High Speed Internet Coming to Hartsville

January 11th, 2018

Armstrong General Manager John Rayeski

HARTSVILLE, NY – Hartsville will soon be getting high speed internet according to Armstrong Internets general manager John Rayeski, who gave a presentation to the Hartsville Town Board Wednesday evening.

Zoom Internet, based out of Addison New York, will soon be putting up fiber optic cable throughout the Hartsville and surrounding areas as a part of the New NY Broadband project and Governor Andrew Cuomo. A subdivision of the Armstrong Corporation, Zoom Internet is currently expanding its high speed broadband service throughout all the rural areas in Cattaraugus, Allegany, and Steuben counties.

The new project is being worked on continuously, having started in the fall of 2017, and lasting all the way through 2018. It is covering 2000 square miles of construction and will have many teams moving through 11 areas in two phases.

Armstrong has been in the telephone industry for over 60 years and providing internet for just over 20 years. Many in Hartsville seemed excited about having the new service, as there currently are no internet providers in the area and even cellphone reception is shoddy at times.

According to Rayeski, the service will provide internet and phone service, but at the moment no cable television packages. There will be three choices for speeds, with the first package having 25 megabytes download and 4 megabytes upload costing about $58, the second package 100 megabytes down and 100 megabytes up costing $100 a month including phone service, and finally a you can get speeds up to a full gigabyte down and up, with that price yet to be announced.

If you have any questions you can contact Rayeski at 607-359-2211, or visit their website at www.armstrongny.com.