nTelos, Dish Partner to Bring Broadband Internet to Rural VA
A new option for home Internet is on its way to Virginia. nTelos and Dish have partnered to bring broadband Internet into areas that cannot currently get service at a reasonable price.
Dish has the ability to install outdoor routers, just as they install satellite TV dishes, that will pull down Internet from a tower and into the house.
This is the second phase of the new product trial, so there’s no contract to sign for customers and installation is free.
nTelos will provide the 2.5 gigahertz LTE signal sites.
"I think what we're really excited about is bringing a new product to customers who are unable to get service today, it's one thing to bring another me-too broadband product into the market, but when we talk to customers who couldn't get service before, it's really exciting,” said David Zufall, vice president of wireless for Dish Network.
The Internet will be available to homes in and around Charlottesville, Waynesboro, Staunton, Harrisonburg, and Roanoke.