Mifflin County Wireless and One-Stop Communications Partner to Bring High-Speed Internet to Mifflin County
LEWISTOWN, PA -- Two local companies have come together to provide Mifflin County residents and businesses with a new high-speed internet solution. A partnership has been created between Mifflin County Wireless and One-Stop Communications to expand access to fixed high-speed internet in the area.
Mifflin County Wireless was born out of the need for high-speed internet in areas where traditional internet providers do not offer service providing users with an affordable alternative. They have been on a mission to expand coverage throughout the area, giving their customers access to fast, reliable, and affordable internet with unlimited plans starting at $40 per month.
Under the new partnership, One-Stop Communications will be assisting Mifflin County Wireless with installation, sales, and network expansion support to increase the number of homes and businesses in the area that can access their high-speed internet. “We are extremely excited about helping our communities gain access to fast broadband internet,” says Michael Buffington, President of One-Stop Communications. "So many parts of our county currently don't have access to reliable and affordable internet when it is needed more than ever. Our partnership with Mifflin County Wireless was a natural fit, and we are looking forward to growing with them."
“We are very excited to work with Mike and everyone from One-Stop Communications,” says Cody Wian, owner of Mifflin County Wireless. “We wanted to partner with someone just as excited about this adventure as we are, and we believe we found that with them. We are here to help the people of Mifflin County be able to afford reliable high-speed internet. It's something this county has needed for a long time.”
One-Stop Communications is an award-winning local retailer and service provider that has been delivering central Pennsylvania with personal and business communication products for over 26 years. Originally founded to bring wireless and satellite services to the area, One-Stop adapts to current consumer and technology demands to help others stay connected to the world and to provide exceptional service. www.onestop.biz
Mifflin County Wireless is a local fixed wireless Internet Service Provider (ISP). Founded in 2020, their network has been rapidly expanding in Mifflin County, and they serve their customers with a local and friendly approach. Their internet service requires installing a small antenna on your home or business and running an ethernet cable into your home to a power supply and wireless router. Customers of Mifflin County Wireless are able to choose affordable packages that provide up to 100 Mbps download speeds in most areas. They are locally owned and operated. In many cases they are able to work with customers, neighbors, and landowners to find solutions to provide many communities with high-speed internet that have previously been unserviceable. www.mifflincountywireless.com
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After more than 26 years, there is one thing I know for sure about managing a business: it is going to change. Change is the one constant that I have come to accept and embrace in order to survive and thrive. I have realized that the best opportunities and successes have almost always come after some major change in any business or organization I am involved with.
At the end of last year, I was faced with a major change for One-Stop Communications once again, and we have decided to step away from the wireless phone industry. All of our Cricket Wireless stores were acquired by Gryllidae Wireless. For various reasons, this transition happened extremely fast and was something that hit me with mixed emotions. Anyone who knows me well knows the wireless phone business is almost part of my DNA.
One of the hardest aspects of this shift was telling the staff from all our wireless stores that there would be a change in ownership and that I would no longer be involved in the day-to-day operations of these locations. Over the last five years, our stores attracted some of the best people I have ever worked with. I will miss them, and I thank them for everything they have done!
It was also extremely difficult to leave the Cricket Wireless family as an authorized retailer. Many of the people I worked with at Cricket Wireless became friends, and I will miss interacting with them on a regular basis. The people involved with this company understand the importance of creating value in the market and supporting their retailers. It was truly an honor being involved with the growth of this company.
I am very grateful to all my friends and family who decided to join us as Cricket customers. Without you, this journey wouldn't have been possible. Even though I will no longer be involved with the everyday operations in the wireless phone world, I am happy to help in any way I can, and I will continue to support the growth of our former stores.
In Lewistown, Gryllidae Wireless will continue operating their Cricket Wireless store under the same roof as One-Stop Communications for now. We are happy to continue this co-location agreement with them until arrangements can be made to separate our operations.
Many ask what I am going to do with all my free time now, but truth be told, not much has changed. One...our wireless stores ran without me, and this is due to all the great people in the stores making them tick. They will continue doing what they do best. Two...this is by no means the end of One-Stop Communications. Our company is still going strong with all the other products and services we offer. Plus, we have some new stuff in the works that we are extremely excited about.
Fortunately, I have no shortage of things to do. Not only are there plenty of activities going on at One-Stop, but I also have several other projects that continue to build momentum and have been keeping me busy.
I will cherish the relationships and experiences from the last five-year journey in the wireless phone business!
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MANAHAWKIN, N.J., March 3, 2021 – Gryllidae Wireless, a Cricket Wireless Authorized Retailer, has acquired the Cricket Wireless portion of Pennsylvania based One-Stop Communications. This expansion adds 6 locations to the Gryllidae portfolio of Cricket stores.
“We are proud to be expanding our Cricket locations in Central PA,” says Brian Wainwright, President. “Our original locations have grown successfully over the past 5 years and we are excited to continue to grow within the Pennsylvania market.”
Gryllidae Wireless was established in 2016 and operates Cricket Wireless locations throughout Northeast Pennsylvania. With the addition of a new location in Ephrata, PA opening earlier this month and the 6 One-Stop Locations, Gryllidae now owns and operates 12 locations throughout Pennsylvania.
“Cricket Wireless is committed to their guests, something that we take very seriously in our business,” said Wainwright. “Their mission is to provide their guests with a wireless service to smile about, and we couldn’t agree more. Cricket offers a superb product with plans and phones to fit every budget. We know that our locations will continue to grow and stand by Cricket’s mission, ensuring our guests are receiving the best experience possible. We look forward to welcoming the One-Stop locations into our family.”
"We are thrilled to be working with Gryllidae Wireless to transition our Cricket Wireless stores to their company. The company values we have built our stores on are very closely aligned with them," says Michael Buffington, President of One-Stop Communications. "Our incredible Cricket team is still in place with Gryllidae providing excellent customer service to the areas we serve. By combining the two teams, they can continue growing the Cricket Wireless brand by utilizing best practices from both of our companies. We look forward to helping them expand and grow."
One-Stop Communications will continue offering sales, installation, and service of all their other products and services from their Lewistown location, including internet, satellite TV, and security systems. For additional information, please visit www.onestop.biz.
For a list of all Gryllidae Wireless locations, please visit Gryllidaewireless.com
Gryllidae Wireless, established in 2016, is a Cricket Wireless Authorized Retailer with 12 stores located throughout Pennsylvania. Headquartered in Manahawkin, New Jersey, Gryllidae Wireless is an organization built on the foundation of introducing new technology that inspires and enhances the lives of their guests. Their mission is to set the standard for the best wireless experience, and they do this by conducting business under the five core values of accountability, community, integrity, loyalty and trust.
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