MEXICO – Many residents of the town of Mexico do not have access to fast, reliable, and affordable broadband Internet.
Those that are beyond the village limits, are left with few options such as cellular or satellite, which are costly, have usage restrictions, and poor performance compared to wired technology.
Every resident may not be interested in broadband, but like electricity and telephone service a century ago, broadband Internet is a critical infrastructure to enable economic growth, job creation, and educational opportunities.
The Mexico Town Board has launched an initiative to remedy the gap in access to these services.
A presentation was provided by New Visions Communications during a meeting of the Town Board last October.
Carmen Branca, New Visions CEO, told the attendees that services including Internet access of 100Mbps, Cable TV, and Telephone are available and may cost between $94 and $160 (prices vary depending on services selected and bundling options).
New Visions will need to know the interest in the community to determine the feasibility of installing the fiber optic network throughout Mexico.
If enough residents make their interest known then all homes and businesses would have access to affordable high-speed Internet, basic and premium television and telephone.
This network will only be built if there is enough support of the community.
Mexico residents are urged to fill out a survey online at http://bit.ly/MexicoHighSpeed or stop in at the Town Hall on South Jefferson Street in Mexico and fill out a paper copy.
A public information meeting will be held on March 2 at 7 p.m. in the Mexico Middle School Auditorium where New Visions will be in attendance to address questions from the community.