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US Internet makes inroads in St. Louis Park

Post Date:July 13, 2017 12:58 p.m.
US Internet (USI) has started extending fiber-to-the-premise (FTTP) service into St. Louis Park. USI provides internet and telephone service via Voice over Internet Protocol (VOIP). While Cable TV is not among its current offerings, USI's high-speed broadband Internet services is offered exclusively over a dedicated fiber optic connection. The result is faster upload and download speeds compared to other major providers who typically use some combination of copper wire, coaxial cable and fiber. Google's customer service racing for USI was 4.7 out of 5.0 in December of 2016. They also require not contracts or setup fees.

“In addition to the fact that US Internet offers another choice for our residents, they also provide a price-competitive service, which we can see based on what they’ve done in Minneapolis,” said Clint Pires, chief information officer, City of St. Louis Park. USI recently surpassed 50,000 homes eligible for its service in Minneapolis, and continues to expand its offerings in that city.

“The entrance of USI to the St. Louis Park market advances the city council’s strategic goal of making St. Louis Park a technology-connected community,” continued Pires. “We’re happy to work with any provider to facilitate the deployment of broadband services and choices in our community – USI just happened to be particularly interested.”

US Internet began offering service to more than 500 units at Era on Excelsior (formerly Meadowbrook Manor) in early summer 2017. USI is also providing services to a number of St. Louis Park businesses. They plan to continue to expand their network with the goal to offer services to all homes and businesses in St. Louis Park over the next few years. For coverage maps or to contact USI visit https://fiber.usinternet.com/