Elevate Net


It All Started With...

A man and the will to connect his fellow servicemen to their families back at home.

After building broadband systems for soldiers in Iraq and Afghanistan, building systems in rural Michigan didn’t pose much of a challenge for Kristopher Shafer, founder and CEO of Elevate Net in Traverse City, Michigan. Building off experience gained from connecting networks during his three tours of Iraq and Afghanistan, Shafer now works to connect unserved and underserved areas surrounding Traverse City. Elevate Net also constructs mobile WiFi and surveillance networks for local events and engineer surveillance, communication, and monitoring networks for farms and businesses across the Midwest.

Our Work Has Generated Some Buzz

Our work has been talked about in numerous publications, including Connect Michigan.

We Make Green a Normal Part of Our Day to Day

Repurpose & Recycle

The high tech products we use come with a lot of packaging, so we ensure that all cardboard, paper, plastic, and styrofoam is recycled from all of the products we use. American Waste is the recycler in our area. Elevate Net also repurposes or recycles all of the electronic waste we generate.

Environment & Education

We help kids take part in a local robotics building program and we repurpose any old electronics that still have life to be used for this. Any electronics that can’t be used we recycle with local partners. If you have old electronics you would like to donate for this program give us a call!

Elevated Services


Offering both fiber and  wireless internet options. Your high speed connection to the world awaits.


Providing phone service over the Internet.  Known as Voice Over Internet Protocol or VOIP we can integrate with an existing phone system or provide a full business class replacement.

Urban? Rural? No problem!

Providing services to both Michigan and Indiana. We are working on expanding to other states soon!

What Our Customers Have to Say

Elevate Net has saved our county so much money and hassle. Our cities can now properly function because of having quality internet! Beyond happy we made this choice, thank you!
Adam Sendler
Leelanau County
Such a lifesaver! All of the day to day operations have become so much easier thanks to Elevate Net's high speed internet and the automation processes it makes possible.
Josh Cloake
Elevate Net has simplified the communication process for us. My family can now do online homework and research. My Business would not exist with out high speed internet!
Julie Wattsam

This Is What We Do BEST

No job is too hard or too complicated, we bring communication to the areas that other companies won’t, and we do it with exceptional quality.

Agricultural Multi-location Video Monitoring and Wireless Communication

Offering complete automation for your agriculture operation is made possible by good quality internet. We can help you set up security monitoring, automated feed operations, temperature and health monitoring.


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