BRAZIL, Ind. (WTWO/WAWV) — A Terre Haute-based technology company announced they have begun expanding their fiber-optic internet services to Brazil.

According to Joink LLC, construction has already begun, and the first customers will have their connections activated starting in early 2023.

“We are excited to see an investment such as this coming to our city,” said Mayor Brian Wyndham. “In order to continue elevating our city as a quality place to live and work, progressive initiatives are essential. This will allow citizens to do and have access to things they may have not been able to access in the past due to lack of connectivity.”

Joink says the unique element of a fiber-optic connection is that upload and download speeds are symmetrical which can help with things like video conferencing, uploading photos, and backing up important data.

They advise residents to be aware that as underground construction on the expansion project begins, some areas of Brazil may see lane closures to allow crews space to work.

Residents in the area interested in signing up or just wanting to learn more can do so by visiting Joink’s website here.