Residents are asked to register their homes on a specially built website to determine demand for the fiber Internet service. There is no cost to register.
Hinton, West Virginia – April 14, 2021 - GoGig Inc., a Blacksburg, Virginia based Internet provider, has identified over 4,000 homes in Summers County, WV which are candidates for its world class gigabit (1,000 megabits per second) Internet service. The homes are grouped into 7 clusters called GiggyTowns. When a GiggyTown reaches over 60% registration count, the GiggyTown is selected for construction and activation.
The registration process enables GoGig to determine if there is sufficient demand to embark on the deployment and permits the community to get involved in accessing this important resource. There are no costs associated with registering. Pricing for the service is expected to be $89 per month including all taxes, fees and home Wifi. Citizens can go to the company website at http://gogig.net/Summers to learn more, check availability and register their interest level in the service.
According to the FCC, the majority of this region is unserved with Internet speeds below 25 megabits per second. Residents regularly test their Internet speeds below 5 megabits per second. The fiber service being brought to the homes by GoGig will be 200X this measured speed. High speed access is vitally important to modern economies providing access to education, medical care, commerce, jobs and more.
“The impact of high quality fiber internet for those underserved in Summers County will be very significant for every citizen. This campaign will enable much of our community to have access to a service that can help increase career and education opportunities, in addition to an improved quality of life. The partnership with GoGig Internet has been great so far and we look forward to the vision for affordable, high quality Internet access coming to life. Today is an incredible moment for Summers County as we take a step into the future.”, said Ted Kula, County Commissioner from Summers County.
GoGig has a track record of success when working with rural communities. It was founded via a crowdfunding effort in 2013 between a dozen tech companies, hundreds of residents and the Town of Blacksburg to bring gigabit fiber Internet service plus free WiFi to downtown. Since its launch, the downtown free Internet service outlived its 18 month mission while serving tens of thousands of people. In addition, the number of technologies professionals working in the downtown area of Blacksburg has more than doubled in the same period, growing to over 200 technology based workers.
“What is ahead of us is incredibly awesome. We are excited to be partnering with Summers County for this project. Everyone should have access to an affordable, quality and secure Internet. I am confident that the new fiber innovations and Internet technologies we are deploying will significantly narrow the gap to that vision becoming a reality. It is a proud day for our community that we launch this campaign to enable the citizens of Summers county to get closer to that vision.”, said Paul Summers, COO of GoGig, Inc.
Summers County residents and businesses can visit https://www.gogig.net/summers to check availability and register to receive updates as GoGig expands. For more information about this release including media contacts, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
ABOUT GOGIG INC.
Based in Blacksburg, Virginia, GoGig is a high speed Internet provider committed to delivering a high quality, affordable and secure Internet experience to residents and businesses in rural communities. It has a long standing relationship with its customers to provide exceptional Internet and customer service. With primary operations in Blacksburg, Virginia, GoGig is building an Internet business to scale across rural communities globally. Check http://gogig.net/summers for more information and availability.