Chappell, NE - Vistabeam is excited to announce that it is bringing fiber optic internet to Chappell, Nebraska this December 2022.
The project will see Vistabeam deploy fiber broadband at data speeds up to symmetrical 1 gigabit per second (Gbps) to nearly 1000 residents in the Deuel County city.
Shaunna Mashek, the Director of Chappell Community Development, said, “I wanted to give a big thank you to Matt and his crew at Vistabeam for choosing Chappell to be their first town with fiber optic internet! Your time and commitment to Chappell is greatly appreciated by our community and we are excited to have you choose us.”
Matt Larsen, CEO of Vistabeam, said, “Vistabeam is excited to complete the construction of our fiber broadband network in Chappell in October and hopes to be installing customers by the end of the year. This was made possible by the community's strong support to Vistabeam and our wireless broadband service, and now Chappell will be our first fiber town.”
The project was not without its obstacles, namely, challenges from existing providers to block Vistabeam’s attempts to bring reliable, high-speed fiber broadband to the Chappell community. Larsen continued, “Several broadband grant applications were applied for but were blocked by incumbent providers, so Vistabeam invested their own money into the project and will use Chappell as a model for building hybrid fiber and wireless networks in other small towns. We look forward to being a part of Chappell for a long time."
A variety of residential and business data plans will be made available. Existing Vistabeam customers in Chappell will be able to switch from their current fixed wireless network to fiber without incurring any conversion fees. Similar to our residential fixed wireless plans, our residential fiber plans will allow eligible households to apply for the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP) to reduce the cost of service.
Chappell residents and businesses can now sign up for Vistabeam Fiber. Visit https://vistabeam.com/fiber/ to check your availability and get on the waiting list today!