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11:37PM February 03, 2019

MARC MEYER

Hello, I found out about Truestream just today. I am curious if GLE has an end date for 100% installation. We will be building a home in the Newaygo area. Thanks!

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6:04PM February 04, 2019

Julie Bailey
Hey Marc, Let's see if we can clear this all up! When we say Petoskey service area, we to our Great Lakes Energy members in that area only, and we only serve rural folks throughout Michigan, no cities for us! We serve 26 counties in Michigan, from the tip of the mitt to south of Grand Rapids. Since that is such a large service area, we are planning to bring our high-speed fiber internet to all members within 10 years. When we move construction into an area, say Newaygo, our plan is to bring service to everyone in that service area that wants it before we move on. If you have any questions, let me know!

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4:26PM February 04, 2019

MARC MEYER
Thanks for the reply, Julie. Sorry, it seems I didn't phrase my question right. Our property is on the very southern edge of GLE's service area near Cedar Springs (not too far from Newaygo). It is sparsely populated in a homeowners' association (10 acre parcels) with residents who have been getting by either with slow internet, expensive internet, or without internet altogether. I could be a champion for the area, but it is certainly not a high-demand, higher-density area like Petoskey. My question is in regard to what year GLE expects to be able to offer Truestream to 100% of their customers. If our area had the least demand, when would fiber finally arrive? Thanks!

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1:24PM February 04, 2019

Julie Bailey
Hi Marc, Thank you for your interest in Truestream! We aren't necessarily waiting until an area is at 100% before we will build there, we are using that more as a gage for demand. Right now we are working in our Petoskey service area. Later this year, we will start looking at which area to build in next, with that construction likely starting in 2020. Demand will help us determine where to build next, so encourage your friends and neighbors to register their interest as well!