You may have noticed growing enthusiasm to shop local in the last few years. Awareness campaigns like designating the day after Black Friday as Small Business Saturday®, have aimed to point out some great benefits of choosing to spend where you live. Quality, customer service and supporting your local economy often top the list of reasons.
Local Goods AND Services
When you think “shop local,” you probably think of some of the boutiques, markets, specialty shops and restaurants that are locally owned and operated in your town. You may even think of services like plumbing or home and automotive repair. Most of these types of businesses are designed to meet intermittent consumer needs or wants.
Luckily, when it comes to services you need on a continual basis, like your internet connection, you have a local option as well! GVEC Internet provides broadband services with speeds and prices competitive to larger internet service providers (ISPs). Plus, you get the benefits of shopping local!
Locally Owned and Operated
Locally owned and operated businesses are often known for supporting and investing back into the communities they’re part of. GVEC Internet is a division of GVEC—a member-owned cooperative. Our Board of Directors and employees who oversee the operations of GVEC are from the same communities we serve. They work, play and raise their families where you do, so they have a vested interest in your community also.
Sponsoring local events and organizations, supporting schools and youth organizations, and offering grants to area non-profits and scholarships to graduating seniors are some of the ways GVEC is glad to give back to the communities we’re in.
Local Customer Service
Local businesses often pride themselves on offering excellent customer service most larger companies and corporations can’t touch. GVEC Internet shares this outlook and aims to exceed our customers’ expectations through our products, services and the customer service experiences we provide.
As we mentioned, our employees are local to the areas we serve. Besides night and weekend trouble-shooting, any time you call us, you’re speaking with someone in one of our five local offices—Gonzales, Cuero, Seguin, La Vernia or Schertz. They relate to the needs and understand the expectations of our customers in ways only a “local” can.
Quality and Reliability
Shopping local and quality usually go hand in hand, and GVEC Internet is no exception! We offer Wireless and Fiber services where available, which often includes areas underserved by other larger ISPs. Additionally, we’re here when you need us with 24/7 technical troubleshooting.
Our Wireless Internet includes plans ranging from 1 to 25 Mbps. Whether you only want to surf the web, send email and bank online; or if you need more bandwidth for streaming, gaming and working from home—we have packages to fit your needs or budget.
GVEC Fiber offers the fastest internet technology available, with speeds up to 1 Gbps! Fiber is now available in areas of Cibolo, Cuero, Geronimo, Gonzales, Hickory Forest, La Vernia, Marion, McQueeney, New Berlin, New Braunfels, Stockdale, Seguin, Shiner and York Creek.
Your Close-to-Home Connection
Extend the benefits of shopping local to your broadband connection! Call us at 866.675.9296, or visit our Internet Availability Map to see what GVEC Internet services are available in your area.