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Ville Platte Considers Adding Another Internet Service Provider

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Ville Platte Considers Adding Another Internet Service ProviderVille Platte Considers Adding Another Internet Service Provider

Ville Platte Considers Adding Another Internet Service Provider

ááájazmináá} residents in ville platte have often complained about slow internet speeds.

Now the city is considering a new service provider to give them a choice.

[take :split{ááásplitáá} news 15's phillip boudreaux is live in the studio with more.

Hey phil.

ááááphillipáá} the city of ville platte held a public hearing to let residents air out their grievances, with the city's current internet provider, century tel.

They also got to talk to a ville platte businessman who wants to provide an alternative.

[take pkg{ááápkgáá}"it takes forever to make a lesson plan because i'm always redoing it.""i'm not to complain but this is a problem."lisa deshotel recently disconnected from her internet provider, century tel.

"the service was slow.

The contacting of the company was very very hard between phone calls from out of country versus another local person."

Stories like these are what prompted todd moran of ville platte to approach the city about letting his company, universal communications, be another option for resident.

"you call a 1-800 number and you may be talking to someone that's 8 states away in another country.

We're a local business and we want to provide local service and it means a lot to be able to help out the city residents of ville platte mayor jennifer vidrine feels that local connection will give them an edge"you have that hometown local business service.

They know you.

You know them.

You provide the best service to the people you know and the people you love so that's why it was important to us to hear from the citizens tonight."deshotel left the meeting optimistic.

"i'm excited about what i heard tonight and looking forward to them voting that we can have another choice and hopefully this service will be better than what we have now."

ááááphillipáá} the city is still working out a deal with universal communications to allow them to be another service provider.

If a deal is approved, it will still be another 2 to 3 months before they are up and running in the city limits and surrounding areas.

Live in the studio, phillip boudreaux news 15 focused on family and the community.

ááájazmináá} universal communications currently provides internet for bunkie and

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