Longmont’s NextLight Cuts Monthly Gigabit Internet Subscriber Rate
EDITOR’S NOTE: A previous version of this article incorrectly stated the new price for NextLight.
NextLight, Longmont’s municipal internet service, has cut the amount it charges subscribers for its standard home 1-gigabit service, lowering it to $69.95 per month.
The reduced rate, which took effect on Jan. 1, ends a $99.95 standard monthly rate that had been in place since NextLight’s 2014 launch.
About 28 residential customers’ accounts were still on that $99.95 standard new-customer rate, and all of them have been moved to the lower $69.95 rate, according to Longmont Power and Communications’ announcement.
NextLight’s loyalty bonus remains in effect, and standard-rate customers who stay with NextLight for 12 consecutive months will see a further price cut, to $59.95 a month.
“We’re customer-based and customer-focused,” Longmont Power and Communications General Manager Tom Roiniotis said in a statement.
“This is a further opportunity for residents who didn’t sign up during the initial city wide buildout so that they can become part of the success that Colorado’s first Gig City has proven to be.”
Old and new NextLight customers also can take advantage of a new referral program and get a free month of service for every new subscriber they send to NextLight, city officials said.
“You could refer three friends and get three free months of NextLight service if they all sign up,” said Longmont Power and Communications spokesman Scott Rochat.
In addition, customers who sign up for NextLight’s Digital Voice service in January, February or March will get their first month of that telephone service free.
People wanting further details about NextLight’s rates and services can call 3030-651-8386 or visit at tinyurl.com/y8c2wy4c.
Rochat said NextLight currently has “a little over” 17,000 homes and businesses subscribing to its fiber-optic network services.
Longmont competes with Comcast and CenturyLink for internet customers inside the city.
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