July 18, 2005
F&B COMMUNICATIONS BRINGS BROADBAND TO RURAL AREAS
F&B Communications now offers satellite-delivered broadband
Internet access to Cedar, Clinton, Jackson and Scott counties as
a distributor of WildBlue service.
With access speeds that can be comparable to DSL
and cable modem services, WildBlue allows users to retrieve information
and access rich content that is not available through dial-up modems.
It provides a continuous online connection, so subscribers don’t
tie up phone lines, and the faster speeds save users time and businesses
“F&B Communications is excited to provide
the first broadband offering that not only reaches Clinton, Davenport,
DeWitt, Maquoketa, Tipton and surrounding communities, but also
residents in the most rural parts of our serving area,” said
Aaron Horman, marketing manager.
A demonstration of the new WildBlue service will
be available at the upcoming Clinton County Fair and Club Show in
DeWitt in the Commercial Exhibits Building Sunday, July 24 to Wednesday,
July 27. Representatives will be on hand to demonstrate WildBlue
and answer questions.
WildBlue, F&B Communications will provide broadband access that
is affordable, which will allow businesses to operate more efficiently
and enhance educational opportunities through access to a greater
variety of information," said Horman.
We are a proud member of this community and are
pleased to offer satellite-delivered broadband in addition to the
telephone, video, data and wireless services that we have brought
residents in eastern Clinton and western Cedar County for more than
80 years, said Ken Laursen, general manager.
F&B Communications is offering several service
packages to accommodate various user needs, including a residential
service that has a retail price starting at $49.95 per month and
a small office/home office package that has a retail price starting
at $69.95 per month. F&B Communications is providing consumers
the WildBlue satellite broadband equipment and professional installation
for a market-leading low price of $299.00 upfront. This is a savings
of $179.95 over the nationally advertised installation. Equipment
rental options are also available.
Anyone interested in the power of satellite-delivered
broadband should contact F&B Communications at 1-888-866-6545
or stop by the office at 103 Main Street North, Wheatland, Iowa.
WildBlue uses a 26-inch satellite minidish for two-way satellite
connectivity to the Internet. WildBlue does not require cable or
phone lines. It is accessible to virtually every home and small
business in the continental United States.
About F&B Communications
F&B Communications is the premiere local telecommunications
provider offering telephone, long distance, digital video, dial-up
Internet, high-speed DSL Internet and wireless PCS services to customers
in the Bennett, Calamus, Delmar, Lowden and Wheatland exchanges
and surrounding areas. To
learn more about F&B Communications, visit http://www.fbc-tele.com.
Denver-based WildBlue Communications, Inc. was established to accelerate
consumer broadband access to the Internet in smaller cities and
throughout rural America. WildBlue's services are designed to deliver
on consumer desires for a fast, affordable, always-on two-way technology
for wireless Internet access. Service began in June 2005, with nationwide
availability expected by the end of the third quarter 2005. More
information on the company is available at www.wildblue.com.
For more information, contact:
Aaron Horman, Marketing