Chamber featured member: Bresco Broadband

Bresco Broadband provides a variety of services to its Morrow County customers, focusing on business to business and rural internet.

Matt Stimmel said the company was founded in 1999 and it “spun up from a big need in the medical industry and the owners kept growing it.”

It has “a big footprint” spanning from Dayton up to Medina and over to St. Clairsville and back to Circleville.

Its investment in Morrow County is substantial and the company has roots here. Managing partner Brent Beatty is a Highland High School graduate.

“There’s a bunch of growth here and this is a a give-back effort,” Stimmel said.

The growth occurring along Interstate 71 near Marengo and near Chesterville on Ohio 95 is something that requires the latest technology.

“Extra circuits are open, active and free,” he said.

The Bonecutter Plaza, Selover Library, Morrow County Fairgrounds and Hinkle’s Hardware/Pizza To Go are the four free spots.

“We are looking at a couple other areas also. We want to partner with local people so when development happens they can grow into us.”

Bresco Broadband uses fiber optic and air fiber products to reach high points in the county and rural roads, some of which have no utility poles.

“We are able to jump over the aging and costly infrastructure,” Stimmel said.

The company uses generator and battery back-up to remain up 99.99 percent of the time.

“It’s a utility, like electricity. It needs to be on way more than it’s off,” Stimmel said.

With headquarters in downtown Columbus, the company has a call center that’s manned 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

“If you call at 2 a.m. on a Sunday, you’ll get someone.”

For information, call 614-469-9000 or visit