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Telecast Communications to build high-speed fiber-optic internet in Salem Lake Area


DECEMBER 3, 2022


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Telecast Communications, LLC, a small wireless and fiber internet service provider serving the rural areas of LaRue and surrounding counties with wireless and fiber high-speed internet, is announcing their plans to expand their fiber network to the Salem Lake Road and Salem Church Road areas as part of a two-phase project in 2023 to deliver up to 200Mbps speeds to nearly 200 unserved households by the end of 2023.

The initial fiber route will cover the entirety of Salem Lake Road from Phillips Lane to the intersection of Hwy 1832. The network will be designed so that Phase 2, the expansion onto Salem Church Road, can begin as soon as possible after the completion of Phase 1.

Telecast Communications, LLC will be offering three packages on their new fiber network. These speeds are listed in terms of Megabits Per Second (Mbps) Speed. All plans are 100% unlimited and will not require any sort of contract or service term agreement. Phone service may also be available at a later date for customers with an active landline telephone. A standard one-time installation fee of $125 will be required for internet.

  • 50 Mbps download, 50 Mbps upload

  • 100 Mbps download, 100 Mbps upload

  • 200 Mbps download, 200 Mbps upload

The estimated start date for Phase 1 is currently being listed as March 1, 2023. Phase 2 is expected to begin approximately July or August 2023.

Cameron Lasley, CEO of Telecast Communications, LLC, said “This is a major milestone for the rural development of LaRue County. For years, residents on Salem Lake Road and Salem Church Road have suffered through 5 Mbps DSL that they were being charged a fortune for. Everywhere you go on these roads, you see telecom pedestals with wires hanging out, exposed to the elements, that no one has touched for well over a year. Broadband is a critical communication tool - it should be treated and maintained as so. No one should have to pay nearly $100 per month for a phone line and internet that is, quite frankly, unusable.”

Lasley also indicates that the network will be designed with future expansion for Peppers Road, White City Road, Thompson Hill Road, and other surrounding roads in mind, which are also struggling with adequate broadband availability.

Interested parties should contact Telecast Communications, LLC at (270) 681-2230 or email for any further information about the project.

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