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The future is now with Ntec.

Ntec continues to face the challenges and costs of providing cutting edge technology to the rural communities we serve, and we are committed to that mission.

Today, Ntec is connecting our communities with the best possible technology available. One of these new strategies includes using Fiber To The Premises or FTTP. Started in the summer of 2012 Ntec began the placement of FTTP in the City of Durand. While Ntec has used fiber-optics for many years to support our primary network we are now bringing this incredibly high-bandwidth connection to our subscribers premise. This is a significant investment for Ntec but there will be no initial installation fees to customers.

FTTP is the use of fiber-optic cables run directly to the user’s home or business. Construction will involve the installation of fiber optic cables by Tjader and Highstrom with the direction of Finley Engineering. These cables are long, thin strands of pure glass about the diameter of a human hair, and carry voice and data signals by using laser-generated pulses of light from one end to another. Because these signals move at the speed of light, transmissions are very fast, and because light can travel great distances without the weakening of signal, it can travel great distances without errors. The Fiber-optics will allow customers to receive Landline Phone Service, Internet, Television and future offerings on just one strand.

Christy Berger, General Manager for Ntec, said, “We are excited to be able to bring our customers this next generation of communications technology. It’s all part of our continuing commitment to provide exceptional services. Fiber to the premises not only offers many advantages today, but it’s virtually unlimited bandwidth “future proofs” our network for other services that will become available tomorrow. The capabilities of fiber-optics far exceed those of copper wire and this is an investment in the future that we feel will bring value to our customers and our communities.”

One of the most striking FTTP advantages that customers will notice is the availability of faster Internet speeds which will make online tasks more efficient, such as downloading movies, uploading large pictures or files, watching streaming video, shopping, gaming and more. Also, in the future we will offer more HD, 3D and possibly Video-On-Demand services.

The completion of this project will put our customers at the forefront of communications. Residents and business owners can expect direct contact from Ntec in the near future with more information about this exciting technology.