GVTC launches Texas' first gigabit region.
| Boerne, Gonzales, Bulverde receive high-speed gigabit fiber network. |
With San Antonio and Austin vying for Google fiber, GVTC Communications, headquartered just north of San Antonio, is the first rural telecommunications provider in Texas to power over 2,200 miles of fiber optic cable with gigabit Internet service. More than 39,000 GVTC rooftops are eligible for up to a gig connection.
Trademarked as the GVTC GigaRegion®, the communications company formed a unique partnership with the cities of Boerne, Bulverde and Gonzales to drive economic development throughout GVTC's service area.
The partnership involves a comprehensive marketing plan, in which, GVTC and the three municipalities, work together to promote the business and lifestyle benefits of GVTC's GigaRegion®.
A FIBER POWERED PARTNERSHIP
"The GVTC GigaRegion® will boost economic growth," Heather Gold, President, Fiber to the Home Council Americas
| "GVTC brought fiber broadband to South Texas a decade ago
and we embrace this opportunity to help our community leaders fulfill
their vision for managed growth," GVTC President and CEO Ritchie Sorrells, said. "With the untapped possibilities of a gigabit Internet connection, we'll work together with our partners to make the GVTC GigaRegion® a center of ingenuity and entrepreneurialism."
What others are saying about the GVTC GigaRegion®
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Heather Gold, President of the Fiber to the Home Council Americas
"GVTC has helped empower the Hill Country, bringing vital fiber broadband networks to rural areas, becoming one of the first rural telecommunication companies in Texas to offer gigabit services over a large geographic area," Gold said. "The GVTC GigaRegion® will boost economic growth, strengthen communication among emergency services, and give students the opportunity to use the latest technology."
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Shirley Bloomfield, CEO, NTCA - The Rural Broadband Association
"NTCA— The Rural Broadband Association is thrilled to see the enthusiasm and innovation by one of our member companies in providing cutting edge telecommunications services to rural Texas. When I had the opportunity to visit GVTC earlier this year, I was so impressed with their forward-thinking and the top-of-the-line services they are providing to their community. The GVTC GigaRegion® is another example of the important role our member companies can play in the enhancement of their customers' lives and the economy in the communities they serve."
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Mayor Robert Logan, City of Gonzales, Texas
"Our economic development office has already fielded several inquiries about GVTC's existing fiber Internet services, so we're excited about the additional awareness GVTC's GigaRegion® will generate for us. We're also using this opportunity to begin diversifying our tax base to prepare for the day when the Shale is no longer the driving force in our area."
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Mayor Mike Schultz, City of Boerne, Texas
"The GVTC GigaRegion® partnership puts Boerne in a great position to compete with San Antonio, the seventh largest city in the United States, for the same jobs they are seeking. With GVTC's ultra-high-speed Internet, in addition to Boerne's top-ranked school system and exceptional quality of life, we will have an edge when working to attract new companies and retain those that are already here."
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Mayor Bill Krawietz, City of Bulverde
"We have a successful track record of managing economic growth in Bulverde. The GVTC GigaRegion® gives us the ability to go beyond the retail sector and target more technology-based companies which results in higher paying jobs for our community."
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