Local Exchange Carriers
The community of Chadron has 4 local exchange carriers. CenturyLink is the incumbent local exchange carrier. Great Plains Communications, Mobius Communications and ALLO Communications are the competitive local exchange carriers. The CenturyLink central office is on a fiber ring and provides ISDN, DSL, and ADSL. CenturyLink has fiber in the local network and additional fiber can be installed as needed. Great Plains Communication is headquartered in Blair, Nebraska, and provides digital telephone service to the city via a dual linear tandem feed. Mobius Communications is headquartered in Hemingford, Nebraska, and is a provider for POTS, DSL, and ADSL. ALLO Communications calls Imperial, Nebraska, home and its services are POTS, DSL, and ADSL. ALLO is in the process of planning a fiber-to-the business network overbuild similar to their network in Scottsbluff, Nebraska, featuring a Metaswitch softswitch.
CenturyLink is the incumbent local exchange carrier for Crawford, and NT & T is the competitive local exchange carrier.
DSL broadband services are provided by CenturyLink, ALLO, and Mobius via local exchange facilities and wireless by Action Communications and Sandhills Wireless. Great Plains Communications is the local cable modem provider and has an extensive local and statewide fiber network.
In Crawford, CenturyLink and Mobius provide DSL broadband services via local exchange facilities and by wireless.
Cellular coverage is provided by Verizon and Viaero Wireless. The Verizon towers are located on East 2nd Street in Chadron and in Crawford, just north of the city limits. They have retail locations at Wal-Mart, West 2nd Appliance and Petersen Drug Radio Shack. Viaero has a local retail office in Chadron.
Customer Premise Equipment (CPE) can be provided by Great Plains Communications and Manna Systems and Consulting. Great Plains Communications offers Sprint Business Systems that feature VoIP technology and local, certified Local Area Network installers.
Great Plains Communications offers more than 150 cable television channels, including local area broadcasters, digital music, and local weather and programming. HDTV is also available from Great Plains Communications.
- Communications Service Providers:
The Chadron Record, a local weekly newspaper, has 2,300 subscribers. “Your Neighbors,” a weekly shopping guide, is delivered to an additional 4,700 residents in Dawes County. Other papers delivered locally include the Crawford Clipper/Harrison Sun (weekly) with 1,300 subscribers, Rapid City Journal (daily) and Scottsbluff Star-Herald (daily).
- Two radio stations operate in Chadron: