“I was one of Phil and Cherie's first customers. For me, and I suspect a growing number of folks up here, a stable high-speed connection is critical. Satellite and consumer-grade wifi are sad, dated solutions to an ever-growing need for high speed connectivity. The amount of bandwidth required for basic internet use has and will continue to grow exponentially. What works well enough today most likely won't within a few years’ time. Way back when, a 14.4 dial up connection was plenty good enough, then 28.8, 33.6, 56k. Each were a blessing until bandwidth requirements made them obsolete.
Elevations has had absolutely rock solid service. I've suffered a single outage in 2 years of service, due to a fiber cut down on the flats. The latency is extremely low, the bandwidth is high, and there is no data cap. The service, while more expensive, is on par with a wired connection in the city. Prior to Elevations my service was out several times a month. If it snowed I knew I'd have to wait for the snow to melt off a solar panel somewhere before service was restored. When it comes to emergency communications, snow on a solar panel disconnecting an entire community doesn't exactly inspire confidence… In my opinion it provides a much needed service to our community.”