New Bluepeak Customer in Shawnee: "Everybody Needs Solid, Reliable Internet."
Chris Jones, resident of Shawnee, Okla., and Bluepeak internet customer, holds up a rubber ball as part of a chemistry lab experiment with Oklahoma Baptist University students at the Old Volks Show event held there on September 24, 2022.
(SHAWNEE, Okla.) – Sept. 29, 2022 – Chris and Carol Jones won’t soon forget what life was like during the pandemic in 2020.
“Internet was absolutely challenging during that time,” Chris recalled. “I’d be on a Zoom call with prospective students trying to enroll them and my internet would just drop out. I’d have to log in again and try to enroll them all over again.”
Chris is a chemistry professor at Oklahoma Baptist University, while Carol is a librarian at Shawnee Middle School. Like many others, the couple had to work remotely during the pandemic and learned firsthand the necessity of high-speed internet.
According to Chris, the internet service in Shawnee was regularly spotty. Others in Oklahoma reported their service would even go out when temperatures got too hot. A historic heat wave in Oklahoma this year likely only made things worse. That’s why Chris’ wife Carol recently took to her social network to mark the occasion of getting connected to the newest internet service provider in town, Bluepeak.
“My wife got on social media and posted something about, ‘Hurrah, we finally have reliable internet service,’” he laughed.
Chris and Carol jumped at the chance to try out Bluepeak’s fiber internet for free while the company did final tests before officially launching service to Shawnee earlier this month.
“It’s been fantastic so far, in terms of speed and connectivity,” he said. “It’s faster than what we had before and, most importantly, it’s stable. No dropping video calls. No buffering watching movies. It’s working like it’s supposed to.”
According to Chris, the Jones’ have been spreading the word about Bluepeak’s service in Shawnee because it’s a necessity.
“I’ve told dozens of people already,” Chris recalled. “Everybody needs solid, reliable internet.”
The Jones’ previous frustrations with internet service in Oklahoma are typical in Shawnee and across the Sooner State. According to broadbandnow.com, Oklahoma ranks 46th in the nation in internet coverage, speed and availability. A Kansas City Federal Reserve study estimated 30 percent of Oklahomans have access to fewer than two wired internet providers.
The good news is Bluepeak is changing that with fast, reliable and affordable internet. The service provider features all-in pricing, where the price on the website is the price on the bill, with a minimum speed tier of one gigabit-per-second (Gbps) internet service at just $50 per month. With Bluepeak service, local residences and businesses get faster speed, equal upload and download speeds, and eero Secure, which provides whole-home WiFi and protects devices from online threats, ads and allows for customized content filtering.
Bluepeak service is now available to Shawnee residents in the area east of Harrison Street and north of Janeway Place. More neighborhoods will have access as construction moves south from there. Those interested can confirm service availability with their address or sign up for updates throughout the process at mybluepeak.com.
Bluepeak is building a faster, more reliable internet without the things that get in the way of great service — like red tape, hidden fees, and slow response times. Offering up to 5 gigabits of speed for residential customers and 10 gigabits for businesses, Bluepeak is a whole new ballgame — from internet to TV, to connecting every device in a home, to powering a business, Bluepeak not only provides the best fiber connections in the communities it serves, but also meets the growing needs for how its customers live. Visit mybluepeak.com to learn more.