TIMELINE

2001

CONCEPT

The idea of connecting all F. A. Peabody Company branch offices together via a microwave network was realized on a napkin at a break room table one morning while discussing the high cost of wired data circuits.
2002

NETWORK

The microwave network from Madawaska, Maine to Sherman, Maine was built via the newly constructed 180-foot Monticello tower.
2006

ACQUISITIONS

In 2006, Pioneer acquired MFX Internet, CCP Wireless, and Wabanaki Wireless ISP. A data center was also constructed in the basement of the Key Bank building at 480 Main Street in Presque Isle, Maine.
2008

CLEC

Pioneer became a Competitive Local Exchange Carrier (CLEC) in the state of Maine originally to acquire pole attachment rights. Phone service rapidly became a popular product in Pioneer's portfolio.
2010

FIBER

2010 was a big fiber year for Pioneer. We realized the future was based on fiber, so we negotiated a right-of-way at the Houlton, Maine-Woodstock, New Brunswick border and placed a 144 count fiber across to our new connectivity partner, Bell Aliant. This was also the year we started putting fiber in our hometown, Houlton, Maine.
2011

CATV

Pioneer bought the Sherman Cablevision holdings that served Sherman, Maine and Stacyville, Maine with the intent to upgrade it to fiber someday and offer a wholesale CATV product to other providers in Maine.
2014

FTTH

2014 marks the first real foray into Fiber To The Home (FTTH) deployments for Pioneer with a Park/Green Street GPON deployment. This project would set the tone for future investments in the town of Houlton with regard to FTTH.
2016

MUNI

2016 is the year Pioneer Broadband got involved in municipal broadband.