Good news for folks in Minneapolis from US Internet…
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.