XStream Fiber Internet
NOW is the Time to Sign Up (saving costly line charges later)
The MLEC/CTC fiber project is ongoing and we’re hard at work getting ready to break ground later this summer. We are NOW signing up members in our Phase I area for this new service called XStream fiber. Contact our office for information and the contract.
Check to see if your address is in the Phase I fiber area. Click the XStream logo, enter your address and answer a few questions. It's easy. If you are not in the project build area, you can still express interest for future expansion on this site.
If you are interested in receiving XStream Internet and live in the Phase I area, it is very important that you commit to a 2-year contract and pay a $50 one-time connection. By doing this now, you will ensure that you will have fiber installed to your home using grant funds. If you choose to wait, charges after construction may range from $3-8 per foot, depending on each individual situation. We cannot stress enough how important it is to get signed up as part of this grant project. Even if you ‘re not an Internet user, consider your home’s resale if it had Fiber to the Home (FttH).
According to Sandelands Realtor, Laurie Simonson “Many buyers in today’s real estate market have a “need for speed”. With telecommuting becoming an increasing way of life, quality high speed Internet could potentially help homeowners achieve a larger buyer pool, quicker sale, and possibly add to their home value.”
Stay tuned as plans develop. Follow us on Facebook, read our newsletter, check this website, or call us at 218-429-0433 or 800-497-5310.
MLEC is excited about this broadband endeavor! Stop by our office lobby and test for yourself the fiber connection we’ll be offering.
Phase 1 residents can find the fiber agreement here. Not sure if you're in the fiber service area? Contact our office.
|What is the monthly cost?||What can fiber bring to you?|
Note: Monthly costs listed do not include subscriptions for services noted above.
|XStream Managed Wi-Fi*||$7.95/mo.|
*XStream Managed Wi-Fi is a way that you can improve your internet experience while using your wireless devices. At the heart of the service is a new managed router. This router provides 802.11ac wireless that will support all of your existing devices and many new devices yet to come. With this managed service, MLEC is able to help troubleshoot most internet troubles from the office, this gets any issues resolved faster and reduces the chances that we may need to come onsite to fix the problem. Below are just a few benefits of the managed service.
- Software upgrades are performed at regular intervals to make sure that your router is preforming its best at all times
- If your router fails, MLEC will replace it at no cost
- No upfront costs
- Even though the router is managed, you, the customer, has direct access to change any settings on your own at any time
- XStream Managed Wi-Fi and additional managed access points
- Cloud based remote Wi-Fi management
- Call in technical support