CenturyLink announces that symmetrical broadband speeds up to 1 gigabit per second (Gbps) are now available for thousands of residential and small business customers in La Crosse. The company news says that 1 Gbps Internet is about 16 times faster than anything else on the market today for residential customers. Not only will it help customers download their favorite movies faster, it is also going to help grow our economy.
When deciding where to locate a business in today’s technological world, Internet access is very important. La Crosse Mayor Tim Kabat said 1 Gbps Internet is a game changer for businesses.
The fiber optic broadband is needed to bring to the communities to make them successful in their future. Investing fiber optic network is like investing in the future of a community where that network will serve.
Not only will new business want to move to the area, but for small businesses already rooted in La Crosse, faster Internet speeds will allow them to compete against larger businesses and larger cities.
Including La Crosse, CenturyLink is rolling out 1 Gbps internet in 17 cities around the country in places like Phoenix, Las Vegas and Minneapolis.
The company said it chose La Crosse because about 80 percent of the communities it serves are similar in size. About one-third of CenturyLink customers will be able to receive the service right now. The company said it will become available across the whole area based on how customers respond to the product.
CenturyLink uses fiber-to-the-premises technology to provide access to its network. The company said speeds up to 1 Gbps, equivalent to 1,000 Mbps, allow users to stream high-definition video content with little to no delays. CenturyLink has been lying the fiberoptic line for about a year in La Crosse.
The cost for the 1 Gbps service for residential customers is a $79.95 monthly recurring charge with a 12-month term commitment and when bundled with additional, qualifying CenturyLink services, including PrismTV. For more information, visit www.centurylink.com/gigabit.