Consolidated Communications has launched 1 GigaBit broadband services in the New York area over a Fiber-To-The-Premises (FTTP) technology. This will exponentially increase broadband speeds and on-demand features for both residents and businesses.
“We are excited to offer residents and businesses in our rural New York service areas an incredible Internet experience through our 1 Gig Internet service,” said Rob Koester, vice president of consumer product management at Consolidated Communications. “Customers now can take advantage of the many benefits and opportunities broadband can give them.”
Jeffrey Nordhaus, Empire State Development executive vice president of Innovation and Broadband, said broadband has become a necessity for communities, where broadband can impact and assist thousands of businesses and residents in the New York area.
The launch is funded by a grant from the New NY Broadband Program, a public-private partnership that provides incentives to service providers to deploy last-mile broadband connectivity in areas lacking this service. Because of this, Consolidated Communications has been able to extend its fiber-based broadband service to more than 10,000 business and residential locations. They have also impacted 5,000 additional locations outside the Program and more than 30 communities have broadband capabilities.
Fiber Internet services allows customers to connect to multiple devices without affecting speed and has faster, more reliable broadband connectivity. Fiber also supports gaming, streaming video content, and uploading photos without delay. Individuals can easily work from home and not experience buffering via video conference. Fiber also allows individuals to take advantage of smart-home devices and utilize them to their full potential, while businesses can take advantage of cloud access.
Installation dates are now available for these New York communities: Ancram, Ancramdale, Austerlitz, Averill Park, Berlin, Canaan, Chatham, Cherry Plain, Copake, Copake Falls, East Chatham, East Nassau, Ghent, Hillsdale, Malden Bridge, Millerton, Nassau, New Lebanon, North Chatham, Old Chatham, Petersburg, Pine Plains, Spencertown, Stephentown, Valatie and West Lebanon.
Additionally, Consolidated Communications has also launched Gig broadband services in the western New York service area. These customers now have access to on-demand streaming content, such as HBO Now, DIRECTV Now, fuboTV, and Philo.