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Alderman approve new cable and internet provider

Posted on Wednesday, August 22, 2018 at 3:56 pm

Elsberry residents will have a choice when it comes to cable television and internet very soon.

During the Elsberry City Council meeting on Tuesday, Aug. 14 the Board of Alderman approved the equipment and locations of fiber optic network cabinets for high speed internet and cable television.

The company, Yondoo Broadband, which is part of MidAtlanticBroadband, received permission from the Board of Aldermen to put in five PON Enclosures in various locations in the city.

A presentation from CEO John Long and Craig Chase, National Director of Engineering was provided to the Aldermen.

According to Long, the high speed internet will be the fastest the city has ever seen and there will be packages for cable television reaching 200 channels.

“Competition is great and giving the residents a choice is something we are excited about,” said Matt Hartley Ward II Alderman.

The company, which has been around for more than 40 years, also purchased the cable lines that were left by a previous cable operation and then purchased by Ameren.

Long stated that the coverage area would be for the city limits of Elsberry as well as pushing outside the immediate Elsberry area.

“If there is any way you can get service out to the Lakeview area and beyond, I know there would be some happy customers that would love to see what you can offer,” stated Michael Short, Ward II Alderman.

The time line on completion according to Long will not take long. They are prepared to begin as soon as possible.