Braintree Electric Light Offering Free Internet, Phone Upgrades to Broadband Customers

For 118 years Braintree Electric Light Department (BELD) has been a nonprofit public power utility owned and operated by the citizens of Braintree.

Broadband, Braintree’s community-owned and -operated broadband department, has announced several upgrades to its High-Speed Internet and phone services for residential customers.

BELD.net customers who initially signed up for 15 Mbps Premium service can now enjoy speeds up to 18 Mbps down at no additional charge. And all BELD Broadband Internet customers will find their webmail space increased from 45 MB to 500.

“BELD.net customers are allowed up to six email accounts, so this change essentially gives them three gigabytes of space free,” said Municipal Light Board Chairman Jim Regan during a recent meeting with Vice Chair Tony Agnitti and Secretary Tom Reynolds. “It will let people send larger files like photos and videos without getting an ‘email full’ error.”

BELD Broadband phone customers have always enjoyed the convenience of managing their calls on their computer. Now they can also view incoming calls on their TV with Caller ID on TV. Cable television customers who have BELD Broadband phone service will see a caller’s name and phone number right on their screen. Depending on the cable box, customers can choose to ignore or send the call to voicemail using their remote control device; see who called when they were away from the TV; or even disable the function.

In addition, BELD Broadband recently launched faster Internet speeds. The department’s new 25 Mbps Lightning 25 service is perfect for online gaming, streaming videos and virtual networking. The 50 Mbps Mach 50 service enables seamless cloud computing, home networking, online backup, downloading movies, file transfers and more. Both provide 5 Mbps upload speeds, and are available with a free upgrade and a low monthly rate.

For more information on BELD Broadband—or to any of these services—please call BELD at 348.BELD (2353) or visit www.beld.com.

–Braintree Electric Light Department


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