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Free Wi-Fi In Downtown Urbana, Blair Park

(Champaign, Illinois) --// Visitors, shoppers and business owners now have access to free wireless Internet access throughout much of the central business district of Urbana and in Blair Park. Volo Broadband is providing the service, with the approval of the Urbana Park District and the City of Urbana.

“Today’s smart devices depend on robust connectivity like this. We’re proud to help make the downtown area and parks more modern spaces for living, working, and playing,” said Peter Folk, CEO of Volo Broadband, the locally-owned company that is providing the new service.

Super-fast Internet, phone in CU

Locally-owned Volo Broadband announced today the expansion of their phone and super-fast Internet services, with Internet speeds up to 1000 megabits per second. Volo’s services lead the nation in price and performance, with special rates in Champaign County Housing Authority buildings as part of Volo’s Digital Equality Initiative. Super-fast Internet is now available to thousands of homes, apartments, and businesses on the fiber-based UC2B network in Champaign and Urbana. The new phone service is available throughout Central Illinois to all residents, regardless of Internet provider.

Volo Broadband Releases Digital Water Gigabit Fiber, Nation's First Sub-$30 Gigabit Service

Volo Broadband will host a "ribbon cutting" ceremony and public demonstration of its Digital Water fiber broadband services, 3-6pm 7/27/2013 at the Thomasboro Fire Station (101 N Church St., Thomasboro, IL). The event is an opportunity for residents of Central Illinois to try the next generation of fiber broadband and ask questions about the services, and how and when they might be available in their community. Refreshments will be provided. Starting at $29.95/mo and available now throughout Thomasboro, Digital Water Gigabit Fiber is the nation's first sub-$30/mo gigabit fiber service.

Volo Broadband Activates First UC2B Customer

Volo Broadband activated the first UC2B customer on Wednesday August 22nd. Volo is subcontracted to install UC2B customers. This marks the beginning of installations for a possible 2,400 residential UC2B customers in Champaign-Urbana.  Click to see if you are eligible for free UC2B installation.

Volo Broadband Completes First Phase of Upgrade Plan

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -- May 21 2010 -- Volo Broadband today announced that it has completed the first phase of its 2010 capacity-upgrade plan, adding 50 miles of underground conduit infrastructure and one gigabit per second (Gbps) of additional backbone capacity.

Volo Broadband Moves to Larger Location

Volo Broadband, a local Internet service provider in Champaign-Urbana, recently moved to 822 Pioneer Street in Champaign. Tony Grilo, Volo Broadband's Head Technician, said there were several influencing factors in moving to our new location, but the main reason was growth.

Volo Broadband Submits Grant Applications

Volo Broadband, a local Internet service provider in Champaign-Urbana, is seeking to take advantage of grant funds made available by President Obama's Stimulus package, the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act or the ARRA.

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