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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...

Boyne Service Area Announcement

Boyne Service Area Announcement

Great Lakes Energy(GLE) is exploring the possibility of expanding Truestream fiber internet and voice service to the Boyne service area! This includes rural parts of Antrim, Charlevoix, Cheboygan, Emmet, and Otsego counties served by GLE with electricity. GLE members...

Construction Update-March 2019

Construction Update-March 2019

Happy Spring! Are you gazing out the window in hopes that spring will appear? We know we are! It's time to think spring and that means Truestream Construction begins next month as soon as mother natures cooperates. We welcomed 53 new Truestreamsers last month and we...

Truestream News

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: March 19, 2020 Construction and planning activity for the Truestream fiber network continues. Field technicians are visiting locations to check meters and gather engineering data. They will not knock on doors, will wear gloves, and maintain a distance of six...

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...

THE WAIT IS OVER!

THE WAIT IS OVER!

Welcome guest blogger, Brent Marlatt, Executive Director at Camp Daggett in Boyne City MI. Connection, Finally Right now, as I rattle the keys on this computer keyboard at my desk, four Truestream technicians from Great Lakes Energy, Paul Loucks  (Camp’s Avaya Phone...

April Update

April Update

We have some very exciting news to share with you! Construction has officially begun for the Phase 1 area - Hayes, Resort, Petoskey East and Petoskey West service areas! Free installation for those in Phase 1 is limited to those who register prior to construction and...