North Liberty - March 1, 2011 - SpeedConnect announced today the significant expansion of their wireless broadband service from technology installed on towers in West Branch and Wilton, IA, that should cover most of the rural community within 15 miles of these locations. This expansion project complements an existing service coverage area that includes Iowa City, Cedar Rapids, Vinton, Marion, Anamosa, Williamsburg, North Liberty, much of the Quad Cities, as well as communities close to these areas.
SpeedConnect, a company started in Michigan, expanded into Eastern Iowa by acquiring the customer base and network from CommSpeed in May of 2010. Since that time, SpeedConnect has established a local office in North Liberty, IA, led by Tony Lounsberry who relocated from their Michigan operation. SpeedConnect has spent the last six months investing over $450,000.00 to upgrade and improve the technology supporting the existing customer base, and preparing for expansion of service availability.
SpeedConnect offers a premium broadband connection that is designed to support the usage demands of the modern day broadband consumer, including online movie subscriptions, gaming and other online video streaming services. As an alternative to cable and telephone broadband services, SpeedConnect offers superior reliability, performance and the ability to work with a local company.
"The broadband connection has become the source of home entertainment," said John Ogren, SpeedConnect's president. "Our customers consistently tell us they are streaming broadcast and motion picture content directly to their computer or TV over our broadband service, rather than from a now-antiquated, higher-priced cable television or satellite service."
Tony Lounsberry, Iowa General Manager, outlined the expansion, saying, "Our upgrades are done and we are ready to provide an exciting new service to the residents of Iowa in our coverage areas. SpeedConnect's service is different than most broadband options. If you'd like to know how home entertainment can be more affordable for you, please call us today. Our operations in Michigan have been providing rock-solid, reliable broadband service for more than ten years, and we are looking forward to serving our new Iowa customers."
SpeedConnect, a leading provider of wireless broadband services, owns and uses FCC-licensed 2.5 GHz EBS and BRS spectrum and technology. Owners Robert G. Liggett, Jr. and John A. Ogren founded SpeedConnect in Michigan and expanded the operation to Iowa in May of 2010. For more information, go to www.speedconnect.com 3049 Bay Plaza Drive, Saginaw, Michigan 48604. 866-297-2900.