About

PointeNet's Story

Established as an Internet service provider in 2007, PointeNet provides high-speed broadband Internet to rural markets in eastern Nebraska and western Iowa.  Our PointeNet headquarters are in Omaha, Nebraska.  PointeNet continues to be affiliated, through marketing agreements, with Future Technologies, Inc. of Lincoln, Nebraska, who has been serving the Internet industry since 2001.  This affiliation enables PointeNet to expand their coverage reach and serve both residences and businesses, whether in towns or on farms and acreages.  Also, our company is proud to serve many of the areas city offices, fire departments, and libraries, as well as services for the Nebraska Game and Parks Department state parks.

 

How It works

 Through an ever-expanding network of fiber optic cable and microwave signal locations, Internet traffic is routed from these secure origination points throughout a network of repeater sites to be distributed to customers.  These repeater site locations are often hosted on community water towers,  grain elevators, or communication towers.   At this time, these transmission locations are counted to be over 250 tower sites which serves hundreds of communities in western Iowa and eastern Nebraska, covering approximately 16,000 square miles. 

The Team

Below is our current PointNet team.  Scroll down to meet the awesome individuals who makes your internet service needs disappear.    The team is looking to grow.  If you're interested in starting a career with PointeNet check out the Human Resources page for employement opportunities.   

Bob Eades
Founder- President- Owner


Bob got his start in IT as a COBOL programmer for large computer mainframes.  He entered the Internet  service field in 2001 as the Director of Operations for MicroLnk.  MicroLnk was one of the first Pioneers in the wireless Internet industry.

PointeNet was founded in 2007 by Bob and wife Shari in Omaha, Nebraska.  This was a time of fast and furious growth of  Internet usage. It was also a time of increased dependence on expanding content by business and public sectors.  The need, apparent and difficult, was to get good and consistent high-speed bandwidth to rural communities at a reasonable price. This has been our mission to this day.

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Christina Shaw
Business Manager

Coming from a richly varied background, which includes a Bachelor's degree in Business Admin, Christina joined PointeNet as Office Manager in 2017 to oversee the day to day office duties from bookkeeping duties such as billing and payments, to assisting customers with beginning the install process.  She often assists with service concerns, as well as provides technical support for the field employees.  Christina was promoted to Business Manager in January 2019.

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Joe Olmstead
Service Technician


Joe joined PointeNet in 2018 to assist with the growing demand of field duties.  This local Iowan (Macedonia, IA) provides service support for customers in addition to managing and completing installs either routine or challenging.  One of Joe's specialties is building wireless Internet links between distant buildings.

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