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Stellar Launches 1-Gigabit Fiber Internet Service at Belknap Bluffs Residential Development

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. – Oct. 3, 2018 - Spartan Net, Michigan's leading Gigabit Fiber internet provider, will be deploying service to a new condo development in downtown Grand Rapids called Belknap Bluffs. The 35-unit residential development will feature Spartan Net's 1-Gigabit Fiber internet and DIRECTV service.

The developers recently turned over the first units to condominium owners toward the beginning of August. The project is located on Fairview Avenue close to Downtown Grand Rapids Medical mile. It will feature a mix of one, two and three bedroom condominiums starting at $250,000. A unique feature for the development is the attached parking spaces and private balconies with breathtaking views of the Grand Rapids skyline

Only 7.2 percent of Michigan residents have access to fiber internet and it is now available at Belknap Bluffs. Residents will have Gigabit internet access with speeds up to 1,000 Megabits per second, which means download and upload instantly.

“Wirt-Rivette Group and Copper Rock Construction are truly developers who care! Condo HOA's (Homeowner Association) and owners should not feel like they are forced to work with big telecom and cable companies. We will consult with associations and developers to come up with effective ways to make Ultra High-Speed Fiber internet available and affordable for all,” said principal and chief operating officer of Spartan Net, Richard Laing.

Spartan Net strives to go 'One Step Further' to provide the best experience for residents offering a multitude of support options, free service visits and no hidden fees.

“Working with the Spartan Net team has been fantastic! They truly go above and beyond and our new condo owners have complimented how seamless the setup process has been. High-speed internet and lower HOA's was some of the feedback received by potential buyers in the planning stages of our development,” said Belknap Bluffs development representative, Eric Finnigan.

About Belknap Bluffs
Belknap Bluffs is a 35-unit residential condominium project developed by CopperRock Construction and The Wirt-Rivette Group and constructed by CopperRock. The $14-million project originally started as a 10-unit development, but after strong presales, recently expanded with Phase II and currently accepting sales reservations. The development features 1, 2 and 3 bedroom units starting at $250,000. For more information, contact Eric Finnigan at 616.229.0658 or

About Spartan Net Co.
Spartan Net, founded in 2001, is the largest residential Fiber internet service provider in the state of Michigan servicing over 130 communities with Gigabit fiber internet. Spartan Fiber provides an unrestricted 1,000 megabits per second, pure fiber internet service to apartment, condominium and mixed-use developments. Spartan Net's turnkey solutions assist in solving the often-challenging problem of keeping communities on the cutting edge whilst delivering exceptional customer service and support to residents, owners and managers. Additional Spartan Net services consist of construction consulting, security, door entry and access, voice over IP and television services.

About CopperRock Construction
CopperRock is a commercial construction firm based in Grand Rapids, Michigan. They offer a multitude of construction, pre-construction and real estate development services; priding themselves not only on their job performance but also on providing an unparalleled experience. CopperRock holds themselves to a high standard of efficiency, innovation and communication. Recent projects in the area include:  KIA Grand Rapids, Piper lakes Apartments, Pet Supplies Plus, Consumers Credit Union and Advanced Oral Surgery.

About The Wirt-Rivette Group
The Wirt-Rivette Group provides integrated lease/financing solutions to businesses around the country. Their integrated programs include: equipment leasing, property financing and development, senior care and housing, as well as business growth and strategy consulting. The group is headquartered in Saginaw, and opened an office in Grand Rapids in December 2015. Recent projects in the area include: Georgetown Animal Hospital in Hudsonville, Rockford Ridge Shopping Center in Rockford, Legacies Assisted Living & Memory Care facility in Caledonia and most recently an executive home renovation in Stone Hills Estates located on Bridge Street

To bring fiber to your community, please contact:
Richard Laing
Chief operating officer of Spartan Net Co.
D: 517.679.6300


Media Contact:
Erika Greco, Spartan Net