Vyve Broadband Offers Free WiFi with 105 Megabit-per-second Service for Businesses in Rural Communities
Vyve Broadband Helps Support Local Business growth with WiFi Services
Vyve Broadband continues to add to their service offerings for business customers, now offering a free WiFi hotspot for customers that sign up for 105 Mbps service. This service is an added benefit on top of what, for most, is the fastest Internet speed offered in their rural community.
Vyve has been focused on bringing world-class broadband Internet service to rural communities, and local businesses are seeing the benefits. This separate connection is custom-branded with a Vyve portal for customers to authenticate through. The availability of fast, free WiFi not only improves customer experience during a customer’s visit but also the likelihood of repeat traffic.
Fred’s Tire and Battery in Shawnee, Oklahoma operates two locations in town and has seen firsthand how a better customer experience can drive their business.
“My dad started in 1974, so we’ve been here in Shawnee a long time. We’re locally owned, family owned, and operated. We notice people tend to sit and wait at Fred’s rather than dropping their cars off,” said Rutherford.
So Rutherford set out to make sure the showroom was comfortable and convenient for customers to spend their time. He partnered with Vyve Broadband to offer a variety of conveniences for customers waiting for their cars. Multiple TV’s play cartoons for young children and sports or news for an older crowd. But there was a desire to provide a fast and secure Internet connection given the prevalence of mobile devices.
Vyve’s WiFi Hotspot solution was a very appealing option to Rutherford, and he knew it would help him provide better customer service. Vyve provided an easy-to-use interface for his customers, and a faster connection than what most experience at home.
“We have regular customers that come in every month for oil changes and they really like that we have the free WiFi. People bring in their laptops and tablets, and they’re less impatient for their cars,” said Rutherford.
The 105 Mbps speed has meant that some customers even look forward to bringing in their cars for maintenance. “People have come in and said ‘wow, this is fast! Next time I’m going to run all my computer and phone updates since I can’t always get them done at home,’” said Rutherford.
Rutherford also appreciates that Vyve has invested in Shawnee, hiring over 100 employees in the area, citing that their commitment to the community has strengthened his trust.
“Offerings like the WiFi network can help Commercial customers in rural America build their business, and in turn help power the local economy. Giving back to the communities we serve is important to us,” said Jeffrey DeMond, Chief Executive Officer for Vyve Broadband. “Vyve is committed to providing the products and services that our customers want today and anticipating the demands they’ll have in the future, regardless of the geographic area they reside in.”