|Published:||Sep 28, 2010 6:08 AM EDT|
|Updated:||Sep 27, 2010 10:59 PM EDT|
COLLIER COUNTY, Fla. - A new cable company is moving into Collier. Homeowners at Huntington Lakes in North Naples are the first in the county to get the new service.
"I think it's a great idea," said homeowner Don Bianco. "It offers us a lot of alternatives we didn't have before."
The company, called Pathworks is targeting condos and homeowner's associations for phone, cable and internet. They say they can give communities discounts because they buy and install in bulk.
"Up to 40 to 45% less in some cases," said Josh Henschell, COO of Pathworks.
The company says it will install new fiber optics at no cost to the community. Fiber optics makes a much faster connection.
"Anywhere from 1 thousand to 10 thousand times the capacity of the current networks at most of these properties," said Henschell.
Pathworks also says the move will prepare communities for technological advances in the future. The company's biggest competitor is Comcast.
"While our competitors are playing catch-up to build-out their networks, we are layering applications on top of ours that will give consumers the most HD, the fastest internet speeds and more converged services," said the company via email.
Homeowners tell us they're glad to have a new option.
"Competition is the basis of the economy," said Bianco.
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