Further down the Spiral: local telco takes a leaf out of CenturyLink’s book with 1Gbps network

15 Oct 2013

Nebraska City’s mayor and city commissioners have chosen Spiral Communications to build a 1Gbps fibre-to-the-home (FTTH) network covering the town’s 7,277 residents. Little-known Spiral, which has a presence in Iowa, beat off companies such as Time Warner Cable (TWC) and incumbent telco Windstream to secure the deal.

Previously, in May this year fellow operator CenturyLink announced the deployment of a Gigabit network in Omaha, Nebraska, with that particular service expected to go live this month. CenturyLink’s service is priced at USD79.95 a month for a standalone 1Gbps broadband service, rising to USD124.94 per month when bundled with the company’s pay-TV service.