GTA, a provider of fixed and mobile telephony, internet access and digital television services in Guam, has announced the launch of high speed fibre-optic services, known as ‘Fiber to the Neighborhood’, for residential and business customers. The network supports maximum download speeds of 50Mbps and is currently available for 12,000 homes, although services will be expanded to a further 18,000 households by the end of the year. Under the third rollout phase, GTA will cover an additional 10,000 homes, bringing the total number of households to 40,000 by the end of 2016. The fibre internet service is currently available for USD75 per month for download speeds of up to 25Mbps (or USD55 per month if bundled with GTA’s digital TV service) and USD85 per month for maximum data rates of 50Mbps (USD65 per month with digital TV).
‘As bandwidth demands continue to rise, bringing ‘Fiber to the Neighborhood’ allows consumers to enjoy faster internet speeds and increased reliability,’ commented Robert Haulbrook, GTA president and CEO, adding: ‘Making enhancements to our fibre-optic network allows us to deliver the bandwidth customers need to stream HD videos and music, upload photos, and play video games with improved performance. With speeds of up to 50Mbps, consumers can stream on multiple devices with a more consistent internet experience.’ GTA says it is investing over USD20 million in enhancements and upgrades to its network infrastructure during 2015.