EPB drops Gig service rate from $300 to $70 a month

EPB drops Gig service rate from $300 to $70 a month

September 17th, 2013 by Dave Flessner in Local Regional News

POLL: Would you pay $70 for gigabit speeds?

EPB cut its monthly fee for its gigabit-per-second Internet connection from $300 a month to $69.99 a month today and automatically bumped all customers with 100 and 250 megabit-per-second services to the the gigabit speed.

The move jumps the number of EPB's gig customers from a few hundred to 3,000, EPB CEO Harold DePriest said.

The $69.99 price is a penny less than what Google fiber is charging for gigabit-per-second service in Kansas City.

Today's announcement comes as the city-owned utility celebrates its fourth anniversary today of high-speed fiber optic service. EPB is the first utility in the nation to offer gigabit service throughout the city.

See tomorrow's Times Free Press for complete details.