May 2, 2022- BROOKINGS, OR- High-Speed Fiber internet is up and running in Brookings, Oregon. Beacon Broadband officially “flipped the switch” on the new lightning speed broadband network at a ribbon-cutting ceremony at Barron’s Home Furnishings in Brookings, Oregon.
The ribbon-cutting ceremony held on Monday, May 2, 2022, was the culmination of more than three years of work by Coos-Curry Electric Cooperative, Beacon Broadband, and its partners to get the first sections of the network built.
The fiber-to-the-home project will provide access to approximately 19,000 homes and businesses in the Coos and Curry Counties.
Over the next three years, construction will move north, ensuring local residents on the south coast of Oregon are provided the opportunity to receive equitable, high-speed connectivity as good as or better than the region’s urban counterparts.
“Beacon Broadband will bridge the digital divide that exists right here in Curry and rural Coos Counties. But it will do much more than that. It will be a locally owned and controlled asset to help bring economic, educational, and social vitality to the south coast for decades to come with the same quality, reliability, and affordability we get from the electric coop.” said Beacon Broadband Board President, Pete Radabaugh.
Beacon Broadband’s fiber-optic network will offer access to symmetrical upload/download multi-gigabit internet capabilities - among the fastest and most robust in the nation. In addition, the network will provide unmatched reliability with redundant paths to ensure customers stay connected.
The newest service in town also offers a distinct experience over competitor networks including free professional installations, free equipment, and a managed Wi-Fi service, with no data caps for all customers.
Coos-Curry Electric Cooperative Board President Jim Kolen said, “We looked at the broadband project from every angle over two and a half years of feasibility study and planning. A large Federal grant tipped the scale and made it possible. More than 100 rural electric coops across the country successfully serve broadband to their members – now we do too.”
For more information about Beacon Broadband’s services, visit www.beaconbroadband.com