Small-town families and businesses in Wisconsin and the Upper Peninsula of Michigan can expect significant technology upgrades with Packerland Broadband’s shift to Astrea – which was made official August 5, 2019.
“We weren’t purchased or acquired,” says Cory Heigl, Vice President. “We’re still 100% employee owned. We just wanted an identity that we can continue to grow into. Because we’ll never stop making life better for the people we serve.”
Astrea helps over 60 communities connect to family, healthcare, work, education and entertainment
while maintaining the lifestyle they love.
“We provide Internet speeds up to 1 Gigabit in places other companies can’t or won’t service,” adds Cory. “Best of all, our entire operation is run by people who enjoy small-town life just as much as the households and businesses we serve.”
Founded in 2007, Astrea is headquartered in Iron Mountain, MI with branch locations in Crivitz, WI, Oconto Falls, WI and Sault Ste. Marie, MI. Astrea most recently expanded into Mackinac Island after acquiring Lighthouse.Net in 2017.
The new name is Greek for “star” and the goddess of truth and justice. It celebrates an all-out every-person every-day commitment to bring the Internet universe to the hardworking people of Wisconsin and the U.P.
“People aren’t going to get excited about a name change, we get that,” says Cory. “But they will enjoy being able to work from home in the winter more reliably, stream Netflix and YouTube more smoothly, and reach out to loved ones all without endless buffering. Welcome to Astrea.”
Astrea offers three levels of high-speed Internet service (in-town, edge-of-town, outside-of-town) along with TV and Phone services.