fiber cables in your neighborhood zone. You are then responsible for the cost of installation from the mainline cable to your home, this is included in the standard installation cost.
WILL I NEED TO PURCHASE ANY EQUIPMENT?
We offer a managed Wi-Fi option for $14.95 a month that includes a Wi-Fi router fully managed and supported by Mainstream. You can also bring your own router for no additional charge. Visit our Residential Services page for more information.