Gigabyte internet is on its way to Glidden and Mellen.

Astrea is proud to announce that the residents of Glidden and Mellen will soon have access to gigabyte internet speeds.

The Astrea and Norvado Partnership

Astrea, a division of CCI Systems, Inc. has partnered with Norvado through a Wisconsin Public Service grant, to bring fiber backed cable high-speed internet offerings to the Glidden and Mellen communities for the first time in the coming months.   

As of Summer 2021, Astrea will be offering high-speed internet to residents in the Glidden and Mellen communities for the first time. These communities are currently receiving TV services from Astrea that will also be upgraded to enhanced digital services. After the upgrades have been completed, the Glidden and Mellen communities will have access to internet speeds ranging from 50mbps to 1Gig available to them.  

“We are extremely excited to add Glidden and Mellen to the list of Gigabit communities we serve,” said Cory Heigl, Vice President of Astrea. “Our mission is to bring superior internet service to our rural communities that are often forgotten by larger providers. We continue to invest in bringing faster speeds to our rural markets including the launch of Gigabit speeds in additional communities such as Glidden and Mellen this year” said Heigl. 

The internet offerings in this area were made possible through a Wisconsin Public Service grant awarded to Norvado and partnered with Astrea to bring faster internet to the communities of Glidden and Mellen. These speeds will allow customers to enjoy speeds that are typically only found in big cities. With the availability of up to 1 Gig internet speeds, Astrea customers will have better access to work and school from home, shop, stay in touch with friends, games, and enjoy online entertainment options.  In addition, the network upgrade will also allow for enhanced digital TV options for customers in this area including expanded channel offerings. 


Astrea's Broadband Mission

Astrea provides high-speed internet and TV to small-town families and business just like yours. We understand why you choose to live where you do because we live there too! We want to be able to get you the connection needed to have access to all the things you love, all while enjoying rural living.  

It is our mission to provide unmatched high-speed internet to those rural areas that are often overlooked by other providers. We are excited to share with you that starting in Summer of 2021, we will be upgrading the Mellen and Glidden communities so that you can soon experience those unmatched speeds offered to other Astrea communities. 

Upgraded Services Coming Soon


Once the upgrade this Summer is completed, internet options ranging from 50mbps up to 1000mbps will be available. That’s right! Glidden and Mellen will soon be Gigabyte internet communities! These types of speeds backed by a reliable and stable network will bring an unmatched internet offering to your community.


With this project will also come upgrades to digital TV services. These TV upgrades will offer customers more channels, better picture quality, access to set-top boxes, TiVo access, and more! 

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Frequently Asked Questions

Astrea has started the first phases of the construction project and construction is anticipated to be completed in the summer of this year.

Following project completion, the residents of Mellen and Glidden will be able to receive up to 1Gig of internet speeds.

With this project will also come upgrades to digital TV services.  These TV upgrades will offer customers more channels, better picture quality, access to set-top boxes, TiVo access, and more!

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