LAKE CITY – May 16, 2012 -
Main Street Broadband, which provides Internet service to communities in Southern Georgia and North Florida, has signed an agreement to become the first commercial retailer of high-speed broadband Internet service powered by the North Florida Broadband Authority.
The new service will provide significantly faster, high volume service to community anchor institutions, including schools, hospitals and government agencies, as well as residential and business customers, announced NFBA Chair Tommy Langford of Gilchrist County and Michael F. Mies, co-founder and chief executive officer of Main Street Broadband.
“Thanks to NFBA’s high-speed wireless network, we can expand the reach of our services and also provide much higher-capacity solutions to the rural communities in North Central Florida,” said Mies. “This is a great public-private partnership that leverages NFBA’s middle mile BTOP-funded network to provide much needed bandwidth.”
“We’re very pleased to have Main Street Broadband as our first commercial partner,” Langford said. “We know they are committed to providing residents, businesses and community institutions with affordable broadband services throughout North Central Florida.”
NFBA was formed in 2009 to provide high-speed broadband Internet infrastructure to an underserved and rural region of North Central Florida, including 12 counties and seven municipalities, through a federal grant from the National Telecommunications Infrastructure Administration.
The wireless network, scheduled to go live in phases through June, will provide high speed Internet for the first time to health care providers, schools, local governments, businesses and residential customers through cooperative agreements with local commercial service providers like Main Street Broadband.
Main Street Broadband has already installed the first anchor institution on the network, providing dedicated bandwidth to a medical facility in Branford, FL for transmission of high-resolution x-ray images.
To learn more about NFBA, go to www.NFBA.net. To learn more about Main Street Broadband and determine if high-speed broadband service powered by the NFBA is available in your area from Main Street Broadband, go to www.MainStreetBB.com or call 888-807-FAST(3278).
ABOUT MAIN STREET BROADBAND – Main Street Broadband LLC is a privately held 4G wireless broadband service provider headquartered in Atlanta, GA. Together with its subsidiary, Broadband South LLC, Main Street is committed to bringing affordable 4G technology and digital phone service to the un-served and under served markets in the southeast US. Main Street Broadband utilizes the latest in wireless broadband technology for both residential and business services to develop additional economic opportunities in the communities and advance the quality of life for its residents. To learn more about Main Street Broadband, visit www.mainstreetbb.com.