ELIZABETH, IL—Sand Prairie Wireless, a service of Jo-Carroll Energy headquartered in Elizabeth, Illinois, announces expansion and enhancement of its wireless Internet network to now include portions of Dubuque, St. Catherine and southwest Wisconsin as well as additional areas in East Dubuque, Menominee and eastern Jo Daviess County.
“We’re excited to continue to build out our network, adding more bandwidth to reach more people while maintaining excellence in reliability and affordability,” said Jeff Harrelson, manager of broadband services.
Providing Internet services since 2009, Sand Prairie Wireless was created under the mission of its parent company Jo-Carroll Energy—an electric and natural gas cooperative—“to enhance the quality of life for our members.” Technology employed to monitor energy flow could also be utilized to bring high-performance Internet to rural areas often previously unserved.
“Today, Sand Prairie Wireless is expanding its network even beyond the Jo-Carroll Energy service area for efficiency and commitment to the overall community,” noted Harrelson. “Our most recent expansion included adding three new broadcast locations and enhancing one existing location at the edge of northwestern Jo Daviess County that has enabled us to provide service to even more people, giving them another option for affordable, reliable Internet service delivery. We’ve also added two new locations on the eastern edge of Jo Daviess County which will add to system reliability and broadcast reach.”
Unique compared to other Internet providers, Sand Prairie Wireless is a part of a local cooperative, and offers:
Cooperative membership in a not-for-profit organization. Cooperative membership provides added benefits, including savings.
Co-op Connections Card discounts. A member benefit, the Co-op Connections card offers savings on prescription drugs and healthcare as well as discounts from participating local and national businesses.
Community donations. Jo-Carroll Energy and Sand Prairie Wireless commits to giving back to the communities they serve. Donations include volunteer time, financial contributions, a Co-op-sponsored blood drive, supplies for area food pantries, scholarships for youth as well as event sponsorships.
“As a local Internet service, we’re also proud to offer 24/7/365 phone support based in the Midwest, and a local team of expert technicians,” added Harrelson.
To find out more about the Sand Prairie Wireless service area, products and offerings available through Sand Prairie Wireless, visit www.connectSP.com or call 877-571-9851.
Jo-Carroll Energy is a not-for-profit distribution cooperative owned and controlled by the members it has reliably served since 1939. Headquartered in Elizabeth, Ill., the cooperative currently serves nearly 26,800 electric, natural gas and broadband accounts in Jo Daviess, Carroll, Whiteside and Henry counties. For more information on Jo-Carroll Energy, visit the cooperative's website at www.jocarroll.com.