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Bigger Is Not Always Better

by Paula Novodvorschi | May 16, 2019
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Sometimes bigger is better, but when it comes to choosing your Internet Service Provider (ISP), quantity doesn't really matter so much as quality does. We all know who the supposed "Big Guys" are (Spectrum and AT&T to name a few), but while their brand is known from coast to coast due to their sheer size and large advertising budgets, often it's the smaller, local ISPs like GVTC Communications who offer the same, if not better, products and services to support their community.

GVTC strives to deliver the absolute best communication services to our customers, which is why at the beginning of 2019, we unleashed our new fiber starting speeds of 250 Mbps for both downloading and uploading. But how do these speeds, and GVTC's mission of enhancing the lives of those in the community really compare to the Big Guys?

Lightning Speed

You're probably asking yourself how the small ISPs could stack up to the larger, national companies... I mean the bigger the company the better their internet, right? Wrong!

Before making up your mind about who to choose, we recommend comparing all of your options. As a starting point, let's compare current internet offerings between GVTC, Spectrum, and AT&T.

Making a valiant effort, Spectrum currently offers minimum internet speeds of 200 Mbps for $44.99/mo. AT&T comes in with half the speeds with minimum internet speeds up to 100 Mbps for $40/mo.

And then there's GVTC who kicked off 2019 by increasing minimum fiber speeds up to 250 Mbps download and upload starting at $49.95/mo. GVTC went even further to offer higher speeds that double in download speeds as you upgrade your plan to 500 Mbps/250 Mbps and 1 Gbps/250 Mbps.

From the must-watch Game of Thrones premiere to operating a remote business from home, GVTC's fiber internet speeds are made to cater to the ever-growing demand for faster speeds and stronger connections with a price tag to match its competitiveness.

Just Ask Netflix

If those rate comparisons haven't convinced you, we understand. It can be a bit difficult to believe that a local company like GVTC outperforms the Big Guys—not just in Texas but nationwide. But if you won't take our word for it, just ask Netflix!

Not one... not two... but seven months in a row, GVTC has ranked #2 nationally on the Netflix ISP Index for fastest fiber internet during primetime hours. So, relax and pick your next binge-worthy show because, at the end of the day, the best kind of internet is the kind of internet you can rely on.

The kind of service that works seamlessly with all of your connected devices and rarely skips a beat so you can focus on the content on your screen is what you want. And that's exactly what GVTC has to offer. Loading times? No thanks, we'll leave those to the other guys.

Care Like a Local

On top of rolling with the best of 'em—or rather, blazing past them—GVTC offers more than just reliable services. Everything we do is meant to enhance the quality of life in our communities, whether through the services we offer or the neighboring nonprofits we partner with. We focus our time, money, and effort into giving back to the very community we serve.

The GVTC Foundation, GVTC's philanthropic arm, was established in 2006 by CEO Ritchie Sorrells to complete GVTC's mission to support and be a part of the community. It's donated more than $3.3 million to local nonprofits in support of charitable projects, scholarship opportunities, and grants, with no plans of stopping.

See, while bigger sometimes means better, it's the smaller, local businesses that have the upper hand. We work here. We live here. We give here. And we're blazing a new path for internet providers everywhere to follow.

To learn more about GVTC and fiber offerings, check out our website at https://gvtc.com/residential/internet/internet-plans.