Cajun Broadband had a simple beginning in early 2017 by two friends that were in dire need of improved internet services for their families. Jimmy, the IT professional, knew about a technology using towers with antennas to broadcast signals to receiving antennas that were mounted on homes to connect to the internet remotely. Chris, the engineer, was a bit cynical of the technology but was desperate for improved service. The problem was the equipment and tower space was too expensive just to serve two homes with internet so there was the need to have more customers to offset the costs.
Equipment was purchased in March of 2017 and with the kindness of a tower owner allowed for the mounting of the equipment for testing. Chris was shocked at the successful testing but Jimmy never had a doubt.
Cajun Broadband was created on May 1, 2017, with 10 customers in the first month. The concept was simple; have fun and give families a reliable internet for a fair price and treat them well. No contracts needed if customers are happy with the service. Thereafter was an overwhelming number of inquiries from all over Acadiana needing improved internet service. So coverage expansion continued month by month to assist families in need of improved internet service. Also joining the team was an amazing installation technician, Steven, also in dire need of improved internet service for his family. He worked tirelessly to install on nights and weekends for needing homes. The company could not have made it without him.
There are now 4 main towers and 14+ smaller ones covering much of three parishes. And improvement and expansion plan discussions never stop. We at Cajun Broadband have really enjoyed talking to so many families and businesses to hear their need for improved internet and helping them achieve them. We are also humbled by the fantastic support we have received since the beginning and continues every day.