We got our fiber start back in 2003 in a small town in Western Nebraska. We set out to change the telecommunications game with a world-class network backed by a local support team committed to the communities we serve. It didn’t take long for word to spread about ALLO, we were doing things differently and our customers noticed. We began expanding across Nebraska and Colorado with a passion for providing greater access and a goal to close the digital divide. We saw the economic impact a fiber network had in our communities and focused on helping rural towns meet the technology needs of businesses and residents.

With the recent COVID-19 pandemic, our fiberhoods have shown us that a fast, reliable connection is essential for working and learning from home. However, much of the Midwest is left without sufficient means to manage this “new normal.” The issue of broadband availability is particularly important now because it appears that the need to work from home may be long term, perhaps even permanent for many.

We have been so impressed by the recent announcement from Nebraska leaders regarding the Rural Broadband Remote Access Grant. This allocation of $40 million in grant funds will provide broadband to unserved and underserved rural communities of 1,000 to 5,000 residents in our home state. Our hearts are full knowing that the need for reliable broadband access has been recognized. These deserving communities are on the verge of a whole new experience, the potential for economic growth, business expansion, and improved quality of life is vast.

All communities deserve to be connected. Residents and businesses deserve access to a fiber network that will allow them to work, learn, and thrive in their hometowns.

Visit our website for more information on bringing fiber to your community. On behalf of Team ALLO, we thank our community leaders and look forward to a brighter fiber future for more of our Nebraska communities.