Contractors for GoNetspeed work Jan. 19 in Auburn. The company is preparing to bring fiber-optic internet service to the Lisbon area in early 2024. Steve Collins/Sun Journal file

GoNetspeed Tuesday announced that construction is underway to bring high-speed fiber-optic internet service to Lisbon. More than 2,200 residents and businesses will have access to equal upload and download speeds through the service, ranging from 300 megabits per second to 1 gigabit.

Residents are expected to have access to service by the beginning of 2024 with construction expected to be completed by the end of this winter.

Fiber-optic internet service is considered superior to internet delivered via cable or digital subscriber lines (telephone lines). It is connected with a dedicated service to each home, not a shared service like cable. Fiber-optic delivers a superfast connection using light signals, which don’t degrade over distance. Security is also enhanced by fiber-optic, which does not radiate its signal the way copper does, making it much more difficult to tap or hack.

GoNetspeed serves residential and business customers in Maine, Alabama, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Missouri, New York, Pennsylvania, Vermont and West Virginia. The company claims to be one of the largest independent internet providers in the East.

For more information about GoNetspeed, or to inquire about service in your area, visit

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