Hundreds of residences and businesses will have immediate access to gig-speed fiber Internet, streaming TV and phone services; Ziply to continue building area’s fastest residential Internet
Kirkland, Wash. (August 27, 2021) – Ziply™ Fiber announced today that it will light-up the first portion of its ultra-high-speed, 100-percent fiber-optic network in Granite Falls this Friday, August 27, connecting hundreds of residences and businesses to “Gig-speed” or Gigabit fiber Internet, streaming TV and phone services for the first time. At the same time, the company will continue its work building the fastest residential Internet available in Granite Falls to hundreds of additional locations over the next several weeks.
With no data caps and no annual contracts for residential users, Ziply Fiber’s service launch comes at a time when more and more families and businesses are looking for fast and reliable Internet to support the online needs of daily life in today’s world. 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/granitefalls.
“We’ve always said that you shouldn’t have to live in a big city to have great Internet, and we’re extremely proud to be able to make Granite Falls our newest gig-speed city,” said Harold Zeitz, CEO of Ziply Fiber. “The work that we’re doing here not only will help improve Internet connectivity to be on par with larger metropolitan areas throughout the nation today, but also it will future-proof the network to ensure that businesses and residents have the best connections possible well into the future.”
The work in Granite Falls is part of Ziply Fiber’s commitment to invest $500 million over the next two to three years 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.
As Ziply Fiber 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 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 Xiamara Garza, Curator PR for Ziply Fiber
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