Kermit came out ahead of the pack in the pre-sign up contest between Springtown, Venus, Kermit, and Italy. Construction began on October 7, 2019. The synKro™ broadband Internet service will be available to households and businesses in the town of Kermit and surrounding area.
Minneapolis, October 7, 2019 – Today, synKro Broadband Internet announced their commitment to bring their broadband Internet service to Kermit, 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 Corporation (ATC) and Field Nation (a nation-wide technical support organization) and use local technicians to install equipment on the ATC tower located Kermit. The project, when complete, will provide broadband Internet service to households and businesses in and around Kermit.
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 Kermit 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 Kermit’s ranchers and business owners. While Kermit was chosen to get broadband Internet first, synKro continues to sign up subscribers in the Springtown, Venus and Italy areas, when those areas reach the pre-signup minimum construction will begin.
synkro is the service delivery brand of LocaLoop that invented patented cloud technology that brings the full power of broadband Internet to rural areas.