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The World’s Fastest Internet

GVEC.net, a company of the Guadalupe Valley Electric Cooperative (GVEC), recently welcomed the citizens of Shiner to a community event at the Shiner Central Station to formally celebrate Fiber to the Home (FTTH) Internet coming soon to the City of Shiner.

GVEC Fiber Internet in Shiner will roll out in the fall of 2018, offering local residents and businesses the fastest internet speeds available in the world. The engineering and design phases are complete and construction for the supporting infrastructure is currently underway.

What Makes Fiber Internet so Fast? How Fast is Fiber?

Fiber optic cables have the necessary bandwidth to deliver large amounts of data at one time to multiple devices from the internet. With speeds up to 1 Gigabit, users can easily connect with multiple devices under one roof, eliminate frequently dropped connections, and digitally stream TV, movies, music, and games with little to no buffering.

Fiber = Freedom

Fiber-based internet gives homeowners the ability to “cut the cord” from expensive cable or satellite services and go completely digital, saving time and money. Business professionals can network employees, give presentations, transmit large files, Skype, etc. With GVEC Fiber Internet in Shiner, anything needing done at home or work online, fast and efficiently, is possible.

Serving Area Communities with Greater Bandwidth, Faster Internet

According to Darren Schauer, GVEC General Manager & CEO, the decision to offer GVEC Fiber Internet in Shiner is centered on meeting community need. “GVEC.net has been serving the internet needs of this area since 1998 and we are responding to the requests for more reliable and faster connectivity. From the beginning, serving rural communities has been our specialty. GVEC aims to fulfill this need simply because if we don’t, who will? We are confident that area home and business owners will appreciate this commitment and enthusiastically respond.”

Schauer also added that the City of Shiner leadership has been integral in making the project possible. “We appreciate the support of Mayor Fred Hilscher, City Secretary Susan Nolkamper, Chamber Office Manager Jane Kalina and the entire City Council for their time and efforts toward this project.”

GVEC District Director Robert J. Werner commented that he is proud GVEC.net can offer this level of technology to the community. Werner added that he looks forward to the advantages GVEC Fiber Internet in Shiner will bring to education, business, and entertainment for his friends and neighbors.

Preregister Now for GVEC Fiber Internet in Shiner

GVEC.net encourages citizens living within Shiner’s city limits and interested in being among the first customers served with GVEC Fiber Internet to visit connect.gvec.net to pre-register. Sharing your interest at the site is a free, no-obligation way to verify if your address is within the fiber service zone and allow GVEC to make contact when Fiber Internet service becomes available.

Shiner Mayor Fred Hilscher thanks GVEC General Manager and CEO Darren Schauer and leadership for GVEC.net’s commitment to bring Fiber to the Home to Shiner. GVEC Fiber Internet in Shiner will transform online access in the small Texas town by delivering the world’s fastest Internet technology

Shiner Mayor Fred Hilscher (right) thanks GVEC General Manager and CEO Darren Schauer (left) and leadership for GVEC.net’s commitment to bring Fiber To The Home, the fastest Internet technology in the world, to the City of Shiner by Fall 2018.

About Guadalupe Valley Electric Cooperative

GVEC is a progressive cooperative specializing in the delivery of products and services that empower the people and communities in the Guadalupe Valley. Offering dependable electricity, high-speed internet, electrician services, reliable AC/Heating sales and service, as well as solar options, GVEC serves over 85,000 consumers through five customer service locations in Cuero, Gonzales, La Vernia, Schertz and Seguin.

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