The Future of Village Internet
Demand for higher levels of internet speed in the Village has grown 21.75% from October 2021 to October 2022. During the same period, subscribers to the lowest tier of service fell 6.73%. Recognizing the need to supply faster tiers of speed, the GRF board is working with its outside vendor, West Coast Internet (WCI), to increase internet speeds and adjust internet rates for the first time since 2014.
As more residents use an increasing number of Wi-Fi-enabled devices (smart TVs, smart speakers, smartphones, tablets, laptops, watches, medical devices, video doorbells, security systems, etc.), as well as content streaming services such as Netflix and Hulu, bandwidth demand has grown exponentially.
Working with WCI, GRF has been able to provide internet services to Village residents for substantially less cost than suppliers in other communities. GRF is committed to continuing to provide excellent value to residents.
The GRF board will consider a new internet rate structure to support increased speeds at the December 6 open meeting. If approved, the proposed internet rate structure will undergo a 28-day comment period, and the board would consider the rate structure at the January 3 open board meeting.
Find the December 6 open board meeting agenda packet, complete with a full staff report regarding this matter, at lagunawoodsvillage.com > Calendars > Golden Rain Foundation. Find the December 6 GRF Board Meeting for 9:30 a.m., and click Agenda to view/download the agenda packet.
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