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Connectivity for the future
Mainstream Fiber Networks, alongside Warrick County Economic Development, is in the preliminary stages of a milestone broadband project to provide 100% fiber optic services for homes and businesses throughout the county. The route, starting in 2019, will encompass over 100 miles of mainline fiber optic cable and support future service expansions into surrounding areas. The milestone infrastructure project is a dual partnership of Mainstream Fiber Networks and Warrick County.
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Warrick County Advanced Broadband Project
This map is provided to the public for informational purposes only and shows the initial phases of the project. Mainline service route is subject to change based on various project requirements. The map will be updated as the project progresses, changes are made, and expansion areas added based on community interest.
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.
WHEN WILL SERVICE BE AVAILABLE?
The initial phase of the project, scheduled to start in 2019, will service homes and businesses along the mainline route as the infrastructure is built, tested, and ready to be installed to customers. Mainstream will also be considering expansion areas based on community interest as the project progresses and more fiber is installed.
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. Warrick County does have a fiber optic plan secured but is collecting this information to apply for additional funding.
Submitting your information will also help us to keep you informed about the status of these efforts.
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.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
HOW IS THE PROJECT FUNDED?
Both Mainstream and Warrick County will be contributing funds to the project’s completion. Mainstream is responsible for the completed full network construction prior to being partially reimbursed at the conclusion of the project. No future taxes or fees will be used in funding. More information can be found by visiting the Success Warrick County website.
WHERE WILL SERVICES BE PROVIDED?
The initial phase of the project will serve homes and businesses along the mainline route as the infrastructure is built, tested, and ready to be installed to customers. Mainstream will also be considering expansion areas based on community interest as the project progresses and more fiber is installed. Main towns and critical access businesses, such as schools and hospitals, are included along the primary route to connect priority community locations.
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.
MY AREA IS NOT COVERED BY THE MAP, WHEN WILL I GET SERVICE?
Areas not shown on the initial route will continue to be considered for expansion based on community demand. Neighborhoods that show the most engagement by joining Mainstream’s request list with high participation will be considered for service first. Additional information to be provided.
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.