Grayhorse residents will soon have a choice between wireless internet and fiber optic cable. Dr. Jim Trumbly, director of Osage Innovative Solutions, LLC, said in a phone call that he expects Wi-Fi will be turned on for the Grayhorse village by the end of the month.
The choice to run fiber optics to the home will be up to Grayhorse residents.
“Fiber will be faster but more expensive,” Trumbly said in a phone call. “But we’ll work with residents.”
An FCC program that launched in May 2021 provides a discount of up to $75 a month on broadband internet services for eligible low-income tribal members living on tribal lands. Trumbly expects that the newly established internet service provider “Osage Broadband Powered by AtLink,” will streamline the application and billing process for eligible households.
“Osage Broadband will help people fill out the forms and go through the application process,” Trumbly said. Once internet service is established, the discount would be applied directly to the customer’s account.
Once fiber-to-homes is available, Trumbly said Osage Broadband will notify residents and those who sign up can expect to have a line run directly to the home and equipment installed in a matter of days.