Gottheimer, mayors fight for better broadband

Hope. Service Electric plans to double speeds for customers in North Jersey.

Aug 12 2019 | 03:06 PM

Service Electric recently announced a plan to double Internet speeds in the area over the course of several months.

Chief Executive Officer recently appeared with U.S. Rep. Josh Gottheimer, Hope Mayor Tim McDonough, Knowlton Mayor Adele Starrs, and Hardwick Mayor Kevin Duffy.

The plan also includes a change in the payment model that will allow customers to spread out costs of non-standard installations over a longer period of time, rather than paying the full price up front.

Gottheimer has been working with North Jersey mayors, councils, and internet service providers, including Service Electric and Century Link, throughout his tenure to bring high-speed broadband to every corner of the Fifth District. Many mayors, including McDonough, Starrs, and Duffy, have been leading on this issue for years.

“While we still have much more work to do across the Fifth District, I was glad to join Mayors McDonough, Starrs, and Duffy, with Service Electric, on the steps they are taking to improve service to our homes, schools, and businesses in our region. These improvements are a direct result of the meetings and work we have all accomplished working together,” Gottheimer said.