Dan Miller, Curator PR for Ziply Fiber Jessica Christopher, Curator PR for Ziply Fiber
Ziply® Fiber launches service in Everson, Nooksack, Lynden, Ferndale, Maple Falls and Peaceful Valley; makes significant progress on fiber builds to thousands of homes and businesses in several other cities across Whatcom County
Residents can enjoy the reliability of fiber internet for as little as $20/month;
Service options include most popular Gig-speed plan, Fiber 50/50, and ultra-high-speed 2-gig and 5-gig offerings, the fastest residential plans in the state
Kirkland, Wash. (October 4, 2022) – Ziply® Fiber today announced service launches in six cities and areas across Whatcom County and gave construction updates on its ultra-high-speed, 100-percent fiber-optic networks in several other cities in the region. When complete, this work will enable Ziply’s popular “Gig-speed” service and its industry-leading 5-gig and 2-gig residential services to more than 10,000 addresses throughout the county.
Today’s major milestones for fiber internet availability in Whatcom County are:
The company continues to evaluate other locations within the county for additional fiber expansion, some of which may be built through investment directly by Ziply Fiber, and some through civic partnerships and partial grants from state and/or federal agencies who share Ziply’s goal of increasing access to high-speed internet in suburban and rural communities.
“Whatcom County continues to be a major focus for our network upgrades. We’ve been there through the flooding in some of these cities last year and have seen the resilience of the people in this county, and we’re really proud to be working here,” said Harold Zeitz, CEO of Ziply Fiber. “Enabling fiber in these communities will dramatically improve what businesses and families can do, and I’m really excited with the progress we’re making to bring that to fruition.”
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/fiber-construction. 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 Whatcom 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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