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The Truestream fiber network will be built in these areas to locations served by Great Lakes Energy. Demand will help us plan where to build first - sign up today! Zones A1 and A2 are not on the map because they encompass parts of all zones and will be the first locations eligible for service. When you register, you will receive a special message if you're in one of these areas. *BEAVER ISLAND - please note, Truestream options are under review but will differ from mainland service.
12:15pm July 2, 2018
The future is headed to your neighborhood!
Together with the Great Lakes Energy board of directors and our employees, we are happy to share that we have begun construction on our Truestream ﬁber network.
Imagine internet speeds of up to 1,000 Megabits per second where it doesn’t matter how many devices you have connected or what you’re doing, you’ll never be slowed down. With our ﬁber technology, your connection will be reliable and able to handle whatever you throw at it…streaming, working from home, email, gaming, school, etc. Plus, there are no data caps and your internet speed isn’t affected by how many neighbors are also using it. Sound intriguing? Please register today so that when our crews are passing by your home, you don’t miss out on this life-changing connection. Registration on this site isn’t a contractual agreement – we’ll contact you when we’re ready to install service to you to confirm your interest.
Members in the Great Lakes Energy Petoskey service district (Emmet County and parts of Charlevoix and Cheboygan counties) will have service first, but we will use interest in other areas to determine where to build next.
It is important to note that construction is a big undertaking. You will see crews working for a few months before we begin installations so we ask for your patience as we work to construct a true broadband network to our members. Here’s a brief outline of the steps involved:
1. Construction crews prep poles and lines for ﬁber.
2. The main ﬁber line is built ﬁrst.
3. Next, connections from that main line to the outside of individual homes are made.
4. Finally, we make installation appointments with those who have pre-registered and the connection is made inside the home. Please be patient as we work to get to this point.
Are you ready for the future? Enter your address in the box to the right to register your interest today.
Truestream…..The Future is Here!
4:43pm June 18, 2018
Introducing Truestream, Great Lakes Energy's fiber network. We're building the unbeatable service you need from a name you can trust - your electric cooperative.
You asked for it and now Great Lakes Energy is bringing our members the life-changing internet service they need and want. With speeds up to 1 Gigabit per second (1,000 Mbps) available, we're connecting rural Michigan members to the world giving you the ability to stream, surf, download and all those other fancy things the city folk get to do!
Starting in July, Great Lakes Energy contractors will
begin work constructing the fiber network that will bring life-changing fiber
internet service to our members.
The build-out begins in our Petoskey service district which covers most of Emmet and parts of Charlevoix and Cheboygan counties. Select members in this district will be eligible for Truestream as early as this fall. The service will first become available to a group of approximately 700 members with overhead service along the main fiber line that is set to be installed this summer. Service to other areas will branch off from this main line and become available in 2019 and 2020 based on demand.
Installation of the service into homes and businesses will be done by GLE installation technicians who will provide the service you expect from your co-op. In fact, we may be hiring qualified fiber internet employees as this project takes off so please be sure to check the career center on our website for job postings.
Even if you’re not one of the first members who is able to receive service on the core line, you can still get ready to enjoy Truestream fiber by following these important tips:
Truestream Tip #1:
Sign up for a portable email address, such as Google, Yahoo or another no-cost service. With Truestream you won’t have a dedicated email address so if you use one through your current provider, it will go away when you make the switch. Start moving your contact list and subscriptions over to this new email address ahead of time.
Truestream Tip #2:
Don’t sign long-term agreements with your current provider if they would prevent you from being able to get Truestream when it comes to your area.
Truestream Tip #3:
Spread the word! We hope you’re as excited as we are about this amazing new service so tell your friends and neighbors! With internet speeds ranging from 100 Mbps to 1 Gig and prices starting at around $59.99 per month, you’ll want to join Truestream today.
Truestream Tip #4
Register on this site today even if you’re not in Petoskey service district. We’ll be gauging your interest and may be making decisions on where to construct service next based on member demand! Plus, by signing up you’ll receive the latest updates and information on the project.
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