ROCHESTER, N.Y.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--GoNetspeed, a high-speed, fiber-optic Internet provider, today announced its plan to offer service to select neighborhoods in the areas of New Haven, Hartford, and Bridgeport, CT. The company has already begun network planning and investment in a multi-year, multi-million dollar private venture to provide area residents and businesses with access to direct fiber connectivity providing the fastest Internet speeds in the area. GoNetspeed expects to be able to turn up its first customers in Connecticut by the end of June 2018.
“We’re extremely excited to help bring the technological and economic benefits of a 100% fiber-optic Internet connection to residents in Connecticut,” said Frank Chiaino, Chairman of GoNetspeed. “Consumer demand for high-speed Internet access is at an all-time high. With more and more devices connected to the Internet, and cord cutting becoming a larger, national trend, we offer Gigabit speeds that allow us to exceed consumer expectations for broadband access.”
Previously, Chiaino was the Founder of Fibertech Networks, which built a nearly state-wide fiber optic network in Connecticut, and nearly 14,000 miles of metro fiber networks across the Northeast. GoNetspeed’s management team has decades of experience operating fiber networks. Larry Coleman is President of GoNetspeed, and was most recently the President and Founder of Sunesys. In addition, Tom Perrone is the Chief Operating Officer, and was previously Vice President of engineering and planning for Fibertech Networks.
The company will begin offering residential service starting at $50 for 100 Megabit of Internet, and also includes 500 Megabit and Gigabit options as well. GoNetspeed has targeted individual neighborhoods within the areas of Hartford, New Haven, and Bridgeport for its initial launch, but will quickly expand to new communities as it reaches at least a 10% interest from area residences.
Regarding GoNetspeed’s entry into New Haven, Mayor Toni N. Harp said, “My administration has been working steadily toward faster and more reliable Internet access – the digital information highway necessary to fuel the state’s booming research and technology sectors, as well as other economic drivers. Particularly in light of how the federal government seems intent on limiting Internet access, Connecticut must do all it can to embrace it as the emerging public utility of the 21stcentury, and make it as universally available to residents, businesses, schools, and governments as running water and electricity are.”
In addition to Hartford, New Haven and Bridgeport, GoNetspeed currently offers service in Pittsburgh, with plans to expand to other areas as well. For more information on the company, or to inquire about service for your community, please visit www.gonetspeed.com.