SOURCE: EATEL

EATEL

July 14, 2015 07:07 ET

EATEL Lights Up GIG Internet Speed on 100% Fiber Network to Louisiana's Ascension and Livingston Parishes

Service Puts Customers in Elite Group of U.S. Citizens Receiving Top Broadband Speeds

GONZALES, LA--(Marketwired - Jul 14, 2015) -  EATEL announced today it is bringing communities 'out of this world' Internet speeds with its new GIG Internet service. Leveraging its 100% fiber optic network connectivity, EATEL is offering speeds 10 times faster than standard high-speed Internet connections to Ascension and Livingston Parish area residents. The blazing fast broadband service enables all family members to download songs in seconds, high-definition movies in minutes and enjoy uninterrupted online gaming -- simultaneously -- without any slowdown in service performance.

For $119.95 a month, residents will receive 1 Gigabit (1,000 Megabits per second) Internet connection speed, 10 times faster than the typical 100 Megabit Internet connection speeds offered by competitive Internet Service Providers (ISPs).

According to netindex.com, the average consumer download speed in the U.S. is 37.1 Mbps compared to Hong Kong at 101.86 Mbps, Japan at 103 Mbps and Singapore at 133.5 Mbps. EATEL's new GIG Internet service puts Ascension and Livingston Parish residents in a unique class of consumers receiving the fastest, home Internet connectivity speeds on the planet.

EATEL's new fiber optic GIG service is perfect for families, online gamers or any home with multiple Internet connected devices. With GIG, residents can now download:

  • 8GB 1080p HD movie in a few seconds.
  • 5MB e-book in under a second.
  • 3MB MP3 song in under a second.

"EATEL is proud to introduce our new GIG Internet service to Ascension and Livingston Parish area residents," said Scott Thompson, EATEL's President. "With this unique class of service, residents can instantly connect to their cloud services, video chat in real-time without buffering and stream high-definition movies without delay -- all at the same time."

GIG Internet service is currently available in select areas of Louisiana's Ascension and Livingston Parishes. Broadband speeds will vary due to conditions outside of network control, including customer location and equipment, and are not guaranteed. Download and upload speeds are "up to" with no minimum level of speeds guaranteed. The advertised speeds are for a hard-wired data connection and appropriate equipment is required to consistently receive "up to" speeds. Customers must have LightWave TV service. Rates exclude taxes, fees and surcharges.

About EATEL
EATEL was the first company in Louisiana to provide phone, Internet and TV over an all-fiber network that offers a broad array of integrated digital services, including its newest service, LightWave TV, which provides advanced features such as Multi-Room DVR, remote DVR scheduling, and more HD channels. Founded in 1935, EATEL is currently in its 80th year as a service provider and business leader in Ascension and Livingston Parishes.

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