Just nine months after launching MB Link, Texas’ first municipally-owned broadband utility, the City of Mont Belvieu celebrated a milestone with its groundbreaking service; bringing the 1000thhome onto the network. The Lane family had no idea they were the landmark installation when the MB Link technician showed up at their home today. The installer was quickly followed by Mayor Nick Dixon, MB Link Broadband Network Engineer Dwight Thomas, and City of Mont Belvieu Communications and Marketing Director Brian Ligon. The trio explained to resident John Lane what made this install special and presented him with an MB Link crew hat, a bag of MB Link branded goodies, a bouquet of green and white flowers, and a bunch of green and white balloons to top it off.
“All the people around here that already have it rave about it,” said homeowner John Lane. “We are very excited to have MB Link now! I think this is a fantastic service that the City is providing.”
“I can’t believe that we already have 1000 homes on MB Link. It seems like just the other day they we’re doing the very first installation at my house,” said Mont Belvieu Mayor Nick Dixon. “This shows me that the decision we made as a council to build this network was the right one. I’m really proud of MB Link and what it’s doing for our residents.”
Now, the City has its sights set on two more big goals for MB Link: Another 1000 homes on the network and launching MB Link for Business. The City will kickstart getting those next 1000 homes by offering a new sign up promotion; the offer will waive the $75 installation fee for new customers. And, to thank all of our existing customers for their business, MB Link is offering a $75 bill credit to those homes already on the network who refer friends and neighbors to the service. The offer will be good through March 31, 2019.
The City will celebrate the launch of MB Link for Business with a ribbon cutting and reception marking the West Chambers County Chamber of Commerce as the network’s first official commercial customer on Thursday, March 7.