By John Baetz for the Lincoln Sentinel
Eagle Communications announced this week a major investment in the community of Lincoln, a move that will bring high-speed internet access to residents and businesses.
Beginning in July, crews will be in Lincoln installing fiber optics and electronic equipment designed to allow internet speeds of up to 1 Gig (1000 megabytes per second). Eagle will also be making an investment in a new high-definition video offering to be delivered over fiber, offering residents a video line up of over 75+ channels and whole-home DVR capabilities.
“Eagle has offered video service in the community of Lincoln for many years,” said Travis Kohlrus, General Manager. “After many years of listening to the needs of the community and planning, Eagle is ready to expand its services to the community and bring Lincoln fast and reliable fiber internet an affordable unlimited telephone service, and a competitive video offering with high-definition channels and DVR capabilities.”
Scheduling customer installations could begin as early as July. Installations are estimated to start as early as September.
Eagle has been working with the Lincoln Fiber Internet Committee since early 2018 to assess the community’s broadband wants and needs.
“Since my first days as the Director of the Lincoln County Economic Development Foundation, reliable, fast Internet has always been a topic of discussion and a need,” said Kelly Larson. “When Eagle approached community stakeholders with a partnership plan to bring fiber internet to our community, it was obvious to me that this was the opportunity we had been waiting for.”
Eagle will continue working closely with community leaders and the committee, over the next two months, to verify sign-ups for new residential and business customers and to begin finalizing the build plans and schedule.
For more information about the product offerings or to sign up early, visit https://eaglecom.net/gofiber/ or call 877-613-2453.
“We are excited about this partnership for Lincoln,” said committee member John Baetz. “We are thrilled we met the minimum of 200 customer sign-ups in the last 60 days so that Eagle Communications can begin ordering equipment and scheduling construction. If you have questions about this initiative, please contact one of the committee members.”
The Lincoln Fiber Internet Committee members are Kelly Larson, John Baetz, Jim Metz, and Becky Rathbun.
For more information, visit the Lincoln Fiber Internet Committee’s Facebook page.