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Nov 14, 2023

Press Release – For immediate release

Surf Internet Breaks Ground in Cutlerville, Michigan, Signaling the Soon Arrival of Fiber-Optic Internet Services for Residents

Surf Internet representatives joined Gaines Township leaders for the November 1 groundbreaking ceremony to start construction of Surf's new fiber-optic network.

Surf Internet representatives joined Gaines Township leaders for the November 1 groundbreaking ceremony to start construction of Surf’s new fiber-optic network.

FOWLERVILLE, Mich. (November 14, 2023) – Surf InternetSM has broken ground on a major fiber-optic internet project that is set to transform the internet landscape in Cutlerville, Michigan, located just south of Grand Rapids. The milestone was celebrated with township officials, Surf representatives, and members of the community during a groundbreaking ceremony held November 1 at the Gaines Charter Township Office.

Surf Internet is investing $4.7 million to bring cutting-edge fiber-optic internet to the Michigan community of 18,000 people. Broken out into 12 phases, the project will lay over 41 miles of fiber-optic cable to connect over 3,700 homes in Cutlerville with high-speed connectivity of up to 2Gbps. Construction in Cutlerville is expected to be completed by May 2024, with plans to expand into other nearby communities over the next few years.

“We are thrilled to embark on this journey to provide the residents of Cutlerville with high-speed fiber internet,” said Surf CEO Gene Crusie. “Our investment in this community underscores our commitment to bridging the digital divide and unlocking the full potential of high-speed internet. Cutlerville has been waiting for this, and we’re excited to be the ones to make it happen.”

This work in Cutlerville is in line with Surf’s broader commitment to extend advanced fiber-optic networks to rural communities in the Great Lakes Region of Michigan, Indiana, and Illinois. The company remains dedicated to bringing innovative, high-speed internet to underserved areas, ensuring that no one is left behind in the digital age.

Laurie Lemke, treasurer of Gaines Charter Township, expressed her gratitude during the groundbreaking ceremony, saying, “Thank you to you and your team for bringing fiber-optic internet into our community. Your interest in our township will have a positive impact on both our families and businesses.”

Residents and businesses in Cutlerville can stay updated on the progress of this project by visiting Surf Internet’s construction updates page at As the project unfolds, Surf will continue to work closely with the community to ensure a smooth and successful deployment of fiber-optic internet services in Cutlerville.

About Surf Internet
Surf Internet is an innovative fiber-optic internet company that serves as the essential gateway to connectivity across the Great Lakes region of Illinois, Indiana, and Michigan. The company is building a bridge to the wide-open future by delivering high-speed, reliable internet to homes and businesses in underserved, rural communities. Surf’s 170-plus person team is local, giving them an edge when it comes to customer care and advocacy for the region. Headquartered in Elkhart, Ind., Surf also has offices in La Porte, Ind., Byron Center and Fowlerville, Mich., and Coal City and Rock Falls, Ill. Learn more at