Partnering to deliver
Connectivity for the future
Mainstream Fiber Networks is dedicated to delivering reliable fiber optic broadband networks to rural communities that need it most. A great deal of your county has poor access to reliable, high-speed internet at an affordable value.
We are working alongside your community to investigate the need for service in your area. The data collected here by residents in Benton County will aid in the application of state funding that could jumpstart a milestone broadband project.
And help Benton County connected today!
WHAT IS NEXT LEVEL BROADBAND?
Indiana has recently issued a $100 million grant program dedicated to bringing broadband service into rural areas of the state that are suffering from extremely limited access. Each community has the opportunity to apply for funding that would aid in bringing new network infrastructure and internet service to areas throughout the county.
WHO IS MAINSTREAM?
We are a locally owned and operated fiber optic internet provider based out of Nashville, Indiana. Our local team is dedicated to delivering comprehensive community infrastructure and a superior broadband solution to rural communities throughout Indiana.
WHAT CAN I DO?
By telling us about the service, or lack of service, you have, you are helping your county collect vital information to apply for funding assistance. Building new infrastructure and supplying service to unserved areas is a major project that requires many resources.
Submitting your information will also help us to keep you informed about the status of these efforts.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
WHY IS BENTON COUNTY BROADBAND IMPORTANT?
Of 92 counties, Benton County is the second least served county in the state of Indiana in terms of broadband connectivity. This means that the vast majority of the county does not have unlimited access to a reliable connection of at least 10 mbps upload speed at an affordable rate. Mainstream speeds start at 100 mbps, which is 10x the speed with no data capping!
WHAT SERVICES WILL BE OFFERED?
Mainstream offers multiple residential internet speeds and voice services with unlimited usage, simplified billing, and a 100% fiber optic connection delivered directly to each residence. Speeds will start at 100 mbps and range up to 1 Gbps. Visit here to see the specific services that we offer. Business Fiber and Dedicated Fiber services will be available to small and large businesses at custom package offerings.
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.