Higher Internet speeds still on tap for mid-August

Suddenlink is still on track to deliver higher broadband speeds to its Mammoth Lakes customers by mid-August, according to Suddenlink spokesman Pete Abel on Wednesday.

The company expects to test the Digital 395 system this week and into next week, with a delivery date sometime soon after, he said.

He did not provide an exact date.

Broadband users in the non-incorporated areas of the county that receive  their service from providers such as Schat.net or others outside of the borders of Mammoth Lakes will have to wait at least a few more weeks —or months—for connection to the Digital 395 fiber optic cable, according to Mike Ort, the CEO of the private company that is building the massive Digital 395 broadband “backbone.”

All of the work on the Digital 395 project is expected to be completed by the end of October at the latest, Ort said last week.