IQ Fiber has activated the first portion of its FTTH network in Jacksonville, the company says.
The deployment, which began earlier this year, eventually will offer service to 60,000 addresses. Construction is underway in San Marco and Atlantic Beach. The company is building all-fiber networks with symmetrical speeds as high as 10 Gbps capable. The residential network will serve Clay, Duval, Nassau and St. Johns counties.
The company is working to expand services in the northern portion of the state. Its networks will consist of underground conduit and fiber cables extending into customers’ homes.
“Jacksonville residents deserve a better choice for broadband internet service,” IQ Fiber CEO Ted Schremp said in a press release. “We are proud to deliver on our promise of a 100% fiber-optic network with a streamlined customer experience. Our first customers are enjoying the highest speeds available in this market on a network that is purpose-built for the modern internet.”
IQ Fiber is headquartered in Jacksonville. It says that its service will have no contracts, hidden fees or data caps and be supported by local staff.
Last September, SDC Capital Partners said that funds it manages had acquired a majority interest in IQ Fiber, LLC. The plan is to offer “simple month to month rates.”
The announcement was to offer service between 250 Mbps and 1 Gbps. This suggests that the speed capabilities of the network were increased between then and today’s announcement. Whole house Wi-Fi and a management app also are included.
In February, IQ Fiber said that it would deploy XGS-PON technology from Calix supporting the 10 Gbps service. CHR Solutions was to supply its Omnia360 platform, which provides dynamic customer relationship management, customer billing, and account management services.