Bloomer Telephone Company is thrilled to announce further expansion of their fiber network to the towns of Tilden and Eagle Point. The company will deliver up to 1,000 Megabits per second of internet speed—that’s 1 Gig!—to area businesses and homes.
The project is sponsored and funded by Bloomer Telephone Company, Chippewa County, Town of Eagle Point and Town of Tilden, and partially funded by a grant from the American Rescue Plan Act for Broadband Access. It also includes an endorsement by the Chippewa Falls Unified School District.
“Bloomer Telephone Company has a rich history of investing in the Chippewa Valley. We are excited to expand our fiber network to 300+ rural Tilden and Eagle Point families, businesses
and farms, giving them an internet connection and a local company they can count on,” said General Manager, Kent Klima. “Access to reliable, fast internet is not just for those in big cities. Bloomer will prove that!”
The fiber expansion project will begin in the spring of 2022 and take place over two years. The estimated investment is $3.754M. In early 2022, Bloomer will be going door-to-door to homes and businesses within the fiber build zone. Interested residents and businesses can register for internet service online at bloomer.net/progress.
Fiber internet is quickly becoming a must-have service, as vital to many as power and water. Bloomer Telephone Company is proud to provide much-needed fiber internet to rural areas.
What Fiber Means to Chippewa County Residents
Beyond helping to bridge the digital divide (or chasm as it is now being called), fiber brings:
- Reliable, high-quality connection that isn’t susceptible to inclement weather conditions
- Faster connection speeds – up to 1,000 Mbps
- Unlimited internet usage – no data caps or throttling
- Bandwidth that is not shared with your neighbor
- Improved productivity for businesses and the ability to compete globally
- Access to remote jobs, online education and telehealth services
- Future-ready technology for homes and businesses
- Increased property values – by as much as $5,000
- Clearer phone conversations and TV signals
- Secure voice and data transmissions
Watch for engineering and construction crews to be in your neighborhood next spring! Have questions? Give us a call at 715-568-4830 or stop by our office at 1120 15th Avenue, Bloomer.
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