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Sponsored Post: High Speed Internet Special Offer has a special offer exclusively for Onward State readers and followers. If you mention you want the Onward State special when calling, readers who sign up before July 15 for broadband Internet access during the 2011-12 academic year will get two free months of service. Contracts eligible for this offer run from August 15, 2011 through August 14, 2012, and no payment would be due for service until the October 2011 billing cycle. is a broadband Internet service provider based locally in State College with a long history of providing cost-effective access to Penn State students who live in the area’s most popular apartment complexes, spanning from the Meridian to the Graduate.  You can view a complete building list here. charges no set-up or installation fee and, unlike Comcast high-speed Internet, there is no monthly fee for modem rental. additionally does not place a monthly bandwidth limit on its service — perfect for those of us with proclivities for late night Netflix-and-caffeine fueled study sessions. offers three primary tiers of access to its customers:

  • Up to 7Mbps download / 1 Mbps upload speedsOnly $27.95/month/apartment
  • Up to 12Mbps download/1 Mbps upload speedsOnly $37.95/month/apartment
  • Up to 20Mbps download/2 Mbps upload speedsOnly $47.95/month/apartment

No boost technology is needed for these speed plans, because the speed is always available, it does not just burst up to those speeds for a short time, like cable companies that use technologies like PowerBoost®.

If your apartment offers free basic cable, the savings you can obtain by choosing are quite significant — Comcast’s standard high-speed Internet services start at $29.99 for the first six months, but then jump up to at least $44.99 for the remaining six, plus you are paying an extra $5/month for modem rental fees. Who wouldn’t want to end the year with nearly $300 extra to spend on @Cafe210West teas? With the two free months included in the deal, service from works out to just over $23/month, where as Comcast service works out to just over $42/month.

This year, will also be offering extreme bandwidth plans of 50mb/s and 100mb/s  in the following buildings: Meridian, Beaver Terrace, Bryce Jordan Towers, Garner Court, Campus Towers, The Graduate, Beaver Hill, Cedarbook, Alexander Court, and select other buildings if there is enough demand. Pricing for these plans will be $99/mo and $169/mo respectively. If you are interested in one of these plans, please call for details.

For more information, visit online or call (814) 867-2100. Also, be sure to follow them on Twitter @GetWireless to stay informed about other promotions in the future! Current summer sales office hours are M-F, 8am-5pm.

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