Before 2008, CenturyLink had been the primary provider of internet to the northern region of Lake County. Cerca 2008, North Lake Health District gained a grant and brought broadband (BB) internet fiber optic cable to the North Lake Health Clinic.  Several years later, Nathan Church, a local farmer and Internet Service Providers (ISP) under InternetServices, LLC, gained access to the fiber optic and has been continuously expanding availability of BB internet via microwave to willing customers through the northern region of Lake County. Church had interest in providing internet to Summer Lake Basin via microwave relay on Forest Service-administered Dead Indian Communication Site.  Unfortunately, the Forest Service needed to complete a new management plan for the Communication Site, conduct the associated NEPA process, and renew several expired permits before allowing new uses at the Communication Site.

In the middle and southern region of the County for many years, CenturyLink has been the primary provider of Broadband internet via fiber optic from Klamath Falls to Lakeview. FireServe of Klamath Falls also provided internet service to Lakeview area via mountaintop microwave. Other internet providers mostly relied on access from CenturyLink’s cable. From Lakeview to surrounding areas (Summer Lake, Paisley, Warner Valley, New Pine Creek), CenturyLink provided internet via T-1 lines.  

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