Jamestown, Ky. – Two rural communities in Russell County — Jamestown and Russell Springs —have joined just a few dozen gigabit communities across America.
Duo County Telecom, a regional telecommunications provider, announced it has completed installing major portions of a new, state-of-the-art fiber-optic network that provides remarkably fast Internet service to businesses and homes in Russell County.
The new service, named Lightspeed G, provides Internet speeds of up to 1,000 megabits per second (mbps) – or one gigabit – to Jamestown, Russell Springs and the county’s two business parks. Lightspeed G is available in those areas immediately and it will be offered to businesses and residents in other areas of Russell County as the network is expanded.
“Lightspeed G is an amazing advancement in the speed of Internet service available to residents of Russell County,” said Tom Preston, executive vice-president and CEO of Duo County Telecom. “More importantly, Lightspeed G provides an economic development tool that will enable our existing business sectors like automotive manufacturing and healthcare to grow their reach and scope of operations by taking advantage of Duo County’s innovative technology.”
In 2010 Duo County Telecom announced it would begin building a fiber-optic network that would deliver lightspeed data signals to homes and businesses. Lightspeed G is made possible by a state-of-the-art network that contains three things: 1) all-fiber delivery, 2) cutting-edge network equipment, and 3) a solid path to the Internet backbone that can carry exponentially larger amounts of data than most services in the United States carry today.
Duo County Telecom is a member-owned cooperative headquartered in Jamestown, serving customers in south central Kentucky.