Gigabit Fiber Internet access from OTELCO now available in portions of Westbrook

OTELCO announced today that as of February 1, 2022, approximately 700 locations in Westbrook are now eligible for symmetrical Gigabit Internet service, one of the fastest Internet speeds available. These are the first locations to gain access to OTELCO’s build out of Fiber to the Premise (FTTP) Internet services in Westbrook, which will ultimately result in the construction of 80 miles of fiber network to serve approximately 7,200 locations in town.

Interested residents can visit to see if service is available at their location and to sign up for priority installation when service is available. The construction in Westbrook is part of OTELCO’s $33 Million investment in Fiber to the Premise infrastructure in Maine that will deliver fiber Internet to 43,000 locations across the state.

“What many people don’t appreciate until they actually use fiber is that access to a Gigabit of speed is providing a connection that is twice as fast as 500 Mbps, which many have previously considered a fast connection,” commented OTELCO CEO Richard Clark. “Plus, fiber allows for symmetrical speeds, meaning equal download and upload speeds, which is a huge benefit to households that are active online. We are very excited to bring the choice of symmetrical fiber connectivity to Westbrook.”

Clark also encouraged residents to visit to learn more about OTELCO’s service offerings and check availability for their location. Residents should complete the submission form even if they are not in a currently eligible location; OTELCO may consider expanding the build at a future date to areas that express overwhelming interest.

“Having Fiber to the Premise connectivity available, even in portions of Westbrook, is great for the community,” commented Westbrook Mayor Michael T. Foley. “Aside from the obvious ability for remote school and work, this technology enhances access and choice and is also an economic development catalyst.”

OTELCO’s fiber construction in Westbrook will continue in phases until it is complete in late February or early March. As each area is complete, OTELCO will contact interested residents to begin scheduling installations. Residents who want to be contacted when construction in their neighborhood is complete should visit and register for notifications by completing the submission form.