Fiber Internet creates opportunity and improves the quality of life
Residents of Horace can look forward to important changes coming to their homes beginning in the spring of 2021. ReadiTech, a DRN Company, will begin the construction process to deploy its fiber optic Internet to bring faster and more reliable broadband to Horace.
“We are excited to bring ReadiTech fiber to the city of Horace. Fiber cables have the capacity for an indefinite amount of data, which is a necessity in today’s environment with video conferencing, streaming shows, saving and sending large files. Our new network will be a game-changer in creating more opportunities and innovations for area residents.”Kent Schimke, CEO/General Manager at DRN ReadiTech
Horace residents will receive Internet speeds with download and upload speeds from 1GB up to 10 GB along with phone service, once the fiber installation process is complete. With ReadiTech’s fiber-to-the-premise network, each home receives its own connection. There is no sharing and no data caps.
ReadiTech is investing $12 million to bring fiber-optic Internet service to Horace. The project is expected to take 18 months to 2 years. Residents could begin having access to the 100% fiber network by the end of 2021.
“ReadiTech fiber gives residents and businesses the advantage to grow alongside the City of Horace without feeling the strain of that growth on services. This investment in the community sets Horace apart from neighboring cities and promotes healthy development for years to come,”Horace Council Member Bryan Schmidt.
“Expanding service to Horace is a perfect fit with our existing fiber-optic network within the state. It gives us the opportunity to provide Horace with the highest level of broadband service they deserve. With the recent pandemic, a fast and reliable network is so valuable. We know the community will enjoy all the benefits fiber offers.”Ralph Neu, DRN ReadiTech’s Board President
DRN ReadiTech is proud to invest in rural North Dakota with fiber-optic service to support the North Dakotan economy. ReadiTech fiber offers a better future and improves the quality of life with enhanced access for distance learning and telemedicine, greater property value, increased opportunities for economic development, faster streaming and closer connections with family and friends.