6,000 homes, apartments and businesses have access to fiber Internet today, with thousands more on the way
Kirkland, Wash. (April 23, 2021) – Ziply™ Fiber today announced that its gig-speed fiber Internet service is now available and ready for service in Pullman, Washington and Moscow, Idaho. The company just completed a critical phase of its all-new, state-of-the-art fiber-optic network build-out in the two cities, which has enabled the blazingly-fast service and its symmetrical upload/download speeds that are critical in today’s world. Thirty percent of the approximately 21,000 residential and business addresses within the company’s initial build area are ready for fiber service today, with the remainder scheduled for completion over the next few weeks and months.
With no data caps and no annual contracts for residential users, Ziply Fiber’s service launch comes at a time when many students are locking in their housing plans for the fall and looking for places with the kind of fast, reliable Internet to support online learning. 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/moscow or https://ziplyfiber.com/pullman.
Ziply Fiber is supporting local communities like Moscow and Pullman to help improve internet connectivity to be on par with larger metropolitan areas throughout the nation. The speed and reliability that fiber will deliver to college students, residents and businesses is 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work web conferences, online learning and streaming entertainment are often all happening at the same time, something outdated cable technologies were never meant to support.
“Ziply Fiber is proud to be in Pullman and Moscow helping to serve a vital need for these communities. The leadership shown by both cities has been wonderful during the build-out process and they have acted quickly to assist us in bringing a reliable, lightning-fast, data-cap-free fiber internet network to the area for the first time. Businesses, residents and students working and learning online will now have access to the kind of critical connectivity they need and want from their provider,” said Harold Zeitz, CEO of Ziply Fiber.
The company is investing $500 million over the next two to three years to build an advanced fiber network to smaller 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 Moscow and Pullman, it will be the fourth fiber build project to go live in each state in less than a year.
While work will continue over the next several weeks in a staggered rollout across both cities, Ziply Fiber already has deployed many miles of new fiber-optic cables throughout the region and will continue to build out more locations. 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 service area with new fiber-optic cables, local hubs, new offices and new hardware to run the network, the company is capitalized for and committed to hundreds more projects.
As the company continues its rollout of fiber-based services across the region over the next several months and years, its Ziply Internet (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 Ziply 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 Ziply Internet (DSL) customers, and its TV customers in Washington and Oregon. 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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