Communications Companies Announce Fiber Optic Expansion for Grand Island


Two Nebraska communications providers have announced the expansion of their fiber optic infrastructure and network in Grand Island.

Hamilton Telecommunications and NebraskaLink announced Wednesday morning that they will expand throughout Grand Island with a combined 46 miles of fiber within the city limits available for broadband access needs.

Company officials say this includes the major outlying roads of Highway 34, Highway 281, Central Community College and Gunbarrel, in addition to many other industrial and business areas.

“Grand Island is an innovative and growing city with businesses that need reliable broadband access solutions,” said Jay Anderson, NebraskaLink account executive. “NebraskaLink is proud to provide a redundant, reliable fiber optic network, which along with Hamilton’s business expertise, delivers critical business solutions to the community.”

“Having a widely available fiber optic network is key to the success of Grand Island businesses,” said Grand Island Area of Economic Development President Randy Gard.

Gard adds they are excited for the increased opportunities this brings in attracting new businesses and allowing for the expansion of existing operations.