(TNS) – There’s more good news for consumers in Lewiston and Auburn looking for true high-speed Internet service. GoNetspeed, formerly OTELCO, based in Oneonta, Alabama, is in what it calls the “readiness” phase of building its network in the region, with teams spotted last week in bucket trucks checking lines at Auburn.

The company says it is working with utility pole owners to ensure there is space for its fiber optic network, ahead of building its infrastructure in Lewiston and Auburn later this year.

A statement from the company read: “In the coming months, we will have additional information to share, including our total investment, the total number of locations we plan to serve and where, and additional details on when where service may be available to residents and businesses in our Lewiston-Auburn service area.”

GoNetspeed serves residential and business customers in Maine, Alabama, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Missouri, New York, Pennsylvania, Vermont, and West Virginia. The company claims to be one of the largest independent Internet providers in the East.

Fiber optic Internet service is considered superior to Internet delivered over cable or digital subscriber lines (telephone lines) for a number of reasons. It is hooked up to a dedicated service for each household, not a shared service like cable. Fiber optics provide an ultra-fast connection using light signals, which do not degrade over distance. Security is also enhanced by fiber optics, which does not radiate its signal like copper does, making it much more difficult to exploit or hack.

GoNetspeed continues to expand its network, opening communities across Maine to 100% fiber broadband internet infrastructure. Biddeford, Brewer, Brunswick, Cape Elizabeth, Cumberland, Falmouth, Gorham, Gray, New Gloucester, Old Orchard Beach, Old Town Orono, Saco, Scarborough, Topsham, Westbrook, Windham and Yarmouth have access to GoNetspeed’s service.

The company said many other communities in the state are also well on their way to getting fiber internet from GoNetspeed.

For more information about GoNetspeed or to inquire about the service in your area, visit gonetspeed.com.

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