Lynxx Announces Gigabit Internet Service for Mauston Industrial Parks!

Camp Douglas, Wis. –Lemonweir Valley Telcom doing business as (dba) Lynxx is the first Internet service provider in the area to offer gigabit (1,000 megabits-per-second) network. With the gigabit network now in place, residential and business customers in the Camp Douglas,New Lisbon, Castle Rock Lake area, and surrounding service areas will able to experience Internet service driven at dramatically higher speeds.

On January 18, 2013, the FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski issued the Gigabit City Challenge, encouraging broadband Internet providers to bring at least one gigabit speed Internet to all 50 states by 2015. Currently, there are less than 50 cities in the U.S. that offer residential gigabit service.

Jim Costello, Lemonweir Valley Telcom dba Lynxx, CEO & General Manager commented, “The goal to provide the area with gigabit Internet service is now a reality.  We can supply the fastest Internet speeds available in the world.  The Gig Valley is just another example of our continuing commitment to provide our customers the latest in communications technology.    We were the first to provide fiber to the home technology, and now the first to deploy gigabit Internet.  We continue to lead the market and are always focused on the next technology to benefit consumers.”

So what does gigabit Internet mean for consumers? With speeds at this level, downloads will be significantly faster: a 2.2 GB HD movie that usually takes 30 minutes to download will take approximately 18 seconds and a 4 GB console game that takes 55 minutes will take 33 seconds. Users will be able to stream videos and movies with no buffering and to Facetime or Skype with no interruptions.

Public Service Commission Chairperson Phil Montgomery weighed in on the enhanced network upgrade, “The Internet is the gateway for access to the information superhighway. I am pleased Lynxx is not only providing that access but put their customers in the fast lane. Today’s announcement shows just how important reliable access to the Internet is to today’s families, businesses and communities”.

Businesses will also benefit from this technology. Jim Costello also states that the Gig Valley will benefit economic development, “As one of the few gigabit areas in the nation, the potential is huge for not only existing, but new businesses to capitalize on this asset.  We will now meet the needs of today’s business community and will handle bandwidth demands well into the future.”

Terry Whipple, the director of Juneau County Economic Development commented, “21st century businesses increasingly base their future potential on digital infrastructure as this opens up possibilities for more advances online services, better communities, increased productivity, unencumbered innovation and a global reach.” Whipple also added, “The gigabit service provided by Lynxx allows Juneau County to say to new prospective businesses……………We’re ready for you!”

“The Gig Valley offering is another great example of how our member companies are providing cutting edge services to their communities and customers,” said Bill Esbeck, Executive Director of the Wisconsin State Telecommunications Association (WSTA). “WSTA members have a history of continuous reinvestment that makes these product offerings possible.”

District 51 Assemblyman, Howard Marklein commented,”I am so happy to hear of the opportunity for many residents in Juneau County to have cutting edge technology available to them. This investment by Lynxx will allow our businesses to compete more effectively and will allow our residents to enjoy access to internet at a much higher rate of speed. “   Marklein also added, “Thank you to Lynxx for your continued investment in our communities.”

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