Fibrant Signs Up First Gigabit Customer

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SALISBURY, NC - The City of Salisbury's Fibrant network has launched its gigabit Internet offering. Fibrant subscriber Dale Gibson has been onboard from the very beginning when he signed on to participate as a beta tester for Fibrant back in 2010. When offered the chance to become a Gigabit tester in June 2014, he jumped at it. He is now pleased to be one of Fibrant's first gigabit subscribers.

Consistently 900 Mbps Speeds
Gibson stated that, "Generally when an Internet service provider gives a speed, it represents bandwidth, or a theoretical "best effort" speed, not the "throughput" or actual speed. My speed tests are consistently above 900 Mbps." A network professional for over 20 years, Gibson added that typically even in the best test conditions, it is more common to see numbers in the 800s and, "Fibrant should be very proud of that 900 number."

"This is a huge milestone for the city of Salisbury," said Fibrant General Manager Mike Jury. We are excited that our advanced infrastructure allows us to provide far more superior speeds versus our competition. We are ramping up our commercial services as well with the launch of these advanced speeds."

This news comes on the heels of the city's announcement of the signup of Fibrant's 3,000th subscriber.

Free Speeds Upgrades
When Fibrant began offering services for sale in November 2010, the basic residential Internet offering was 15 Mbps. Last year, Fibrant upgraded the basic speeds of all residential subscribers to 20 Mbps, free of charge. This week, Fibrant engineers began working in phases to upgrade residential customers to 50 Mbps, also free of charge.

Fibrant employs 100 percent fiber optics to carry a full suite of communication services exclusively for residents and businesses within the Salisbury city limits.

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