Cheyenne Resident Makes History as First Bluepeak Customer in Wyoming
(Cheyenne, WY) — January 31, 2022 — Monday, Jan. 24, 2022, was a day Ted Mills of Cheyenne, WY had waited nearly 40 years for. Since moving to Cheyenne in 1982 and putting down roots, Mills had only ever had one or two options for internet and cable service. That all changed Monday, when he became the first customer to the new fiber Internet provider in town: Bluepeak.
“My previous solution was Spectrum, but they had almost no competition,” said Mills, a retired former Teamster with Consolidated Freightways. “People finally have an alternative.”
Mills said he’s glad to be testing the new service out for his community and plans to let everyone know how it’s going. When asked if the new services are everything he will need, Mills selflessly shifted focus to his friends and neighbors.
“I’m hoping that it’s everything that the community will need, too,” he added.
It was a fitting response for someone who has been a pillar of the community in Cheyenne for decades and having served as the chairman of his church’s annual Thanksgiving Day dinner drives for 17 years.
According to Mills, his new service was a point of some local interest as well in the weeks leading up to the big day. The technicians conducting the install drew interest from nearby residents who may also be interested in more options.
“My next-door neighbor, he came by to watch the installation and ask questions,” said Mills. “He’ll wait to see how mine is going, if I’m satisfied and if everything’s going right.”
Once the new fiber connection was up and running, Mills’ priority was some online banking, followed closely by checking his TV lineup for sports channels to be ready for football on Sunday.
“All is well,” Mills reported on the status of the new service. “Everything seems like it’s going to work out for me.”
Mills’ neighbors and other residents of Cheyenne, Laramie, Sheridan and Casper will have the chance to sign up with Bluepeak in the weeks and months to come.
The ongoing fiber-to-the-home construction project is part of Bluepeak’s $70 million investment in Wyoming to provide up to 70,000 residents and businesses in the state access to up to 10 gigabits-per-second of bandwidth.
Those interested in more information about Bluepeak’s ongoing construction and fiber network expansion in Wyoming can visit mybluepeak.com.