HOPE TOWNSHIP, NJ (Warren County) – U.S. Congressman Josh Gottheimer, Hope Mayor Tim McDonough, Knowlton Mayor Adele Starrs, and Hardwick Mayor Kevin Duffy appeared Wednesday in Hope Borough Hall with Service Electric CEO Bob Williams.
Williams announced Service Electric’s plans to double internet speeds for all of their customers in the coming months.
Service Electric also included a change in the payment model that will allow customers to spread out costs of non-standard installations over a longer period of time, rather than paying the full price up front.
Gottheimer has been working with North Jersey mayors, councils, and internet service providers, including Service Electric and Century Link, throughout his tenure to bring high-speed broadband to every corner of the Fifth District. Many mayors, including McDonough, Starrs, and Duffy, have been leading on this issue for years.
Service Electric has completed the upgrades to the equipment that provides service to the county. After the fiber optic cables that connect that equipment to the network are complete, customers in the area will begin to see improvements in speeds over the next few months. This should help families download movies faster, students to do their homework and communicate, and our businesses will be able to reach a broader range of customers with greater speed — increasing opportunities to sell their goods and services. It will make it easier for people to find those great businesses or find that next job opening or even just FaceTime with a loved one, Gottheimer said.
“While we still have much more work to do across the Fifth District, I was glad to join Mayors McDonough, Starrs, and Duffy, with Service Electric, on the steps they are taking to improve service to our homes, schools, and businesses in our region. These improvements are a direct result of the meetings and work we have all accomplished working together,” Gottheimer said.
“I’m eager to keep working with elected officials, Service Electric, and other providers, about action they are taking to improve speeds, connectivity, and affordability. I will continue to work with the providers and our great mayors, councils, and schools to help get costs down and make it easier to install the physical infrastructure necessary for internet access. We live in the greatest country in the world and our great businesses and students must be able to compete in the global marketplace,” Gottheimer said.
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