Clearwave Fiber Expands Ultra-fast Internet to Illinois Cities

Clearwave Fiber announced plans to expand the company’s ultra-fast, state-of-the-art, all-fiber internet network into residential neighborhoods in Harrisburg and Herrin, Ill. The company began serving businesses in Southern Illinois in 1996, and the expansion into residential areas is part of Clearwave Fiber’s long-term goal to bring the most advanced and fastest internet available in the world to more than 500,000 homes and businesses across the United States by 2027.

Clearwave Fiber’s Midwest President Byron Cantrall stressed the importance of the company’s investment to consumers and the broader local community. “We are committed to providing underserved communities with the high-speed connectivity that is essential for families, businesses, and local economies; without these essential services, many of the communities we are targeting will struggle to survive,” he said.

Featuring gigabit download and upload speeds, Clearwave Fiber will bring 10 times more speed to consumer doorsteps at a time when fast, reliable internet is becoming critical to modern households.

“The City of Harrisburg is excited to see Clearwave Fiber installing residential services to our community,” said Harrisburg Mayor John McPeek. “Harrisburg’s movement forward to becoming a more desirable place to live and work will only be increased through our residents’ access to high-quality, reliable fiber services – made possible through this investment.”

Herrin’s Mayor Steve Frattini added, “We welcome Clearwave’s investment in our community and are looking forward to the enhancements that fiber can bring. This technology will help our residents and businesses keep pace with today’s increasing connectivity demands.”

For many consumers, the internet touches every facet of daily life. Remote work, telehealth, and virtual learning all require robust, reliable connections. A 2021 study by Deloitte indicated that 55 percent of U.S. households include one or more remote workers, and 43 percent include at least one household member attending virtual classes.

Clearwave Fiber is slated to begin construction within the next 60 days. For information, visit