Dan Miller, Curator PR for Ziply Fiber Jessica Christopher, Curator PR for Ziply Fiber
Bonners Ferry becomes newest “Gig-speed City” on Dec 29 thanks to Ziply™ Fiber’s ultra-high-speed fiber-optic internet network
Gig-speed fiber internet and fiber-based phone services will become available to first 500 residences and businesses that day, with 1,000 more on the way
Kirkland, Wash. (December 23, 2021) – Ziply™ Fiber today announced that its ultra-high-speed, 100-percent fiber-optic network will be ready for service in Bonners Ferry, Idaho, starting December 29, enabling “Gig-speed”, or Gigabit fiber connectivity to nearly 500 residences and businesses for the first time ever. The company will continue its work over the next several weeks and by the time the company’s construction is complete, Ziply Fiber will have built fiber connectivity to more than 1,500 locations, giving area residents access to the company’s ultra-fast fiber internet and phone services.
“After months of work, we are proud to make Sultan our newest gig-speed city,” said Harold Zeitz, CEO of Ziply Fiber. “It becomes more imperative each day for people everywhere to have access to fast and reliable internet, whether they’re in small towns or big cities. With our service launch, we will help ensure that businesses and residents alike will have access to the best possible connections, suitable for all their needs.”
“Ziply Fiber operates under the belief that you shouldn’t have to live in a big city to have the best possible internet network. With that, we are proud to continue our mission of bringing fiber to more than one million homes and businesses across the Northwest with our recent investment in Bonners Ferry,” said Harold Zeitz, CEO of Ziply Fiber. “As we turn on the first portion of our high-speed network, we are confident residents and businesses will see immediate improvements when it comes to speed, capacity and reliability of their connections. We look forward to continuing our network expansion and helping ‘Idaho’s friendliest people’ stay connected and do everything they want to do online.”
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 ziplyfiber.com/bonnersferry.
The work in Bonners Ferry is part of Ziply Fiber’s commitment to invest more than $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.
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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