Ziply Fiber’s $500 million expansion continued this week with an announcement of an additional five markets in Washington and Idaho. The new markets bring the total to 41 this year and 57 since the company began the expansion 18 months ago.
The new Washington markets in which Ziply will deploy all-fiber networks are Burlington, Gold Bar, Sultan and Woodland. Pinehurst is the market in Idaho.
All the markets are expected to start serving some customers by the end of this year. The benefits will extend to Ziply’s DSL customers in each community because of improvements in the core and aggregation networks that serve all customers.
Ziply, which is headquartered in Kirkland, WA, offers broadband and phone services for residential customers. Ziply Voice and broadband are available to small businesses and several Internet, network and voice products for enterprises. The company will continue to support DSL in Washington and Oregon.
“These communities have never experienced anything like fiber before,” Ziply Fiber CEO Harold Zeitz said in a press release about the new Ziply fiber markets. “This expansion will greatly improve the business and at-home capabilities for those who work and live here. From online learning and telemedicine, to running a business and working from home, Ziply Fiber is working to provide fast, reliable service to communities where fiber and broadband infrastructure is needed most.”
Earlier this month, Ziply secured $350 million in debt funding to support the expansion.
Ziply was formed in the spring of 2020 when WaveDivision Capital bought Frontier’s assets in the northwest for $1.3 billion. Ziply is active in Washington, Oregon, Idaho and Montana.