City of Winter Haven and Summit Broadband partner to bring new high-speed internet option to residents

Jul 22, 2022

ORLANDO, Fla. (June 28, 2022) – The City of Winter Haven and Summit Broadband, a leading fiber-optics telecommunications provider for businesses and residential customers in Florida, announce a partnership to broaden their respective network reach bringing high-speed internet services to Winter Haven residents.

“This agreement between Summit Broadband and our City is another reason why future generations will want to reside and open businesses in Winter Haven,” said City Manager of Winter Haven Mike Herr. “We are a smart city offering competitive opportunities.”

The contract between the City and Summit is mutually beneficial through conduit-asset swapping, which will allow Summit to expand its reach and the City to complete its fiber optics rings, forming a single continuous pathway for signals to be complete and more efficient.

“The agreement between the City and Summit furthers our mission of creating purposeful partnerships and custom-built solutions,” says CEO of Summit Broadband Kevin Coyne. “We are always searching for ways to expand our services to more Florida residents. It is no longer a privilege but a necessity to stay connected and build a community of tomorrow.”

The project will not have a cost to the City and construction has already begun.

About the City of Winter Haven

With a history in citrus, lakes, and Americana rock & roll, the Winter Haven, Florida experience is a chorus of modern lifestyle possibilities in harmony with our roots. Winter Haven is where affordable lake living is a reality, and water play is a natural requirement. It’s a place where there’s a concert on every corner and family excitement in every park. It’s that classic small town that chooses to differentiate itself with an understated cool vibe. Arts and culture, playful fun, music fusion, affordable homes, a craft brewery, and local eateries are just a sampling of daily life. And let’s not forget about Winter Haven’s hometown connection to family-friendly LEGOLAND Florida Resort just down the block from the City core.

Winter Haven continues to experience steady, quality growth as it transforms into a distinctively unique City, embracing the values and needs of its residents. Partnerships and a cooperative spirit make Winter Haven an attractive City for new businesses and entrepreneurs. The City’s progress and success are owned by each of its residents, and planning for the future can never stop. Winter Haven is an exceptional destination offering all of life’s desires within its boundaries. The City of Winter Haven staff looks forward to serving its residents, businesses and visitors as we all enjoy Winter Haven’s special lifestyle.

About Summit Broadband

Summit Broadband is a leading fiber-optics telecommunications provider in Florida. The company provides high-speed internet, voice and video services to commercial and residential customers, as well as ethernet and dark-fiber transport to enterprise and wholesale customers. Providing a superior customer experience since 1994, Summit Broadband operates its own fiber-optic networks, with a reach of more than 2,700 route miles, serving multiple industries and communities. Summit Broadband is a portfolio company of Grain Management LLC, a leading Washington, D.C.-based investment firm focused on the global communications sector. For more information, visit

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