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VTel Wireless, America’s first 100% 4G network, begins broadband roll-out
Springfield, VT (January 10, 2014): VTel Wireless has announced that its state-of-the-art 4G/LTE wireless network, designed to bring high-speed broadband Internet to rural Vermonters, is now available in Fairlee, Sheldon, Hardwick, Barnet, Perkinsville, Ascutney, Cavendish, West Windsor, and Reading.
High-speed Internet begins at $10/month for 1GB of data, enough for users to access unlimited e-mails and data searches. Customers who desire more data capacity can purchase virtually unlimited amounts of data, at half the cost of other wireless carriers. No contracts and no minimums are required. Most customers in early 2014 will see download speeds of 10-15 Megabits per second (Mbps), and peak speeds of 50 Mbps. Peak download speeds in late 2014 are expected to double, reaching 100 Mbps - the fastest wireless in Vermont.
On January 1, 2014, VTel Wireless had its first twenty-three wireless sites on-air. These sites – silos, church steeples, rooftops, and towers – are currently undergoing testing to ensure network reliability before the launch of full commercial service this spring. Forty additional sites are under construction, to be turned on before June 30, 2014. By mid-2015, VTel Wireless expects to cover 95% of Vermont households with 180 sites.
VTel Wireless is the first 4G/LTE-only network in America. “VTel will be deploying a 100% 4G network, which will provide faster, more robust internet service to Vermonters than its 3G predecessor. We are proud to be the first wireless company in America to be 100% 4G,” said VTel Wireless Project Manager Diane Guité.
VTel recently unveiled $5 mobile wireless, as an add-on to Triple-Play GigE Internet, telephone, and 500 channels of television, in the company’s hometown of Springfield, Vt.