Kirkland, Washington (March 31, 2023) – Ziply® Fiber today confirmed that construction has begun on its previously-announced project to upgrade its existing network infrastructure in Turner, Oregon to an ultra-high-speed, 100 percent fiber-optic network. When upgrade work is complete, homes and businesses throughout most of Turner will have the ability to connect to Ziply Fiber’s new fiber-optic network and access Ziply’s popular “Gig-speed” service and its industry-leading 2-gig and 5-gig residential services.
With multi-gig services available, this project will make Ziply Fiber the fastest internet provider in the city, and also transform Turner into one of the fastest cities in the nation for household internet speeds, on par with, if not faster than, most major metropolitan areas.
“We understand the vital importance of fast, reliable internet connectivity in today’s world and we are excited to be coming to a community like Turner to deliver it,” said Harold Zeitz, CEO of Ziply Fiber. “Whenever we come into a city like Turner, I hear from people and business owners who tell me about the difference fiber has made for them and that tells me we’re doing something special.”
What to Expect During Ziply Fiber Construction
Construction has already begun in some parts of the city, and network design and permitting are well underway in other areas. Residents will see trucks and crews begin to run fiber aerially between telephone poles and underground in some areas. The network construction will take several months to complete and will include the installation of network equipment that will house the infrastructure needed to run and manage the network. The company expects to connect its first sets of customers to its ultra-fast fiber network later this Spring.
Ziply Fiber’s goal is always to leave an area in a condition as good, if not better, than it was before construction began. If residents notice something has been missed, the company wants to know about it and asks that details be shared at ziplyfiber.com/constructioncleanup.
This upgrade work is part of Ziply Fiber’s commitment to invest hundreds of millions of dollars to build an advanced, 100-percent fiber network to both suburban and rural communities across the Northwest that have been underserved when it comes to internet access. The company has been actively building fiber across the Northwest since June 2020 and has plans to build and deploy new fiber-optic cables, local hubs, new offices, and new hardware to run the network as part of hundreds of additional projects across its 250,000-square-mile footprint.
With the addition of Turner, Ziply Fiber has announced new fiber construction projects in more than 100 cities and towns across the Northwest.
The Many Benefits of Fiber Internet
Fiber internet, unlike other options like cable or satellite, provides the bandwidth and capacity to keep entire families streaming without interruption, provides symmetrical upload and download speeds to easily power video conferencing and online gaming, and was built with the reliability to last residents and businesses for decades.
Ziply Fiber offers many different service options for residents, including:
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 ziplyfiber.com.
About Ziply Fiber
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’s mindset and culture.
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