Thursday, July 26, 2012

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Wicked Broadband

Dear Members:

Kris, Maurene, Audrey and Josh
Kris, Audrey, Maurene and I are happy to announce that we've acquired Community Wireless Communications Co. from our outside investment group.

We made this change because our previous ownership structure was preventing us from accessing the capital we need to maintain and grow our Lawrence network.

Since we made the change on March 31, 2012, we've been able to make over $125,000 in improvements to the Lawrence network.  This includes substantial improvements to our network infrastructure, the purchase of over 8 Miles of underground fiber-optic cable, improvements to our tower infrastructure, and funds for marketing our service to expand our membership.

These funds were provided by Emprise Bank under the SBA Patriot Express loan program.

Kris and I have been leading this project since 2005 when our organization consisted of a garage with a pile of donated computers, a WiFi access point and a DSL line.  We are proud to have grown the project from its simple beginnings into a city wide network that can deliver speeds unmatched by cable or DSL.

As we move forward with the project, there are going to be some changes.  The first, and most obvious, is a change to our name.  We feel that Wicked Broadband is a better description of our service.  Our expanded service is wicked fast, wicked cool and simply wicked.  It is truly faster than a flock of flying monkeys.  Its flocking fast.

As we expand our Lawrence network further, our members can expect improved network throughput, improved reliability, great local customer service and a continued dedication to serving low income households.

To get the service started right, we've launched a free WickedBroadband hot spot that stretches from 6th & Mass to 11th & Mass.  Next time you're downtown, get online and check out the new and improved service.

Over the next several months we are going to work to expand these changes to the rest of our WiFi network, our microwave network and our and Greek and Apartment networks.  At the same time, we will be installing a 1,000 Mbps fiber service in some areas of town.

We'd like to thank you for being a member of our project and for your continued support as we work to bring you the best Internet service in Kansas.


Josh, Kris, Audrey & Maurene
Wicked Broadband
2321 Ponderosa Drive
Lawrence, KS 66046
Ph: (785) 371-4214