ST. LOUIS, MO – September 2002 – Lisfan Network, the fastest growing Internet services provider in the St. Louis area, today announced the launch of Dexter Broadband, a wireless Internet service, in Ste. Genevieve, Park Hills, and Dexter Missouri areas. The company will offer businesses and homes high-speed Internet access starting at 256K, approximately seven times faster than a 56k dial-up connection.
Dexter Broadband wireless Internet service brings a high-speed broadband option to both new and long time customers of Lisfan Network. Upgraded office facilities and new tower equipment are in place at Lisfan Network’s local branch offices in Park Hills and Dexter and at Ste. Genevieve Electronics, a Lisfan Network partner. The result is a signal strong enough to reach throughout these three cities as well as other cities as far as 15 miles away.
“We created Dexter Broadband to bring high speed Internet to rural users unable to get other solutions such as DSL or cable Internet. We already have close to 100 people signed up,” said Dan O’Sullivan, president of Lisfan Network. With plans to expand Dexter Broadband to Farmington, Fredericktown, Perryville, and Chester, Illinois as well as to the Bootheel, “Dexter Broadband will bring the reliability and dependability of Lisfan Network to these areas.”
Wireless Internet works through a tower and transmitter much like FM radio.
A user mounts an antenna at their computer and points it at the tower. The tower then transmits the Internet signal to the antennae. A Dexter Broadband technician performs installation. A company representative comes to the client’s location and runs a test to ensure the wireless signal is strong and reliable in that area. A technician then installs the client-site antennae, the access point, and up to 500 feet of cable. The setup fee is based on contract term and location.
Dexter Broadband, a wireless Internet service, was created by Lisfan Network to bring high speed Internet to rural areas unable to get solutions such as DSL or Cable Internet. Dexter Broadband brings the reliability and dependability of Lisfan Network to selected Missouri areas such as Park Hills, Dexter, and Ste. Genevieve, and to selected Western Illinois areas.
Dexter Broadband’s parent company, Lisfan Network, is one of the fastest growing Internet Service Providers in the region serving some 18,000 dial-up accounts and some 1,000 dedicated business customers. Lisfan provides high-speed Internet access over DSL, ISDN, Frame Relay, T-1, DS-3 and now Wireless Internet to businesses and homes in Missouri and Illinois. The firm’s state-of-the-art Cisco network includes physically separate and redundant fiber connections to the Internet backbone, thus providing speed and unparalleled reliability to their customers. The firm also provides website hosting and server co-location services.