TVC says new upgrades will speed Internet service to customers in the region

Groton - Thames Valley Communications announced this week that it has finished upgrades that will bring faster Internet service to its coverage area including Gales Ferry, Groton, Mystic, Stonington and Pawcatuck.

The privately owned cable TV, Internet and phone provider, recently sold by the City of Groton, said connection speeds have been boosted considerably and that customers should not see slowdowns at peak times.

The company said the upgrades were completed at no cost to customers.

"We have invested heavily in the three months since we acquired TVC to bring the best Internet, cable TV and phone service to Groton and Stonington, not only to our residential customers, but also to our business customers," said Bill Pearson, TVC's president and chief executive, in a statement. "In the coming months, you will see more choice in video-on-demand service, more HD channels and even faster Internet speeds... ."

TVC, which competes with Comcast in the only area of Connecticut that features a cable TV choice, has offices at 295 Meridian St. The city sold the business in February after losing millions of dollars on the previously government-run enterprise.

For more information about TVC, call (860) 446-4009 or visit


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