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The GigaZone comes to areas of Cass Lake and the Leech Lake Reservation served by Paul Bunyan Communications

 

September 5, 2018

(Bemidji, MN) (September 4, 2018) – Areas of the Leech Lake reservation and Cass Lake served by Paul Bunyan Communications now have access to Gigabit Internet speeds over an all-fiber optic network, Paul Bunyan Communications announced today. Thanks to recent upgrades to the Cooperative's all-fiber optic communications network over 2,100 more locations now have access to GigaZone services including Internet speeds up to a Gigabit per second.

"It's an exciting day for our cooperative members in the Cass Lake area and on the Leech Lake Reservation. The GigaZone will not only provide the capacity to handle current communication technologies quickly and efficiently, it will also meet the increasing demands of the next generation of broadband innovations. Our cooperative serves a portion of the Leech Lake Reservation but we do not serve their entire geographic footprint. Working with the Tribal Council we anticipate expanding our network to even more locations on the reservation in the coming years!" said Gary Johnson, Paul Bunyan Communications CEO/General Manager.

"We have been working on this as a team. We are very excited about the benefits it will bring to the Leech Lake Band members," said Leech Lake Tribal Chairman Faron Jackson.

The GigaZone is currently available to over 35,500 locations, making it one of the largest rural all-fiber optic networks in the United States! Check out our online map https://www.paulbunyan.net/gigazone/availability-map/ showing the current areas of the GigaZone as well as those that will be constructed/upgraded in the future.

GigaZone service options include unprecedented Broadband Internet speeds of up to 1000 Mbps – a Gigabit in both directions, both upload/download. Members who subscribe to GigaZone Broadband can also add PBTV Fusion and/or low cost unlimited long distance service. All current service options also remain available to cooperative members within the GigaZone.

Most current wireless routers cannot support blazing GigaZone Internet speeds. To help, the cooperative is offering GigaZone Integrated Wi-Fi that uses the latest in advanced Wi-Fi technologies to maximize the in-home wireless experience. This service is free to all new GigaZone customers for the first six months, with a minimal charge thereafter.

Paul Bunyan Communications has the region's largest and fastest all fiber optic network with over 5,500 square miles throughout most of Beltrami County and portions of Cass, Hubbard, Itasca, Koochiching, and St. Louis Counties. The Cooperative provides Broadband High Speed Internet Services including the GigaZone, digital and high definition television services, digital voice services, Residential and Business IT services, and is also northern Minnesota's certified Apple Service Center.

 

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