Construction of the 100 percent fiber optic network began in November 2022 and is expected to be completed in January 2023
VERNON, Conn. (December 20, 2022) – GoNetspeed, a leading fiber internet service provider in the Northeast, announced today the start of construction on its 100 percent fiber optic network throughout Rockville, Vernon, and South Windsor, Connecticut. GoNetspeed’s $6.5 million investment into the community will provide residents and businesses with access to GoNetspeed’s high-speed fiber internet service.
The build will cover nearly 87 miles and offer service to over 7,600homes and businesses.
“We’re excited for the opportunity to offer our high-speed fiber internet service to residents and businesses in Rockville, Vernon, and South Windsor,” said Tom Perrone, GoNetspeed’s Senior Vice President of Network Operations and General Manager of Connecticut. “In today’s digital age, access to a fast, reliable internet connection is essential. We look forward to providing these communities with another choice for high-quality service.”
“As GoNetspeed continues expanding across the state of Connecticut, we’re proud to offer consistent access to the internet speeds residents and businesses pay for,” said GoNetspeed CEO Richard Clark. “We’re dedicated to providing an exceptional customer experience and encourage anyone with questions regarding our services to reach out.”
Residents interested in the service can visit www.gonetspeed.com to check availability. GoNetspeed offers customers a free router, and monthly plans start at $39.95. GoNetspeed also participates in the federal Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP), which provides eligible households a maximum of $30 per month toward service.
What is Fiber Internet?
Fiber Internet offers symmetrical speeds, meaning that both download and upload are equally fast. The connectivity challenges people experience with video conferencing associated with telecommuting, online learning, and telemedicine have emphasized the importance of fast upload speeds. GoNetspeed offers the fastest residential Internet speeds, ranging from 250 Mbps to 1 Gbps (1,000 Mbps). For businesses, GoNetspeed can customize speeds beyond Gigabit capability if necessary.
GoNetspeed, a high-speed fiber Internet provider serving residential and business customers in Connecticut, Alabama, Maine, Massachusetts, Missouri, New York, Pennsylvania, Vermont, and West Virginia, announced in January 2021 that it had formed a new partnership with Oak Hill Capital (“Oak Hill”) which will allow GoNetspeed to accelerate the expansion of its fiber network throughout the Northeastern U.S.
Adding thousands of new locations every year, GoNetspeed is one of the largest independent Internet providers in the east. For more information on the company or to inquire about service in your residence or community, please visit www.gonetspeed.com.
Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP)
If a household member participates in one of the following government programs, the household may qualify for the ACP: Lifeline, SNAP, Medicaid, SSI, FPHA, Veterans Pension, Survivors Pension, free and reduced-price lunch program, school breakfast program, current Federal Pell Grant, WIC, attends a school that participates in the Community Eligibility Program (CEP), or the household income falls below 200% of the federal poverty guidelines. More details about eligibility and enrollment applications are available at www.fcc.gov/acp.