OSU Student is Bluepeak's 1,000th Subscriber in Stillwater
Fiber Internet Provider Offers “Kick-A**” Speed, Reliability and Prices.
(STILLWATER, Okla.) Feb. 23, 2023 – Blake Nance sat at his computer in his Stillwater, Okla., apartment last fall. He was not happy. In fact, he recalls being “furious.” The Oklahoma State University (OSU) junior had logged on early to take a proctored exam, but his internet went out.
Despite resetting the modem and router he purchased to improve consistency and attempting to call his internet provider, he missed his assigned time to take the test and had to reach out to his professor to request an extension.
“I sat there with customer service for over an hour getting told to do exactly what I had already done a million times,” he said. “It doesn’t look good when you say your Wi-Fi is down. Everybody can use that excuse and that’s not a very good one. It was a big hassle and not an easy process.”
It was “absolutely” the last straw for Nance, who is majoring in general business with a pre-law understudy and holds a job at the nearby oil fields. For two years he suffered through unpredictable service that regularly had him without internet for hours on end.
“It was inconsistent enough that it bothered the hell out of me,” he said. “Because when it dropped, it was down for a while. It wasn’t like you do the five-minute rest and here we go. Sometimes it would be lightning fast and sometimes it would be terrible.”
Nance explained some of his classes at OSU have been in person and some have been online, but all of them require assignments and more to be turned in online. From his perspective, the trend of distance learning has only increased since the pandemic.
Reliable internet is a necessity for Nance’s schoolwork but is also a luxury for the “quite a bit” of gaming he does on his PC. Despite using an Ethernet cable to connect directly to his router, he still had issues with consistency and latency. That made playing his favorite game, Escape from Tarkov, challenging.
So Nance made the switch to Bluepeak last month and became the 1,000th subscriber since the internet provider launched service in Stillwater less than a year ago. He is on Bluepeak’s 1-gigabit-per-second (Gbps) package, the fastest internet available in the area by a wide margin. The fiber internet provider has increased speed options in Stillwater from 50-200 megabits-per second (Mbps) to 1,000 Mbps, more commonly known as 1 gig. Faster internet offers faster transitions between websites, improved clarity of video chats and – most importantly to Nance – more reliability and less buffering while gaming.
“I haven’t had any problems with drops or anything,” he said. “It’s been pretty kick-ass so far. I like it a lot. Put it on there in all caps. KICK-A**. The consistency is my favorite part.”
And as a college student on a budget, Nance appreciates the price as well. Bluepeak’s 1 Gbps plan starts at just $50 per month, which means faster speeds and better reliability at a lower price. Not to mention Bluepeak’s transparent, all-in pricing also includes free eero whole-home Wi-Fi equipment, so the price on the website is the price on the bill.
In addition, Bluepeak is now available to more neighborhoods in the Sooner State community with the announcement earlier this month of the completion of more construction. For more information and to sign up for the latest Bluepeak updates in Stillwater, visit 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 and beyond 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.