Dan Miller, Curator PR for Ziply Fiber Jessica Christopher, Curator PR for Ziply Fiber
Ziply® Fiber launches new fiber network in Marblemount as part of
four-city project with Port of Skagit
First homes and businesses in Concrete, Hamilton and Lyman connected earlier this month; residents can enjoy the reliability of fiber for as little as $20/month
Kirkland, Wash. (October 3, 2022) – Ziply® Fiber announced today that the second phase of the ultra-high-speed, 100-percent fiber-optic network it has been building as part of its partnership with the Port of Skagit is now ready for service in Marblemount, Washington. This launch will enable the company’s popular “Gig-speed” service and its industry-leading 5-gig and 2-gig residential services to more than 160 addresses throughout the city. When construction is complete, more than 250 homes and businesses in Marblemount will have access to Ziply Fiber’s fiber-optic network.
Earlier this month, Ziply Fiber launched the first phase of its fiber deployment in eastern Skagit County, bringing its service to roughly 300 addresses in Concrete, Hamilton, and Lyman. As part of Ziply’s partnership with the Port of Skagit, more than 1,500 homes and businesses spanning these three cities and Marblemount will have access to high-speed, fiber internet service when construction is complete later this year.
Port commissioners estimated that public-private partnership project would advance construction of fiber-optic infrastructure in the county by 10 years or more while saving considerable money in the process, making the project one of the most significant in port history.
With multi-gig services available, this launch not only makes Ziply Fiber the fastest internet provider in the county, but it also makes Skagit County one of the fastest in the nation for household internet speeds, on par with, if not faster than, most major metropolitan areas.
“We’re grateful to work alongside the Port of Skagit to bring the residents and businesses of Marblemount the state’s fastest, most reliable fiber internet service,” said Harold Zeitz, CEO of Ziply Fiber. “Today’s launch in Marblemount, along with our other launches across eastern Skagit County is a huge step forward in our mission to help increase access and connect as many people as we can to fiber internet, a truly transformative service.”
Among the many service options residents can choose from are Ziply Fiber’s most popular Gig-speed plan; its Fiber 50/50 plan, which at $20/month provides all the reliability of fiber at an affordable price with no annual contract requirement; or its ultra-fast, high-capacity 2-gig or 5-gig connections.
Ziply Fiber also participates in the Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP), an FCC benefit program that allows qualified people to receive FREE or reduced-cost monthly internet service. To learn more about ACP, please visit ziplyfiber.com/community-discount-programs.
Ziply Fiber’s announcement comes at a time when more families and businesses need high-capacity internet to support the online needs of daily life. Ziply Fiber’s ultra-fast service requires no annual contracts and has no data caps for residential users.
New and existing customers 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 ziplyfiber.com/marblemount. When fiber is shown as available at their address, Ziply’s existing DSL customers can upgrade by calling 1-866-699-4759.
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.
The work in Marblemount and the rest of Skagit County 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.
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.
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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