Spanish Fork has let a few more details out about their new voice product in a recent article in the Deseret News. The service will be $14.95/mo and long distance will be billed at $0.04/min. Triple play bundles will run around $84/mo, better than most introductory offers from competitors. The city has contracted with Veracity to provide the service and plans to test with about 50 customers over the next month before a general rollout.
With all of the battering that municipal networks take in the media, it’s good to see some bright spots here and there.
Spanish Fork is one of the more unassuming municipal systems in the country, making around $400K per year for city coffers while providing some rock-bottom rates for service. In fact, news about them is often few and far between. The Daily Herald reports today, however, that they’re upping the stakes with new voice service. The city is targeting a rate of $15/mo, even cheaper than what I pay for the limited use Vonage plan. No word yet on what features will be included, but it would be hard to complain at that kind of rock-bottom price.
Spanish Fork’s telecommunications system, SFCN, is planning on giving customers a free speed boost over the next few months. Customers will have their downstream speeds bumped from 6Mbps up to 12Mbps at no extra charge. Considering that it’s a scant $28/mo in a bundle, that’s not a half-bad deal.