Silver Star CommunicationsNorthwestern Wyoming based Silver Star Communications has another first in their long history. Launching “Wyoming’s first gigabit community,” dubbed Gigabiz, Silver Star’s gigabit-fiber network will deliver broadband speeds of up to 1-Gbps to both businesses and residents in Jackson, according to a Calix press release.

“The Gigabiz initiative will be a game changer for Jackson, as the economic development possibilities are endless with this world-class fiber network in place,” Silver Star Communications’ President and COO Ron McCue was quoted as saying.

“We are located in a rural and mountainous area, so gigabit speeds are crucial to our ability to compete with urban areas as a destination for businesses.”

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Silver Star Gigabiz
Silver Star selected Calix equipment for Silver Star Gigabiz, marking Calix’s 50th gigabit network, according to the company.

Silver Star intends to extend its Gigabiz gigabit-fiber network beyond Jackson, including the nearby town of Thayne, in coming months. The network operator has installed 120-miles of fiber optic cable throughout western Wyoming and eastern Idaho since 2011.

Silver Star will utilize the Calix GigaCenter platform for its Gigabiz subscribers, “which deliver one Gbps symmetrical wireline services and blazing fast wireless speeds to all Wi-Fi enabled devices in the home via the latest 802.11ac ‘wave 2’ Wi-Fi technology with 4×4 Multi-User Multiple Input Multiple Output (MU-MIMO),” according to the Calix press release.

“What a privilege it is that Jackson is going to be Wyoming’s first gigabit community, an exclusive infrastructure advantage for our businesses, residents and civic organizations. I am so proud that this investment is being made by Silver Star in Jackson,” Jackson Mayor Mark Barron stated.

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