Vyve Broadband Introducing 1 Gigabit-per-second Broadband Service to Ketchum, Monkey Island, Oklahoma
‘Vyve Gig’ affirms Company’s Commitment to Broadband Adoption in Rural Markets
Vyve Broadband has announced that it is taking the next step in broadband speed by offering 1 Gigabit-per-second Internet service to its customers in northeast Oklahoma. Recent successful testing of the Vyve Gig service has given Vyve the green light to begin offering it to its customers in Ketchum and Monkey Island, Oklahoma. Vyve Gig will be available to customers in those areas in the first quarter of 2016.
The boost to 1 Gig service will increase speeds more than nine times from the fastest offering available today.
“Customers in many of our markets are now enjoying speeds of up to 105 Mbps thanks to the upgrades we’ve made, enabling them to experience better gaming, faster streaming content and superior social media activity — and Vyve Gig service will enhance customers’ broadband access even further,” says Jeffrey DeMond, chief executive officer for Vyve Broadband. “Our Vyve Gig is key for certain business and residential clients who have unique needs, such as people who work from home or those using graphics-heavy gaming and visual design software. These folks will have all the bandwidth they need — and more.”
“While we recognize that 1 Gig is probably more speed than most customers need at this moment, but it’s clear that the online technology, information and entertainment landscape is evolving on an almost daily basis. What’s incredibly fast today will be the norm tomorrow,” DeMond says. “Vyve is committed to offering the most robust broadband service in our markets, and we’re committed to long-term relationships with our customers. Part of that commitment is looking not only at their current needs, but also what their needs will be several years down the road.”
This upgraded service represents another milestone in the ongoing drive by Vyve to provide cutting-edge broadband speeds in rural markets that have traditionally lagged behind in technology offerings. Vyve investments in Oklahoma since the company launched in late 2013 have more than doubled the average speed for existing customers. Vyve already offers the FCC benchmark speed of 25 Mbps to more than 70 percent of its market.
“This is a prime example of the free market creating opportunities for a business to grow and for customers to benefit,” DeMond says. “Vyve has completed these upgrades without the need for government intervention or handouts. Instead, we relied on the market’s growing demand for these products. With a level playing field, a private company is able to step in and fill that demand.”
Vyve encourages customers who are interested in Vyve Gig service to call 1-855-FOR-VYVE.