Big River To Turn On New 4G Towers

Big River To Turn On New 4G Towers

There are 14 comments on the KRCU-FM Cape Girardeau story from Aug 6, 2012, titled Big River To Turn On New 4G Towers. In it, KRCU-FM Cape Girardeau reports that:

Big River Broadband is launching its new 4G LTE service on 18 new towers today. The Farmington-based telecommunications company is still in the process of building a total 58 towers.

Join the discussion below, or Read more at KRCU-FM Cape Girardeau.

about time !!!

United States

#1 Aug 6, 2012
There's never been a good signal on highway 72 between Jackson all the way to Patton ! will that be fixed too ?
guest

United States

#2 Aug 6, 2012
Omg that's just now being done WTF they've been talking about this beating a dead horse for how long now? omg WTF!?!?!
Guest

United States

#3 Aug 7, 2012
guest wrote:
Omg that's just now being done WTF they've been talking about this beating a dead horse for how long now? omg WTF!?!?!
Do you know how long it takes to build that many towers? No? Then shut up.

All the same, Big River's prices are way too high to be worth it.
guest

United States

#4 Aug 7, 2012
Guest wrote:
<quoted text>Do you know how long it takes to build that many towers? No? Then shut up.

All the same, Big River's prices are way too high to be worth it.
tell us. how long does it take? huh? huh? they've been talking about it for years. if it's so great then why are you so cheap to pay for it? huh? huh? what's better and cheaper? tell us you stooge.
Mister obvious

Jackson, MO

#5 Aug 7, 2012
Big River isnt a cellular carrier and it will have nothing to do with your cell phone service
idk

United States

#6 Aug 7, 2012
okay but will this have anything to do with helping my cell service through AT&T out that way ? Is this tower just to help people get High speed Internet ? What the heck is the tower for ? Been needing both out that way !!!! Tired of hughesnet ! it's way to high but have to have it . it would also be nice some day to actually use my cell to call someone from home or text ! there's no signal ever at all ! they said they was working on something here soon to get all that fixed .i pay my cell bill just like everybody else so I want to be able to use it when I need to.
Guest

United States

#7 Aug 7, 2012
guest wrote:
<quoted text>
tell us. how long does it take? huh? huh? they've been talking about it for years. if it's so great then why are you so cheap to pay for it? huh? huh? what's better and cheaper? tell us you stooge.
They've been talking about it since 2011. It takes a few months. It has been a few months. It's also not so great. The prices are extremely high for average speed and absurdly low monthly data caps. Really any service around here would be a better deal, especially if you can get DSL.
Alfred A Dodds

Saint Louis, MO

#8 Aug 8, 2012
It is about time. Now I can post faster.
dudeman

United States

#9 Aug 21, 2012
Guest wrote:
<quoted text>
They've been talking about it since 2011. It takes a few months. It has been a few months. It's also not so great. The prices are extremely high for average speed and absurdly low monthly data caps. Really any service around here would be a better deal, especially if you can get DSL.
My friend just got it. He was UNLIMITED plan and said it is fast enough to play online games on his PS3... that's pretty fast. He says it is a bit pricy, but there is no cable OR DSL where he lives, and hughesnet is only $10-20 cheaper. They have RIDICULOUS data caps, and phenomenal prices. Along with equipment and install fees. I'm looking forward very much so for another tower to be built closer to me. I would jump on it quick! Ain't easy for a countryboy to browse the net with hughesnet!
icool

Cape Girardeau, MO

#10 Aug 21, 2012
Gay people
The Only One Informed

Saint Charles, MO

#11 Mar 12, 2013
First- have any of you ever worked with the government? The inability to release how SLOW and IMPOSSIBLE they are to work with as you can't bite the hand that feeds you makes Big River look like their lacking, when they're only allowed to move as fast as they can.
Second- they're building an entirely new network in an area NO OTHER PROVIDER has tried to even come to to build, Hughes is Satellite and does not constitute as a provider requiring builds. You're mad at the only company working to help?
Thirly- Their prices are too high as compared to what? They're certainly WAY cheaper than Hughes and other providers who've made it to these areas, and have a better refund policy than anyone.Charter and ATT? You mean the guys who already have ease to get to services only within city limits where there are some lower prices, and won't stretch out to the rural communities Big River is building in to provide to?
Big River's product is developing and growing and they do anything they can to ease the service and transition to the new network for all consumers. Coverage is constantly growing AND they're hiring people. You're right, they're awful because it isn't perfect yet. But it improves daily and they listen to all their customers and assist as they can. You can call their GM and PRESIDENT directly! Not even getting Indians in other countries! Get educated you fools, this is the best around even if it isn't perfect and if you have a complaint, tell the company. It's the only way they'll improve and get you to stop being so critical of something you could clearly never do.
-a HAPPY Big River customer
hurry up

United States

#12 Mar 12, 2013
Hurry up with it!
tye

Western Springs, IL

#13 Jun 5, 2013
I was a contractor working on this project last year. I know this has been on for awhile. As far as the process goes, it can take roughly a minimum of one year. Most of the towers were provided through government grants. After that they must find property within the geographical location. Then it goes through multiple government agencies (faa,fcc, dnr, and then soil samples and others). Then negotiated lease issues for property. It is a very long, expensive process. The good news is that these towers can all be used to collocate cellular providers making it cheaper for them and move into other areas they have not already explored. Enjoy your service
mike

Perryville, MO

#14 Feb 3, 2014
I got this service and so far it's pretty good I have the unlimited plan for roughly120$ month but eh money can always be made to pay it every now and then I get slow speeds like 2 mbps when I was told it should be 5-15mbps but most of the time It's around 7-10mbps. The people are very generous well for me so far lol. Yea it's priced high but it's certainly better than century links dsl with 60$ 100 p's but it's actually moving at dial up speed so I will continue with these guys for as long as they stay. I use 2 xbox 360 to play online with kids I have a win with net fix go in 2 cell phones on it and a tablet and the speed holds strong like 95% of the time. Only real complaint is price it is steep but to me it's worth it.

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