High-speed wireless Internet available now in Northwest Illinois.

Network Business Systems Internet is now Nextlink Internet

NBS’s internet service provider division was recently acquired by Nextlink Internet which is based in Hudson Oaks, Texas. Nextlink Internet is an experienced provider of high-speed internet and voice services to residential, business, institutional and government customers in mostly rural and small-town areas, using a mix of fixed wireless and fiber-optic network technologies. Nextlink’s roots are in Texas and Oklahoma, but the company is currently expanding into other states. It plans to use the NBS network and workforce to expand in Illinois.

Will anything change about my bill or my service? Will NBS change its name?
In the near term, nothing will change in terms of the customer experience. Your billing invoice will look different on June 1 but your monthly rate will not change, your quality of service, your service charges, even your local customer service staff and technicians – all will remain the same. NBS will continue its platform sales, consultative engagements and overall services will continue. The Internet portion of the business is what Nextlink is purchasing and upgrading.
Does Nextlink Internet plan to make any changes in the NBS network? When and where will any network upgrades or expansions occur?
Yes. One of the key drivers of Nextlink’s growth is its constant investment in its networks and focus on internet service quality. So yes, there will be upgrades in the local networks formerly owned by NBS, and we plan to bring service to several communities that are currently unserved or underserved. However, it’s premature to be specific at this time about when and where those upgrades will occur.
What is the Connect America Fund, and what does it have to do with Nextlink and NBS?

Since its founding in 2012, Nextlink has attracted more than 36,000 broadband subscribers in Texas and Oklahoma using solely private capital to invest in its networks. However, in 2018, Nextlink won a competitive bid for $281 million in support over 10 years from the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) Connect America Fund (CAF), which will help the company deploy broadband services to more than 100,000 homes and businesses across six states, including Nebraska.

Keep in mind: While high costs have been a barrier to providing broadband service in rural areas in the past, the economics of fixed-wireless technology make it the most cost-effective broadband access solution for rural and under-served areas. Fixed-wireless networks can be built and upgraded faster at a fraction of the cost of networks based on DSL, fiber, cable, or satellites. Add in Nextlink’s expertise in serving rural and small-town areas, and it means more Nebraska communities will be served with affordable, high-quality, high-speed internet service in the foreseeable future.

NBS / Nextlink internet services are tailored to your needs and expectations.

No data cap, stream as much as you want, with no long-term contract! Our wireless internet service is available over a large portion of northwest Illinois. Since wireless doesn’t require land-based copper wiring, it is widely available in rural areas where other high-speed internet options are not. Wireless internet services are available for residential or business customers.

Would you like more information? Fill out the form below and pinpoint your exact location and a Nextlink Sales Representative will contact you about all the details TODAY!

If interested in large enterprise, education sector or public sector, contact a sales representative today at tel:+18446746398.

A base Wi-Fi router is included on all plans if the Whole Home Wi-Fi solution is not chosen. You can use this router for basic Wi-Fi coverage or this router will be placed in bridged mode if you choose to supply your own Wi-Fi router to cover your entire home.

Call 309-944-8823 today for sales, service and support or email .

Cable running to more than one computer is subject to a $65.00 fee plus network hardware if required. The antenna will be mounted where signal strength is optimal and agreed upon by the property owner. Connecting Point will not penetrate through a roof or concrete basement wall. Entry must be gained through an exterior wall in close proximity to the computer.

*In Select Areas.

Internet rates reflect the ability to connect to our tower with a sufficient signal within 3 to 4 miles of your residence. Longer range equipment is available as a $10 addition for plans under 35Mbps if you are beyond the 3-to 4-mile range to the nearest visible tower. Nextlink provides a 30-day money-back guarantee on the internet service plan that is paid for at the time of install. If you are not completely satisfied with the service within the first 30 days, your monthly internet fees will be refunded, and the equipment will be uninstalled. 4K TV watching from any content provider is not supported under any Nextlink wireless plan. 4K TV watching/playback (not live streaming) is supported on our FiberLink plans and 100Mbps is the recommended speed plan for most households with numerous other devices utilizing the internet service. A $100 installation fee for sign up with a 12-month plan agreement. $250 installation fee without a 12-month plan agreement. Installation fee and first month services due at the time of installation. Polycom Home Office Phones are available to lease at $5-$15 and $20 per line with lifetime maintenance included.

Service is limited to the coverage area of Nextlink wireless network via line of sight. Residential and Business plan speeds are burstable “Up to” the particular plan’s maximum speed. Distance limitations of wireless routers, number of devices On Net, size, and type of downloads and uploads all may affect speeds. Speeds for downloads and uploads may vary due to these factors and others. Unless a custom installation is pre-determined, all installation service is limited to one location within the home at no more than 100 feet from the Nextlink Subscriber Module (SM). The SM placement will be determined by a qualified installer. Additional installation, equipment, equipment rental, or other charges may apply if it is required to gain an unobstructed line of site to Nextlink’s tower. 3′ to 10′ tripods available for $5 per month if additional height is required for mounting the subscriber module. Additional equipment may also be necessary for specialized roofing materials such as tile or metal roofs.

Nextlink participates in Carrier Grade NAT, as does many Internet Service Providers (ISP). This means customers who use our service will not always have the same public IP address. The public IP address can and will change periodically. If customers participate in hosting online games, use security cameras, or conduct any port forwarding, they will be required to purchase a Static IP. This will provide them with a consistent IP address for the port forwarding to work properly. These Static IPs cost an additional $10 per month for a single /30 block (1 usable IP address) and $20 per month for /29 IP block (5 usable IP addresses).

Prices shown do not include any applicable taxes. Nextlink pricing is subject to change. Nextlink services are subject to the terms and conditions provided by the installer at the time of installation. Click here to review Nextlink’s Terms and Conditions and other applicable acceptable use policies.
If you qualify for low-income support services and want to know if you qualify for Lifeline discounts on our 20Mbps, 25, Mbps, 35Mbps, 50Mbps or 100Mbs plans or VoIP phone services click Lifeline Qualifications

DISH TV from Nextlink Internet!

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With Nextlink Internet and DISH you get the best in TV + High-Speed Internet by signing up for DISH today. Nextlink and DISH are partnering to offer Nextlink customers the best TV experience backed by lightning-fast internet.

Free DISH Voice Remote with the Google Assistant
Smart DVR Included
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Plan Option Prices

All offers require credit qualification and 24-month commitment and early termination fee with eAutopay. Offer ends 07/15/20. Requires internet-connected Hopper, Joey, or Wally device. Customer must press Voice Remote button to activate feature. The Google Assistant Smart Home features require a Google account and compatible devices. Google is a trademark of Google LLC. See full disclaimer details here

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Disclaimer: DISH Network received the highest score in the Nation in the J.D. Power 2018-2019 Residential Television Service Provider Satisfaction Studies of customers’ satisfaction with their current television provider. #1 in Customer Service, Performance and Reliability, Cost of Service, Features and Functionality, Billing and Payment Experience, and Communications and Promotions. For J.D. Power 2019 award information, visit Compared to Measured Cable and Satellite Providers.

Call Nextlink at 855-NXT-LINK (698-5465) to get started today!

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Larger homes, multiple smart devices and outdoor connectivity needs along with roaming to areas away from the Wi-Fi router will impede the signal from reaching your devices.

$6.99 /mo Nextlink Whole Home Wi-Fi coverage with GigaCenter router and an included APS battery backup for power failures.
$3.99 /mo Each additional Satellite 804Mesh unit needed for expanded Wi-Fi coverage.
Nextlink Whole Home Wi-Fi also offers you much faster resolution regarding any router troubleshooting, protection from lightning strikes via the UPS, additional up-time during power outages, and full lifetime replacement if there is a manufacturer’s defect or failure. Please note that water damage, excessive device damage, or other damage not inherent to the manufacturer’s normal operation will not be covered and a replacement charge, shipping charge, or dispatch charge may incur for replacement.

There is a full lifetime replacement if there is a manufacturer’s defect.

Call Nextlink at 855-NXT-LINK (698-5465) to get started today!

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