200 Mbps Fiber-fast Internet Service Now Available
Shawano, WI (August 8, 2017) - The demand for increased bandwidth and faster internet speeds is growing. According to Cisco, the average home has 7 internet-connected devices running at any given time. That number is predicted to grow to more than 12 devices by 2020, including everything from connected tablets, smartphones, gaming systems and computers to TVs, security systems, appliances and more.
With the growing data demands in mind, Cellcom has once again used its technical expertise to enhance the user experience and raise the bar for internet service in Shawano. The company has introduced a new internet plan with speeds up to 200 Mbps for Shawano residents and businesses.
“We recognize that ultra-fast, high-capacity Internet is important to consumers, and essential for businesses,” said Bob Webb, VP of fixed operations and technical projects for Nsight, parent company of Cellcom. “By continuing to update our technology and product offerings, we’re giving users in Shawano an unmatched internet experience today while preparing for the growing connectivity needs of the future.”
Cellcom’s offering in Shawano puts the city above of the average speed in both the state of Wisconsin and the United States. According to the 2016 Speedtest Broadband report released last August, the national download average for download speeds is 54 Mbps, while the state averages 29 Mbps. The fast speeds have obvious benefits for the end-user.
“High-speed Internet access dramatically changes the user experience,” said Dustin Martzke, Cellcom’s Shawano retail store manager. “Multiple devices can use the internet simultaneously, pages load at a faster rate, television shows and movies can be streamed without interruption, and updates required for devices can occur in moments rather minutes. It’s not only a richer experience, it’s convenient.”
Having leading edge technology available also has potential benefits for the community as a whole. Fiber availability has been shown to increase home values and can make the city a more attractive place to live or establish a business. The recent study also linked widespread fiber availability to improved economic development, including job creation and productivity gains, as well as better education and enhanced public services.
Cellcom’s newest Internet plan offers download speeds of up to 200 Mbps and upload speeds of 20 Mbps, and is affordably priced at $39.95 per month for residents. Businesses interested in the incredible speed can get 250 Mbps for $79.95 per month for businesses. For more information, call (715) 851-7350 or visit cellcom.com/Shawano.
Cellcom is an innovative wireless company that provides nationwide service for its customer base throughout Wisconsin and Michigan, with more than 50 retail and agent locations. Cellcom is respected for its long-standing reputation of delivering extraordinary customer care, being a strong community partner, and for its renowned network, which is customized to its rural markets. As a subsidiary of Nsight, Cellcom is part of a family of companies offering complete telecommunications services.