Endeavor says fiber optics near completion

Sunday, June 19, 2016
Endeavor Communications' Fiber to the Premise Project is nearing its completion. After 10 years, Endeavor has upgraded its entire system from copper to fiber optics services and can now provide television service and up to 1 gigabit high-speed Internet service, which rivals most Internet providers in the nation. Celebrating the event in Atlanta, Ind., are (from left) Mike Rowland, owner of MBR Feeds; Ralph Cunha, president of INECA; Tony East and Catherine Seat, of Rep. Susan Brooks Office; Steve Aker, vice chairman of Endeavor Communications Board of Directors; Mike Bertrand, Endeavor sales engineer; Brad Henderson, Endeavor director; Tosha White, Endeavor customer service manager; Dave Kempf, network operations team leader; Dennis Johnson, Endeavor director of network operations; Ryan Farris, Endeavor sales technician; Rick Kennedy, Endeavor warehouse manager; Jodie Latham, Endeavor vice president of finance; Robin Cook, Atlanta town clerk-treasurer; Sarah Trammell, Endeavor public relations and marketing coordinator; Jay Watkins, Endeavor vice president of operations and strategic planning; Marci Hefley, Endeavor director of external relations and product development; Darrin Wells, Endeavor director of field operations; Nancy Carey-Rowland, owner of MBR Feeds; Darin LaCoursiere, Endeavor CEO; Dan Newton, Endeavor combination technician team leader; Kurt Spelbring, Endeavor director of engineering and construction; Vicki Warner, Tipton County Chamber; Mike Rossok, Endeavor combination technician; Jane Hunter, Northern Hamilton Chamber; Hadley Jordan, Endeavor combination technician; and Joe McLain of Congressman Todd Rokita's office. (Courtesy photo)

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.

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  • Frontier, where are you on upgrading your lines? Where I live you still don't offer internet because of your old copper lines. Phone service goes out a few times per year and you're slow to repair. Get with it!

    -- Posted by Ben Dover on Mon, Jun 20, 2016, at 9:16 AM
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