NW GA utility goes gigabit

Nov. 20, 2018
Dalton Utilities/OptiLink has introduced GIGLink residential gigabit Internet service in Dalton, GA, a town of about 33,000 located between ...

Dalton Utilities/OptiLink has introduced GIGLink residential gigabit Internet service in Dalton, GA, a town of about 33,000 located between Atlanta and Chattanooga. Pricing for residential fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) service is $79.95 per month.

"Dalton Utilities is dedicated to offering residents the advantages of such advanced technology," said Tom Bundros, CEO of Dalton Utilities. "With the debut of GIGLink, we are delivering some of the fastest Internet speeds in the world to our residents. A gig is exponentially faster than traditional offerings."

The announcement follows the September launch of VIDLink, a streaming entertainment platform that features streaming video and multi-device access.

"With GIGLink, users can truly multi-task with no interruptions. With the expanded bandwidth, users can download multiple high-definition videos at a time in seconds, while simultaneously sending and receiving emails and surfing the Web. Families can use multiple devices in the same household with no connectivity issues, and gamers will appreciate the quick response to user commands. Plus, there's no more annoying delays while data is buffered," said Hank Blackwood, chief technical services officer for OptiLink.

"We have offered gigabit service to our large business customers since 2014," said Blackwood. "We have upgraded our network to enable a gigabit to our entire community because we recognize that high-speed connectivity is an essential service inside the home. We also realize that gigabit Internet is an economic development tool that drives businesses to relocate to places where they can get the bandwidth they need."

Dalton Utilities, in operation as a public utility since 1889, branched into telecommunications with broadband services to large industrial/commercial customers in 1999. With the 2003 launch of its OptiLink family of services, the company now provides broadband, cable TV, telephone, and Internet services to area residents and businesses. Dalton Utilities serves 50,000 customers and employs more than 300 area residents.

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