Mainstreet Broadband ceasing operations

Mainstreet Broadband ceasing operations

There are 41 comments on the The Post-Searchlight story from Aug 1, 2012, titled Mainstreet Broadband ceasing operations. In it, The Post-Searchlight reports that:

Mainstreet Broadband, a communications company that received more than $2.5 million from Decatur County taxpayers, ceased its operations Wednesday.

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What-me-worry

Elburn, IL

#1 Aug 1, 2012
$2,500,000 SPOST money spent on 1,300 customers. That comes out to $1,923 per subscriber. Then they wanted you to give them T-SPLOST to spend. Does that make sense?
It nevr ceases 2 amaze me

Brookings, SD

#2 Aug 1, 2012
What-me-worry wrote:
$2,500,000 SPOST money spent on 1,300 customers. That comes out to $1,923 per subscriber. Then they wanted you to give them T-SPLOST to spend. Does that make sense?
That's unbelievable. I always wondered if Mainstreet was legit. I wonder who gave them the contract and who got all of our money?
Well, I know who gave them the money - the county commissioners, right?
It never seemed like a good deal for Decatur county... so who all benefited?
Wally

Brookings, SD

#3 Aug 1, 2012
What-me-worry wrote:
$2,500,000 SPOST money spent on 1,300 customers. That comes out to $1,923 per subscriber. Then they wanted you to give them T-SPLOST to spend. Does that make sense?
But they want to keep taxing us crazy!!!!
yes

Valdosta, GA

#4 Aug 2, 2012
Another example of more govt spending our money on things that will not work. I thik I deserve a refund.
WTF

Saint-jean-sur-richelieu, Canada

#5 Aug 2, 2012
So wtf am I supposed to do now???
Me too

Saint-jean-sur-richelieu, Canada

#6 Aug 2, 2012
WTF wrote:
So wtf am I supposed to do now???
You are screwed just like I am...trying to find something. If anybody has a system for the rural area with unlimited download that you are happy with, would you please post what company it is. One thing after checking is stay away from Hughesnet. Nothing but complaints in the reviews.
Huh

United States

#7 Aug 2, 2012
They are working on finding someone
Mr I told u

United States

#8 Aug 2, 2012
What-me-worry wrote:
$2,500,000 SPOST money spent on 1,300 customers. That comes out to $1,923 per subscriber. Then they wanted you to give them T-SPLOST to spend. Does that make sense?
Looks like decature co paid 2.5 for a load of BULL S ahy one got any BS for sale
WTF

Saint-jean-sur-richelieu, Canada

#9 Aug 3, 2012
I have been searching the internet to find out more about why Main Street Broadband shut down and found this link which gives a little more information than the Post Searchlight does.

http://www2.jcfloridan.com/news/2012/aug/03/m...
joshua

Williston, FL

#10 Aug 3, 2012
so is ther anyway to get a refund becuz this was not in the contract with them i paid 750$ for them to come out and install it i live in bronson,fl they have not shut it down yet but if anyone has got any idea on what to do plez tell me
verizon mifi jetpak

Old Town, FL

#11 Aug 4, 2012
joshua wrote:
so is ther anyway to get a refund becuz this was not in the contract with them i paid 750$ for them to come out and install it i live in bronson,fl they have not shut it down yet but if anyone has got any idea on what to do plez tell me
get a verizon mifi $70-$50 rebate for mifi 2yr plan
not the way

Birmingham, AL

#12 Aug 4, 2012
verizon mifi jetpak wrote:
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get a verizon mifi $70-$50 rebate for mifi 2yr plan
You had better look at the plan and see what the cap is. A good movie will use up 1.5 gb of your plan. And Verizon will burn your butt if you go over. There has to be better options for a home computer
Huh

United States

#13 Aug 4, 2012
Someone has bought the company and will resume the operation. Read the post searchlight.
obamas mama

Saint-jean-sur-richelieu, Canada

#14 Aug 5, 2012
my baby, president Kardashian, will be sending you all a broadband bailout shortly. Right after he pays your mortgage and fills up your gas tanks free. God bless the democrats!! And praise president Kardashian
What-me-worry

Elburn, IL

#15 Aug 6, 2012
Huh wrote:
Someone has bought the company and will resume the operation. Read the post searchlight.
We have $2,500,000 dollars in tax money invested. How much did he pay for it?
Completing the job

Saint-jean-sur-richelieu, Canada

#16 Aug 6, 2012
Not sure if it should even matter what he pays for it. My thoughts are we voted to fund the system for the county. It was and I imagine will remain under county ownership. I believe they are talking about him running it, the same as what Mainstreet was supposed to do. If he can run it and keep it working under the terms of our original contract then I say thanks!

I hope we soon find out how to pay for service under him instead of the old billing system. A company that leaves us high and dry while taking our money for the next month is not a good business. Having a local business owner will be a great addition to me and to this community. Lets keep it local!!!
make it quick

Greenville, SC

#17 Aug 7, 2012
Completing the job wrote:
Not sure if it should even matter what he pays for it. My thoughts are we voted to fund the system for the county. It was and I imagine will remain under county ownership. I believe they are talking about him running it, the same as what Mainstreet was supposed to do. If he can run it and keep it working under the terms of our original contract then I say thanks!
I hope we soon find out how to pay for service under him instead of the old billing system. A company that leaves us high and dry while taking our money for the next month is not a good business. Having a local business owner will be a great addition to me and to this community. Lets keep it local!!!
Somebody needs to let us know like now as to what is going on. These other companies require a two year contract and once you put in another system in place, you are stuck with it for two years
Waiting

Colquitt, GA

#18 Aug 7, 2012
Who all still has service. I have had service up until this morning. I have spoken to the one who is going to run it, apparently the county does own all the equipment and this will be a maintenance company to keep the service running. I agree who are we going to pay? And when will we know something. I can sign a 2 yr agreement with excede but want to see what is going to happen here. Anyone else out as of this AM?
Guns

Valdosta, GA

#19 Aug 7, 2012
I think we need to hold our guns for just about a week or two, Rome wasn't built in a day and this bomb was just set off less than a week ago. if you lost your service hold up a little before you jump somewhere else, unless you got not choice. as for me I waited 7 years for this. a week or two without service wont kill me. it takes time to transfer all this stuff over. it's gonna happen. hold on to your equipment. Mainstreet screwed us but Shane Turner is trying to be a hero for all us who need the service.
Mr I told u

United States

#20 Aug 7, 2012
Huh wrote:
Someone has bought the company and will resume the operation. Read the post searchlight.
O so we can S----- out of more money = I say the county com members and all others that put this crap into action put the funds back its not to the tax payer to lose = do this and they will think twice before they crap away funds is what I say - what do u say

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