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Faster Internet hits Owens Valley

October 25, 2013

Suddenlink announced Friday that it has increased the bandwidth customers are receiving thanks to the Digital 395 project. With faster Internet speeds, Suddenlink customers will see faster download/upload speeds and should be able to stream videos off of Youtube (above), Netflix and Hulu without interruption. Photo by Darcy Ellis

Just one day after Praxis Associates announced that it had laid the last of its conduit for the Digital 395 project, Suddenlink announced that it has tapped into the high-speed Internet system and is offering increased bandwidth to customers.
According to Suddenlink Senior Director of Communications Gene Regan, the Internet provider increased its bandwidth in Bishop, Big Pine and Independence Thursday afternoon.
Regan said that current Suddenlink customers with a 1.5 megabit per second connection have been upgraded to a 15 Mbps connection, at no extra charge.
The increased bandwidth means faster download/upload times for residents, and the ability to stream video from websites like Netflix and Hulu without pauses to allow the video to buffer. The increased Internet speed should also improve residents’ ability to video chat via smart phones and computers.
Read more in the Saturday, Oct. 26, 2013 edition of The Inyo Register.

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