FiberMeFast powered by Geneseo Communications has been selected by the City of Peru, to build a buried 100% fiber-to-the-premises network throughout the city.

Peru, IL. March 13th, 2024 – FiberMeFast powered by Geneseo Communications has been selected by the City of Peru, to build a buried 100% fiber-to-the-premises network throughout the city.

 FiberMeFast powered by Geneseo Communications Inc. (GCI), the area’s leading fiber-to-the-premises (FTTP) provider, is excited to announce the expansion of its network to residents and businesses of Peru, Illinois. FiberMeFast will address this build in three separate phases with plans to invest more than $3.5 million in the initial phase of this multi-year fiber expansion project, marking what CEO Mike McClain noted is “a major milestone in bringing 10 Gigabit internet service to the City of Peru, Illinois.”

The new project is expected to begin March 2024 and will provide FTTP for all residents and businesses starting within phase one of the project. “Peru city leaders made it clear they wanted the forefront of modern technology, with access to up to 10 Gigabit symmetrical high-speed fiber internet access for the residents and businesses of Peru. In lieu of more poles and lines cluttering the cities right-of-way, and to avoid weather related outages, GCI plans to bury its network. We are excited that Peru city leaders had the foresight to want the best for their community and have chosen to partner with GCI to deliver it,” said McClain.  “We are grateful for the cooperation of the City of Peru and look forward to continuing our work with city and community leaders to provide services that vastly surpass those of existing providers. A 10 Gigabit fiber network supports the city’s vision to become a leading-edge smart technology connected community, positioning Peru to realize even more growth by attracting new businesses and residents.”

“FiberMeFast powered by GCI’s large investment in our city is an investment in a brighter future for our citizens,” said Scott Schweickert, Corporation Counsel for the City of Peru. “Community-wide access to a fiber-optic network is a multi-faceted economic driver. Having ubiquitous availability of fiber-optic broadband is a requirement for all levels of business, including those residents that work from home. GCI’s expansion of high-capacity and reliable broadband positions Peru to attract even more business, enhance residents’ lifestyles, and positions Peru well into the future for increased economic development opportunities.”

“This announcement is a game-changer for the City of Peru,” Mayor Ken Kolowski said. “As our city continues to grow, it is vital that we are able to provide fast, reliable, and affordable fiber internet options. Access to ultra-high-speed internet has become as necessary as access to clean water and electricity. Our partnership with GCI will ensure that residents and businesses throughout Peru will have access to a network that supports their community’s continued growth as well as provides increased technological capabilities.” he said.

Designs are underway and construction is expected to begin this month. With the launch, FiberMeFast will offer fully symmetrical speeds up to 10 Gigabit per second with unlimited data use. Peru customers will have the option to add streaming TV service as well as have the bandwidth to power multiple devices including home automation technologies.  To learn more about this project visit

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