WEST PLAIN, Mo., Sept. 12, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Fidelity Communications is pleased to announce that they are offering 1 Gigabit per second (1,000 MBPS) internet service within the city of West Plains, Missouri. Fidelity’s team is proud to bring this outstanding new service to the city of West Plains, bringing great opportunity and value to the community.
Gigabit broadband speeds have been available to Fidelity business customers via dedicated fiber circuits, but recent technology advancements have made it possible to offer the service to residential customers over Fidelity’s existing HFC (hybrid fiber coax) plant. This service, previously unavailable to residential customers, significantly increases the opportunity for increased connectivity, higher-quality communications, and supports West Plains efforts to advance and optimize the city’s infrastructure.
“It is a great honor to call West Plains a Fidelity Communications GIG City,” said John Colbert, President of Fidelity Communications. “As a dedicated partner to the city, Fidelity is committed to doing everything we can to introduce innovative technologies which encourage business and residential growth.”
The residential service features 1 GBPS download speeds with 10 MBPS uploads, with a flat price of $79 per month, fees and Wi-Fi included, taxes may still apply. The higher speeds support multiple video streams, high-end online gaming, unlimited wireless devices and rapid transfer of huge data files, along with the capability to handle other bandwidth-hungry applications.
Over the past several months, Fidelity completed network upgrades, acquired 1 Gig-capable customer modems and freed up the bandwidth necessary to support the new 1 GIG speeds. These improvements will bring convenience and ease to those using the internet in West Plains.
“As time goes on, technological demands keep increasing,” said Don Knight, Missouri General Manager for Fidelity. “Fidelity intends to meet that demand by providing broadband speeds not normally available in rural areas.”
Fidelity is also expanding its fiber footprint in West Plains and building facilities in additional residential areas to deliver reliable and affordable high-speed internet, video and phone service. The company began offering 250 Mbps internet here last August, a testament to the company’s dedication to improving communities through high-quality communications infrastructure.