RUSH CENTER, KS – MAY 2020: GBT is excited to announce the expansion of our Rural Fiber in the Rozel & Rush Center exchanges beginning this summer! Due to all the unknowns we are currently experiencing with the pandemic, we felt it was important to let our cooperative members know we are “staying the course” with our commitment to continue to deploy more fiber.

 

The Rozel Rural Fiber Project will begin in June with an anticipated cost of $1.2 million. Once this exchange is completed, contractors will transition directly into the Rush Center Rural Fiber Project, estimated to cost $1.1 million. These upgrades, which will convert approximately 101 miles of copper to fiber, will allow our members access to the best technology the communication industry has to offer! These upgrades are possible because of loans made possible from the Rural Utility Services Fund, a division of the USDA (United States Department of Agriculture).

General Manager Beau Rebel commented, “We are really proud
to announce the fiber expansion to Rural Rozel & Rush Center and demonstrate our commitment to reinvesting back in the cooperative to ensure our customers are connected to fast, reliable Internet and other quality communication services. GBT feels it is as important as ever in our history to continue to follow our plans of expanding broadband access and connecting fiber to all our cooperative members’ homes and businesses.”

General Manager Beau Rebel commented, “We are really proud to announce the fiber expansion to Rural Rozel & Rush Center and demonstrate our commitment to reinvesting back in the cooperative to ensure our customers are connected to fast, reliable Internet and other quality communication services. GBT feels it is as important as ever in our history to continue to follow our plans of expanding broadband access and connecting fiber to all our cooperative members’ homes and businesses.”

Once the Rozel and Rush Center Rural Fiber Projects are
completed, GBT will have fiber to over 90% of our cooperative members. The latest national statistics show only 25% of the United States has access to fiber Internet service. “Access to a robust Broadband connection means more members can work, learn, entertain, and have access to professionals from the comforts of their home,” stated Rebel.

“We are really proud to announce the fiber expansion to Rural Rozel & Rush Center and demonstrate our commitment to reinvesting back in the cooperative
to ensure our customers are connected to fast, reliable Internet and other quality communication services.”

- Beau Rebel, GBT General Manager

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Fear of the unknown can sometimes be way worse than the problems and obstacles we as individuals face every day. Currently, our area and the world face many unknowns which can drive anxiety and stress. GBT has taken steps to ensure we eliminate some of these fears by being committed to providing your Communication Services.

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