There’s a new option for internet service in Puyallup. Tacoma, Sumner already have it

An internet service in Puyallup now offers some parts of the city speeds up to 8 gigabits per second.

Lumen Technologies’ premier fiber internet service, Quantum Fiber, is serving select residents and small businesses, according to an Aug. 3 news release. People can choose from several multi-gigabit packages, ranging from 1 to 8 gigabits. Those packages range from about $49 to $300 a month.

One of the packages offers 1 gigabit, which can support an entire house with people engaging in regular online activities such as online classes and telehealth. Another package offers 3 gigabits, which is meant for live streaming or video conferencing.

The 8-gigabit package offers “a meta-verse ready connection,” according to a news release. This speed is intended for content creators, video editors or extreme gamers. It also allows for instant downloading.

“This is a game-changer for Puyallup residents who want to broaden their horizons with multi-gigabit connections,” Maxine Moreau, president of Lumen Mass Markets, said in the news. “We’re so pleased to bring this industry-leading technology to Puyallup to help families and businesses thrive in a digital world.”

The company also offers services in other parts of Pierce County, such as Tacoma, Sumner, Bonney Lake and Orting.

Angelica Relente covers topics that affect communities in East Pierce County. She started as a news intern in June 2021 after graduating from Washington State University. She was born in the Philippines and spent the rest of her childhood in Hawaii.

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