Expanding Internet Access in Kimball, Nebraska
Kimball, Nebraska: Shane Hays
Matt Larsen (left) presenting Shane Hays (right) with Vistabeam's Broadband Champion Award
In August 2023, Vistabeam completed a major upgrade in Kimball, Nebraska. Vistabeam's latest efforts to boost connectivity in Kimball revolved around an upgraded fiber backhaul capacity to support the next generation of fixed wireless capable of 500MB speeds. Currently, these higher speeds are available in Kimball’s business district. The upgraded fiber backhaul capacity serves as a precursor to more widespread advancements, with the deployment of next-generation fixed wireless aimed for all of Kimball County in the near future. This approach to digital infrastructure ensures that the community is future-proofed against the demands of an increasingly digital world.
The improvements will play a crucial role in narrowing the digital gap in Kimball. Amid the overall advancement, the contributions of a specific local individual have been notable in aiding Vistabeam's expansion of high-speed internet access in Kimball.
Shane Hays: Catalyst for Connectivity in Kimball
Shane Hays, the owner of Hays Construction and Kimball Fitness, has been an avid promoter of the Kimball community and has worked with Vistabeam to improve coverage and accessibility in all of Kimball County. Shane's advocacy and collaborative spirit have played a crucial role in identifying and addressing the unique challenges faced by Kimball County. By actively engaging the community, he has fostered a partnership with Vistabeam that goes beyond conventional service provision, establishing a relationship that propels the region toward a future of enhanced connectivity. As a tribute to his unwavering commitment, Vistabeam proudly honors Shane with the Broadband Champion Award, designated for his pivotal role in ensuring fast and reliable broadband connectivity in Kimball, Nebraska.
A Glimpse into the Future: Next-gen fixed wireless for all of Kimball
As we celebrate the accomplishments of Shane Hays and the ongoing efforts in Kimball, Vistabeam looks ahead with optimism. The upgraded fiber backhaul capacity means high-speed connectivity up to 500 Mbps will be possible for Kimball County in the future. The current groundwork laid in the area guarantees that the community is prepared for the future challenges posed by a more interconnected world.
The Broadband Champion Award, symbolizing the dedication of individuals like Shane Hays, highlights Vistabeam's commitment to empowering rural communities through enhanced connectivity. Shane's advocacy, coupled with strategic investments, is a testament to the transformative power of collaboration. As we award Shane Hays, we also celebrate the collective journey toward a digitally connected future, one where Vistabeam continues to be at the forefront of fostering meaningful change in the lives of those we serve.