The City of Pittsburg is excited to announce that a partnership between the Pittsburg Economic Development Corporation and Peoples (a fiber broadband company) has been finalized to start Phase 1 of a long-term goal of bringing fiber internet connectivity to residents. The City of Pittsburg and the Pittsburg Economic Development Corporation continue their work toward enhanced economic opportunities while also improving citizens' quality of life standards. "Improving local broadband opportunities for our community has been a focus for several years as we understand fast and reliable internet service is a necessity for our business community and citizens. It is why we partnered with SignalNet (a wireless broadband company) in early 2020 to provide an additional option for our community. PRESS-RELEASE-Signalnet-Broadband-to-East-Texas It is also why we are very excited to welcome Peoples with the fiber-to-home product during this Phase 1 project", says City Manager Clint Hardeman.
Peoples is an internet service provider with over 30,000 connections in 19 counties. As a telecommunications company keeping communities connected since 1952, Peoples welcomes this opportunity. "We are grateful to be partnering with a municipality that recognizes the importance of broadband," says Peoples assistant general manager, Scott Thompson.
A pre-registration event for the Carpenter Heights neighborhood located within the Pittsburg city limits will begin October 21, 2021. There needs to be a minimum requirement of 34 registrations secured by December 15. Once the minimum registration number is met, Peoples will move into the construction and planning phase. This project will be the second broadband registration event for Peoples in the Pittsburg area. In 2018 Peoples deployed fixed wireless service to Dogwood Trails subdivision after a successful pre-registration event.
If you are in the Carpenter Heights area and interested in having fiber service, register by visiting broadband.gopeoples.net. See attached phase one coverage map to check your eligibility.
For more information about Peoples, contact 903.763.2214 or visit peoplescom.net.
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