KEYC News Mankato reports news from Spectrum…
Good news for internet users in our area, two of the area’s main broadband providers are both upping internet speeds for its customers.
Spectrum increases its download speeds from 100 to 200 megabits in Mankato and surrounding areas.
And news from Consolidated…
In an effort to close the local digital divide, Consolidated Communications also brings faster speeds to its customers through its fiber rollout.
Upgrading about 5000 homes in North Mankato and Mankato to fiber optic cable from its traditional copper wire cable.
“This will enable high-speed gigabit symmetrical speeds to these customers homes and small businesses. We are seeing a drastic increase in the demand for bandwidth across the country, especially here in Southern Minnesota where we call home, Mankato is such a special we are excited to bring these faster speeds to our customers,” said Consolidated Communications Senior Director of Operations, Ryan Walker.
The rollout is part of Consolidated’s plan to upgrade more than 70% of its service to fiber optics by 2025.