Horizon Doubles Fiber Internet Speed at No Cost to Customers

Customers on 250 Mbps tier will see speed jump to 500 Mbps symmetrical.

  • Horizon Telcom

COLUMBUS, Ohio--Horizon, an Ohio-based fiber-optic broadband company, is making a change in its fiber internet offering that doubles the speed of its lowest-priced symmetrical internet service for no additional cost.

The company’s Lightspeed 500 Mbps home internet package will now be offered for the same price as their previous 250 Mbps package. For 250 Mbps users, this means a free upgrade of twice the speed, and for 500 Mbps subscribers, it means a steep discount of $15 per month (or $180 annually). It’s an aggressive play in the Ohio market, where the new move makes Horizon’s services 10-20% less expensive than market competitors.

“We take great pride in offering industry-best high speeds and low costs, and our latest move is another example of our commitment in those areas,” explains Horizon Chief Executive Officer Jim Capuano, “The new offering represents a permanent change to Horizon’s services, not a one-time offer. As prices go up across the market, our customers will find that ours are remaining firm—or in the case of this new announcement, going down in relation to the services offered. It’s a testament to our dedication to serving our surrounding communities with the fast, reliable internet connectivity they require to grow and thrive. ”

The new service configuration is an extension of Horizon’s Lightspeed Internet service, which delivers uninterrupted video calls and streaming. The value of the service is that, unlike other services, subscribers get a dedicated fiber optic connection so users don’t share bandwidth with others in their neighborhood, a typical cause of slower upload and download speeds. Lightspeed Internet was previously offered in 250, 500, and 1000 Mpbs packages, but the company has completely eliminated the lowest tier service as part of its recent announcement. The company is currently offering a discount of up to $400, including free installation, for new customers who’d like to take advantage of this new service offering.

This news comes as part of Horizon’s aggressive Fiber-to-the-Home (FTTH) network expansions across the Midwest. Horizon recently added a major rural broadband project to its portfolio that will increase high-speed internet access across the state, and is poised to add a slew of new users in the near future with its competitive new consumer-friendly move.

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