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NextLight ups the speed limit on internet service

Power users get more power
Valerie Dodd – NextLight ED
Valerie Dodd, NextLight Executive Director File photo


Longmont’s NextLight  - called one of the country’s fastest internet services - is speeding things up even more.

Community-owned NextLight Wednesday introduced a new 10-gigabit and 2.5 gigabit service level for residential customers. As with NextLight’s 100-megabit and 1-gigabit offerings, both of the new speed levels are symmetrical and have no data caps to limit usage, according to a Longmont Power & Communications news release.

NextLight Executive Director Valerie Dodd said in the news release the new connections were ideal for power users, such as hard-core gamers or home businesses that need to regularly send and receive large image files.

“Longmont loves our gigabit connections, which continue to empower homes and businesses across the city,” Dodd said. “But we know that some are asking for even more. So we’re proud to bring our ultra-high-speed service to a new level as we continue to meet the needs of all our community.”

Residential customers can get the 10-gigabit residential service for $249.95/month or the 2.5-gigabit home connection for $149.95/month. (By comparison, the network’s flagship gigabit connection is offered for $69.95/month.) In both cases, customers are advised to make sure they have a router capable of handling the full speed, the news release states.

NextLight has also expanded its commercial internet offerings to include symmetrical speed levels of 2.5, 5 and 10 gigabits. Businesses interested in one of the multi-gig levels can contact NextLight at 303-774-4494 for more information.

In addition, NextLight is also offering a free month of 100-megabit or 1-gigabit service to all new customers – residential or commercial – who sign up before Oct. 31, the news release states. 

Existing residential customers, meanwhile, have the opportunity to sign up for two free months of NextLight’s Wi-Fi 6 whole home solution, a cutting-edge router capable of supporting more devices at higher speeds over a larger area than ever before. As with all NextLight internet customers, these offers come with no contracts, meaning customers are free to continue the service for as long as they like, the news release states.

Finally, NextLight also announced that it’s doubling its “Refer-a-Friend” bonus through Dec. 31. Existing customers who refer someone new to NextLight will get a $100 credit to their internet service when the friend becomes a subscriber, according to the news release.

“Our customers are phenomenal boosters and we enjoy rewarding that,” Dodd said.

Even prior to the new offerings, NextLight’s speeds have repeatedly earned it national recognition. This year, it was named the second-fastest internet provider in the country by PC Magazine, the fifth straight year that NextLight has ranked among the nation’s leaders.