Kirkland, Wash., Jan. 20, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Ziply™ Fiber today announced that after an initial rollout in Kirkland, Wash. last month and outstanding customer feedback, it has begun offering ultra-fast 5 gigabyte and 2 gigabyte -gig residential fiber Internet service to nearly 170,000 residential customer addresses in 60 cities and towns across Washington, Oregon and Idaho as of today. By mid-year, these multi-gigabit residential services will be available across most of the company’s four-state fiber footprint.
Ziply Fiber is the first company to introduce 5 gigabyte speed for residential services, making the company the fastest home Internet service provider in the Northwest. This launch is also a milestone in the company’s mission to build the fastest and most reliable fiber optic network in the region. Ziply Fiber bridges the digital divide that exists between major metropolitan areas and many smaller suburbs and rural communities.
“While high-speed connections work great for the majority of families, today’s announcement is about building the future and our commitment to building the fastest, most reliable network ever built in the world. Northwest,” said Harold Zeitz, CEO of Ziply Fiber. “The cities we’re announcing today aren’t just Gig-speed cities anymore, they’re now Ziply Fiber Multi-Gig cities, with the fastest home internet we could find in any city in the world. Northwest or elsewhere in the United States.”
Ziply Fiber’s announcement comes at a time when more and more people depend on fast, reliable and high-capacity internet to support multimedia applications, download large files and work from home, especially in bandwidth-intensive industries such as banking and insurance, cloud and IT services, telecommunications, securities and commerce, medical services, content, digital media, as well as for people who simply want to have the best and fastest connection.
Ziply Fiber’s commitment to the Northwest is unmatched. Ziply Fiber began building fiber in Northwest markets in 2020 and has announced 57 fiber build projects since then. Meanwhile, the company was planning and preparing additional technology in its central offices, which would quickly allow entire markets to be capable of providing both 5 gigabyte and 2 gigabyte service, making it easier to upgrade. for customers when multi-gig fiber internet service was finally introduced. Now it’s here, still with no data caps or annual contracts for residential users.
One of the 60 cities where the 5 and 2 gig service launched today is Everett, Washington, a city about 30 miles north of Seattle.
“Technology infrastructure is essential for growth and innovation. Fast internet is essential for our modern lives in Everett, at home and at work,” said Mayor Cassie Franklin. “We’re proud to have Ziply Fiber as a civic partner and can’t wait to see what Everett residents and businesses will do with its lightning-fast service.”
Some of the other cities where Ziply Fiber’s multi-gig fiber service is now available include:
- Washington – Albion, Bothell, Brier, Camas, Edmonds, Everett, Garfield, Kenmore, Kirkland, Lynnwood, Marysville, Oakesdale, Palouse, Pullman, Redmond, Rosalia, Sedro-Woolley, Snohomish, Sultan, Tekoa and Woodland
- Oregon – Beaverton, Cornelius, Dayton, Dundee, Forest Grove, Hillsboro, Lafayette, Lake Oswego, McMinnville, Newberg, Portland, Sherwood, Tigard, Tualatin and Wilsonville
- Idaho – Blanchard, Bonners Ferry, Coeur d’Alene, Hayden and Weippe
The company plans to introduce its 5 and 2 gig service in Montana later in the first quarter of 2022. Those interested in knowing if multi-gig packages are currently available to their home can check their address at https:// ziplyfiber.com/multigig
As the company continues to expand its fiber presence, Ziply Fiber’s expansion into new fiber markets will be built with multi-gig services enabled. New advancements like these are examples of how Ziply Fiber prepares its network for the future, ensuring customers will always have access to the best connection and technology possible.
“Just as we manage our network to ensure there is enough capacity to meet the needs of all of our customers, we are also always looking to the future when it comes to bandwidth and capacity needs in the home. “, added Zeitz. “We absolutely believe that people’s use of the internet shouldn’t be limited by what is simply the most popular technology or speed today, which is why we’re excited to drive these advancements forward on our entire fiber footprint in the months and years to come.”
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 management team, made up of former AT&T, CenturyLink and Wave Broadband executives, grew up in the Northwest or have spent the better part of 30 years living here. This local ownership and familiarity with the market is an important part of the company’s mindset and culture.
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