NEW BRITAIN, Conn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--GoNetspeed and the City of New Britain today announced that 5,576 addresses throughout the South End of the city are now eligible to sign up for high-speed 100 percent fiber internet service through GoNetspeed. Residents interested may visit gonetspeed.com to confirm service availability for their location and to sign up for service installation.
GoNetspeed is continuing construction throughout the South West section of the city, and service is expected to be available to residents in the coming weeks.
“We are thrilled to see GoNetspeed’s progress as they work to ensure that residents and businesses throughout our community have access to reliable, high-speed internet,” said Mayor Erin Stewart. “This partnership will ensure that our residents are able to financially afford internet speeds that will improve their daily quality of life, while also ensuring that all city departments are better equipped to respond to the needs of our community for years to come.”
The $10 million project is funded by GoNetspeed and the City of New Britain’s American Rescue Plan Act funds, coming at no cost to the New Britain taxpayer. This infrastructure will ensure that residents have access to affordable, high-speed internet service, and that all municipal buildings and traffic points will be interconnected on their own private fiber network. Through this unique strategic partnership, city departments and public safety personnel will soon be able to better provide service to New Britain residents.
“GoNetspeed has made rapid progress as we work to bring our 100 percent fiber network to New Britain, and we are thrilled to officially connect the first residents to service that improves every area of life online,” said Tom Perrone, Senior Vice President of Network Operations & General Manager of Connecticut. “Through this partnership, and the continued support of Mayor Stewart and the city, we are proud to ensure that New Britain has access to internet that powers our modern homes and cities while supporting the city’s continued growth well into the future.”
With a legacy of innovation and a commitment to customer service, GoNetspeed is excited to accelerate the expansion of its fiber networks throughout nine states, including Connecticut. GoNetspeed continues to deliver more fiber, more access, more speed, and better reliability to residents and businesses throughout their footprint. With access to 100 percent fiber internet, customers have access to symmetrical upload and download speeds, ranging from 500 Mbps to 1 Gbps (1,000 Mbps). Learn more about GoNetspeed at gonetspeed.com.
GoNetspeed, a high-speed 100 percent fiber internet provider serving residential and business customers in Maine, Alabama, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Missouri, New York, Pennsylvania, Vermont, and West Virginia, formed a partnership with Oak Hill Capital (“Oak Hill”) in January 2021, allowing GoNetspeed to accelerate the expansion of its fiber network throughout the Northeastern U.S. Adding thousands of new service areas every year, GoNetspeed is one of the largest independent internet providers in the East. For more information about GoNetspeed, or to inquire about service in your residence, business or community, visit gonetspeed.com.