Southern Oregon communities receive Fiber to the Home as Hunter Communications continues investment in Southern Oregon, including rebuilding Phoenix and Talent

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It has been nearly 18 months since Hunter Communications was acquired by Grain Management, a private equity firm.

Since that time, Hunter has rolled out Fiber to the Home, providing the fastest residential internet in Southern Oregon.  They have earned industry awards for their speeds, won several large contracts to build to unserved communities, increased employee headcount by 30%, and improved customer satisfaction levels to record numbers.

“With the support of Grain Management, we have been able to make investments to help people in our communities work more efficiently at home by providing the fastest residential internet available,” says Carey Cahill, Hunter’s Vice President of Sales and Marketing.

Hunter Communications, based in Central Point, offers 1 Gbps fiber-optic internet for $69.99 per month.  With two other tiers of service, each Hunter offer provides significantly better speeds than what consumers currently have.  In some instances, Hunter’s upload speeds are up to 50 times faster while remaining much more affordable.

“Our customers love getting faster, more reliable internet with a price for life, no data caps, no contract, free basic installation, and a free wi-fi router,” mentions Cahill.

He adds, “With so many people working from home, e-learning, streaming videos, and gaming online, increased upload speeds are more important than ever.   Our end-to-end fiber solution couldn’t be coming to the area at a better time.”

Neighborhoods in Medford, Jacksonville, and Central Point are currently enjoying Hunter’s fiber-optic internet and service has recently become available in Phoenix and Talent.  The company is planning to densify fiber-optic service in existing neighborhoods and will expand to new neighborhoods and towns this fall and throughout next year.

Cahill says, “Demand has been tremendous – customers like to pre-register on our website to get on the installation list even before we complete construction in their neighborhood.”

Hunter is currently working with contractors and homeowners to rebuild areas in Phoenix and Talent that were affected by the Almeda Fire in 2020.  Their plan is to proactively lay fiber underground where construction is taking place.  The company is offering 90 days of free fiber-optic internet service to new residential customers who lost their homes due to the fire.  

Hunter was recognized for its fast recovery of services during last year’s fire.  Despite the efforts of the fire fighters last September, about 20 miles of Hunter’s fiber-optic network was damaged, and outages were reported from Ashland to Phoenix.  Tim Smith, Vice President of Network Services, said: 

The fires severed multiple key north-south arteries of our network. The Network and IT teams worked around the clock to mitigate the damage, quickly rerouting, and restoring service to the vast majority of customers affected by the fires, even though several of these employees were physically displaced from their homes themselves.

On behalf of all other Talent and Phoenix residents who sign up for their residential fiber internet service, Hunter will be making financial donations to the Phoenix High School All Sports Booster Club and the Talent Elementary School Parent Teacher Association 

For more information about Hunter Communications and their Fiber to the Home expansion plans, please visit Hunterfiber.com

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