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GVEC: Fiber is now live
In a little more than five months, GVEC.net turned its plans for bringing Fiber To The Home (FTTH) Internet service into reality in La Vernia. The first homes recently went “live” with this cutting-edge technology that provides residents with the fastest broadband Internet speeds in the industry--up to 1 Gbps.
To date, GVEC.net, a subsidiary of the Guadalupe Valley Electric Cooperative (GVEC), has installed approximately 30 of the planned 90 miles of fiber cable as part of the three-phase project. During this first phase, approximately 1,100 homes will have the opportunity to connect to the FTTH network and enjoy all the benefits it offers.
As the first customer to receive service, La Vernia resident Doug Ruppel is already utilizing Fiber at his home in The Reserve subdivision. Ruppel, who works from his home as technical support for an out of town engineering firm, stated a work process that used to take him over two and a half hours to complete, now takes him about three minutes to complete with Fiber service.
He also adds, “What a smart decision it was to switch to Fiber Internet. I appreciate the care that GVEC.net took with my home during the installation and the level of service I received throughout the process. I am very happy with my choice.” When the project is complete, GVEC.net will be able to provide this service to approximately 3,000 homes in the area.
As part of this first phase, FTTH from GVEC.net is available in the Vintage Oaks, Copper Creek, and The Reserve areas. It is expected service will next be available in the Legacy and Rosewood areas in mid to late November. Anyone interested in learning more about Fiber To The Home technology and availability should call GVEC.net at 1-800-699-4832.
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