Early spring brings early expansion of fiber to Minneapolis

Good news for folks in Minneapolis from US Internet

US Internet Mar 2016The warm weather has allowed us to start hooking customers up starting tomorrow, we are excited to be 2-3 weeks ahead of schedule 🙂

Starting April 4th our mainline crews will start construction on Phase 1 of the 2016 construction season starting east of 35W and moving west. See; http://fiber.usinternet.com/fibermap.php for current live and Phase 1, 2, and 3 locations. [Screen shot from March 14 shown at right.]

Another notable change happening “soon” is we are modifying our speed packages;

25mb up/down $29.95

100mb up/down $39.95

250mb up/down $49.95

1gb up/down $65.00

10gb up/down $298.00

The 2.5gb and 5gb are on temporary hold as we are working out a few technical issues with our hardware vendor, we are planning to release these speeds in July.

Current customers speed will be automatically upgraded.

In some cases we will need to come out and upgrade the customers equipment to handle the higher speeds.

We will be rolling this out in phases, I’ll keep everyone posted on progress.

I know there are greater expenses in serving rural areas so comparing Twin Cities market to a rural market is not apples to apples but I have to think that these prices are going to get noticed.

This entry was posted in FTTH, MN, Vendors by Ann Treacy. Bookmark the permalink.

About Ann Treacy

I have a Master’s Degree in Library and Information Science. I have been interested or involved in providing access to information through the Internet since 1994, when I worked for Minnesota’s first Internet service provider. I am pleased to be a part of the Blandin on Broadband Team. I also work with MN Coalition on Government Information, Minnesota Rural Partners, and the American Society for Information Science and Technology.

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