Founded in 2007, Premium Choice Broadband is a leader in broadband development in the state of Maine. We are member of the Varney family of companies, headquartered in Brewer, with local offices in Dover-Foxcroft and Greenville. We are local Maine people working to provide high-speed internet to the state’s rural areas.
Starting with only five broadcasting locations around the Bangor area, Premium Choice has expanded to over 67 broadcast locations spanning from Rockwood to Deer Isle, covering roughly 7,000 square miles. We have specialized in getting internet to remote areas, where others do not.
Premium Choice has expanded its services and now offers state of the art fiber-optic internet, in Hancock, Penobscot, and Piscataquis counties. The company has invested $2 million in private funds to bring the residents of Maine true high-speed internet with speeds up to 100Mbps (megabits per second) – both upstream and downstream. A first for the residents of these communities. We believe that high-speed internet should not just be available, it should also be affordable.
Premium Choice Broadband is the provider of choice for 5000 Maine families. Covering most of the state of Maine with fiber, cable and DSL internet, as well as phone service. If you are looking for a locally owned company, which is focused on providing reliable, fast internet, we hope you’ll consider Premium Choice Broadband.PREMIUM CHOICE BROADBAND CONNECTS RURAL TOWNS WITH MAINE’S FASTEST
$1 Million Internet Rollout Brings High Speed Internet to Piscataquis County
Premium Choice Broadband is nearing the final stages of its latest project to bring high-speed
fiber internet connections to rural Maine. The company has invested $1 million in private funds
and installed over 40 miles of fiber-optic cable connecting Dover-Foxcroft and downtown
Monson with what is the fastest internet connection in the state. The next phase of the massive
project will be running fiber 13 miles to connect with Greenville and Greenville Junction where
16 miles of fiber-optic cable is up and waiting for the connection.
Residential and business customers have access to speeds of up to 100Mbps (megabits per
second) – both upstream and downstream – for the first time ever. “One of the greatest
challenges facing Piscataquis County, and most rural communities is the ability to access
broadband. Premium Choice is tackling this issue head on,” said Christopher Winstead,
Piscataquis County Economic Council executive director.
“This represents a major financial commitment to the people and businesses of the Maine
Highlands – an area we believe in,” said Bill Varney, Premium Choice’s president.
Unlike many fiber internet offerings, Premium Choice offers a true “fiber-to-the-home” service.
A fiber cable runs up to the customer property, as opposed to the more common practice of
completing the last leg of the installation with cheaper copper cable. “When we say state of the
art, we mean it,” said Andy Hinkley, Premium Choice’s executive vice president. “Very few
towns in Maine have speeds as fast as our customers enjoy.”
The project’s fiber-optic route serves several Dover-Foxcroft streets, including Lawrence Street,
and Pine Street; Douty Hill Road and Pleasant Avenue in Sangerville; Hudson Avenue and Elm
Street in Guilford; and Maine Routes 6/15 through Abbot and Monson. A recent build in the
town of Sebec was just completed. Premium Choice plans continued expansion in Dover,
Atkinson, Dexter, Guilford, Greenville, Greenville Junction, and Abbot.
About Premium Choice Broadband
Brewer-based Premium Choice Broadband, a member of the Varney family of companies, has
worked to extend internet access to rural Maine since 2007. The locally-owned business also has
offices in Dover and Greenville.
Located in Brewer, Maine, Premium Choice Broadband offers a variety of high-speed internet services to Maine residents. Premium Choice continues to grow and expand, and as a result so have our career opportunities.
We offer competitive compensation, benefits, and a positive work environment that promotes teamwork and respect.
If you are interested in joining our team, please e-mail your resume to [email protected]m