Altafiber expects to begin construction this year on a 10 Gbps XGS-PON-based network that will serve 27,000 addresses in Centerville, Washington Township and Kettering, Ohio.
“These new fiber builds continue altafiber’s expansion in Ohio and demonstrate our commitment to increasing digital equity and creating new economic development opportunities through access to gigabit internet,” Jason Praeter, altafiber’s president of Consumer and Small Business, said in a press release.
Last October, altafiber announced a seven-community project that is mostly in Ohio. The project, which is more than twice the size of the one announced this week, also is based on XGS-PON.
The company said at that time that it would provide service to six Ohio communities: New Carlisle (Clark County); Blanchester and Sabina (Clinton County); Concord Township and Liberty Township (Delaware County); Jeffersonville (Fayette County); Mt. Sterling and West Jefferson (Madison County); and Trotwood, West Carrollton, Germantown and Miamisburg (Montgomery County).
Altafiber said that the project also included Aurora, which is in Dearborn County, Ind.
Public-private partnerships have helped altafiber with its expansion efforts.
In March of last year, altafiber entered into a public-private partnership that aims to serve 50,000 single-family units and 2,000 multi-dwelling units in Warren County.
In October, altafiber said it had entered into a public-private partnership to build a 10 Gbps network that would serve all of the residents of the city of Dublin. Some addresses were expected to gain access later this year. The press release made no mention of XGS-PON.
In addition to expanding fiber organically, altafiber has expanded via acquisition.
In mid-June of last year, the company agreed to acquire the broadband assets of Bridgewired, LLC. That company operated a gigabit fiber optic network that served portions of Warren County, Greene County and Clinton County, Ohio.