Easton Velocity Plans System Upgrade

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Easton Utilities received approval Monday evening to expend up to $12.5 million to upgrade its existing Velocity system utilized to deliver cable television, internet and voice services to the residents in the Town of Easton and surrounding communities. The plan includes constructing an extensive fiber optic network to provide gigabit capacity to all customers.

“As technology continues to improve and bandwidth consumption continues to increase, we must deliver fast and reliable service to our customers,” said Ted L. Book, Director of Cable and Communications for Easton Velocity, a service of Easton Utilities. The plant replacement design will enhance reliability and improve the ongoing maintenance of the system. This project is expected to be a multi-year endeavor with portions of the system completed as early as 2019.

The current system has been in service for 18 years and requires significant resources of both manpower and financial investments. In addition, the need to increase speeds to support growing customer demand requires upgrading to newer technologies. An upgrade of these existing facilities will provide capacity for gigabit speeds to residential customers. “We want to provide our customers with the same experience they can obtain in larger metropolitan areas, and this upgrade combined with our exceptional customer service will help to meet their expectations,” added Book. Gigabit speeds are currently available through special contract agreements.

Easton Velocity, a service of Easton Utilities, is committed to keeping our community connected and current with a variety of service offerings designed to meet the needs of both residential and commercial customers. Easton Utilities is a community-owned, not-for-profit utility and telecommunications company operating the Electric, Natural Gas, Water, Wastewater, Cable Television, and Internet services for the Town of Easton and portions of the surrounding area. Please visit www.eastonvelocity.com or call 410-822-6110 to learn more.

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