GALESBURG, IL. – i3 Broadband, the leading fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) provider of 100% fiber-optic, high-speed internet service in Illinois announced today the expansion of its network to the residents and businesses of Galesburg. The company will invest approximately $15M to bring the life-changing benefits of broadband service to the city’s approximately 25,000 residents. Construction will begin soon in Galesburg, eventually covering the city. i3 Broadband will offer a highly competitive package that includes Gig speed service, plus the company’s i3 Smart Wi-Fi powered by plume, for $44.99 per month.
“By expanding our network to Galesburg, we continue to execute our long-term vision of substantially growing our footprint, and our relationships with each community we serve,” said Brian Olson, Chief Operating Officer of i3 Broadband. “We’re looking forward to continuing our work with the community and it’s elected partners to provide services that vastly surpass those of existing providers. Our expansion compliments Galesburg as an even more competitive place to live, work, and play. We’re acquiring a retail location for service and billing needs and are thrilled to be bringing new jobs to the community.”
The company, through its Smart Wi-Fi brand products, has long been committed to bringing broadband service to rural Americans. As part of that commitment, the company’s overall investment to bring high-speed broadband service to homes across Knox County, including the town of Galesburg by 2022. i3 Broadband’s network has been nationally recognized in the Top 3 Companies Nationwide for both internet speed and customer satisfaction.
Chief Marketing Officer Jane Larson noted “The ongoing public health emergency has starkly illustrated the necessity of broadband – and the broadband gap and lack of competition for their hard-earned dollars too many Illinois residents face. I am extremely pleased i3 Broadband’s investment will expand underserved residents of Galesburg during this trying time.”
“High speed Internet is a necessity now–for all members of our community. I am very glad to see more options for our residents and becoming a Gigabit City will definitely improve opportunities for all,” added Galesburg Mayor Peter Schwartzman.
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.