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La Porte Now a Race Track for Internet Speed

(La Porte, IN) - Surf Internet has deployed multi-gigabyte fiber-optic internet services in La Porte, making it the provider’s first multi-gig city in Indiana.


Surf celebrated this extraordinary milestone with a ribbon-cutting ceremony at their La Porte call center on Wednesday at State and Oregon streets, where La Porte Mayor Tom Dermody, representatives of the La Porte Economic Advancement Partnership, other elected officials, community partners, and Surf team members were in attendance.


“This is a celebration of the La Porte community’s transformation, the future of Surf Internet and our ongoing partnership,” said Gene Crusie, Surf CEO. "Multi-gigabit broadband is the next evolution of the internet experience, which opens up unlimited opportunities for personal and economic transformation."


Dermody agreed with him about the economic development potential of having access to twice as many gigs.


“The ability to call ourselves a multi-gig city will be instrumental in attracting businesses big and small to set up shop right here in La Porte. We are thrilled to be partnering once again with Surf Internet to achieve new heights,” he said.

Crusie said customers who subscribe to a 2 Gig plan will experience a noticeable increase in symmetrical speeds for even faster upload and download of data.


He said that is especially important when using an internet connection across multiple devices for e-learning, video conferencing, work-from-home, entertainment, and so much more.


Likewise, he said commercial customers not already on a dedicated internet service will see up to a 10-fold increase in bandwidth.


La Porte residents within Surf’s service area are able to sign up for 2 Gig service packages immediately.  Existing customers wishing to upgrade their plan will go through a simple sign-up process and be scheduled for in-home equipment installation.


To get started, go to https://surfinternet.com/2GIG.

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