DESIGNED WITH YOUR COMMUNITY IN MIND
Mainstream Fiber Networks, the Harrison County Real Estate Supporting Organization (RESO), and the Harrison County Community Foundation are working together to provide reliable fiber optic internet to all of Harrison County. The project was to build 115 miles of mainline fiber cable through the county, providing access to thousands of homes and businesses throughout the area.
GROWING WITH HARRISON COUNTY
The project has now exceeded the initially expected mileage, with over 355 miles completed based on community demand and feasibility in addition to the original route. This expanded fiber network is now available to over 8000 homes and businesses in the county.
INFRASTRUCTURE RECOVERY FEE
Mainstream Fiber Networks will collect a $5 monthly Infrastructure Recovery Fee from every customer in Harrison County. 100% of this fee is directed to repay the funding provided by the Harrison County RESO and Harrison County government.
Questions regarding the partnership or the repayment fee can be directed to (844) 752 – 6736.
Service might already be available in your area. To see if your neighborhood is connected, check service availability here or call our office at (844) 752 – 6736.
If your neighborhood isn’t connected, be sure to join our list. This allows you to stay informed on the status of the project and recent information about services in your neighborhood. Neighborhoods that have the most interest are first to be considered for expansion.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
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.
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.