ALLENDALE, Mich., April 29, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- AcenTek announced a $15 million broadband investment to customers at the company's open house this week. This investment will bring gigabit broadband service to customers in and around Coopersville, MI and Allendale, MI.
"Across the country, less than 25% of the population has access to a fiber-to-the-home broadband solution. We are proud that our customers will have access to the fastest broadband speeds because of our Gigabit Neighborhood project." Mike Osbourne, COO of AcenTek, announced this week.
"Broadband is fueling Michigan's economy. All sectors of life, including education, small business, manufacturing, banking and tourism – rely on broadband to reach their customers and expand their business. AcenTek's investment signals not only growth for our company and its employees, but economic development opportunities for West Michigan."
With AcenTek's Gigabit Neighborhood project, residential and business customers will have a direct fiber broadband connection providing virtually unlimited technology service possibilities. Residential customers can experience internet speeds up to 1 gigabit, unrestricted high definition television and crystal clear calls with extreme reliability. Businesses will experience unparalleled broadband solutions and custom connectivity options providing them with the tools they need to effectively succeed. The project, already underway, is expected to be complete in 2017.
"As a company that has served West Michigan since 1910, we are committed to providing the best service possible to our customers," said Hilda Wittingen, Customer Service Manager at AcenTek. "Today, customers can subscribe to voice, digital video and broadband services. Our Gigabit Neighborhood will enhance these service offerings and will allow unlimited economic opportunity for our local community."
In 1910 when rural telephone services were unavailable or inadequate, a group of farmers in Michigan got together and started Allendale Telephone. A similar set of events took place in 1950 in southeastern Minnesota. The two phone companies became one in 2009 and today AcenTek, formerly known as Ace Communications Group, provides services in 14 communities in Michigan and 20 communities in southeastern Minnesota and northeastern Iowa. What began as a phone company connecting rural communities has evolved to a technology company connecting homes and businesses to the world. Through a full range of technology services: voice, video, internet and business solutions, AcenTek is Ascending Technology.
If you would like more information about this release, please contact Hilda Wittingen at 616-895-9911 or email at [email protected].