Local Exchange Carriers
The community of Chadron has 3 local exchange carriers. CenturyLink is the incumbent local exchange carrier. Great Plains Communications and Mobius Communications are the competitive local exchange carriers. The CenturyLink central office is on a fiber ring and provides ISDN, DSL, and ADSL. CenturyLink has fiber in the local network and additional fiber can be installed as needed. Great Plains Communication is headquartered in Blair, Nebraska, and provides digital telephone service, POTS, PRI,SIP Trunking, Hosted PBX and High Speed Internet (fiber optic/cable modem) and cable television to the city via FIBER and Cable Modem. to the city via FIBER and Cable Modem. Mobius Communications is headquartered in Hemingford, Nebraska, and is a provider for POTS, DSL, and ADSL.
CenturyLink is the incumbent local exchange carrier for Crawford, and Mobius Communications has installed fiber to Crawford.
DSL broadband services are provided by CenturyLink and Mobius via local exchange facilities. Great Plains Communications, utilizing its own facilities has an extensive fiber network and cable modem. GPC
GPC Fiber Network can provide 1 Gig service to customers in Chadron and the Panhandle Region. Great Plains Communications has a robust fiber plant covering the entire City of Chadron.
In Crawford, CenturyLink and Mobius provide DSL broadband services via local exchange facilities
Cellular coverage is provided by Verizon and Viaero Wireless. The Verizon towers are located on East 2nd Street in Chadron and in Crawford, just north of the city limits. Verizon and Viaero has a local retail offices in Chadron.
Customer Premise Equipment (CPE) can be provided by Great Plains Communications and Manna Systems and Consulting. Great Plains Communications offers Panasonic Business Systems that feature VoIP technology and local, certified Local Area Network installers.
Great Plains Communications offers more than 150 cable television channels, including local area broadcasters, digital music, and local weather and programming. HDTV is also available from Great Plains Communications.
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The Chadron Record, a local weekly newspaper, has 2,300 subscribers. “Your Neighbors,” a weekly shopping guide, is delivered to an additional 4,700 residents in Dawes County. Other papers delivered locally include the Crawford Clipper/Harrison Sun (weekly) with 1,300 subscribers, Rapid City Journal (daily) and Scottsbluff Star-Herald (daily).