New Internet Service in Keats Gives Local Mom Flexibility to Work from Home
October 27, 2021
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October 27, 2021
Christy grew up in rural Riley County. Like many other rural Kansans, she wanted to raise her kids in the school district she grew up in. As a working mom, it was important to balance a small-town lifestyle with the availability of modern amenities like quality Internet. Their home lacked reliable and affordable Internet options, which only became more problematic with the onset of the pandemic.
Working from home was hardly an option for Christy. She was unable to participate in Zoom calls, edit or send video work, the work-from-home gig was far from a quality experience. When she was able to work, the delays were significant. Chrisy needed something better.
Christy wasn’t alone in that struggle. Other rural Americans across the country continue to deal with poor Internet service, making it nearly impossible to work and learn from home, watch TV, or shop online.
As remote work and education became the norm during the pandemic, it forced the digital divide and the lack of options for rural families and businesses to the forefront. That paved the way for an influx of grant dollars to support rural broadband expansion.
Twin Valley was awarded a grant through the State in 2020 and completed the project in 2021 to install seven fixed wireless Internet towers, bringing faster speeds to more than 2,900 underserved homes and businesses in Abilene, Chapman, Junction City, Keats, Minneapolis, and Solomon.
Fixed Wireless technology has improved drastically in recent years, increasing the availability of service and giving users a more reliable connection and faster speeds. Those who have had a poor experience with other providers are encouraged to try Twin Valley’s Fixed Wireless service, and new customers can do so risk-free, with free installation and a month of free service.
Christy made the switch to Twin Valley’s Fixed Wireless Internet service, and it has opened up many new opportunities for her family. Read on to learn more about Christy and how her Twin Valley Internet service has helped her family.