Houston, TX-based Ezee Fiber today announced a $200 million investment in the continued expansion of its high-speed, 100% fiber optic network in Fort Bend County, a fast-growing area in southeast Texas.
The investment pushes forward the company’s plans to reach an additional 125,000 Fort Bend County homes next year. The high-speed fiber internet is expected to be available to residents of Mission Bend, Sugar Land, Missouri City, Pearland and surrounding communities by the end of the third quarter of 2024.
With the expansion, there will be a wide range of construction and engineering career opportunities throughout those markets. To minimize local disruption, the construction will proceed by geographic zones, bringing the company’s multi-gig internet product to thousands of new homes every month. Residents will receive construction updates by mail and door hangers prior to construction so that they can plan appropriately.
The expansion is already underway, with Ezee Fiber on track to connect an additional 14,000 homes in the county by the end of this year. Upon project completion, more than 140,000 Fort Bend County residents and 1,000 enterprise and commercial locations will have access to Ezee Fiber’s internet with speeds from 1 Gbps to 8 Gbps at $69 to $119 per month.
“Ezee Fiber’s significant investment in fiber optic network construction, including a 2,000-mile core network backbone throughout Houston, reflects our commitment to providing best-in-class technology and future-proof infrastructure that revolutionizes the digital landscape for the people in the Houston communities we serve,” Ezee Fiber CEO Matt Marino said in a prepared statement.
“Our expansion in Fort Bend County will bring reliable, affordable multi-gig symmetrical internet to more neighborhoods in the area, enabling them to enjoy the fastest, most reliable fiber-based internet available.”
EZFiber was founded in 2021.