When are you coming to my zone?
If your survey indicated that you are in a zone and not phase one, we are working on a plan for you! As grants are received that provide funding, we will review neighborhoods that are expressing interest and choose where to go next after phase one in finished.
Does filling out the survey lock me into a contract?
By filling out the survey, you are in no way obligated to take our service. Right now, the survey is just letting us know who may be interested in service. Also, SwiftCurrent Connect is proud to say we will not have contracts, data caps or use data throttling ever. We actually want you to use our service.
What is SwiftCurrent Connect?
The telecommunications subsidiary of Pierce Pepin Cooperative Services; our mission is delivering high-speed fiber internet service to rural residents in PPCS’ service territory.
What makes SwiftCurrent Connect different from any other telecom company?
We’re owned and operated by your friends and neighbors. We live in the community where we work and we’re excited to bring this essential service to our community. We provide reliable, affordable high-speed internet service to rural residents in the counties we serve.
What can I do to speed up getting service to my neighborhood?
Get the word out! Have your neighbors fill out the survey so we know where service is needed. Feel free to reach out to your local legislators at well. The speed with which we install broadband hinges on the amount of federal and state funding available, member interest and community support. Let them know that broadband is a priority for you!
It’s reliable, durable and it’s future-proof – this technology will be functional/operational today, tomorrow, and beyond without additional investments to upgrade.
What internet speeds will be offered?
SwiftCurrent Connect offers three packages: 100/100, 250/250, and 1000/1000 Mbps. Upload and download speeds are symmetrical, meaning you’ll have the same speed in both directions. Packages are available for both residential and business; residential packages starting around $69.95.
Why does upload speed matter?
Upload speed affects things like Facetime calls with your grandkids, Zoom calls with your colleagues, and submitting assignments to your instructors, to name just a few. With SwiftCurrent’s symmetrical speeds, your download and upload speeds will be equal. You’ll have the same horsepower whether you’re streaming a movie or submitting that final presentation to your boss.
How soon will this happen?
Construction of Phase I will begin in September 2021. Some areas will receive service before others. Be sure to register at www.swiftcurrent.coop to be notified when fiber is available in your area.
How will the fiber get to me?
The fiber lines will follow PPCS’ current construction: overhead lines will have overhead fiber; underground lines will have buried fiber.