Geneseo Communications, the area’s leading fiber-to-the-premises (FTTP) provider, is excited to announce the expansion of its network to all residents and businesses of Geneseo, Illinois. Geneseo Communications will invest more than $3 million on this multi-year fiber expansion project, marking what CEO Mike McClain noted is “a major milestone in bringing up to 1 Gigabit internet service to all corners of the city of Geneseo.”
The new project is expected to be complete by end of first quarter 2022 and will provide (FTTP) capacity for all residents and businesses previously served by legacy copper-based technology. “We are excited to be expanding our network in our home base of Geneseo,” said McClain. “We are grateful for the cooperation of the City of Geneseo and look forward to continuing our work with city and community leaders to provide services that vastly surpass those of existing providers. Our expansion supports the city’s vision to ‘become a smart technology connected community’, helping build our community into an even more competitive place to live, work, and play.”
“Geneseo Communications large investment in our city is an investment in a brighter future for our citizens,” said JoAnn Hollenkamp, Geneseo City Administrator. “Community-wide access to a fiber-optic network is a multi-faceted economic driver. Having ubiquitous availability of fiber-optic broadband is a requirement for all levels of business, including the forecasted demand for business conducted from residents’ homes. Geneseo Communications expansion of high-capacity and reliable broadband positions Geneseo to attract even more business, enhance customer lifestyles, and positions Geneseo for economic development.”
“This announcement is a game-changer for the City of Geneseo,” Mayor Sean Johnson said. “As our city continues to grow, it is vital that we are able to provide fast, reliable, and affordable fiber optic options. At no time has that been more apparent than during the COVID-19 pandemic as virtual learning and remote work made the need for increased broadband access even more apparent. Geneseo Communications high-speed fiber internet will increase technological capabilities for residents and businesses throughout the city,” he said.
Designs are underway and construction is prepared to begin this spring. With the launch, Geneseo Communications will offer fully symmetrical speeds up to 1 Gigabit per second with unlimited data use. Geneseo customers will have the option to add streaming TV service as well as have the bandwidth to power multiple devices including home automation technologies. To learn more about this project visit www.fibermefast.com.