Press Release

Canby, Ore., February 2, 2014 – Canby Telcom plans to provide a 1 Gigabit symmetrical Internet connection to customers in Canby Oregon.

Very soon Canby Telcom customers within its Fiber Optic Zone (FOz) service area will have access to 1 Gigabit (Gbps) High-Speed Internet.  This broadband option is currently available in just a handful of cities nationwide and is 100-times faster than the average Internet speed of 10 megabits per second (Mbps).

Why gigabit service? “Canby Telcom has always been a forward-thinking technology company.  FOz provided the fastest Internet speeds in Oregon when we launched it in 2010.  We’re one of only four certified Fiber to the Home/Business Internet providers in the state, and just last year our EZVideo product won the national Service Provider of the Year award for being the first of its kind in the nation.
Gigabit Internet offers more than enough capacity and speed for all of the existing bandwidth thirsty devices and streaming video services in the market today with room to grow for all of the new gadgets coming out including; Ultra-HD TV’s, cloud based-online gaming and home automation systems,” replied Canby Telcom President Paul Hauer.

While the speed alone is most impressive, another key element to this service is capacity. The average US household has 6 Internet connected devices, and many homes with teenagers or technical jobs have 15 or more. Recent studies revealed there are now, on average, 6 Internet connected devices per home. Think about it. There’s the home computer(s), tablet, Wi-Fi enabled smartphone(s), Internet-enabled TV’s, Blu-ray® players, gaming console box(es), hand held music players, mobile gaming devices, and monitoring systems. Every one of these uses an Internet connection.

Gigabit Internet service is extremely attractive to local business and economic development. Faster Internet supersedes proximity in many cases allowing business to be conducted from any location – and Canby can now be that location. That is a potential game-changer for attracting new industry and telecommuters to the city.

Service availability for Gigabit Internet is scheduled for the 2nd quarter of 2014 and will be limited to select areas within the Canby Telcom, FOz footprint.

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