Clearwave Fiber will expand its ultra-fast, state-of-the-art, all-fiber internet network into residential neighborhoods in Carrier Mills, Illinois. The company began serving businesses in Southern Illinois in 1996, and the expansion into residential areas is part of Clearwave Fiber’s goal to bring advanced, fast internet to more than 500,000 homes and businesses across the United States by 2027.
Clearwave Fiber’s Midwest President, Byron Cantrall, stressed the importance of the company’s investment to consumers and the local community. “We are committed to providing underserved communities with the high-speed connectivity that is essential for families, businesses and local economies; without these essential services, many of the communities we are targeting will not survive,” said Cantrall. “We are excited to extend services to Carrier Mills, and we look forward to becoming long-term partners to the community.”
Featuring gigabit download and upload speeds, Clearwave Fiber will bring ten times more speed to consumer doorsteps at a time when fast, reliable Internet is becoming increasingly critical to modern households.
“Carrier Mills is very excited to have this technology upgrade to our village and bring us into ‘Gigabit City’ status, said Carrier Mills Mayor Tracy Felty. “We thank Clearwave for making this commitment to our town, our residents, and the region. This major investment will help the Carrier Mills community keep up with today’s connectivity demands, such as working and schooling from home, telemedicine, and it will be a driver of economic growth for our community long into the future. ”
For many consumers, Internet touches every facet of daily life. Remote work, telehealth, and virtual learning all require robust, reliable connections. A 2021 study by Deloitte indicated that 55 percent of U.S. households include one or more remote workers, and 43 percent include at least one household member attending virtual classes.
Clearwave Fiber is slated to begin construction in May. For more information, visit clearwave.com/home.