Smithville celebrates decade of fiber service in Bedford

Smithville, a nationally recognized Top 100 broadband company, first brought its high-speed fiber service to Bedford in 2009, expanded to the EastGate Technology & Business Center in 2010.

BEDFORD (Indiana) – Smithville recently achieved its first decade milestone for the company’s state-of-the-art commercial fiber broadband service in Bedford, according to Paul Quick, Smithville President. The company, which was recently recognized as a Top 100 National Broadband Company for the 11th consecutive year, first brought commercial fiber-based broadband service to the Bedford area in 2009.

Since the company first began constructing fiber in the early 1990s, Smithville has made private investments totaling upward of a quarter of a billion dollars in its fiber network across the state. This includes more than $1 million invested in Lawrence County throughout the past decade. Today, Smithville enterprise-level commercial service is available throughout Bedford, including the EastGate Technology and Business Center, while small/medium business services are available in the downtown area.

“Smithville has been privileged to serve Bedford businesses and organizations with its world-class fiber service for more than a decade, demonstrating its long-time focus on innovation and legendary customer service,” said Quick. “In addition to healthcare, financial institutions and other major commercial operations in the Bedford area, we also are privileged to provide high-speed fiber service to companies like SAIC and TRISTAR in the EastGate Technology and Business Center.”

“We’ve been on Smithville’s high-speed fiber network for several years and it has always been extremely reliable and fast, which is paramount for our industry.” said Brandon Baker, TRISTAR’s Director of Corporate IT. “Combined with their capable and responsive team of local professionals, we couldn’t ask for a better partner.”

In addition to providing high-capacity fiber broadband service, Smithville supports numerous community programs and organizations in Bedford and Lawrence County, including the Bedford Chamber of Commerce, the Lawrence County Economic Growth Council, the Bedford Boys and Girls Club, and other civic groups and causes.

“Smithville is a proven leader in providing high-speed and reliable broadband fiber service to rural Indiana, and we look forward to a new decade of providing outstanding service for the businesses and community organizations in Bedford,” said Quick.

For more information about Smithville commercial and small business services, please visit www.smithvillebusiness.com or call 800-742-4084.

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About Smithville

Nationally recognized for more than a decade as a Top 100 Broadband Company, privately owned Smithville is Indiana’s largest independent telecom company with more than 200 employees. As a fifth-generation, family-owned business, Smithville has been committed to delivering fast and reliable connectivity and legendary service to its customers for nearly a century. The company is well-known as an industry leader and community supporter for rural Indiana.

Since the early 1990s, Smithville has constructed more than 2,800 miles of high-speed, high-capacity fiber across more than 22 Indiana counties, representing private investments totaling upward of a quarter of a billion dollars, including recent completion of a $4.5 million, 100-gigabit fiber ring.

In addition to its residential services, Smithville provides commercial fiber-based connectivity for businesses, university campuses, biotechnology companies, healthcare providers, government offices, residential centers, communities, and other entities, including the WestGate@Crane Technology Park and the Purdue Research Park. The company currently serves about 23,000 businesses and residences in southern and central Indiana. For more information, please visit www.smithville.com.

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