Urbana-Champaign Big Broadband (UC2B) is a not-for-profit agency in Urbana-Champaign, Illinois. UC2B is both an Internet service provider (ISP) and a physical, fiber-optic broadband infrastructure. The UC2B not-for-profit agency was formed to maintain and expand the network and to operate the ISP that comprise UC2B. The agency oversees the operation of the network, customer service associated with the ISP, and the daily business of both.
UC2B began in 2009 with grant funding from the National Telecommunications and Information Administration to the University of Illinois. Today, UC2B is a collaboration between the University, the City of Urbana, the City of Champaign, and service provider i3 Broadband. We provide broadband Internet access to residences and business in Urbana-Champaign, including many subscribers who were previously unserved or underserved. This high-speed connectivity promotes educational opportunities, economic growth and job creation, and positive social impacts.