Reedsburg Utility has re-branded its telecom services to highlight its latest offering to customers.

LightSpeed branded telecom services will be offered to the local provider’s customers for television, internet and phone, according to a press release from Reedsburg Utility Commission. The LightSpeed network will offer gigabit internet service through its network of fiberoptic cables and will provide unthrottled internet access for households to stream internet content on multiple devices. Gigabit internet service includes speeds up to 1,000 megabytes per second. Communications Systems Supervisor Ken Las said the changes took effect May 10.

Reedsburg Utility Commission General Manager Brett Schuppner said Reedsburg Utility’s other internet service, X-Treme, will be replaced with LightSpeed. X-Treme offered speeds of up to 100 megabytes per second.

According to the ruclightspeed.com website, prices for the unthrottled access to the service will start at $44.95 a month and includes free in-home Wi-Fi.

“We’re providing you all the access you need for one flat rate,” Schuppner said.

Prices are classified into separate categories for TV, internet and phone services.

Reedsburg Utility has utilized a fiber optic network to provide service since 2002 and was the first municipality in Wisconsin to offer gigabit speeds in 2014.

“We’ve been building up to this so we could offer this without replacing our infrastructure,” Las said.

According to its website, Reedsburg Utility Commission provides utility services to more than 4,400 customers in Reedsburg, Loganville, Lake Delton, Baraboo and the towns of Excelsior and Dellona.

“Our goal as a municipal telecom hasn’t changed. When we started it was to provide good quality, forward-thinking service to our customers and I think we’ve done a great job with doing that,” Las said.

More information can be found at ruclightspeed.com or by calling Reedsburg Utility Commission at 608-768-1000.

Editor’s Note: This article was updated May 14 to correct the spelling of Ken Las name.

Contact Erica Dynes at 608-393-5346 or on Twitter @EDynes_CapNews.

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