Gateway Fiber Brings Gigabit Internet Service to St. Charles Market, Extending Its Regional Footprint

Fiber Internet Service Provider Begins Construction in St. Peters, St. Charles and Wentzville

ST. CHARLES, Missouri — Gateway Fiber begins construction in St. Peters and St. Charles. This follows its recent fiber construction in Wentzville which began in April and is part of a $ 150 million investment over three years. By the end of the year, Gateway’s high-speed fiber-optic Internet will reach approximately 30,000 homes and businesses in Warren, Lincoln and St. Charles counties.

Gateway Fiber is a locally owned and operated Internet service provider with a mission to positively impact the communities it serves, advance economic development, and bridge the digital divide – right in its own backyard.

Governor Mike Parson, who spoke at an event to mark the start of construction of the Gateway Fiber network in St. Peters and St. Charles, said the company was meeting a key part of the priorities infrastructure of Missouri.

“Every Missourian needs high speed internet connectivity,” he said. “If we can install electricity in every home, we can also install broadband in every home. Together we will make Missouri better. Gateway Fiber provides “fiber-to-the-home” Internet service, which means the fiber-optic cable extends to a customer’s home or business, dramatically improving reliability and speed. Prior to Gateway’s launch, much of the region was confined to legacy cable or DSL Internet, which is subject to slower service and network disruption. Gateway Fiber offers a connection guaranteeing increased speeds and reliability.

“The fast and reliable internet is a vital part of today’s economy – we depend on it for work, school, play and connection,” said Len Pagano, Mayor of the City of St. Peters . “Having a local business build and operate a high speed network gives the City of St. Peters an advantage when people are choosing a location to live or develop a business. I am delighted to see work begin on this project.

With construction starting in June and service starting in the fall of 2021, residents of Saint-Charles have already placed a significant number of pre-orders for a 100% fiber connection. Pre-orders help the company gauge interest and prioritize future construction efforts. The company has partnered with local government officials to secure permits and rights of way over the past 12 months.

“Gateway Fiber is proud to bring a powerful and modern Internet infrastructure to St. Charles County,” said Heath Sellenriek, president and co-founder of Gateway Fiber. “The impact of the pandemic on the way we work and learn remotely has only amplified the need for a fairer, more user-friendly and faster Internet option. The communities in our backyard deserve the modern infrastructure necessary to compete, learn and connect on a global scale, ”Sellenriek added.

Founded in 2019, the company believes there is a significant opportunity to double customer service, developing an approach that has often been a lower priority for incumbent cable and telecom companies in the region.

“Today’s customer deserves better. They deserve the simplicity and transparency of prices. They deserve customer service with a local touch. And they deserve a model that minimizes friction as much as possible, ”said John Meyer, Director of Marketing and Sales. “We’re building a brand from the ground up to put our communities and customers first, delivering a refreshing and simple approach to the broadband experience. “

Gateway Fiber offers 1 Gig broadband, simple flat rate pricing, symmetrical speeds (upload and download speeds are the same), no data caps, no contracts, and no setup fees. It currently serves Troy, Moscow Mills, Winfield, Old Monroe and Hawk Point, with construction underway in Warrenton, Wright City and Wentzville.

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