Gigabit Main Street - Ultra-High Speed Internet Access to Homes and Businesses in Maine
Since the Internet first became available to consumers and businesses in the early nineties, the telecommunications and cable TV industries have adapted networks built for other purposes to Internet access to meet consumer demand - first with Dial-UP, and later with broadband cable modem and DSL services. These services provide limited bandwidth, especially for uploading files to the Internet, and will very soon be inadequate for most homes and businesses.
It's time for a purpose built ultra-high-speed broadband network
The US has fallen from first to 25th in broadband technology because other countries have used public money to build new all fiber networks specifically to deliver Internet access to homes and businesses.
A few domestic companies have built fiber to the premise for businesses or even fiber to the home networks. Many of the companies operating these networks offer only modest improvement over existing broadband services. The technology exists to deliver much higher bandwidth over those fiber to the home networks, and the costs are not that much greater.
Now Seeking Early Adopters to Test Residential Gigabit to the Home Service in Rockport, Maine
Working in partnership with the town of Rockport, Maine Media College, and the Maine Schools and Libraries Network, GWI has constructed a gigabit per second fiber to the home network in Rockport, Maine. If you live on Main St., Central St. or Camden St. in Rockport and would like to be one of the first in Maine to test out Internet service that is 100 times faster than today's broadband - take advantage of this opportunity to try it FREE for 30 days.
Below is a map detailing current availability.
Gigabit Internet Plans and Pricing
Gigabit Home - $69.95 per month, $300 Installation
- One gigabit per second Internet access for home use.1
- Five (5) Email addresses/mailboxes.
- One Month Free and Free Installation if You Sign up in July, 2014!
1Single household home use only. Connection sharing, web hosting and business use prohibited.
Coming soon to additional communities in Maine
GWI is currently in discussions with a number of Maine cities and towns to fund and construct gigabit per second fiber networks through public-private partnerships. For the most part, these discussions are preliminary and confidential. To be alerted when gigabit service comes to your community, just fill out the form at the top right of this web page.
What about Old Town and Orono?
The Gigabit Main St project planned for Old Town and Orono and announced in 2012 was to be built entriely with private funds. Unfortunately, GWI's outside funding for the project fell through when we were well along in the process of planning constructing the network. We are continuing to look for outside funding to get the project built and plan to resume construction when funding is obtained.
Business Services via Gigabit Main Street
Communications are a vital part of your company's competitive advantage. Ultra-high speed Internet connectivity via the Gigabit Main Street Network offers your small to mid size business high-end features and reliability that only large enterprises could command in the past, including:
- Symmetrical connections of up to 10gb/sec.
- Low latency and jitter for crystal clear HD video and voice connections.
- Dedicated fiber for each customer for enhanced, connection speed, reliability and security.
- Enhanced reliability features including fully redundant connections. Full route maps available to insure route diversity.
Carrier Services via Gigabit Main Street
GWI believes competition is good for everyone, and we will be offering full, open access to the Gigabit Main Street network including wholesale LIT services and dark fiber. For more information about GWI carrier services, call us at 866-494-2020.
Contact me when Gigabit Main Street is in my neighborhood:
- Bowdoin Medical Group
- Bowdoin College
- Bill Dodge Auto Group
- University of Maine
- Synernet, Inc.
- Colby College
- Bernstein, Shur, Sawyer, & Nelson
- James W. Sewall Co.