FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 21, 2018
Ryan Thomas, City Administrator
Wildwood Expands High-Speed Internet Access in Rural Areas
New Equipment Will Increase Internet Access in Unserved and Underserved Regions
Wildwood, Mo. – Over the course of the past several years, the city of Wildwood and its Rural Internet Access Committee have been working with two wireless broadband providers, Bays-ET and WisperISP, to provide higher speed internet access to underserved, rural parts of Wildwood.
WisperISP is now broadcasting from new equipment attached to a St. Louis County emergency communications tower in Babler State Park, which should now serve additional homes and businesses in the northwest quadrant of the City. WisperISP will be running tests over the course of the next several weeks to determine the extent their service area can be further expanded as a result this upgrade.
Inquiries for new service in this area can be made by calling (800) 765-7772, or through the WisperISP website: https://www.wisperisp.com (choose the “Contact Us” section and fill out a New Request Form).
“Providing access to quality high-speed internet for our residents is a priority for the City of Wildwood,” said Mayor Jim Bowlin. “This recent upgrade is a major milestone in accomplishing this objective.”
The City of Wildwood is continuing to pursue service improvements with WisperISP and Bays-ET to many other parts of the community and will continue to provide updates on the City website.
About the City of Wildwood:
Wildwood is one of the largest cities in St. Louis County and Missouri, in both population and land mass. It is the third largest municipality in Missouri geographically, and is known as a premier destination in St. Louis County for planned land-use development.