Ziply Fiber has expanded its multi-gigabit service in 30 more cities, making service available to more than 364,000 additional locations.
The new multi-gigabit markets include:
- Washington: Anacortes, Arlington, Burlington, Duvall, Granite Falls, Kennewick, Lynden and Mount Vernon.
- Oregon: Bandon, Brookings, Clackamas, Damascus, Detroit, Enterprise, Fairview, Gold Beach, Gresham, Happy Valley, Joseph, Lakeside, Mill City, Port Orford, Reedsport, Troutdale and Vernonia.
- Idaho: Dalton Gardens, Harrison, Onaway, Orofino and Post Falls.
The company had launched the 2 Gbps/5 Gbps service to 170,000 residential addresses in 60 cities in the same states using XGS-PON in January. It expects to have the service in most of its four-state footprint – which includes Montana — by the middle of the year.
Ziply Fiber was launched in the spring of 2020. It is the new identity of Frontier’s northwest operations, which were bought by WaveDivision Capital in 2019.
“Customers’ interest in high-capacity service at home continues to grow at a rapid pace,” Ziply Fiber CEO Harold Zeitz said in the press release about the Ziply multi-gigabit expansion. “We’re building and architecting our network not just for today, but rather for several years in the future, to make sure that we have the technology, capacity and redundancy to meet the needs of all of our customers whenever and wherever they need it.”
Offering multi-gigabit service is becoming quite common. Indeed, this is not the only such announcement today. Windstream said today that it would join the ranks of 2 Gbps providers, though it didn’t say where.
Other announcements provide a flavor of how hot the topic has gotten:
- In February, Frontier said that it is offering 2 Gbps symmetrical service wherever it has fiber broadband.
- Earlier in the month, Verizon launched a 2 Gbps service in New York City.
- In January, AT&T said that it planned to offer multi-gigabit service across its entire 30 million fiber locations by the end of 2025. As of the announcement, services between 2 Gbps and 5 Gbps – the same speed mix as Ziply — were available to 5.2 million residences and small businesses in more than 70 metro markets.