Thirteen years ago, the citizens of Monmouth and Independence declared their freedom from the low speeds and high costs of internet available to them. The two cities banded together to create MINET. Savings were immediately realized by MINET customers, and their new, unequaled broadband speeds were welcomed with enthusiasm.
What is MINET?
MINET is our own telecommunication network delivering Gig speed data, video and voice to Monmouth and Independence. It is a competitive service business. A connection to MINET was built to every home and business in the Monmouth-Independence city limits.
How was MINET formed?
MINET was formed under ORS190, and organized through an Intergovernmental Agreement (IGA) between the two cities.
How is MINET governed?
MINET is guided by a board of 6 members – three from each community – including 2 city staff representatives, 2 city council liaisons, and 2 members at large.
Has MINET expanded?
With the advent of Willamette Valley Fiber, MINET has officially expanded into the city of Dallas. During the creation of MINET an early vision foresaw making MINET service available to communities beyond the original service area. Willamette Valley Fiber, created through a public-private partnership, is here, and delivers services in every way equivalent to those enjoyed by MINET subscribers.
MINET as a business
From the beginning MINET has been and continues to be in competition with incumbent providers. MINET prides itself on the highest level of customer service. MINET is quickly responsive to customers’ needs and concerns, always aiming for same-day, usually same-hour, resolution. Today MINET delivers Gig speeds to its customers. That is undiluted and uninvaded speed – always available and never wavering. And today 81% of the serviceable locations – homes and businesses - in Monmouth and Independence are MINET customers.
Smart Cities and Smart Ag are at our digital doorstep. MINET is a leader in broadband capacity on a national scale. Burgeoning technological advances depend on capacity. It is capacity that invites, even drives, next generation development.