Dan Miller, Curator PR for Ziply Fiber Jessica Christopher, Curator PR for Ziply Fiber
Ziply® Fiber makes Wallowa Oregon’s fastest internet city with
5-gig, 2-gig and gig-speed service launch
Residents can now make the move to the reliability of fiber for as little as $20/month
Kirkland, Wash. (June 10, 2022) – Ziply® Fiber announced today that its ultra-high-speed, 100-percent fiber-optic network is now ready for service in Wallowa, Oregon, enabling its popular “Gig-speed” service and its industry-leading 5-gig and 2-gig residential services to more than 500 addresses throughout the city.
“The City of Wallowa is proud to work with Ziply Fiber to bring multi-gig service to our community,” said Carolyn Harshfield, City Administrator. “We choose to live here in beautiful Wallowa County for many reasons, but I can’t say that our citizens have ever expected internet capabilities such as the ones Ziply Fiber is now providing. It’s pretty great to be able to say that our little corner of Oregon now has faster home internet than folks do in the big cities.”
With multi-gig services available, this launch not only makes Ziply Fiber the fastest internet provider in Wallowa but also makes Wallowa one of the fastest cities in the nation for household internet speeds, on par with if not faster than most major metropolitan areas.
Residents who aren’t looking for 5-gig speed may prefer the Fiber 50/50 plan from Ziply Fiber, which at $20/mo provides all the reliability of fiber at a very affordable price, with no annual contract required. This is one piece of how Ziply Fiber is working to bridge the digital divide that exists between large metro areas and many suburbs and rural communities.
“Today, we light up our fiber-optic internet network in Wallowa, providing the fastest possible connectivity to hundreds of homes and businesses within the city,” said Harold Zeitz, CEO of Ziply Fiber. “We’ve always said your zip code shouldn’t determine the quality of your internet and I believe the businesses and residents of Wallowa will be amazed by what fiber connectivity can do for them.”
Ziply Fiber’s announcement comes at a time when more and more families and businesses need high-capacity internet to support the online needs of daily life in today’s world. 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 https://ziplyfiber.com/Wallowa. When fiber is shown as available at their address, Ziply’s existing DSL customers can upgrade by calling 1-866-699-4759.
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 determine your eligibility and sign up for ACP, please visit https://acpbenefit.org.
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 https://ziplyfiber.com/constructioncleanup.
The work in Wallowa is part of Ziply Fiber’s commitment to invest more than $500 million 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 mindset and culture.
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