GoNetspeed, a fiber-optic Internet provider, announced today that it will begin offering high-speed Internet services up to 1 Gigabit per second to select communities in Pittsburgh.
“We’re thrilled to be providing residential service to the Pittsburgh community,” said Frank Chiaino, Chairman of GoNetspeed. “Our value proposition of high-speed, high-value service not only increases Internet alternatives, but could also provide an economic advantage to the communities we serve.”
The company will begin offering residential service in Ambridge by October, with plans for service to Beaver Falls shortly after. GoNetspeed’s residential plans start at $50 for 100 Megabit of bandwidth, and also includes 500 Megabit and 1 Gigabit options as well.
According to a recent report from management consulting firm Deloitte, fiber-optic Internet reaches less than one-third of U.S. homes, “with only 39% of U.S. consumers having access to more than one provider who offers a 25 Mbps speed tier or higher.”
With the adoption of streaming services, bandwidth-intensive gaming, and shear number of Internet of Things (IoT), high-speed Internet connectivity to the home has become critical. GoNetspeed aims to bridge the digital divide by bringing fiber-optic connections directly to the customers it will serve by utilizing an existing network in Pittsburgh.
“The initial response to our service offering in Ambridge and Beaver Falls has been tremendous,” added Chiaino. “We’re now actively engaging in build plans, adding to our staff, and looking forward to working with local contractors and community leaders in an effort to provide high-speed connectivity with exceptional customer service.”
Previously, Chiaino was the founder of Fibertech Networks, which built nearly 14,000 miles of metro fiber networks across the Northeast. GoNetspeed’s management team has decades of experience operating fiber networks. Larry Coleman is president of GoNetspeed, and was most recently the president and founder of Sunesys. In addition, Tom Perrone is the chief operating officer, and was previously vice president of engineering and planning for Fibertech Networks.
The company plans to expand service to other communities in Pennsylvania, as well as in other areas where interest is generated.
For more information on the company, or to inquire about service for your community, please visit www.gonetspeed.com.