Since their beginning as a family-owned business in 1961, Big Sandy Broadband has been bringing the world to folks in Floyd and Johnson counties. Today that world consists of news, entertainment, and communication made possible through state-of-the-art broadband Internet - technology that is vital in today’s economy.
Big Sandy Broadband’s investment in the community - and in the equipment and workforce necessary for staying on the cutting-edge - has continued throughout the company’s history. Recently, the company invested more than $115,000 in equipment upgrades to improve their broadband service. “The new equipment will provide our customers a better online experience. And will allow us to offer faster Internet speeds”, said Big Sandy Broadband owner Paul Butcher.
Senior Master Technician Brian Marshall working on CMTS upgrade. When activated Big Sandy Broadband can offer speeds of up to 150 Mbps.
In addition to broadband equipment investments, Big Sandy Broadband has added two new satellite receivers to enhance their cable television offerings. Improvements have also been made in the company’s master distribution facility, or head-end. The building size has been doubled and a geothermal heating/cooling system installed to make sure equipment stays at optimum operating temperature.
Master Technician Troy Marshall and Engineering Technician Steve Liberty constructing a new satellite receiver that will ensure reliable reception of programming for years to come.
In May of this year, the company also added the popular TV Everywhere service, which allows customers to access much of their favorite Big Sandy Broadband programming through their mobile devices
Big Sandy Broadband continues to invest in rural Kentucky, just as they've done for over 50 years. They do so because owner Paul Butcher and his team of employees have deep roots in East Kentucky. It’s where they work and live and raise their families. It’s home for Big Sandy Broadband.