As we look back over the year at Vistabeam, we are extremely proud of the growth and accomplishments our team has been able to achieve in delivering extraordinary internet experiences to unserved and underserved customers!
Speed & Capacity
Following our CAF2 subsidies award in 2018, plans were made to install new broadband facilities in Colorado and Wyoming over the course of 2019. In January we began deploying new fixed wireless systems that deliver higher speeds, provide more customer capacity, and have the ability to pass through trees. Over the course of the year, we installed 132 new distribution points, upgraded hundreds of miles of microwave backhaul connections, and added more fiber backhaul capacity so we could deliver faster speeds to more people across our entire service area.
In addition to delivering high speed internet, superior reliability is a cornerstone of Vistabeam service so installing new backup generators and high-capacity battery backups was a large part of our workload in 2019. Between the “bomb cyclone” in the spring, numerous lightning storms during the summer, and the wet snow in November that snapped hundreds of power poles, our crews faced many challenges over the year. We are very proud of the work done by our infrastructure crews, who braved harsh weather conditions and worked hundreds of hours of overtime to keep the bits flowing.
An Extraordinary Team
It takes an entire team to provide Extraordinary Connections. During 2019, our office staff went above and beyond to deliver an extraordinary customer experience. Our team members have become known for treating customers with genuine respect. They truly do their best to deliver individualized, helpful service to each customer.
We have big plans on the horizon for 2020 and a lot of work to do. We will continue to push as hard as we can to upgrade all our customers to the new systems and bring Vistabeam to more people in unserved and underserved areas. Best wishes to you for a happy and prosperous 2020!
Vistabeam is now offering new internet packages to residents of Laramie, Wyoming. Vistabeam’s Freedom Spectrum packages deliver 25Mbs for $39.95/month and 50Mbs for $49.95/month with truly unlimited data and no contracts.
“We are excited to bring the latest, fixed-wireless technology to the Laramie area,” says Matt Larsen, CEO of Vistabeam. “We have always been careful not to oversell our network, which would compromise the quality of our service. Our newly expanded network has exponentially more capacity than the older network, which means we are now able to delivery internet to more customers in the area.”
Founded in 2004, Vistabeam uses fixed wireless to delivery broadband internet to a 40,000 square mile area of Eastern Wyoming, Western Nebraska, and Northern Colorado. The network in Laramie will be fed by a fiber connection along with 4 backup connections on microwave to other parts of Wyoming.
Laramie residents may sign up by calling 888-251-0920 or by visiting www.vistabeam.com .
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Photo Caption: Vistabeam infrastructure team member, Luke Turner, mounts new equipment on a Vistabeam tower overlooking Laramie, Wyoming. The new equipment I part of Vistabeam’s newly expanded network.
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About Vistabeam: Vistabeam is an internet service provider delivering a superior broadband service experience to underserved areas of Colorado, Nebraska, and Wyoming. Fast, reliable internet service, accompanied by extraordinary customer care, empowers Vistabeam customers through access to internet-based knowledge and opportunities.