SMITHSON VALLEY — GVTC residential and business customers now have access to among the fastest Internet speeds available in the United States. The Hill Country based communications provider has unleashed 1 gigabit Internet speeds to customers connected to its fiber network.
GVTC’s giga footprint involves 2,200 miles of fiber optics across a 2,000 square mile area, which includes parts of Far North San Antonio, the Texas Hill Country and the Gonzales area. The GVTC is among the first to deliver gigabit speeds across such a vast region.
Currently, more than 40,000 rooftops are connected to GVTC’s fiber network. The company is in the process of expanding fiber to an additional 2,600 homes in select residential neighborhoods.
Residential pricing for the 1 Gbps service, with 100 Mbps upload speed, is $299.95 per month. GVTC is also debuting a 200/50 Mbps connection for $199.95 per month. GVTC has other fiber Internet connection speed options available to customers.
Among the benefits, 1 Gbps and 200 Mbps services are the best option for any customer downloading and uploading large data files.
These Internet speeds are also ideal for the technology needs of the 21st century family. One Gbps and 200 Mbps have the bandwidth capacity to easily handle the multiple Wi-Fi devices operating in the household, along with the emerging use of Smart Home technology that is Internet connection dependent.
In June 2014, GVTC revealed it would launch gigabit speeds to its service area during the announcement of the GVTC GigaRegion™, of the GVTC GigaRegion™, which is a unique private-public partnership among GVTC and the cities of Boerne, Bulverde and Gonzales.
On Wednesday, September 24, a delegation from Gonzales that included Mayor Robert Logan, City Manager, Alan Barnes, and Economic Development Director, Carolyn Gibson, along with city employees, Ralph Camarillo and Angie Kessler, attended a workshop at GVTC to learn the details of the marketing campaign.
As a GigaRegion™ Partner, Gonzales will have access to professionally designed marketing materials that includes logos and advertising materials for print and electronic advertising. They also received a guide book with best practices on how to use the logo and other marketing elements.
Gonzales also gets to use a professionally produced video that showcases all that the GVTC GigaRegion™ has to offer. The video is on YouTube by searching GVTC GigaRegion™. It will also be available on various city of Gonzales websites and social media locations.
“There’s been a lot of talk about bringing gigabit Internet speeds to the area and I’m proud to say GVTC delivered in a matter of weeks after announcing our commitment,” GVTC President and CEO, Ritchie Sorrells, said. “Our partner cities in the GVTC GigaRegion™ have a valuable asset they can use now to compete for the types of jobs that will help their communities grow and prosper.”
GVTC is a full-service communications provider offering high-speed Internet, digital cable TV, phone and interactive home security monitoring to residential and business customers. GVTC serves a 2,000 square mile region in select areas of North San Antonio, the Texas Hill Country and South Central Texas. More than two-thirds of GVTC’s customers are connected to its state-of-the-art fiber optics network, which enables the company to deliver the fastest Internet speeds in its service area.
The company has received numerous awards for business excellence. Among the honors is being selected a Broadband Communities Magazine, Top 100 Broadband Provider, seven consecutive years. The San Antonio Express-News and San Antonio Business Journal have also recognized GVTC as an exemplary employer, on multiple occasions. The company’s charitable arm, The GVTC Foundation, has donated more than $1.5 million dollars to worthy causes, since its establishment in 2006. Learn more at GVTC.com
About GVTC GigaRegion™
The GVTC GigaRegion™ is a unique partnership involving GVTC Communications and the cities of Boerne, Bulverde and Gonzales. The GigaRegion™ features 1 Gbps Internet connections delivered though GVTC’s state-of-the-art fiber optics network. The GVTC GigaRegion™ is the first of its kind in Texas. It spans over 2,000 square miles, includes more than 2,200 miles of fiber optics cable. Currently, more than 40,000 residential and business customers have access to GVTC’s gigabit connection speeds.
The GVTC GigaRegion™ proactively markets the benefits of gigabit connections to businesses requiring the fastest Internet speeds for 21st century business operations and innovation. The goal is to drive economic development and enhance the quality of life for GigaRegion™ partner communities. To inquire on gigabit site availability, contact the economic development office in the community of interest. GVTC.com/GigaRegion.