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

Terms, Conditions and Termination Information

The following is an explaination of terms, contract conditions and termination procedures.  This section is meant to be a guide to customers currently using Elevate Net services.  Elevate Net reserves the right to update, change or otherwise adjust these terms as needed.

  • Elevate Net shall treat all clients equally and with fairness.  If you believe that you have experienced otherwise please contact us directly.  We take these reports seriously and stride to treat everyone as we wish to be treated.

  • Elevate Net expects all employees and clients to interact respectably with one another.  Threats, cursing or abuse in any manner is not tolerated.  Elevate Net reserves the right to terminate any client relationship if said client curses at, threatens or abuses an Elevate Net representative.  Service contract may be voided at the discretion of Elevate Net.

  • Data / speed packages are rated as up to speeds.  Clients may at times experience less than or more than the download speed as indicated by their package.

  • Service term contracts are a method of offering lower cost overall service for a set period of time.  This process allows us to offer competitve rates, and lower installation fees.   Service terms are indicated on the service invoice.  Reciept of payment for service indicates acceptance of terms on invoice.  Rates and fees may vary based on duration of service.

  • Early termination fees apply to any service term when the client decides to terminate service prior to the anniversary of the invoice.

  • Installed equipment at customer premises remains the property of Elevate Net unless otherwise noted on the invoice.

  • Installed equipment at customer premises must be removed and returned to Elevate Net if the client decides to terminate service (early termination fees may apply).  Damaged equipment replacement will be billed to the service client.

  • A collection fee of $300 will be assesed to any account that remains unpaid beyond the due date.

  • Any and all legal fees associated with collection of past due balance will be the responsibility of the client.  Additional fees may be applied to an account if legal action to collect is required.

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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