high-speed Internet service now available in Cottonwood
Qwest Communications International Inc. announced last Thursday that high-speed Internet service is now available in Cottonwood.
Cottonwood is among more than 50 Idaho communities that will have received Qwest high-speed Internet service during the past two years as a result of broadband matching grants approved by the legislature.
“Small towns like Cottonwood have been waiting a long time for the kind of affordable broadband access Qwest is now deploying in our communities," said State Rep. Paul Shepherd, who represents the area. "It is a huge boost for business owners and residents in rural communities to be able to enjoy the same advanced technology that is available in larger towns."
With Qwest High-Speed Internet service, residents and businesses in Cottonwood can experience a high-speed broadband connection that provides them with immediate access to the Internet and speeds up to 125 times faster than dial-up. Qwest is currently offering high-speed Internet service starting as low as $26.99. Qwest also outperformed its broadband competitors and now ranks highest in customer satisfaction among high-speed Internet service providers (ISPs) in the West region, as measured by J.D. Power and Associates.
With the state’s broadband matching program, Qwest will have invested more than $7.5 million to make the latest broadband technology available in rural areas.
The state’s broadband matching fund has made it possible for Qwest to expand its high-speed Internet service to more sparsely populated areas, said Jim Schmit, Qwest’s president for Idaho. “The state should be applauded for helping make these investments possible,” Schmit said.
For more information about availability, packages or pricing, or to order Qwest High-Speed Internet service, please call 1 800-244-1111 (residential or small-business customers). Customers also can visit http://www.qwest.com/jump/dsl/ to quickly determine whether Qwest High-Speed Internet service is available at their address.