By Cameron Rasmusson
Thanks to a $50 million investment secured in October, Northland Communications is rolling out a suite of upgrades to its serviceable area.
The company announced last week that it plans to roll out capital improvements that will boost network speeds up to 100 megabits per second. The company will further boost service potential by the end of 2019 with one-gigabit plans.
“We’ve received all of the necessary funding upfront to deploy the new network enhancements, and we plan to invest the entire $50 million by the end of next year. We are excited to be able to offer 100-meg internet service across our footprint to residential and business customers in our community, and we’re looking forward to testing a one-gig service next year,” said Vince Reinig, Northland Technical Operations Manager, in a press statement.
To help guide the expansion of services in small- and medium-sized areas, Northland hired Ed Butler, a commercial services executive with 20 years of experience in the field.
“We’re looking to partner with local municipalities and city organizations as well as enterprise-level customers to build solutions tailor-made for their needs,” said Reinig.
While we have you ...
... if you appreciate that access to the news, opinion, humor, entertainment and cultural reporting in the Sandpoint Reader is freely available in our print newspaper as well as here on our website, we have a favor to ask. The Reader is locally owned and free of the large corporate, big-money influence that affects so much of the media today. We're supported entirely by our valued advertisers and readers. We're committed to continued free access to our paper and our website here with NO PAYWALL - period. But of course, it does cost money to produce the Reader. If you're a reader who appreciates the value of an independent, local news source, we hope you'll consider a voluntary contribution. You can help support the Reader for as little as $1.
You can contribute at either Paypal or Patreon.Contribute at Patreon Contribute at Paypal