Harrisburg and Herrin, IL on deck for faster internet via Clearwave Fiber

April 20, 2022
The provider notes it began serving businesses in southern Illinois in 1996.

Clearwave Fiber announced plans to expand the company's all-fiber internet network into residential neighborhoods in Harrisburg and Herrin, IL.

Featuring gigabit download and upload speeds, Clearwave Fiber stands to bring ten times more speed to consumer doorsteps at a time when fast, reliable Internet is becoming increasingly critical to modern households, notes the provider.

Clearwave Fiber's Midwest president, Byron Cantrall, stressed the importance of the company's investment to consumers and the broader local community.

"We are committed to providing underserved communities with the high-speed connectivity that is essential for families, businesses, and local economies; without these essential services, many of the communities we are targeting will struggle to survive," said Cantrall. "We are excited to extend services to Harrisburg, and we look forward to becoming long-term partners to the community."

The company began serving businesses in southern Illinois in 1996, and the expansion into residential areas is part of Clearwave Fiber's long-term goal to bring faster internet to more than 500,000 homes and businesses across the United States by 2027.

"The City of Harrisburg is excited to see Clearwave Fiber installing residential services to our community," concluded Harrisburg Mayor John McPeek. "Harrisburg's movement forward to becoming a more desirable place to live and work will only be increased through our residents' access to high-quality, reliable fiber services – made possible through this investment. We are proud to see Harrisburg moving forward and with it Clearwave Fiber's service region."