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Ziply Fiber is the latest broadband provider to announce a Wi-Fi 6 offering. The company said will use Wi-Fi 6 equipment from CommScope to support in-home networks for broadband custtomers.

Ziply is a relatively new fiber provider that was born from Frontier’s Northwest operations when WaveDivision Capital bought those operations for $1.3 billion last year.

Wi-Fi 6 has become an important initiative for broadband providers, as it supports faster speeds than earlier-generation Wi-Fi, thereby helping customers maximize the benefits of high-speed broadband connections.

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Other larger providers that have announced Wi-Fi 6 include CenturyLink and Verizon. Smaller providers are also embracing Wi-Fi 6. A few announcements include Wisper (illinois), GVTC (Texas), and RTC (Georgia).

Ziply Wi-Fi 6 Plans

Ziply Fiber will be deploying CommScope’s X5 Wi-Fi extenders, and when they become available later this year, CommScope’s NVG578LX GPON gateway. The Wi-Fi extenders support the Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax) standard, and will provide extended range and coverage for the typical home. Larger homes will need multiple extenders to provide full gig-speed Wi-Fi coverage.

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CommScope’s X5 Wi-Fi Extender (Source: CommScope)

The CommScope NVG578LX GPON gateway will be designed to support Wi-Fi 6 and 2.5Gbps Ethernet LAN. The gateway and extenders will work with the Wi-Fi EasyMesh network to provide an optimized Wi-Fi6 solution, according to a press release.

“Ziply Fiber is deploying a modern, state-of-the-art network that is purpose-built for our subscribers’ needs,” said Harold Zeitz, Ziply Fiber CEO, in a prepared statement. “In today’s world, with more of us working and learning from home than ever before, high-quality Wi-Fi has become an important component for families and businesses to stay connected.”

Joan Engebretson contributed to this report.

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