Indianola, Iowa debuts municipal FTTP network

Indianola Municipal Utilities (IMU), the local utility for the city of Indianola, Iowa, plans to launch its own municipal Fiber to the Premises (FTTP) system on Oct. 1.

Delivered under the Mahaska Communication Group (MCG) banner, the FTTP services will be available first to customers in Indianola's East Side Electric Underground Conversion area. 

Two of the obvious attractions of IMU's new FTTP data service are price and speed.

Eligible consumers, according to a pricing sheet (pdf.), will be able to choose from three main broadband data speed tiers: a symmetrical 25 Mbps connection for $40 a month; a 50 Mbps service for $45 a month; or a symmetrical 100 Mbps service for $50 a month.

In addition to offering a triple play voice, video, and data bundle for $99.95 a month, consumers have their choice of three other double play bundles: a broadband/telephone bundle for $49.95; a TV/telephone bundle for $79.95; and broadband/TV bundle for $94.95 a month.

Currently, IMU provides connectivity for Indianola schools, Warren County and City of Indianola; 1 Gbps data services to businesses via an Active Ethernet infrastructure; and wholesale dark fiber services.

For more:
- see this announcement

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