EATEL Business to Expand Fiber Network into Denham Springs and Walker

Next-Generation Network Gives Local Businesses New Options for High-Speed Services

DENHAM SPRINGS, LA – EATEL Business announced today an expansion of fiber routes into Denham Springs and Walker, LA. The new fiber network is an extension of EATEL Business, bringing faster, more reliable voice, video and data services -- with up to 10 times greater data speed compared to local competitors.

“We are pleased that EATEL has decided to expand business services into Denham Springs and Walker,” says David Bennett, President and CEO of Livingston Economic Development Council. “EATEL’s strategic investment in its fiber network is a testament to the commercial and industrial growth opportunities that exist in Livingston Parish.”

Only about a quarter of the United States population has access to fiber, and the network can deliver data at speeds of up to ten gigabits per second. The network is also more resilient to weather events and outages.

The initial Denham Springs and Walker builds has already begun, and will be more than 17 miles in mostly commercial areas when completed. The company plans to grow the network by connecting businesses to fiber upon request. “Our reach won’t be limited to the initial routes, and we can connect just about any business that wants fiber,” says Mike Orban, Director of Sales, “Any business that wants fiber access can call us at 225-621-4100 to check availability.”

Fiber optic networks offer more bandwidth compared to copper cabling, and are one of the most popular mediums used to upgrade backbone connectivity and improve desktop application performance. EATEL has been aggressively deploying fiber optics in Baton Rouge, Gonzales, Lafourche Parish and has now added Denham Springs and Walker to its upgraded service areas.

The fiber network will help deliver EATEL Business’s services, including high-quality data, managed hosting, managed services, business video, cloud, and business phone services.

About EATEL Business

EATEL Business is a Louisiana-based provider of business-technology solutions and telecommunication services. Hundreds of local businesses are connected to EATEL’s Business fiber internet, the fastest and most expansive network in the region. Further, EATEL Business operates three high-tech data centers in Louisiana, including the State's only Tier III facility in Shreveport.