NORFOLK -- With the ribbon cut in Norfolk, ALLO is announcing it’s here to stay.

“We always try to be in downtown because that’s a way to be part of the community,” said ALLO Communications Founder Brad Moline.

“Very soon I will be able to say it’s our community.”

The fiber-optic provider is digging its heels into Northeast Nebraska, the latest in a statewide push to bring fiber and broadband to all communities throughout the state.

And ALLO's ambitions don’t stop there.

“Very soon, you will have the best connectivity in the country,” Moline said.

Moline says ALLO's uncapped gigabit speeds will create more jobs in the communities they serve, allowing local companies to expand their operations farther than ever before.

“All the different people who can live here and work across the country or even across the world,” Moline said.

Lawmakers are on board with better broadband - Governor Pete Ricketts has proposed spending up to $20,000,000 a year to expand high-speed internet service in rural areas.

The grant program was pitched as an incentive for broadband providers to install service lines in areas where doing so isn't financially feasible because the populations are too small.

“Of course we think we’re ours is the best,” Moline said, “but the competitive environment usually lowers prices, increases quality, so everybody wins across the community.”

Southeast Nebraska is also setting the stage for an expansion of internet service, feeling out the areas that need internet the most.

Allo is also planning an Emergency Broadband Program, in an effort to solve the “digital divide” by offering $50 toward internet service for underserved communities.

“We’re building Columbus, Fremont, Norfolk, Wayne,” Moline said, “let’s see what we can do for it in the next 30 years”