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NOVEC launches high-speed Internet service

June 21, 2012

Contact: NOVEC Public Relations, 1-888-335-0500, customerservice@novec.com

NORTHERN VIRGINIA — The Northern Virginia Electric Cooperative announces its launch of NOVECnet, a high-speed Internet service offered through NOVEC Energy Solutions (NES), an affiliate company.

“NOVECnet provides high-speed Internet service in the Washington, D.C., region,” states Gilbert Jaramillo, NES chief operating officer. “NOVECnet is good news for the many people in our area who don’t have broadband access or alternatives. For the first time, they’ll be connected to the World Wide Web and they will have superior service.”

Exede Corporation will power the new service. According to Jaramillo, Exede made the most significant capacity leap in the history of satellite technology with its new satellite, ViaSat. Exede designed ViaSat to serve more than 1 million subscribers.

Jaramillo says NOVECnet’s high speed will allow computer users to:

  • Watch streaming videos, TV shows and movies with fewer delays from buffering
  • Share more photos quickly
  • Video chat with less jitter
  • Send and receive files quickly
  • Download and stream music
  • Experience exceptionally fast web browsing and email

“Everything people do online involves the transfer of data,” explains Jaramillo. “Some online activities, like streaming videos and downloading movies or software, require a lot of data capacity, while other activities, like email and web browsing, use much less. The more you do online, the larger your data plan should be.”

With the NOVECnet service, customers can choose how much data capacity they need each month. NES offers three plans:

  • Basic, with 10 gigabytes (GB) per month
  • Intermediate, with 15 GB per month
  • Pro, with 25 GB per month

Jaramillo notes that all three plans provide the same fast speed: “We believe that customers should not have to pay extra to get the highest speed we offer.”

NOVEC Energy Solutions is a wholly-owned NOVEC affiliate that provides competitively priced natural gas service to approximately 25,000 natural gas customers in Washington, D.C., Maryland, Virginia, and Pennsylvania. NES now provides high-speed Internet service.

For more information about NOVEC Energy Solutions and NOVECnet, visit www.NOVECEnergySolutions.com and www.NOVECnet.com or contact an NES representative locally at 703-392-1677 or toll-free at 1-888-627-7283 or via email at nes@novec.com.

NOVEC, headquartered in Manassas, Virginia, is a not-for-profit electric utility corporation that supplies and distributes electricity and energy-related services to approximately 160,000 metered customers in Fairfax, Fauquier, Loudoun, Prince William, Stafford, and Clarke counties, the Town of Clifton, and the City of Manassas Park. It is one of the largest electric companies of its kind in the nation.  For more information, visit www.novec.com or call 703-335-0500 or 1-888-335-0500.

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