LIFE WATCH – Coming Soon!

Smart Home Monitoring Solution

We are excited to launch LIFE WATCH, our smart home and business automation solution. The products offer an access control system allowing remote control of the home from anywhere with virtually any smart mobile device or internet connection. LIFE WATCH gives you the ability to keeping on eye on your home when you are away. With LIFE WATCH you can also set and supervise parameters to manage and control your thermostats, locks and lights. Security cameras, sensors and alarms will keep your property safe and keep you informed. LIFE WATCH can help ensure that your family is always safe! Devices including cameras, motion sensors, alarms, lights, locks, garage doors and more.

LIFE WATCH can save you money with a more energy-efficient home by monitoring your consumptions and reducing unnecessary usages. Automated efficiencies save time and money and simplify your life. There is no price for the comfort of peace of mind.

Allband Celebrates 10 Years

At the end of this month, we are celebrating 10 years of business! This milestone has been made possible by our community, loyal customers and supporters. What have we accomplished in 10 years? We have completed over 400 miles of fiber construction in our rural communities! We have provided over 150 cooperative members with service, who where previously without telephone service and 911. Allband has also hooked up high speed Internet to over 650 multimedia customers who where previously without broadband.

We are extremely proud of the services we have been able to provide to help facilitate growth and development. We are excited to introduce our future plans and continue to positively impact our communities.

Will you join us? We want to celebrate with our community, customers, future customers and supporters. Our free cookout event is to thank you! We are teaming up with Beaver Lake Park to host our 10 year anniversary party. Beaver Lake Park will be running a kiddie carnival with prizes for the children.

WHEN: Saturday, September 5th
TIME: Noon – 3PM
WHERE: Beaver Lake Park, Lachine, MI
WHAT: FREE Cookout & Giveaways
INCLUDING: Hunting Rifle!

Everyone is invited and we hope to see you there!

Questions? 989-369-9999

Internet Beyond Email

Internet of Things

The Internet is one of the most important resources available to us today. It is integrated into almost every aspect of our lives and constantly continuing to improve our daily processes. With this resource, we are able to be more efficient, make wiser decisions and capitalize on opportunities.

How can the Internet impact your life?

Think of one question you had today. Internet gives us access to answers. How many ounces in a quart? How long will it take to travel to visit your sister? What is the quickest route? What can I use to substitute butter? What bank is offering the lowest interest rate? What’s the weather forecast this weekend? Which perennials don’t require much sunlight? What jokes are going to circulate in the office today from last night’s presidential debate? How do I play a C-chord on the ukulele? How can I cut back on energy usage this winter? What is that one movie Steve Martin is in…? And of course, what are the advantages of fiber optic over copper cable?

Research. Question. Investigate. Discover. Answers. Connect. Know-how. Instructions. Recipes. Tutorials. Step-by-Step. Maps. How-to. Top 10. Sales. News. Advice. Expertise. Jobs. Training. Knowledge. INFORMATION.

The Internet gives us access. At our fingertips, we can learn anything. What do you want to know? Just Google it.

Customer Survey

We Want to Know

Our Customer Survey is published and we would appreciate your response. Allband strives to provide the best services, experience and products for you. Give us your input and let us know how we are doing.

Take our survey for an opportunity to receive a $50 credit on your next bill.

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Wireless Internet Solution Expansion Project

Construction to Begin as Network Growth Continues

Allband Multimedia has planned expansion to reach the residents of McCollum Lake and Crooked Lake areas in Curran, Michigan with a wireless Internet solution. The McCollum Lake and Crooked Lake areas have not been accessible to the Fiber to the Home technology Allband has been installing in the Northeast Michigan territory since 2005 because of unclear easement issues and impossible wetland ground conditions.

The dedicated Allband team has found a resolution for the seemingly impassable barriers preventing delivery of Internet and phone services to desired users. To answer the growing demand of residents reaching out and requesting access, Allband has engineered a wireless solution consisting of Fiber to Cambium access points, casting the wireless signal across the lakes.

Installation is set to begin Friday, May 22nd with activations beginning the first of June. Users will be able to enjoy up to 40 mbps download speeds and free installation. Allband provides services with no contracts and no hidden rates.

After nearly 10 years of connecting Northeastern Michigan with affordable high speed Fiber Internet and telephone services, Allband continues to expand it’s optical fiber network. The unique opportunity to serve the small, rural area drives the passion behind Allband’s mission to continue to facilitate economic growth and improve the quality of life of residents.

Planned System Maintenance Thursday August 28, 2014 12:00 AM to 6:00 AM

Planned System Maintenance Thursday August 28, 2014 12:00 AM to 6:00 AM

Wether it’s a Windows PC, an Apple device or even a blue ray player, most devices now a’days eventually need a health check and a software update. The same applies to the nifty equipment we use to provide Internet and telephone to you. The time has come again to perform some standard maintenance on our equipment. As usual we reserve this type of work during off-hours so it has the least amount of impact on our subscribers.

We will be performing planned system maintenance early Thursday morning which will impact both Allband Communications Cooperative and Allband Multimedia Phone and Internet customers. Maintenance will take place tomorrow (Thursday August 28th) between 12 AM and 6 AM EST. While the maintenance is being performed, Internet and Phone service may be intermittent.

Please feel free to contact the office 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at (989) 369-9999 with any questions or concerns you may have.

Please note: if your Internet is not working when you wake up, don’t fret! Try power-cycling your router first (unplug the power cable from the router, wait 10 seconds and plug it back it in). DO NOT hit or hold down the Reset button, this is a big NO NO and we will have to re-provision the settings in the router. If that doesn’t work, give us a call so we can help.

Thank you Carl Travis for your feedback!

We received the below email from Mr. Travis.  Carl…we greatly appreciate the feedback!  Thank you for being a valued customer.

“I want to thank Trevor for the help in getting the glitches in my computer taken care of so I can connect back on to the internet. I would also like to thank Ron Siegel and all of the staff at Allband MultiMedia for bringing High speed Broadband internet to the Mikado area. They are looking to expand in the area and are making the efforts to do so. One thing I really appreciate about Allband is how they have been upfront about their progress, and even about the occasional setbacks and roadblocks that they’ve encountered in bringing Broadband to the northeast Michigan area. Thank you for what you’ve done, and for what you want to do to help this area move forward technologically. I look forward to seeing all you want to accomplish here.”
Sincerely Yours
Carl Travis
Mikado, Mi.

Congratulations to Lavonna Lash – You Just Won an iPad!

Congratulations to Lavonna Lash, the winner of our June 2014 iPad Mini drawing!

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By simply submitting an application for new service, Lavonna was entered into a drawing with all the other applicants for the month.  Today was her lucky day!

There’s never been a better time to sign up for service!

Sign up for service during the months of June through September 2014 and get entered into a monthly drawing to win an iPad Mini, and our final grand prize drawing for a Smart TV in September!

Refer a friend and receive a $50 credit on one bill, and get entered to win a the grand prize of a Smart TV!

The prize: Five (5) monthly prizes of an iPad Mini (cash value $329) and one (1) grand prize of a Smart TV (cash value $1200). No cash or other prize substitution permitted except at Sponsor’s discretion. The prize is nontransferable. Any and all prize related expenses, including without limitation any and all federal, state, and/or local taxes shall be the sole responsibility of the winner.

How to enter: Qualified New Applicants who have applied for new service between January 1, 2014 and September 30, 2014 will be automatically entered to win the monthly drawing and grand prize. Current Allband Multimedia and Allband Communications Cooperative subscribers are automatically entered to win the monthly drawing and grand prize when they refer an eligible subscriber for telephone or broadband service. The referred subscriber must completely fill out an application for telephone and/or Internet service, and meet eligibility requirements for service with Allband Multimedia, as outlined in their terms in conditions, and must live within their Proposed Funded Service Area, as outlined by ARRA funding guidelines. The referring party’s name must be listed on the “Referred by” line on their completed application, and will be included in the monthly drawing for the month in which they are received by Allband (“received by” refers to first business day after receipt of referral, or as soon as can be reasonably processed according to normal business practice). Referrals must be received by September 30, 2014.

Click here for the official rules!

Congratulations to Tammy Manning! You just won a new iPad Mini!

Congratulations to Tammy Manning, the winner of our May iPad Mini drawing!

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By simply submitting an application for new service, Tammy was entered into a drawing with all the other applicants for the month.  Today was her lucky day!

There’s never been a better time to sign up for service!

Sign up for service during the months of June through September 2014 and get entered into a monthly drawing to win an iPad Mini, and our final grand prize drawing for a Smart TV in September!

Refer a friend and receive a $50 credit on one bill, and get entered to win a the grand prize of a Smart TV!

The prize: Five (5) monthly prizes of an iPad Mini (cash value $329) and one (1) grand prize of a Smart TV (cash value $1200). No cash or other prize substitution permitted except at Sponsor’s discretion. The prize is nontransferable. Any and all prize related expenses, including without limitation any and all federal, state, and/or local taxes shall be the sole responsibility of the winner.

How to enter: Qualified New Applicants who have applied for new service between January 1, 2014 and September 30, 2014 will be automatically entered to win the monthly drawing and grand prize. Current Allband Multimedia and Allband Communications Cooperative subscribers are automatically entered to win the monthly drawing and grand prize when they refer an eligible subscriber for telephone or broadband service. The referred subscriber must completely fill out an application for telephone and/or Internet service, and meet eligibility requirements for service with Allband Multimedia, as outlined in their terms in conditions, and must live within their Proposed Funded Service Area, as outlined by ARRA funding guidelines. The referring party’s name must be listed on the “Referred by” line on their completed application, and will be included in the monthly drawing for the month in which they are received by Allband (“received by” refers to first business day after receipt of referral, or as soon as can be reasonably processed according to normal business practice). Referrals must be received by September 30, 2014.

Click here for the official rules!