VTel Offers $35 Per-Month GB Internet Service

Thanks to Google Fiber, people are now more aware of Gigabit internet services, and many companies have taken the initiative to spread the high-speed networks all over the United States. Now, VTel offers $35 per-month GB internet service.

Vermont Telephone Co. (also known as VTel) is developing a fiber network which is direct to it’s customers’ homes, as it won about $81 million grant from the USDA (U.S. Department of Agriculture) through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act 2010. The company is working on replacing all it’s customers’ DSL connections with this fiber service later this year for free, which explains the $35 per month.

As of now, the company serves around 17,500 homes in Vermont, with around 600 homes currently subscribed. VTel is also using the USDA grant to develop an LTE network that will serve non-wired parts of the state, and it’s expected to be ready for use later this year as well. Julius Genachoski, Chairman of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), wants GB service in every state by the end of 2015. Currently, Google has plans for Kansas, Austin and Utah, and other major companies have plans to GB internet service to cities such as Seattle, San Francisco and others.

Michel Guite, VTel’s Chief Executive said,

“Google has really given us more encouragement,”

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