What is Nex-Tech Fiber?

Nex-Tech fiber-to-the-premise (FTTP) is the delivery of a communications signal over fiber optics to a home or business. This fiber connection is superior to any existing copper infrastructure such as telephone wires or coaxial cable. Fiber is a relatively new and advanced method that delivers virtually unlimited Internet bandwidth to consumers and businesses. Current fiber optic technology can provide two-way transmission speeds of up to 1,000 megabits per second. That’s 1 Gig! Further, as cable modem and DSL providers are struggling to squeeze higher bandwidth out of their technologies, ongoing improvements in fiber optic equipment are constantly increasing available bandwidth without having to change the fiber. As technology continues to demand more and more Internet bandwidth, your fiber will be ready to grow with it. That’s why fiber networks are said to be future proof!

BENEFITS OF FIBER INTERNET

HIGHER SPEED

Fiber-networks deliver speeds and transmit data at a faster rate than cable, DSL, and wireless networks

RELIABILITY

Fiber-networks are
highly reliable and
are storm and
windproof

LOW LATENCY

Fiber-networks transmit continuously, eliminating any disruptions, latency, or annoying delays in accessing information

FUTURE-PROOF NETWORKS

Fiber-networks can support continuous enhancements and innovations that homeowners will need for years to come

MAKE SURE YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD IS FIBER READY!

Unrivaled Reliability

Whether wind, snow or busy times of the day, with fiber-powered services from Nex-Tech, you’ll always be connected when it matters most.

Amazing Entertainment

Nex-Tech TV Now is a full featured, streaming TV App. Watch it on your TVs, smartphones, tablets – any device that’s connected to your Nex-tech Internet. With free HD and DVR, you’ll save money too!

Incredible Speeds

With connectivity speeds up to 1 Gig, you’ll experience fast, reliable Internet the way it was meant to be.

Frequently Asked Questions

1. What is Nex-Tech Fiber?

Nex-Tech Fiber is a state-of-the-art fiber optic infrastructure that brings fiber service right to your home or business. It is the most current technology available and is said to be “future proof”. Fiber can deliver ultra-fast Internet connections, up to 1 Gig, advanced entertainment and local phone service.

2. How does Nex-Tech Fiber benefit Great Bend?

As with any utility, having the most capable and reliable infrastructure provides more value to the community and its residents. Connecting Great Bend with fiber brings big benefits to residences and businesses. It allows the transfer of very large files over the Internet like medical images or multimedia programming. A fiber infrastructure also levels the playing field for small, rural communities to compete with larger, urban areas.

Internet accessibility of speeds up to 1 Gig allow ample bandwidth for running multiple wireless devices at the same time, 4K streaming video, advanced gaming, life-like video chatting and supports a work-from-home lifestyle. This fiber investment prepares Great Bend for the future of technology. 

3. Is Nex-Tech building fiber everywhere in Great Bend?

We are prepared to provide fiber in every zone that reaches the required commitment level. Our actual construction plans will be based on the interest we receive from each neighborhood zone. Once a neighborhood zone reaches the required sign-up level, your zone will then have fiber built to it. Zones that do not reach the necessary commitment level may be served with a hybrid wireless solution instead.

4. How long will the fiber project take?

Nex-Tech intends to complete 1-2 zones per year. We will build to zones after they reach the required commitment level. The faster a zone reaches the commitment level, the faster it will be built to. We expect the fiber project to take up to 5 years. Initial construction will begin in Spring 2020.

5. Is this Nex-Tech’s first time offering fiber to the home?

No, in fact, Nex-Tech was the first company in the United States to bring fiber to the home when we overbuilt Hill City, Kansas, in 1996. We now offer fiber in nearly 60 communities throughout Kansas.

6. What residential services can I get with Nex-Tech Fiber?

With Nex-Tech, you don’t have to worry about short-term promotional rates or pricing gimmicks. We publish our everyday rates so you know exactly what you can expect! All Internet packages now include symmetrical upload and download speeds!

Internet SpeedA la carte priceBundled price
 200 Mbps Symmetrical$59.95*
24-month price lock guarantee!
$64.95
1 Gig Symmetrical$99.95*
24-month price lock guarantee!
$104.95
200 Mbps Symmetrical Internet
+ TV Now Deluxe
$135.95*
24-month price lock guarantee!
1 Gig Symmetrical Internet
+ TV Now Deluxe
$175.95*
24-month price lock guarantee!

24-month price lock guarantee! Pre-construction Special (only available to people that sign up before we begin the construction).

*Bundled pricing valid when bundled with one additional service including local phone, TV Now or Nex-Tech Wireless.Price reflects current published rates. Rates are subject to change. Subscription to Protection Plus required and includes wireless router.

TV NowBundled price
Basic$30.00
Deluxe$76.00
Premium packages and channels also available. Retransmission fees and taxes not included. Subscription to Nex-Tech fiber Internet required to subscribe to TV Now.
PhoneA la carte price
Local Phone$17.25
Basic charges do not include federal, state and local taxes and mandated charges.
Frequent Caller 200$37.05
Local phone service, 200 minutes of long distance, Caller ID Name and Number
No Limits$45.00
Local phone service, Caller ID Name and Number, Call Waiting, Call Waiting ID, Three-way Calling, unlimited long distance calling within the continental U.S.

Business phone and Internet packages are also available.

7. I am already a Nex-Tech Internet customer. Do I need to sign up?

Yes! Your current services are delivered via a technology other than fiber. In order to bring fiber to your neighborhood, the required interest level must first be met. This includes interest from current Nex-Tech customers and future customers.

8. What is the process to get fiber to my house/neighborhood?

After enough interest in shown for a particular neighborhood zone (through filling out this form), we will start the Sign-up phase to determine the level of commitment for a prospective Fiber build.

During Sign-up, we will contact every potential home to determine how many households are interested in our new fiber optic network and are serious about taking advantage of our services.

After we have reached our commitment requirements for a prospective Fiber build, we will begin plans for construction on your fiber network! If your neighborhood zone does not reach the required interest level, your neighborhood may instead be serviced with a hybrid wireless Internet solution. That’s why it’s important for you and your neighbors to show your interest in fiber!

9. What is the Sign-up phase?

Signing-up is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for you. This will determine how many households are interested in our new fiber optic network and are serious about taking advantage of our services. During this phase, you will select which packages you will be subscribing to and pay a $25 registration fee. The $25 shows Nex-Tech you are serious about taking our services and are truly committed. Nex-Tech will refund your $25 payment if we do not proceed with a fiber build in your neighborhood. When you subscribe to services, your $25 fee will be applied towards your first bill.

10. What is the difference between different types of Internet connections?

The main difference between DSL, copper, wireless and fiber Internet is the connection it is delivered through. With cable and DSL Internet, distance can be a problem. The longer the wires are, the worse your signal could get. If multiple people are using the Internet at the same time, your speed may be slowed. Wireless Internet delivers your signal via line-of-sight. If the signal is obstructed by structures or trees, the speed you can subscribe to may be reduced or unavailable.

Fiber transfers data at a faster rate than any other connection. That means faster load times, higher-quality streaming and less buffering. Fiber also offers symmetrical download and upload speeds. That means that you’ll enjoy the same speed whether you are downloading a movie or sending out a large file.

Fiber optic is the fastest and most reliable Internet option available. It is not shared and provides far greater speeds to enhance your experience. If you use the Internet in any way and have the opportunity to sign up for fiber, you should!

11. What is Gig Internet?

A gigabit is one of the fastest broadband Internet connections available and is one gigabit per second (Gbps) or 1,000 megabits per second (Mbps) – which is much faster than the Internet connection most American households have access to today!

12. How can I test what speed I am getting now?

Click on this link to test the speed you are currently receiving. When doing a speed test, always restart your router or modem first. Don’t use the Internet for anything else while you’re testing it. Always restart your computer or device before testing. Don’t forget to clear your browser’s cache too. Lastly, remember that no speed test is perfect and all you are testing with an Internet speed test is how well your current connection works between your computer or device and the testing server itself.

13. If I switch my telephone service to Nex-Tech, do I get to keep my same phone number?

Absolutely! We will move your telephone number over to us and you do not need to do a thing. Once the number is moved, it automatically notifies your current provider and they will stop their billing.