Springtown is joining Kermit as a winner in the pre-signup contest between Springtown, Venus, Kermit, and Italy. Construction began on November 15, 2019. The synKro™ broadband Internet service will be available to households and businesses in the town of Springtown and surrounding area.
Minneapolis, November 22, 2019 – Today, synKro Broadband Internet announced their commitment to bring their broadband Internet service to Springtown, 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 Springtown.
synKro Broadband Internet takes a unique approach to choosing where to build their services by putting their customers in control of whether the community will get the service or not. By signing up for service, individuals and businesses in the community “vote” for synKro to come to town. When their minimum subscriber threshold is met, synKro begins their construction process and starts providing service. This modern approach is part of their overall company philosophy to give consumers greater control which also includes their purchasing decisions and more flexible service options.
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 Springtown 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 Springtown business owners.
synKro continues to sign up subscribers in the Springtown, Kermit, Venus and Italy areas.
synKro is the service delivery brand of LocaLoop that invented patented cloud technology that brings the full power of broadband Internet to rural areas.