Menu announces major wireless project

Feb 20, 2014 From staff reports

The company says its entire network capacity will increase by 700 percent. announced that it has recently launched a complete wireless network replacement project for northern Fremont County.

The fixed wireless network will be enhanced with new technology, new equipment at 10 towers and seven new towers. The entire network capacity will increase by 700 percent.

The Internet, phone and data network service provider said the project was necessary due to a steady growth in its customer base, customers' growing Internet bandwidth and phone usage, and increasing demand for affordable broadband and phone services in underserved areas of rural Fremont County. The Company has hired Cerento, Inc., for the engineering design, procurement and construction portions of the project, and some construction will begin later this week.

"Part of this project is to add a lot more capacity for our current and future Internet and phone customers," said Chris Robisch, the company's director of sales, marketing and public policy. "Bandwidth demand has increased dramatically, and we're building a network with the next generation of gear that can accommodate that growth for years to come."

The company's long-range goal of larger and faster Internet services for rural customers also will be realized through the project.

"The demand for even faster Internet is there right now, especially in rural areas that do not have much of a choice today," president Mitch Benson said. "This network will bring real speed to those who want it."

"This network project is a massive undertaking, and planning actually began last year," Robisch said. "We're excited about it. We think it's a great step forward for Fremont County."

The company will publish progress reports as it moves forward with the project.

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