OmniTel, Fiber, and You!

OmniTel is proud to offer Fiber Optic technology to our communities! This technology enables OmniTel customers to access speeds up to one Gigabit—that’s 1,000 Mbps, one hundred times faster than the national average. No more browsing like it’s 1999—OmniTel brings the future to you.

OmniTel utilizes a state-of-the-art fiber optic network that transmits light instead of electricity to carry a digital data signal. Fiber Optics provide outstanding speed, stability and reliability. We consider Fiber Optics to be a “future-proof” technology because it will meet your needs for years (and years and years and years) to come.

If you’re interested in getting Fiber Optic service and you live in or near an OmniTel served community, click here and let’s get this party started.

To learn more about OmniTel—aw, shucks, thanks!—click here.

Frequently Asked Questions

UNDERSTANDING FIBER OPTICS

Visit connect.omnitel.biz and pre-register.  Or, call 641.765.4201 or email at question@omnitel.biz.

They are hair-thin strands of glass that trap and transmit light pulses. It is the best technology for delivering high performance/low latency Internet. Additionally, unlike older DSL or Copper networks, it is not as distance sensitive. This enables high-speed service with no data caps, quality Telephone and High-Definition Television – all delivered via a single strand of glass.

FTTH is an Internet delivery network that extends Fiber Optic cables directly into the home or business, completely bypassing the older, existing copper networks that may be serving you today.

A Fiber Optic connection will provide you with virtually unlimited Internet speed and capacity; enabling you to enjoy a better experience with data-intensive applications such as video streaming, online gaming, cloud storage, online education, and more. Fiber Optics also increase reliability and stability.

PRE – REGISTRATION (for communities under construction/Oakland)

Pre-registering now will ensure we have all necessary information to contact you and schedule a “drop” (Fiber Optic connection) to your home. If you don’t get a fiber drop to your home before the project is complete (and our crews leave town) there may be a significant delay and additional cost to connect to your home.

The drops to each address cost OmniTel approximately $1,200. Installing this drop is FREE for all who register while we have crews working on the project during the construction period. There will be a $50 deposit to connect your location to our Fiber Optic Network. Your deposit will be applied towards your first month’s service. The deposit is non-refundable if you do not sign up for any OmniTel services.

Just complete the pre-registration process on at Connect.OmniTel.biz. Simply start by entering your address. We will then contact you to schedule a time to survey your property, which means we will assess the best location to bring the Fiber Optics to your home.

The pre-registration phase will remain open until most of the network build in your community is complete. You will always be able to request service, but if you do not take advantage while our crews are in town, there may be an additional delay and cost to connect your home.

PROJECT PROCESS & SERVICE INSTALLATION (for communities under construction/Oakland)

First, we plow the Fiber Optic lines throughout town. Prior to, and during this plowing process we will collect pre-registrations. Based on these pre-registrations, we will connect the Fiber Network with ‘drops’ to homes and businesses. Finally, we will install services to those locations that have signed up for service.

We’ll do everything we can to minimize any disturbance to your property and will promptly restore your property to as close as possible to its original condition.

Most standard service installations are FREE to those person’s signing up for service while our crews are still in Oakland working on the initial build.  Please contact us directly for additional installation details.

We’ll install a small Network Interface Device on the outside of your home or business, a fiber jack, and an optical network terminal (ONT) which is about the size of a large lunchbox. The ONT contains electronics that terminate the fiber-optic cable and converts the signals of light back into usable internet and telephone signals.

AVAILABLE SERVICES

Internet, phone and residential television. Please call 641.765.4201 to discuss service options or email question@omnitel.biz.

You may pick one, two or all three services. And, phone service is NOT required to receive Internet.

At this time we do not require a contract for our standard services. One of our goals is to ensure the quality of our services speak for themselves.

No. We do assign an email addresses to all customers, but you do not need use it. You can continue to use your existing email address or one of the many free email services available (i.e. Gmail, Yahoo, etc.).

Absolutely! We will handle the details of transferring your phone number. Once the number is transferred, your current provider will automatically be notified.

Free local calling areas vary by community, please visit www.omnitel.biz or call 641.765.4201 for additional details regarding your area.

Oakland: Omaha, Council Bluffs, Macedonia, Carson, Treynor and Oakland.

Carson: Omaha, Council Bluffs, Oakland, Macedonia, Treynor and Carson.

Emerson: Henderson, Imogene and Emerson.

Henderson: Emerson, Macedonia and Henderson.

Imogene: Emerson, Shenandoah and Imogene.

Truro: St. Charles, St. Mary’s and Truro

St. Charles: St. Mary’s, Truro and St. Charles

St. Mary’s: St. Charles, Truro and St. Mary’s