Access to broadband internet is transforming communities across Oklahoma. High-speed fiber connectivity attracts new business, makes education more accessible, and stimulates economic growth. But, access to high-speed internet in rural communities across the state is limited.
Ponca City, OK is one of those cities. Trans-Tel is part of an ambitious project to deliver high-speed fiber broadband internet service in Ponca City, improving the quality of life for its citizens.
Connectivity for Increased Opportunity
Ponca City, a city with a population of 25k+, has lacked city-wide high-speed internet connectivity. Meanwhile, metropolitan areas across the state have been connected to Oklahoma broadband for years. City leaders partnered with the Oklahoma Community Anchor Network (OCAN) to connect the community to broadband. In Oklahoma, high-speed internet connections will drastically improve the quality of life for rural communities. It also increases job opportunities and expands access to healthcare and telehealth to underserved populations. Connectivity truly is transformative.
How has broadband transformed Ponca City?
Phase one of the project, to connect the city’s core to high-speed internet, finished in July 2019. Trans-Tel is now working in multiple phases which are underway and scheduled to wrap up by Spring 2021. Upon completion, high-speed internet service will reach most citizens and businesses across the city. The new service will leave an indelible mark on the city and its citizens for years to come. While working to bring this new service to Ponca City and the opportunities that it will provide, what we call the Trans-Tel Way, will guide our employees and quality of work. We strive to operate on these four core values with every project.
Ambitious initiatives like Ponca City, and many others across the nation, lay the foundation for economic growth in rural communities across the country. Access to high-speed internet in the state of Oklahoma gives its cities a competitive edge to attract new business opportunities and allow existing businesses to expand. We are excited to see how broadband transforms communities in Oklahoma and across America. Connectivity goes beyond economic stimulus to improve the quality of life for all communities.