By Christian Palecek
Beginning at the start of the year, the network team expanded its staff and has worked aggressively towards quality and performance upgrades throughout the network. Starting with the main backbone, several new redundant links have been installed to fortify and add capacity to each tower to ensure the best performance possible for our customers. Power systems at many of the towers have been outfitted with longer battery life and next-generation monitoring devices so any critical events can be handled quickly. New access points have been deployed at our tower sites to increase customer coverage, capacity and performance as well as a newly constructed tower located on the east side of the valley to better cover the North Victor, South Stevensville areas. The team is busy planning continual upgrades, better automation, better alerts and notifications to our customers and the company’s heavy expansion into fiber-optic service to the home.