Hello there, friends! We know that the recent storms have caused some trouble for many of our rural residents, and we want to extend our deepest sympathies to all of those affected.
We know how important it is to stay connected to the world, our loved ones, and the information we need to thrive – and we understand how frustrating it can be when service disruptions occur.
But, you know as well as we do that living in rural areas comes with its own set of challenges – and providing internet service during severe weather is one of them.
That’s why we want to take a moment to talk about the impact of weather on rural internet service, and the ways in which we’re working to improve it for all of our valued customers.
The Importance of Internet Service in Rural Areas
Now, we all know how vital internet access is for modern life.
It connects us to the world, helps us stay in touch with loved ones, and gives us access to the information we need to make the most of our lives.
But for many of our fellow rural residents, reliable internet service remains out of reach.
According to the FCC, over 34 million Americans living in rural areas lack access to high-speed internet.
This digital divide can make it harder for rural residents to take advantage of the benefits of the internet, such as online learning, telemedicine, and e-commerce.
And it can also make it harder to stay in touch with loved ones, access information, and participate in online communities.
The Impact of Weather and Storms on Internet Service
Providing internet service in rural areas can be a real challenge, what with the vast expanses of land and dispersed population.
Building and maintaining infrastructure in these areas can be more costly and difficult than in more urban areas. And on top of that, we’ve got the added challenges of distance, rugged terrain, and of course, the weather.
It’s not always sunny in California. High winds, heavy/ rain, snow, and ice can all cause damage to internet infrastructure, disrupting service for residents.
And in remote and rural areas, we’re more prone to natural disasters like floods, wildfires, and severe wind storms, which can cause even more damage and make it harder to restore service.
But we want you to know that we’re not giving up on our mission to provide reliable internet service to all of our rural customers.
We’re investing in more resilient infrastructure, preparing for emergencies, tooling up to tackle all types of weather, and leveraging innovative technologies to help extend internet access to our remote and rural areas.
Solutions and Strategies for Improving Internet Service in Rural Areas
We know that living in rural areas comes with its own set of challenges, and we’re committed to doing everything in our power to improve internet service and bridge the digital divide for all of our valued customers.
And in the meantime, we thank you for your patience and understanding as we work to restore service as quickly and safely as possible.
We also want to remind our customers that in situations like this, it’s important to take precautions to ensure the safety of our technicians. Our team will not compromise on safety and will only proceed with repairs after assessing that it’s safe to do so.
In the meantime, we encourage our customers to check our website and social media channels for updates on service restoration. We also offer alternative options such as temporary hotspots to help keep you connected during this time.
We understand that this can be a difficult time, and we want to assure you that we’re here to support you in any way we can.
If you have any questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us. We’re a locally owned and operated company, and we’re here to serve our community.
We know how important internet access is for staying connected with loved ones, completing schoolwork, and running a business, and we understand the frustration that comes with service interruptions.
We want to assure our customers that we are doing everything in our power to restore service as quickly as possible and keep you connected during these difficult times.
Thank you for choosing Conifer Communications as your internet service provider. We’re proud to serve our rural community and we will continue to work hard to provide you with the best service possible.