(TNS) – There’s more good news for consumers in Lewiston and Auburn looking for true high-speed Internet service. GoNetspeed, formerly OTELCO, based in Oneonta, Alabama, is in the “preparation” phase of building out its network in the area, where crews were spotted last week with bucket trucks inspecting lines in Auburn.
The company says it is working with utility pole owners to ensure there is space for its fiber network ahead of building its infrastructure in Lewiston and Auburn later this year.
The company’s statement reads: “We will have more information to share in the coming months, including our total investment, the total number of locations we plan to serve and where, and more details about when the service may be available to residents. and businesses in our Lewiston-Auburn service area.”
GoNetspeed serves residential and business customers in Maine, Alabama, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Missouri, New York, Pennsylvania, Vermont and West Virginia. The company claims to be one of the largest independent Internet providers in the East.
Fiber optic Internet service is considered superior to Internet delivered via cable or digital subscriber lines (phone lines) for a number of reasons. It is tied to each home’s specific service, not a generic service like cable. Fiber provides high-speed communication using light signals that do not degrade over distance. Security is also enhanced by fiber optic, which does not emit its signal like copper, making it much harder to knock or break.
GoNetspeed continues to expand its network, opening access to high-speed, 100% fiber internet infrastructure to communities throughout Maine. Biddeford, Brewer, Brunswick, Cape Elizabeth, Cumberland, Falmouth, Gorham, Gray, New Gloucester, Old Orchard Beach, Old Town Orono, Saco, Scarborough, Topsham, Westbrook, Windham and Yarmouth have access to GoNetspeed service.
The company says many other communities in the state are also well on their way to using GoNetspeed’s fiber internet.
For more information about GoNetspeed or to inquire about service in your area, visit gonetspeed.com.
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