Middle Tennessee Connectivity Initiative By Ritaanne Weaver
- Posted on Friday, December 30, 2016
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UNITED FIBER CAMPAIGN GIVES RESIDENTS THE POWER TO SPEED FIBER DEPLOYMENT ACROSS MIDDLE TENNESSEE SERVICE AREA
United Communications is excited to announce the launch of a new interactive fiber campaign and website aimed at giving customers the ability to help determine when and where United will deploy fiber-to-the-home services in the future. To date, United has invested more than $90 million in their Middle Tennessee network and deployed fiber services to more than 5,000 locations across their Middle Tennessee service area. As a result, they can deliver high-speed Internet with speeds up to 1 GIGABIT (1,000 mbps), digital TV and crystal -clear phone services to residents across their mainly rural Middle Tennessee service area.
The ultimate goal of United's UniFi campaign is to identify the broadband needs of residents and businesses across the mid-state. The new United UniFi campaign website gives residents and businesses the power to pre-register to express interest in United fiber service. All that is required to register is a name, address, and product or service selection. The site provides customers with an interactive map broken down into 3 distinct zones: existing fiber service locations, pre-engineered fiber areas that will require an established customer backer goal to begin fiber-to-the-home construction, and general areas of fiber interest under review for future fiber deployment. Once a customer is registered as a "UniFi backer" they have the ability to easily share the information with friends and neighbors who may be interested in signing up for United fiber services.
"We are extremely proud of what we have been able to accomplish in order to bring fiber Internet and faster speeds to customers over the last few years, and we believe this new UniFi fiber campaign is going to be a game changer for future fiber deployment in our service area, said United Communications President and CEO, William Bradford. "As a company who is literally in the trenches of broadband deployment, we know there is an extremely high demand for bandwidth across the state and we realize the need for broadband is only going to continue to grow. The next critical step to expanding broadband, is to give customers the power to express interest in new services and faster speeds, and then meet that demand head on. Simultaneously, while the company pushes fiber service deployment across the area, we will also continue to focus our efforts making faster Internet speeds an option where fiber service is not currently available today."
To learn more about United Communications UniFi campaign or to become a UniFi backer, please visit https://fiber.united.net. You can also follow United Communications on Facebook or Twitter to stay up to date on fiber construction updates and information about United products and services.
United Communications is a leading provider of advanced communications services delivering Internet, digital TV, and phone services to enterprise-class businesses and residential customers in Middle Tennessee. United Communications network includes more than 1,000 route miles of fiber backbone connecting in Nashville and Murfreesboro, and covering Nolensville, portions of Brentwood, College Grove, Chapel Hill, Unionville, Fosterville, Estill Springs, Belfast, and Flat Creek. To learn more, please visit www.united.net.
United Communications’ fiber network uses fiber-optic cables made of tiny strands of pure glass – each about the diameter of a human hair – to transmit beams of light over great distances. These beams are capable of carrying unprecedented amounts of high-quality data at virtually unlimited speeds. As a result, United Communications can deliver unbeatably fast Internet speeds of up to 1 Gigabit (1000 mbps), stunning and dynamic high-definition TV, and crystal clear phone services to residential and commercial customers living in certain areas of Middle Tennessee.
Middle Tennessee Connectivity Initiative
United Communications plans to work with local community and business leaders to develop a strategic plan for broadband deployment in underserved areas of Middle Tennessee. United hopes this initiative will help foster economic and community development through the following objectives:
• Deliver speeds up to 1 Gigabit Internet to interested businesses and critical community anchors.
• Deliver faster internet to residential communities where there is a proven demand.
• Educate the community about the potential benefits afforded by basic and advanced telecommunications services, including the potential for fostering distance learning, e-commerce, e-government, telemedicine, and overall economic development.
• Create partnerships among community organizations and institutions that might benefit from broadband deployment.
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PO Box 38
Chapel Hill, TN 37034