July 19, 2023
Liberty Communications Corp. may be one of Eastern Iowa’s fastest growing broadband companies, but it hasn’t lost sight of its roots.
Liberty has been serving the area for 116 years and continues to commit to ensuring Iowa is a wonderful place to work and live for generations to come. The company has announced two new network builds to bring fiber internet to residents near West Liberty, as well as plans to fully convert their DSL customers near West Branch to a 100% fiber-to-the-home network. These new projects are happening alongside other significant investments Liberty has made in Fairfield, Mt. Pleasant and Centerville following its acquisition of Natel Broadband in 2022.
“With homeschooling and remote work, fiber internet has become just as essential as electricity,” said Brandy Marquez, Marketing and Experience Manager at Liberty Communications Corp. “We aim to expand as quickly as we can to serve as many people as possible, while continuing to invest in the communities that have supported us for more than a century. As we grow, we are committed to maintaining that same great customer experience we’re known for. These projects, especially our conversion to 100% fiber, are just a few ways we’re holding true to that promise.”
The first broadband build is already underway, which will add 90 new households to Liberty’s service area, giving them access to fiber internet. Residents in a rural subdivision on and around American Legion Road, located between West Liberty and Iowa City, will be able to get fiber service from Liberty beginning late this summer.
Later this year, Liberty’s remaining projects will begin. The first will bring broadband service to an Empower Rural Iowa Broadband Grant area northwest of West Liberty, connecting approximately 27 rural households to Liberty’s fiber network. The second is a fiber-to-the-home conversion that will bring the latest broadband technology to Liberty’s remaining DSL customers near West Branch. Both projects are expected to wrap before the end of 2023, at which time all Liberty customers will be able to enjoy the speed and reliability of fiber optic technology.