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Blazing broadband Internet just weeks away?

May 21st, 2015 by Mike

Rich emails:

I live on Northeast 100th Street @ 15th Avenue Northeast,  where as you know they have been installing fiber on the poles for the CenturyLink Gigabit Internet service.

Being the geek that I am I have been chatting the technicians up trying to get an idea of how soon the service would become available.

Up to now the answer has been “soon, real soon . . ” but yesterday the technician splicing some of the last bits of fiber told me they were in testing mode now and things should be ready within 30 days.

Also, they had a sandwich board out advertising the service with a LOCAL number to call. (see attached picture.)

I phoned the number and it’s a local person who forwarded my information to the install technicians.

He said I should be expecting a call soon and could have service in as little as three weeks!

We, too, called the number and got CenturyLink’s Dewayne Reichert, who confirmed that around 250 Maple Leaf neighborhood houses are about to become eligible for really, really fast fiber-optic Internet connections – within weeks.

We’ve asked for further details.

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