Jacksboro came out ahead of the pack in the pre-sign up contest between Henrietta, Bridgeport and Sunset. Construction begins August 1st, 2019. The synKro™ broadband Internet service will be available to households and businesses in town and surrounding area.
Today, synKro Broadband Internet announced their commitment to bring their broadband Internet service to Jacksboro, Texas. Their high tech fixed-wireless service is aimed at closing the broadband gap in rural areas across the U.S. They have partnered with American Tower Company and Field Nation (a nation-wide technical support organization) and use local technicians to install equipment on the Internet tower located on the southern edge of Jacksboro. The project, when complete, will provide broadband internet to households and businesses in and around Jacksboro.
The FCC reports that more than 25 million Americans in rural areas lack broadband Internet. This number, however, is considered wildly understated. According to Microsoft data, over 160 million people across the United States cannot use the Internet at broadband speeds, which would mean upwards of 14 million people in Texas.
"Every person deserves the same opportunity. But all too often, and in too many places, opportunities are limited by where people live and their access to reliable and affordable broadband Internet," said Carl-Johan Torarp, CEO, synKro Broadband Internet. "Our patented synKro cloud technology solution is working across the country to close this gap. It is leveraging Microsoft’s highly scalable and secure public cloud Azure. We're looking forward to coming to Jacksboro and are encouraged by the enthusiastic response we are receiving from residents, business, and local officials.”
The construction process is expected to take 2 to 3 months. The improved service will bolster economic, educational, and telecommuting opportunities for everyone in the area, and also impactful for Jacksboro’s ranchers and business owners.
While Jacksboro was chosen to get broadband Internet first, synKro continues to sign up subscribers in the Henrietta, Bridgeport and Sunset areas. When those areas reach the pre-sign up minimum construction will begin.