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Vyve Broadband Unveils Innovative Retail Store Concept at Shawnee, OK Mall

Vyve Broadband Unveils Innovative Retail Store Concept at Shawnee, OK Mall 2560 1985 Vyve Broadband

SHAWNEE, OK

Vyve Broadband is proud to announce the grand opening of our brand-new retail store concept in the heart of Shawnee, Oklahoma. The inauguration ceremony occurred on September 6, 2023, with Vyve employees and distinguished guests in attendance, including Mayor Ed Bolt, Shawnee City Commissioners, and representatives from Shawnee Forward, including their Ambassador Members.

 

Andy Parrott, President and Chief Operating Officer of Vyve Broadband, emphasized the importance of remaining at the forefront of innovation while maintaining strong local ties, saying, “More than ever, staying relevant and keeping your brand up to date is essential. But it’s also important to have a local

presence and have easy access for our customers. Shawnee is one of our flagship markets, and we want to keep them on the cutting edge of technology.”

 

This new store concept comes as a result of an unforeseen and devastating challenge that our community faced on April 19, 2023, when an EF2 tornado struck Shawnee. Vyve’s retail location and office building were affected and became temporarily unusable. In response, Vyve Broadband sprang into action and, within just three days, established a temporary location within the Shawnee Mall.

 

Rather than letting this unfortunate event deter us, we saw it as an opportunity to enhance our services. The new Vyve Broadband store at the Shawnee Mall offers a host of conveniences for our valued customers. Here, they can easily pay their bills, facilitate equipment returns or exchanges, receive answers to their questions, and explore new services.

One of the most exciting additions to our store is the interactive displays that allow customers to experience Vyve Gig Internet, HDTV, and home phone services firsthand. In addition, we are delighted to announce our partnership with DIRECTV, providing our customers with a seamless option to integrate streaming TV into their Internet service. This flexibility lets families choose the shows, live sports, networks, and local channels that best suit their preferences.

 

Vyve Broadband remains committed to serving the Shawnee community with cutting-edge technology and personalized service. We invite everyone to visit our new store at the Shawnee Mall and experience the future of broadband services firsthand.

Vyve Donates $10,000 To Shawnee Tornado Recovery Led by United Way of Pottawatomie County

Vyve Donates $10,000 To Shawnee Tornado Recovery Led by United Way of Pottawatomie County 150 150 Vyve Broadband

SHAWNEE, OK  – Vyve Broadband proudly supports the Shawnee, OK, tornado recovery efforts. On September 6, Vyve joined the United Way of Pottawatomie County to provide a $10,000 check for the Shawnee Recovery efforts. Sandy Vanderburg, Executive Director of the United Way, was on hand for the ceremony. She said, “We appreciate our community partners who step up when a tragedy hits. Vyve has been that partner from getting telecommunications services back up, volunteering in the community to help with recovery, and now giving much-needed funds to help rebuild the community.”

Shawnee Mayor Ed Bolt and Andy Parrott, President and COO of Vyve Broadband, were at the new Vyve Shawnee store for the check presentation. Vyve’s original store location was damaged during the tornado.

On April 19, 2023, Shawnee was hit by an EF2 tornado. The town of Shawnee immediately kicked into recovery mode, with the United Way of Pottawatomie County leading the way and starting a recovery fund with 100% of the profits going towards local recovery, focusing on those with unmet needs.

The City of Shawnee set up the website, shawneerecovery.com, and it’s a valuable resource for anyone looking for more information or a way to make a meaningful contribution to these efforts. Seeing how the community and local businesses come together to support their fellow residents during this challenging time is heartening. With continued generosity and support, Shawnee will continue on its path to recovery and emerge stronger.

Vyve Broadband Acquires ATC Broadband’s Commercial Arm in Vidalia, GA

Vyve Broadband Acquires ATC Broadband’s Commercial Arm in Vidalia, GA 150 150 Vyve Broadband

Vidalia, GA – Vyve Broadband, a leading provider of high-speed internet and communication solutions, is thrilled to announce the successful acquisition of the commercial arm of ATC Broadband located in the Vidalia, Georgia area. This area includes the city of Swainsboro, city of Lyons, city of Vidalia as well as Emanuel County, Toombs County and Montgomery County. This strategic move will further strengthen Vyve’s presence in the region and enhance its ability to serve the evolving needs of commercial customers.

Vyve Broadband has a long-standing commitment to providing businesses with reliable, high-performance communication services. With this acquisition, the company is poised to expand its commercial offerings and continue delivering exceptional value to its clients.

Ed Butler, Chief Commercial Officer of Vyve Broadband, expressed his excitement about this development, saying, “This acquisition marks a significant milestone for Vyve Broadband. We are delighted to welcome the commercial customers of ATC Broadband into the Vyve family. Our dedication to delivering cutting-edge technology and exceptional customer service will ensure that these businesses continue to thrive in today’s competitive landscape.”

ATC Broadband’s CEO, Teddy Solomon, also shared his thoughts on the acquisition, stating, “We are confident that Vyve Broadband will provide our commercial customers with the innovative solutions and personalized support they deserve. The transition will ensure a seamless experience for our valued clients.”

Vyve Broadband is committed to making the transition as smooth as possible for the acquired commercial customers, with no disruptions to their services. This acquisition is part of Vyve’s ongoing efforts to expand its footprint and enhance its capabilities in serving the business community.

As the integration process begins, Vyve Broadband will work closely with the former ATC Broadband commercial customers to ensure a seamless transition and introduce them to a broad range of services and solutions tailored to their unique needs.

For more information about Vyve Business Services and its offerings, please visit business.vyvebroadband.com

VYVE BROADBAND CLOSES OKLAHOMA ACQUISITION OF COMMUNITY CABLE & BROADBAND ASSETS

VYVE BROADBAND CLOSES OKLAHOMA ACQUISITION OF COMMUNITY CABLE & BROADBAND ASSETS 150 150 Vyve Broadband

SHAWNEE, OK – Vyve Broadband, a premier provider of high-speed internet, digital TV, and phone services, is thrilled to announce the successful acquisition of the assets and network of Community Cable and Broadband, a provider of communication services in Skiatook, OK and surrounding areas. This strategic move marks a significant step in Vyve’s commitment to enhancing connectivity options and revolutionizing the broadband experience for residents and businesses in the region.

With the completion of this acquisition, Vyve Broadband takes the reins of CCB’s network, with immediate upgrade plans in place to enable the delivery of Vyve Gig internet speeds to these new communities. The transition is part of Vyve’s ongoing efforts to provide customers with unparalleled online experiences by upgrading existing infrastructure and deploying cutting-edge technology.

In addition to lightning-fast internet speeds, Vyve Broadband is introducing a range of new HD video solutions tailored to meet the diverse entertainment needs of its customers. With access to an array of premium content, customers can enjoy their favorite shows, movies, and sports seamlessly, all while benefiting from Vyve’s superior customer service.

Vyve Broadband’s commitment to bridging the digital divide extends beyond just enhancing services. As part of its community-focused approach, Vyve is proud to bring participation in the “Affordable Connectivity Program” to these markets. Through this program, qualified households may be eligible to receive free internet service (up to a $75 discount per month) ensuring that vital online resources are accessible to all members of the community.

“We believe that everyone should have the opportunity to stay connected, regardless of their circumstances,” stated Andy Parrott, President and COO, Vyve Broadband. “Through the Affordable Connectivity Program, we are excited to offer qualifying customers the chance to experience the power of the internet and unlock new opportunities.”

Vyve Broadband’s acquisition of Community Cable and Broadband assets represents a significant milestone in its mission to provide world-class communication services. The company remains dedicated to driving innovation, expanding access, and fostering digital inclusivity in Avant, Barnsdall, Collinsville, Hominy, Oilton, Skiatook, Sperry and Yale.

VYVE BROADBAND ANNOUNCES OKLAHOMA ACQUISITION OF COMMUNITY CABLE & BROADBAND

VYVE BROADBAND ANNOUNCES OKLAHOMA ACQUISITION OF COMMUNITY CABLE & BROADBAND 150 150 Vyve Broadband

Vyve Broadband is excited to announce an agreement to acquire Community Cable & Broadband (CCB), headquartered in Skiatook, Oklahoma. This tuck-in acquisition will help enhance and expand on Vyve’s significant presence in Oklahoma and further its mission of providing high-speed internet, television, and voice services to both residential and business customers in rural communities and continue bridging the digital divide across our 16 states.

Community Cable & Broadband began in 1979 as Community Cablevision Company and has worked to serve eight communities in the area. Dennis Soule, the founder of CCB, stated, “It’s an exciting time for the Community Cable & Broadband communities. I know Vyve will continue to build on my vision of providing quality broadband services in the area.

Once the acquisition is finalized, Vyve will upgrade the network to deliver Vyve Gig Internet speeds and offer award-winning mesh Wifi services. “With Vyve’s resources and expertise, the acquired communities can look forward to enhanced services and continued improvements in broadband connectivity. This aligns with our commitment, major investments, and focus on Oklahoma,” said Andy Parrott, COO & President of Vyve Broadband.

 

Tornado Damage in Shawnee, OK

Tornado Damage in Shawnee, OK 150 150 Vyve Broadband

SHAWNEE, OK (April 20, 2023) – Vyve Broadband is devastated to share that our offices and network has been significantly impacted by the tornado in Shawnee, OK.

The tornado that swept through Shawnee, OK, caused widespread destruction, including damage to Vyve Broadband’s offices and network. The commercial power damage caused by the tornado has resulted in service disruptions for customers in the affected areas. Vyve Broadband’s team is actively working to assess the damage and restore services as quickly and safely as possible. Andy Parrott, President & COO of Vyve Broadband, shared this message, “Our hearts go out to the community of Shawnee as they recover from the devastating tornado that struck last night. We are committed to supporting our customers and working diligently to restore internet services as quickly as possible, providing connectivity to help rebuild and connect communities during this challenging time.”

We appreciate your patience as we work to open our offices and begin the process of restoring services as quickly as possible. Our thoughts and prayers are with our employees, their families,  the citizens of Shawnee and all impacted by yesterday’s devastating events.

VYVE IS THE OFFICIAL INTERNET SPONSOR OF THE POTAWATOMI FIRE

VYVE IS THE OFFICIAL INTERNET SPONSOR OF THE POTAWATOMI FIRE 150 150 Vyve Broadband

SHAWNEE, OK  – Vyve Broadband is excited to be the official internet sponsor of Shawnee’s professional basketball team, The Potawatomi Fire. The 2023 season marks the team’s second season with The Basketball League (TBL), and after making it to the playoffs last year, The Fire is thrilled to continue its strong tradition this season. The Fire is owned by the Citizen Potawatomi Nation in Shawnee, Oklahoma, and their home base is the FireLake Arena.

The Potawatomi Fire and Vyve are excited to continue bringing affordable, high-energy, and exciting basketball to the heart of Oklahoma. Tickets for each game start at only $10, and season tickets are also available. For more information, please visit potawatomifire.com/tickets. The 24-game season kicks off on Wednesday, March 1, and the first home game is on Friday, March 17. Additionally, Vyve is excited to host Vyve Night at the Potawatomi Fire on May 25, 2023.

VYVE AWARDED BROADBAND GRANTS IN NEBRASKA

VYVE AWARDED BROADBAND GRANTS IN NEBRASKA 150 150 Vyve Broadband

Vyve Broadband was recently awarded three grants from the 2022 Nebraska Broadband Bridge Program (NBBP) to launch Fiber Internet in Archer, Chapman and Tarnov, Nebraska. The Nebraska Legislature created the NBBP in 2021 to facilitate and fund broadband development in unserved and underserved areas of Nebraska. The funds will help support the launch and ongoing support of affordable and reliable fiber-to-the-home Internet with symmetrical speeds starting at 105 Mbps, going all the way up to 1 Gig.

Vyve is excited to support Governor Jim Pillen’s recent creation of an official office to oversee broadband expansion in Nebraska. As an organization, we are committed to furthering his dedication to broadband expansion, which is transparent, flexible, and proactive to meet Nebraska’s broadband needs.

Vyve has been providing service to other Nebraska communities for over 10 years. These additional launches and funds align with Vyve’s ongoing dedication to bridging the digital divide. “Providing reliable and fast Internet to rural communities has always been part of Vyve’s Business model. We have spent millions of dollars supporting this initiative, and it will continue to be a priority in the future,” said Andy Parrott, President, and COO of Vyve Broadband.

Mega Broadband Investments Promotes Ed Butler to Chief Commercial Officer

Mega Broadband Investments Promotes Ed Butler to Chief Commercial Officer 150 150 Vyve Broadband

Mega Broadband Investments LLC (“MBI”), a leading provider of broadband services across the Southeast, Northwest, and Mid-South United States, today announced that Ed Butler has been promoted to the role of Chief Commercial Officer, effective immediately. A longtime business sales leader, Mr. Butler has spent the last twenty years leading commercial sales organizations in the telecom and broadband industries. Mr. Butler joined MBI/Vyve Broadband during its formation and has been responsible for expanding the company’s business sales organization. Under Ed’s leadership Vyve has seen its commercial revenue grow by double digits for five consecutive years and commercial sales now accounts for most of MBI’s revenue growth. Prior to joining MBI, Mr. Butler lead the commercial sales organizations for NewWave Communications, Consolidated Communications, SureWest, and Everest Communications.

 

“Ed has been a key part of our growth and expansion during our ownership and has been instrumental in helping us build MBI into the business it is today,” said Phil Spencer, Chief Executive Officer of MBI. “Over the last few years, our commercial revenue has seen consistent double-digit growth under Ed’s leadership”.

About Mega Broadband Investments

Mega Broadband Investments LLC, operating as Vyve Broadband, largely serves rural communities in sixteen states across the Southeast, Northwest, and Mid-South United States. Vyve Broadband offers an extensive range of broadband, fiber connectivity, cable television and voice services for commercial and residential customers. Residential services include high-speed internet with services up to Vyve Gig, all-digital and high-definition video and digital voice services. Vyve Business Services provides optical Ethernet, PRI and hosted voice services to the business community. For more information, please visit business.vyvebroadband.com.

  

Vyve Broadband Service Interruptions In Marble Falls Area

Vyve Broadband Service Interruptions In Marble Falls Area 150 150 Vyve Broadband

MARBLE FALLS – December 9, 2022 – Vyve Broadband systems in Marble Falls, Ballinger, Burnet, Cottonwood Shores, Granite Shoals, Horseshoe Bay, Kingsland, Stephenville & Winters, TX, had service interruptions that started around 1:50 PM on Thursday, December 8, 2022. Vyve’s third-party backhaul provider, Fiberlight, experienced two different fiber cuts along their redundant and diverse network paths on the western route in Springtown, TX, and the eastern route near Houston, TX. The redundancy is designed to failover in a disruption from one route to the other. Fiberlights’ NOC (Network Operation Center) reported the disruption to Vyve’s NOC, and a remedy was started ASAP.

Vyve’s team drove the routes to detect the cuts and provide assistance. Vyve’s engineers also configured alternate solutions to provide restoration options and deployed a solution after four hours that allowed Vyve to restore service to the fiber-based business customers in the Marble Falls area. By 6:00 PM, Vyve restored approximately 4000 residential and commercial business cable modem customers in the same area.

Multiple Fiberlight restoration technicians arrived at the Springtown location around 6:30 PM. They uncovered that an underground construction crew had severed their underground fiber optic lines in two places about 500′ apart. The Fiberlight cables were located and flagged to prevent this sort of incident. Fiberlight restoration crews dug up both cut locations and began fusion splicing at both cut locations.

Fiberlight restoration crews arrived at the site of the Houston route cut at 9:35 PM and began restoration activity.

At 10:30 PM, Vyve’s service began to be restored and there was full recovery by 11:23 PM.
Vyve has made significant investments in our network, and we invest heavily to provide redundant and diverse paths to major data centers. The likelihood of separate disruptions in two locations along diverse routes is extremely rare. However, we have experienced this twice in Marble Falls within the past year. As a result, Vyve will invest in a 3rd redundant and diverse circuit to Marble Falls. We are committed to being our communities’ most reliable internet service provider.

Vyve wants to thank customers for their patience and all the employees who have worked tirelessly to resolve this issue.