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Grant Build FAQs

Each grant has rigorous qualifications, along with different requirements, including the capable speed at each location is. Some grants only fund locations that can get less than 10 Mbps/1 Mbps (download/upload). Some only fund locations with less than 25/3. Others less than 100/20. Only locations that meet specific grant requirements can be included in grant applications.

When construction begins, the priority is to complete the project in accordance with the grant’s terms and conditions and within the proscribed timeline. Fiber grant projects can take multiple years to complete. Once the project is complete, we will evaluate the demand and those locations outside the funded project that have registered their fiber interest. If we determine it’s feasible to bring fiber to you, someone from our team will reach out to let you know fiber internet is available.

If you don’t already subscribe to 100/20, we encourage you to call our Customer Experience Team and upgrade your internet today. Philomath Office: 541-929-3135 or Waldport Office: 541-563-3135.

Register Your Fiber Interest Today!

While not every location is included in a grant application, we always want to give our members the best internet experience. That is why we’re committed to upgrading our network and pursuing grant opportunities as they become available. Registering your interest is the most effective way to get fiber to your community. We hear from a lot of folks that they want fiber internet for their homes, businesses, and communities, but without showing us that you’re interested, we have no way to gauge the demand. The more interest and registrations we have for an area, the more likely fiber will come sooner than later.

Together, we can bring fiber to your area by Registering Your Fiber Interest Today! Don’t forget to tell your family, friends, and neighbors!

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Supersonic Speeds & Happy Members!

“Pioneer Connect supports our community through their Co-Op. Now with fiber, we are leveraging a future-proof connection to enable greater restoration management. Their internet is not only lightning-fast, it’s more reliable, safe, and consistent than the others. We champion supporting local and are more than satisfied with Pioneer Connects services.”

— Mark From Integrated Resource Management (First Fiber Customer)

“We’re excited to be partnering with the team at Pioneer to enhance broadband speeds to our community and families. Not only will this project change the way our community stays connected, but it will also shape our growth as a district for years to come.”

— Adam Watkins, Blachly School District Superintendent (Community Connect Grant)