My family & I live south of Lincoln with limited internet options.  I recently made a phone call to BEK communications wondering about their internet packages.  I have a son who goes to high school and although he's been able to do his homework with his mobile hot spot.  I figured with classes going on-line for area schools next week, we better get hooked up with internet.  I was extremely happy to find out that not only would BEK hook us up for free, but they would offer us FREE internet for four months, no questions asked.

BEK made a commitment one week ago to double its customer’s internet speeds at no charge in preparation for the long-term likelihood of distance learning for K-12 and increasing work-from-home demands. BEK will have finalized the speed upgrade to over 97% of its 10,000+ customers by the end of this week.

Along with speed upgrades, BEK committed to provide Lightband internet service free-of-charge for four (4) months to those living within its service area who were not current Lightband subscribers.  Through the fielding of over 2,000 calls, it was the commitment to our communities that has allowed for Lightband service to be provided to an average of 25 new households each day, with installation of service being completed within 72-96 hours.

There has also been a monumental demand for products and services to allow employers the flexibility to have their staff work-from-home.  In response to this demand, BEK has provided over 338 new connections to its customers via video conferencing, UC-One and VOIP conference bridges.

Hats off to BEK communications for really stepping up during this crisis.