THE CITY REBORN FROM THE ASHES OF AMERICA'S MOST DISASTROUS FOREST FIRE
Packerland Broadband Ruran Internet Now Astrea
Issue Date: August 8, 2019
Small-town families and businesses in Wisconsin and the Upper Peninsula of Michigan can expect significant technology upgrades with Packerland Broadband's shift to Astrea made official Aug. 5.
"We weren't purchased or acquired," says Cory Heigl, Vice President. "We're still 100% employee owned. We just wanted an identity that we can continue to grow into. Because we'll never stop making life better for the people we serve."
Astrea helps over 60 small communities connect to family, healthcare, work, education and entertainment while maintaining the lifestyle they love.
"We provide Internet speeds up to 1 Gigabit in places other companies can't or won't service," added Heigl. "Best of all, our entire operation is run by people who enjoy small-town life just as much as the households and businesses we serve."
Founded in 2007, Astrea is headquartered in Iron Mountain, MI with store locations in Crivitz, Oconto Falls, and Sault Ste. Marie, Astrea most recently expanded into the eastern Upper Peninsula after acquiring Lighthouse.Net in 2018.
The new name, Astrea, better reflects the company mission and the people who operate it. It celebrates an all-out every-person every-day commitment to bring Internet connectivity to the hardworking people of Wisconsin and the U.P.
"People aren't going to get excited about a name change, we get that," says Heigl. "But they will enjoy being able to work from home in the winter more reliably, stream Netflix and YouTube more smoothly, and reach out to loved ones all without endless buffering. Welcome to Astrea."
Astrea offers high-speed Internet service along with TV and Phone services. To learn more or find services near you, visit astreaconnect.com