JUNE 6, 2024 – Visionary Awarded $2.3 Million Grant to Provide Reliable, Future-Proof Internet to Glendo

GLENDO, WY – It was 1:12 p.m., August 17, 2017, when the sun disappeared behind the moon, making it
seem like midnight in a very few communities in the United States. One of the towns that was in the
direct center of the total solar eclipse that afternoon was Glendo, a tiny municipality in eastern
It was that day town leaders realized they were missing some much-needed infrastructure. Glendo’s
internet capabilities were sorely lacking. Had reliable high-speed internet access been available, many
more people would have been likely to head for Glendo to watch the eclipse. Reliable internet access is
necessary to do business in the 21st century, and Glendo did not have it.
But Glendo’s internet problems are about to not just change, they are about to go away.
The town is the recipient of a $2.3 million Capital Project Funds grant. Visionary Broadband will add their
own funds to that and build a state-of-the-art, fiber-based internet network, a project that will provide
service to about 300 homes and businesses in and around Glendo and Glendo Reservoir.
As a result of the Visionary project, Glendo will leap ahead to a future-proofed fiber option that is
second-to-none and rivals service found in larger cities around the nation.
Visionary, a Wyoming-based company, is the industry leader in building high-speed, fiber-based systems
in rural and remote locations. It has a history of successfully providing internet service to small, often
hard-to-get-to communities in the Intermountain West. It operates in Wyoming, Colorado, New Mexico
and Montana. The CPF grant comes from the American Rescue Plan, a part of the federal government’s
coronavirus recovery efforts.
There are no more solar eclipses headed for Glendo, but one never knows when some other event might
bring hordes of people to eastern Wyoming. When that happens Glendo will be prepared.

About Visionary Broadband:
Visionary Broadband was founded in 1994 in a rural community in Wyoming. It is a homegrown company
that has developed technical abilities with a focus on reliability. Today, the rural internet provider serves
five states and has a proven track record of connecting the most rural communities, bringing a
commitment of efficiency, reliability and affordability to its customers. To learn more visit,