ST. PETERS, MO. -- i3 Broadband, a fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) provider of 100% fiber-optic broadband service in central Illinois is excited to announce the expansion of its network to the residents and businesses of St. Charles County, Missouri. The Peoria based i3 Broadband has opened its Missouri office in St. Peters and will spend more than $100 million on the multi-year project serving the cities of St. Charles, St. Peters, O’Fallon, Lake Saint Louis, Dardenne Prairie, Cottleville, Weldon Spring, among others in the County.
“By expanding our network throughout St. Peters, we’re continuing to deliver on our long-term vision of offering communities the fastest and most reliable fiber optic network in the market,” said Paul Cronin, CEO of i3 Broadband.
"With the launch of St. Peters, i3 Broadband will offer symmetrical speeds up to 10 Gigabit per second.”
“We’re looking forward to continuing our work with the Economic Development Council of St. Charles County, the St. Charles County Administration, and leadership in each of the communities we serve to support their mission to make their community the best place to live and operate a business. We believe having access to today’s best technology is a key component to that. We’ve recently opened our new retail and regional office in the area and are thrilled to be bringing new broadband technology jobs to the community over the next 18 months,” continued Cronin.
According to Brian Olson, i3 Broadband COO, “Construction in the area is underway and is expected to take just over two years to complete. We will be out in the community and in your neighborhood to share our story and products.”
“We’re glad to be welcoming i3 Broadband to the St. Peters business community,” said Mayor Len Pagano.
“Having i3 Broadband’s base of operations in St. Peters and seeing them build fiber connections to homes and businesses throughout the County is a game-changer. Increased competition and service elevates quality of life for our residents, enhances business recruitment and opportunities, and will continue to set both St. Peters and our County apart.”
Scott J. Drachnik, President & CEO of the EDC St. Charles County adds, “Connectivity is more important than ever. Thanks to the $100 million investment announced by i3 Broadband in St. Charles County, our community will soon be enjoying some of the fastest fiber available for all our e-commerce, telemedicine, remote access, and e-learning needs.”
“We at i3 Broadband are delighted to bring the fastest internet available to the people of St. Charles County. With the continued expansion of work-from-home, video conferencing and streaming, and e-learning, a more robust infrastructure is more critical than ever. We’re thrilled to be rapidly expanding our network throughout the area, all while maintaining the commitment to our customer-first culture,” said Jane Larson, i3 Broadband CMSO.
i3 Broadband is now hiring local market sales and customer service professionals and service technicians to support the St. Charles County expansion. For those interested in a fun and exciting career with the i3 team email firstname.lastname@example.org and submit your resume today!
About the City of St. Peters
The City of St. Peters Missouri, incorporated as a town in 1910, offers a quality of life that’s second to none and was recognized by Money Magazine twice as one of the Top 100 Best Places to Live in America. Located in St. Charles County, to the northeast of St. Louis County, St. Peters is home to 56,000 people and over 2,500 businesses that provide 27,500-plus jobs.
About the Economic Development Council (EDC) of St. Charles County
Founded in 1990, the EDC’s mission is to be a catalyst fostering growth, so businesses, institutions, communities, and individuals succeed in St. Charles County and the St. Louis region. Its award-winning services include business attraction and expansion, business financing, business incubation, business counseling and training, community marketing, and public policy initiatives. The EDC has Accredited Economic Development Organization (AEDO) status from the International Economic Development Council (IEDC).
About i3 Broadband
i3 Broadband is the leading fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) operator in Illinois, providing Gigabit-speed Broadband, Television, and Voice services to residential and commercial customers throughout Central Illinois and now Missouri. It also serves select markets in the East Bay of Rhode Island. i3 Broadband is committed to providing the best customer experience possible through local operations, exceptional staff, and community involvement. Learn More about i3 Broadband .
For i3 Broadband
Jane Larson, CMSO
Mike Elam, VP Community Affairs
For the City of St. Peters
Mayor Len Pagano, Office of the Mayor
For the Economic Development Council of St Charles County
Scott J. Drachnik, President & CEO of the EDC St. Charles County