Fiber Optics Internet

Fiber optics is definitely the premier internet technology with virtually unlimited bandwidth regardless of your distance from our equipment. You can watch all the steaming videos you want while simultaneously keeping up with social media while others are gaming

Use the map below to see if EBTC’s fiber network is available for your home or business.

Fiber Optics
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Fiber Optic Internet Plans

Winthrop & Quasqueton – Includes Residential Phone Service

Aurora-Stanley - Includes Residential Phone Service

Internet Only - All Customers

Prices listed above do not include taxes, surcharges and other fees. All speeds are best effort. Contact our office for details.

Fiber Optic Equipment and Installation

Equipment – Modem/Router – $140

Most of our customers want multiple ethernet ports and in home Wi-Fi. This requires a combination modem/router and we highly recommend our Adtran 834-5 device.

Features include

  • Wi-Fi 5 Technology
  • Tri-band Mesh for outstanding Wi-Fi coverage
  • Integrates with our EVO device for the best possible Wi-Fi experience. Learn more about the EVO.
834-5 Modem/Router

Equipment – Uninterrupted Power Supply (UPS) – Optional

The only problem with fiber optics is that it does not transmit electricity. As a result, the fiber optic equipment in your home has to be plugged into an electrical outlet and will not work during a power outage unless you have a backup generator or a uninterrupted power supply (UPS). A UPS is basically the battery backup for your fiber optic equipment. Without a backup battery or alternate backup source such as a generator, customers will not be able to make any calls from their home landline phone – including emergency calls to 911.

You can purchase a Precision Power 36W Micro UPS 8-hour backup battery directly through EBTC for approximately $80 plus tax, or the 24-hour battery backup approximately $200 plus tax in the event of an electrical outage. This 24-hour option has 3 separate batteries, each with 8-hour usage. Our replacement 8-hour backup batteries cost approximately $42 each plus tax for either model. If you do not feel comfortable installing your own battery, please call us to make an appointment, and we would be happy to assist you. However, please note that there may be a charge for this service. If you have any questions or simply want to purchase a backup battery through us, please call 319-935-3011 or stop by our office at 214 Third Street North in Winthrop.

Please Note: The battery backup ONLY PROVIDES POWER to your fiber optic equipment. It DOES NOT provide power to your actual phone set, cordless phone device or your internet router.


  • $92.00 plus tax                                                                         1      8-hour backup
  • $200 plus tax                                                                             3     8-hour backup for total of 24-hour backup
  • $42.00 plus tax                                                                          1     8-hour replacement battery backup

         Cost of Fiber Optics Installation

  • Standard Installation* – $55.00
  • Additional work – time and material

*Standard installation includes all material and labor required to:

  • Mount a fiber access box on the exterior of your home
  • Run the fiber into your home.
  • Mount and terminate the fiber electronics.
  • Install and program UPS if purchased from EBTC
  • Test internet and voice service
  • Connect the modem/router if purchased from EBTC
  • Standard time and material charges will apply to any addition or changes to your inside wire (voice or data).
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