Agri-Valley Services

Case Study: Agri-Valley Services

Executive Summary

For years, residents and business owners in some rural regions of Michigan were struggling with dial-up or didn’t have any broadband internet options.  Agri-Valley Services (AVS), located in downtown Pigeon, Michigan was the first operator to roll out high speed fixed services to their rural areas of Michigan (many of them previously unserved or underserved).  Agri-Valley Services selected the BEC RidgeWave 6900 series of 4G/LTE Outdoor routers to provide last mile broadband internet access through its truNet LTE wireless service. Today, otherwise unserved AVS truNet customers enjoy affordable, fast internet connectivity capable of multi-gigabit download speeds.

The Customer

Agri-Valley Services, Inc (AVS), a wholly owned subsidiary of Agri-Valley Communications, Inc., started as a dial-up internet provider launching services on April 10, 1996. The company provides broadband internet access to rural Michigan communities in Huron, Tuscola and Sanilac Counties of the Upper Thumb Region as well as the Sunrise Side communities of Twining and Turner and the Northern Michigan communities of Alba and Lakes of the North, west of Gaylord. As the company name implies, Agri-Valley Services is service-oriented with exceptional technical support. Their parent company, Agri-Valley Communications, Inc (AVCI), a multi-faceted communications company has been providing telecommunications services to rural Michigan since the early 1900’s.