Clearwave Fiber Expands Fiber Internet to Harrisburg and Herrin, IL

Provider's expansion into residential areas is part of its long-term goal to bring fast Internet to more than 500,000 homes and businesses across the United States by 2027.

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HARRISBURG, Ill.--Clearwave Fiber plans to expand its fiber Internet network into residential neighborhoods in Harrisburg and Herrin, IL. The company began serving businesses in Southern Illinois in 1996, and the expansion into residential areas is part of Clearwave Fiber's long-term goal to bring the most advanced and fastest Internet available in the world to more than 500,000 homes and businesses across the United States by 2027.


Clearwave Fiber's Midwest President, Byron Cantrall, stressed the importance of the company's investment to consumers and the broader local community. "We are committed to providing underserved communities with the high-speed connectivity that is essential for families, businesses, and local economies; without these essential services, many of the communities we are targeting will struggle to survive," said Cantrall. "We are excited to extend services to Harrisburg, and we look forward to becoming long-term partners to the community."

"The City of Harrisburg is excited to see Clearwave Fiber installing residential services to our community," stated Harrisburg Mayor John McPeek. "Harrisburg's movement forward to becoming a more desirable place to live and work will only be increased through our residents' access to high-quality, reliable fiber services – made possible through this investment. We are proud to see Harrisburg moving forward and with it Clearwave Fiber's service region."

"We welcome Clearwave's investment in our community and are looking forward to the enhancements that fiber can bring," added Herrin Mayor Steve Frattini. "This technology will help our residents and businesses keep pace with today's increasing connectivity demands."

For many consumers, the Internet touches every facet of daily life. Remote work, telehealth, and virtual learning all require robust, reliable connections. A 2021 study by Deloitte indicated that 55 percent of U.S. households include one or more remote workers, and 43 percent include at least one household member attending virtual classes.  

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