Dan Miller, Curator PR for Ziply Fiber Boone Helm, Curator PR for Ziply Fiber
The project marks the company’s third new fiber build in Idaho ready for service in less than a year; 5,000 households and businesses have access today, with an additional 18,000 ready in coming weeks; additional builds underway in Post Falls and Rathdrum
Kirkland, Wash. (April 14, 2021) – Ziply™ Fiber today announced that it has completed a critical phase of the fiber-optic network build-out in Coeur d’ Alene and nearby Hayden Lake, 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 14. More than 40 percent of the approximately 24,000 residential and business addresses within Ziply Fiber’s initial build area will be ready for fiber service by the end of April, and the remainder is scheduled for completion later this year, including additional build-outs in Post Falls and Rathdrum, which are currently underway. 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://get.ziplyfiber.com/CDA
Ziply Fiber is supporting local communities throughout the Coeur d’ Alene area to help improve internet connectivity to be on par with larger metropolitan areas throughout the nation, and unlike other companies that service the area, Ziply Fiber does not currently charge installation fees, and does not require annual contracts for residential plans. Residents and businesses will benefit from the significant upgrade that no data cap, gig-speed fiber internet provides when uploading and downloading content. The capacity that fiber affords customers is critical in today’s online world to eliminate the hassles of slow and interrupted service such as streaming and gaming lag, dropped web conferences, and the frustrations of contracts and incurring unnecessary data cap fees charged by other providers because of poorly architected networks.
“The City of Coeur d’ Alene is very happy to welcome Ziply Fiber to our community and we look forward to the quality service they will provide our citizens through their investment in our city,” said Steve Widmyer, Mayor of Coeur d’ Alene.
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 the Coeur d’ Alene region, it will become the third fiber build project to be ready for service in Idaho in less than a year.
“Ziply Fiber is proud to be here in the Coeur d’ Alene region 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.
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 without data caps or contracts. 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.
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