Nathan Church is a fourth-generation farmer and the owner of Internet Extension, a high-speed internet provider. He has seen firsthand how access to essential services, like banking and high-speed Internet, can transform a community for the better.
“High-speed internet out here is probably a good portion of why the the community was able to start booming and different companies are willing to invest money here… they know that they can expand. We can function as a city, really.”
“My name is Nathan Church. I’m a fourth-generation farmer and I own a wireless internet service provider in North Lake County. Six years ago this time of year I bought Internet Extension and I’ve been doing it back and forth trying to do the juggling act between the farming and the internet business. That’s what I like about this community, though, you kind of have to have a couple of hats. Otherwise, it can be hard to make ends meet.
We’ve got three guide wires off of each tower and I mean, it’s an old piece of a pivot that somebody couldn’t utilize anymore. Very cost-effective, and I mean it’s good for all the hard winds out here. High-speed internet out here is probably a good portion of why the the community was able to start booming and different companies are willing to invest money here, is that they know that they can expand. We can function as a city really, you know.
There’s something to be said about this small little community that, you know, the people are looking for. They’re just looking to get out of the rat race, and there’s nowhere else for me. It’s just wide open spaces and sunshine 300 days out of the year, and our needs can be met here now, which is kind of, you know, that’s what’s been great over the last 10-15 years, that people want to be here.”