The project marks the company’s fourth new fiber build in Idaho ready for service in less than a year; 1,500 households and businesses have access today, with an additional 400 ready in coming weeks
Kirkland, Wash. (April 19, 2021) – Ziply™ Fiber today announced that it has completed a critical phase of the fiber-optic network build-out in Kellogg, Idaho, that will for the first time deliver gig-speed fiber internet with no data caps, and an all-new, state-of-the-art network to area residents and businesses, beginning April 19. Nearly 75 percent of the approximately 1,900 residential and business addresses within Kellogg are ready for fiber service with the remainder scheduled for completion by the end of April. Those who wish to check their address for fiber availability, or who would like to sign-up to be alerted when fiber internet is available at their home or business, can register at https://ziplyfiber.com/Kellogg
Ziply Fiber is supporting local communities like Kellogg to help improve internet connectivity to be on par with larger metropolitan areas throughout the nation. The speed and reliability that fiber delivers are critical in today’s online world where work web conferences, online learning, and streaming entertainment are often all happening at the same time, something outdated cable technologies were never meant to provide.
“Ziply Fiber is proud to be here in Kellogg helping serve consumers and businesses who need the reliability of gig-speed upload and downloads more than ever. Area leaders were wonderful partners during the build-out process and acted quickly to assist us in bringing a blazingly-fast, data cap-free, fiber internet network to the area for the first time,” said Harold Zeitz, CEO of Ziply Fiber.
The company is investing $500 million and building an advanced fiber network to smaller cities, towns, and rural communities across the Northwest that have been underserved when it comes to internet access. As Ziply Fiber lights-up the first addresses in Kellogg, it will become the fourth fiber build project to be ready for service in Idaho in less than a year.
While work will continue over the next several weeks in a staggered rollout across the area, Ziply Fiber already has deployed hundreds of miles of new fiber-optic cables throughout Idaho and will continue to build out more territory. The company believes that everyone – not just those who live in big cities – should have access to fast and reliable internet. Ziply Fiber has been actively building fiber to underserved markets across the Northwest since June 2020. While it will take time to upgrade 250,000 square miles of land throughout Ziply Fiber’s four-state footprint with new fiber-optic cables, local hubs, new offices, and immense amounts of new hardware to run the network, the company is capitalized for and committed to hundreds of more projects in its service area.
As the company continues its rollout of fiber-based services across the region over the next several months and years, its DSL customers also will begin seeing service improvements. Part of Ziply Fiber’s investment
is going to work that’s well underway to improve its core and aggregation network, across which all internet traffic travels. While there’s still more work to be done, by improving the quality, capacity, and reliability of those critical network components, customers of all types of services will benefit.
Ziply Fiber’s primary service offerings are Fiber Internet and phone for residential customers, Business Fiber Internet and Ziply Voice services for small businesses; and a variety of internet, networking, and voice solutions for enterprise customers. The company will continue to support DSL customers. A full listing of products and services can be found at get.ziplyfiber.com.
Ziply Fiber is local in the Northwest, headquartered in Kirkland, Washington, and has major offices in Everett, Washington; Beaverton, Oregon and Hayden, Idaho. Most of Ziply Fiber’s executive team, which consists of former executives from AT&T, CenturyLink, and Wave Broadband, either grew up in the Northwest or have spent the better part of 30 years living here. That local ownership and market familiarity is an important part of the company mindset and culture.
Dan Miller, Curator PR for Ziply Fiber Boone Helm, Curator PR for Ziply Fiber
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