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Big News for 2017 Construction Plan

By | May 4th, 2017|Construction, Team Fiber|

“Down to the Wire” “Win by a Nose” “Home Stretch” “Dark Horse” These are just a few everyday expressions that originated in the sport of horseracing. As we approach Kentucky Derby weekend, let’s apply those phrases to our crowd action and share some exciting news. For many months, three zones have been in a tight [...]

April 2017 Construction Update

By | April 5th, 2017|Construction, Fiber Internet|

The winter of 2016-17 was unpredictable at best. The early months that typically bring snowfall and ice brought unprecedented tornadoes and crazy wind storms in this unusual year. The good news is we were able to keep construction moving through most of the mild season, and are now ahead of schedule! What are we hearing [...]

February 2017 Construction Update

By | February 10th, 2017|Construction, Fiber Internet|

Punxsutawney Phil may have seen his shadow last week, but if six more weeks of winter look like the first half of the season, we’re in good shape! Mother Nature has helped us keep construction crews at work during this unusually mild winter; great news as we enter the third year of our five-year southwest [...]

November/December Construction Update

By | November 28th, 2016|Construction, Fiber Internet|

No one in the tiny village of Mendon ever thought they would enjoy a high-speed internet experience, but Team Fiber has changed all of that. In fact, on November 9 Sharon from Mendon became our 3000th lit subscriber! Mendon is just one of many rural communities across southwest Michigan that is experiencing the life-changing difference [...]

Making Room for Mattawan in 2017

By | October 28th, 2016|Construction|

In September we brought fiber internet to life for more than 200 members in southwest Michigan. Nancy from Edwardsburg said, “The speed of this internet is amazing! All these years of waiting and hoping finally paid off. Thank you!” Alex from Jones was equally pleased, sharing “I am extremely happy with my new Midwest broadband [...]

Where is TeamFiber going in 2017?

By | September 8th, 2016|Construction|

North Dowagiac and Marcellus have literally been running neck and neck for the coveted top spot in our Zones in Pre-Registration. Folks in those areas have been working hard for bragging rights as our next zones to “go green” on the map and move into construction. So today, we’re excited to reward all of their [...]

June/July Fiber Construction Update

By | June 28th, 2016|Construction|

We recently celebrated our 2000th fiber installation. In just over two short years, we’ve changed the rural experience for more than 2000 homes and businesses across southwest Michigan, and look forward to bringing new relevance and opportunity to other members across this region. We know it’s a painful wait for those who remain in the [...]

May Construction Update

By | May 9th, 2016|Construction|

Last Friday, Joe in our North Three Rivers Zone posted on our Facebook page: “Getting hooked up at 2:00 today. Good riddance Frontier.” We love that kind of excitement! Asked Joe the next day to share his early experience, and he said, “First time we’ve ever been able to stream a movie. Compared to the [...]

April Construction Update

By | April 4th, 2016|Construction|

Our fiber techs are hard at work, and recently knocked out 42 installs in one week! We now have well over 1500 southwest Michigan members experiencing the power of the rural broadband revolution from their own home or business. Chuck, one of our happy users, recently shared the following: “Words can’t really describe how fast [...]

March Construction Update

By | March 3rd, 2016|Construction|

Today’s forecast calls for 2-4” of snow with a high temperature of 32. Next week we’re looking at highs in the mid-60s. Gotta love some Michigan winter! Regardless of what the weather does as we inch our way to spring, TeamFiber took advantage of the overall mild winter season and made great headway on construction. [...]

February Construction Update

By | February 2nd, 2016|Construction|

The morning news reports show massive Winter Storm Kayla bringing blizzard conditions to the west; fortunately our service area is not currently in her path! Mother Nature has been kind as we’ve entered Year 2 of our five-year build. We’ve certainly got more winter ahead of us, but crews have been able to stay in [...]

Three additional zones added to 2016 build

By | January 8th, 2016|Construction|

With some amazing cooperation from Mother Nature, TeamFiber contractors have already finished walk-out work, and are now starting construction in our first zone builds for 2016 (East Vicksburg/North Mendon and SW Edwardsburg/East Niles). Guess what that means? We need to get more walk-out work scheduled for 2016 construction! So without further ado, we’re excited to [...]

December Construction Update

By | December 21st, 2015|Construction|

We’ve got a couple of short work weeks in front of us as we quickly approach Christmas and the new year. Our first year has flown by! As we enter these holiday weeks, we wanted to offer a quick construction update.  We had unexpected delays in a couple of areas, and those individuals were notified [...]

Contractors a Huge Part of #TeamFiber Project

By | December 2nd, 2015|Construction|

A couple of months ago we shared a video explaining the many steps in the process of bringing fiber internet to your home or business.  A lot of people get excited to see work going on in their yard or neighborhood, only to find out that the actual service is still months away. Here’s another [...]

October Construction Update

By | October 28th, 2015|Construction|

While many of you reading this are already enjoying the life-changing impact of fiber internet, many others are eager, maybe even bordering on impatient, for the long-awaited call to schedule your in-home installation. Afterall, we’re now one-third of the way through Quarter 4. Tick-tock! We hear you and wanted to share this general update. Now [...]

How long until I have Fiber?

By | October 6th, 2015|Construction|

Chances are that if you’re reading this article, you’ve asked “WHEN” at some point in your own rural broadband journey. You may have uttered it with a snarl of frustration or with a hint of giddy enthusiasm. Or maybe both at different points! When will fiber come to my home/neighborhood/community is probably the [...]

Something GIG and Second 2016 Build

By | August 31st, 2015|Construction, Fiber Internet|

We’re excited to share two GIG announcements with our crowd! If you’re in the crowd and already have active service, you’ll hear this and more in a separate email. Sorry for the repeat, but we’re just that excited to spread the word! Today we’re launching the first Gig-speed internet service to hit southwest Michigan. Up [...]

And the Winner Is …

By | July 23rd, 2015|Construction|

A couple of weeks ago we had Celebration597 – a little internal party to recognize a milestone in our journey to provide a high-speed solution to our membership. We’ve dabbled in internet products and services for over a decade; Wild Blue satellite was one of those offerings. While satellite as an internet platform is certainly [...]

Who’s Next in 2016

By | June 23rd, 2015|Construction|

Portions of Dowagiac will be buzzing with excitement later this week as about 600 members get "THE LETTER" from #TeamFiber letting them know we’re coming during the third quarter. More happy faces across southwest Michigan! As we continue to progress with our planned 2015 construction, we’re starting to look ahead to 2016. Remember we launched [...]

While You Were Sleeping

By | May 20th, 2015|Construction|

There was a lot of behind-the-scenes activity yesterday and last night as we made some necessary changes to our zones and the zone map at our Join The Crowd website. 20 zones became 23 zones. Did you feel the Earth shake as that was happening? We reconfigured several existing zones so that we could add [...]

While You “Patiently” Wait …

By | May 7th, 2015|Construction|

Congratulations #TeamFiber crowd --you are ON IT this week!  Since Tuesday morning more than 100 people have joined “The Crowd.” If you’re one of our new sign-ups, WELCOME! If you’re one of those hustling to get your friends and neighbors signed up and build your zone, GREAT WORK!!  The East Vicksburg/North Mendon Zone officially took [...]