GoNetspeed continues construction of Fiber to the Premises (FTTP) network in Cumberland and York Counties

Service now available in Biddeford and Scarborough!

NEW GLOUCESTER, Maine (July 25, 2022) – GoNetspeed (formerly OTELCO), a high-speed fiber to the premises Internet provider, is continuing the expansion of its FTTP infrastructure in Cumberland and York Counties.

This month, service to a total of 8,700 locations in Biddeford and Scarborough became available and network construction is underway in Saco and Old Orchard Beach. Active construction will provide fiber Internet access to an additional 11,700 locations over 120 miles in these communities.

  • Service is now available to 7,500 locations in Biddeford and 1,200 locations in Scarborough.
  • In Saco, service to 4,400 locations is expected to be available in August.
  • In Old Orchard Beach, service to 4,200 locations is expected to be available in August.

“Biddeford has seen a resurgence over the past several years, with an influx of new businesses and residents that now call Biddeford home and contribute to our vibrant community,” said Biddeford Mayor Alan Casavant. “GoNetspeed’s offering of high-speed fiber Internet provides easier access to the connectivity so many of our residents rely on for work, school, and personal matters, and we’re excited to see this investment in our community.”

Residents can visit www.gonetspeed.com to see if service is available at their location and to sign up for priority installation when service is available.

“The importance of high speed, reliable Internet access has never been more evident than it is right now,” commented GoNetspeed CEO Richard Clark. “What some people don’t yet understand about fiber is that because of its symmetrical upload and download speeds, fiber is uniquely positioned to facilitate things like remote work, distance learning, and telemedicine. It’s simply the fastest, most reliable option available today.”

GoNetspeed is investing in FTTP infrastructure in communities across the state, and service is already available in portions of Gorham, Gray, New Gloucester, Westbrook, and Windham.

What is Fiber Internet?

Fiber Internet offers symmetrical speeds, meaning that both download and upload are equally fast. The connectivity challenges that people experience with using video conferencing associated with telecommuting, on-line learning and telemedicine have emphasized the importance of fast upload speeds. GoNetspeed offers the fastest residential Internet speeds available, ranging from 150 Mbps to 1 Gbps (1,000 Mbps). For businesses, GoNetspeed can customize speeds beyond Gigabit capability if necessary.

About GoNetspeed

GoNetspeed, a fiber-to-the-premises operator serving residential and business customers in Maine, Alabama, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Missouri, New York, Pennsylvania, Vermont, and West Virginia, announced in January 2021 that it has 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 gonetspeed.com.

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Marnie Grumbach, marnie@fluentimc.com, 207.749.9666