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LightStream Completes Phase 4 of Monticello Fiber Network

LightStream Completes Phase 4 of Monticello Fiber Network

Bringing the fastest Internet speeds to the area

Buffalo, Indiana – April 29, 2016 – LightStream is pleased to announce that the construction on the fourth phase of its fiber optic network in Monticello is complete. The expansion brings the fastest broadband Internet speeds available to an additional 330 homes and businesses, covering the intersection of Sixth Street and Ohio Street south past Gordon Road, as well as portions of Airport Road and all of Terrace Bay Court. The area now has access to the same high-speed connections and advanced services that over 200 Monticello homes and businesses located in Phases 1, 2 and 3 of the fiber network build currently enjoy.

“The completion of this fourth phase of our multi-phase fiber network build-out is evidence of LightStream’s long history of delivering the latest, most advanced communications services available,” explained President and CEO, Mark Dickerson. “High-speed broadband improves the lives of the residents and also offers economic growth opportunities to the Monticello area.”
LightStream customer, Melissa Downey, remarked that “LightStream’s fiber network has made a big difference in our home. Even when the kids are streaming video on their devices, my husband is downloading music, and I’m surfing the Internet we have plenty of bandwidth. We don’t experience buffering or waiting to download.” She also added that, “working with a local company with friendly people that are devoted to making sure we are satisfied with our service is incredibly refreshing.”

The Monticello fiber network now covers Fisher Street south to Terrace Bay Court and Sixth Street east to Tippecanoe River. Residents within the fiber optic network service area may choose from one of four speed tiers that range from 25 megabits per second (MBPS) to 150 MBPS. Service is competitively priced and provides the fastest connections available in Monticello.

LightStream began constructing the all-fiber network in the Summer of 2013. Residences and businesses located along the fiber route may now sign up to be connected to the new fiber network at any time by contacting LightStream at 574-278-7121 or visiting LightStreamIn.com.

About LightStream/PWRTC
Headquartered in Buffalo, Indiana, Pulaski White Rural Telephone Cooperative (PWRTC) has been providing telecommunications services in the greater Buffalo, Pulaski and Star City areas since 1954. PWRTC and its wholly owned subsidiary Pulaski White Communications, collectively doing business as LightStream, provide high-speed Internet, TV, voice and home security services to approximately 2,400 customers. The company is focused on expanding its fiber-optic network to ensure greater northern Indiana enjoys advanced telecommunications services on par with major metropolitan areas at reasonable prices.

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For more information on LightStream, visit www.LightStreamIn.com.

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