SAN ANGELO, TX – One of the biggest complaints from the citizens of San Angelo in recent years has been to the leading internet and cable TV provider, Suddenlink. Over the years, there has been only one major wireless internet provider in town and that is Suddenlink.
Residents have sent complaints to local authorities because of their alleged poor customer service. City officials have sent out messages asking citizens to complete surveys on the quality of Internet service. The city has also made videos on how to manage Suddenlink.
If you are tired of dealing with this mess, now there is a new internet provider that can provide you with high speed internet access. Frontier Communications announced on Friday August 6 that it had already equipped more than 20,000 addresses in San Angelo with high-speed fiber-optic Internet.
James “Bud” Hirst, AVP, Alternate Channels Sales, says by the end of the year, 40,000 homes are expected to be connected to fiber.
Fiber optic Internet, commonly referred to as fiber or simply “fiber” Internet, is a broadband connection that can reach speeds of up to 940 megabits per second (Mbps), with low latency. The technology uses an optical fiber cable, which can send data as fast as around 70% of the speed of light.
Currently, Frontier provides service to much of the city, including Santa Rita, College Hills, and Angelo Heights. Frontier’s Toni Bickel explained that their service area stretches from J Avenue on Bryant to 29th Street Walmart and the majority of United States 67.
Unfortunately, at this time, their service does not reach parts of the Southland area, the Bluffs or the PaulAnn area.
To upgrade to Frontier, visit their website here. Currently they are hosting giveaways with a chance to win up to $ 5,000.