Fiber Broadband

Ziply Fiber has launched symmetrical 10 Gbps service across its entire Washington, Oregon, Idaho and Montana fiber footprint.

The service costs $300 per month and includes a one-time $300 installation fee. Subscribers can provide their own router – which must have a SFP+ port capable of 10 Gbps operations – or lease one for $10 per month from Ziply Fiber. A 10 Gbps-capable computer is necessary to realize the full benefits of the service.

Ziply Fiber, which runs a 100 Gbps core network, is headquartered in Kirkland, WA. Its operations are comprised, in large part, of assets that it purchased from Frontier.

“Ziply Fiber’s new 10-Gig symmetrical service is available now and is 100% fiber all the way from our Core Network and connected to customers’ homes,” CEO Harold Zeitz said in a press release “This new speed tier is widely available today throughout our four-state fiber footprint. We’ve already installed this service for customers in several cities and they’re absolutely loving the speed and reliability Ziply Fiber is delivering.”

Ziply Fiber has made several moves during the past few months:

  • Early last month the company acquired fiber Internet and fixed wireless Internet provider Ptera. The company has more than 4,000 subscribers in four counties in eastern Washington and northern Idaho.
  • During the same week in March, Ziply Fiber said that it was upgrading existing copper infrastructure in four markets in Washington and Oregon. The first two markets – Banks and Riddle, OR – already had some upgraded services.
  • In January, the company said that it was partnering with GTT Communications to establish a point of presence (PoP) to serve the growing data center market in Portland, OR. The goal is to expand GTT’s global Tier 1 IP network by adding connection options to 11 major data centers and the Hillsboro (OR) subsea cable landing station.
  • In December 2022, Ziply Fiber said it would acquire iFIBER Communications, which at that time was owned by public utility districts (PUDs) in western, central and eastern Washington.

The investments are being supported by $450 million in new funding announced last September. The funding was backed by all of the company’s current investors: WaveDivision Capital, LLC; Searchlight Capital Partners, LP; Public Sector Pension Investment Board; the British Columbia Investment Management Corporation and Canada Pension Plan Investment Board.

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