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Construction Update

Construction Update

The projected dates are based on the current list of registrations from jointruestream.com which changes daily, and the current number of crews working. These dates are for drop construction progress. The drop brings the fiber line from the mainline to the side of...

Construction Update

Construction Update

The projected dates are based on the current list of registrations from jointruestream.com which changes daily, and the current number of crews working. These dates are for drop construction progress. The drop brings the fiber line from the mainline to the side of...

Construction Update

Construction Update

To find out which area you are in, log into your account at jointruestream.com. Here you can view your dashboard and see your progress! Petoskey Phase 1 For everyone who HAS returned their paperwork Installations continue for overhead and applicable ground lay...

Construction Update

Construction Update

The good news keeps coming! The Great Lakes Energy board of directors has given the go-ahead to expand into our Boyne Phase 2 area (covering the north half of Torch Lake all the way to Charlevoix) sooner than expected! Construction of the mainline fiber will likely...

Construction Update – January

Construction Update – January

Petoskey Phase 1 - Hayes, Resort, Petoskey East and Petoskey West We're excited to announce mainline construction in a majority of our Petoskey Phase 1 is complete and we have connected just over 1,900 Truestreamers as of early January!  In-home installations are...

Construction Announcement

Construction Announcement

Petoskey Service Area Phase 2 You're getting a makeover! Psst…we’re going to let you in on a little secret. The Truestream areas designated on the map on jointruestream.com are not named based on the surrounding township or city/town in that area.  They are named...

Construction Update – November

Construction Update – November

The gales of November Phew – what a whirlwind time we have had so far! Mother nature isn’t exactly playing nice, but we are doing our best to make it work. In early 2018, we had no fiber on our poles, now we have over 818 miles of mainline fiber! We have also...

Construction Update – September

Construction Update – September

Good News! Construction in our Phase 1 area is nearly complete, so some of our crews are beginning construction in our Phase 2 area! So...what does that really mean for everyone in our Petoskey service area? Find out which step your area is in using our flow chart!...

It’s a dirty job…

It’s a dirty job…

...but someone's gotta do it. We’re building a life-changing fiber network from the ground up as quickly as possible. When we are working in your area, there will be trucks and equipment. That’s a good thing – it means you are one step closer to having access to...

May-June Update

May-June Update

WOW! Thanks to you, we have reached over 14,000 registrations on www.jointruestream.com! For those of you in the Phase 1 part of the Petoskey service area buckle up, it’s going to be a fun summer! In-home installations in the Hayes and Petoskey East areas on track to...

Truestream News

We’re exploring expanding!

We’re exploring expanding!

As you can imagine, building a fiber network from the ground up takes a lot of planning and hard work, and we're happy to announce that we're beginning to expand further! The proposed expansion will happen in three phases: Phase 1 is the fielding and planning phase....

Community First

Community First

In-person schools in Michigan have been shut down for the remainder of the school year. This news isn’t new. We know many of you have been trying to work from home for a month now. We’re continuing to work to bring in as many crews as we can to build and install our...

An Innovative Solution to an Old Challenge

An Innovative Solution to an Old Challenge

New and innovative ways to accomplish your goals tend to surface in times of crisis. Whether it’s the ability to piece together a meal with some weird canned goods in your cupboards – yes, we’ve done that and it wasn’t half bad.  Or finding a way to exercise at home...

“Fibercommuting” from Michigan to Miami:

“Fibercommuting” from Michigan to Miami:

My Life-changing internet from Truestream.   This month, we're welcoming guest blogger, Jessica Searles!   Not long ago on my rural road in northern Emmet County, the only two internet options available to me were satellite and dial-up. Yes, that dial-up,...

Truestream & GLE Service Continues as Critical Infrastructure

Truestream & GLE Service Continues as Critical Infrastructure

Great Lakes Energy and Truestream continue to provide electric and fiber services to members after Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer signed the “Stay Home, Stay Safe” Executive Order earlier today in response to the threat from COVID-19. Utility and communications...

Response to COVID-19

Response to COVID-19

UPDATE: May 14, 2020 Truestream in-home installations will resume Monday, May 18. To ensure your safety and the safety of our techs, we will ask a series of screening questions, follow proper social distancing, and wear personal protective equipment. If you are...

New Apprentice Program Comes to Michigan

New Apprentice Program Comes to Michigan

If you live anywhere in Emmet or Charlevoix County, chances are you've seen our contractors working hard to build our fiber network. We're proud to work with contractors like Wolf Line Construction to bring a much-needed service to rural Michigan.  Not only are we...

One year ago today –

One year ago today –

We connected our first Truestreamer!   Hey, it's Julie - I'm baaack!  The powers that be have let me take over the blog once again and I have yet another confession for everyone. My house was the first residential location connected to Truestream. Before you cry...

Welcome guest blogger, Director Paul Schemanski

Welcome guest blogger, Director Paul Schemanski

Fiber Broadband Internet to Great Lakes Energy members with speeds of 100 MB, 200 MB, or 1,000 MB (1GB) in rural northern Michigan. What a life-changer. As I reflect on the accomplishments of the staff and contractors over the last 12 months, how Truestream has gone...

Patience…dear, sweet patience

Patience…dear, sweet patience

Having it is easier said than done, right? Smart decision or not, my bosses have allowed me to take over our Truestream blog, at least this once. Allow me to introduce myself - my name is Julie. I have worked at Great Lakes Energy for almost a decade. I am a wife and...