Endeavor says fiber optics near completion
CLOVERDALE -- Endeavor Communications has announced that its Fiber to the Premise Project is nearing its completion.
After 10 years, Endeavor has upgraded its entire system from copper to fiber optics services. It can now provide television service and up to 1 gigabit high-speed Internet service. That rivals most Internet providers in the nation.
"We are proud and excited of the capabilities we are able to offer as a company," Marci Hefley, director of external relations and business development, said. "We can give our rural customers faster speeds of Internet than most of the larger cities in the United States."
Endeavor started replacing copper lines in the Cloverdale exchange in 2005.
The company has since replaced more than 2,300 miles of copper lines in all nine of their exchanges.
In 2015, Endeavor was named a Smart Rural Community by NTCA (the Rural Broadband Association) for outstanding service. Fiber optics has also enabled Endeavor to be a certified gigabit Internet speed provider.
Fiber optics does more than high-speed Internet. It offers clearer phone service and television that is not affected by the weather.
The last community for completion is Atlanta, Ind. Endeavor had a celebration in Atlanta at the MBR Feed Store owned by Mike and Nancy Rowland.
"Endeavor services help us run our business," Nancy Rowland said. "We are very happy to have them in our community."
Endeavor Communications, founded in 1950 as a telephone provider to small towns and rural areas, is a cooperative, meaning it is owned by its members.
Endeavor currently provides landline phone, wireless service, high-speed internet, television, security systems, medical alert systems, and IT services to approximately 9,000 active members who use access lines in parts of Putnam, Owen, Hendricks, Morgan, Tipton, Hamilton, Parke and Clay counties.