Terre Haute-based Joink LLC is continuing to expand its fiber optic network in Indiana. The technology services company says it is set to begin providing residential and business fiber internet service in the Clay County city of Brazil beginning next year.
Joink says construction on the fiber network is underway with the first customers receiving service in early 2023.
“We are excited to see an investment such as this coming to our city,” Brazil Mayor Brian Wyndham said in written remarks. “In order to continue elevating our city as a quality place to live and work, progressive initiatives are essential. This will allow citizens to do and have access to things they may have not been able to access in the past due to lack of connectivity.”
Joink says the project is part of an ongoing effort to expand its existing five-county fiber network that started in Terre Haute and recently began in Sullivan County.
“We are excited to offer further connectivity to this area of west central Indiana,” said Josh Zuerner, president and CEO of Joink. “High-speed internet is becoming increasingly more important to offer citizens and business owners. We are grateful that the City’s leadership recognizes this benefit by allowing us to invest in the community.
In November 2021, Joink signed an agreement to have DIF Capital Partners as its growth capital partner, providing additional investment to fuel the fiber expansion.