New London gains fast fiber internet

Published 3:17 pm Monday, March 13, 2023

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Kinetic is bringing fast fiber internet to New London.

At a ribbon cutting celebrating the company’s latest investment in North Carolina, officials announced that 2,200 customer locations, or approximately 50% of New London, now have access to Kinetic’s internet service.

“At Kinetic, we love having the ability to enhance the day-to-day life of our customers,” said Kinetic state operations president Stacy Hale. “We pride ourselves on our fast fiber internet and are excited to bring our fastest speeds and best internet experience to more homes and businesses in New London. In addition to providing gig speeds up to 1,000 megabits a second, we’ll also provide the peace of mind that comes with our services.”

Celebrating the new service at New London Memorial Park Monday along with Hale were New London Mayor Tate Daniels and Stanly County commissioners Bill Lawhon, Patty Crump and Brandon King.

“Kinetic’s reliable, high-speed internet will have an incredible impact on our community,” said Daniels. “Upgrades like these are critical to keeping our town relevant and attracting new people and businesses to our region.”

The project is part of a $2 billion multiyear capital investment strategy to expand gigabit internet service across Kinetic’s 18-state footprint.

“We appreciate Kinetic by Windstream’s commitment to expanding affordable high-speed internet service to the residents of New London,” said Nate Denny, N.C. Department of Information Technology deputy secretary of broadband and digital equity. “This project will help more North Carolinians connect to vital online services to work, learn, access telehealth, and connect with one another.”