Fullerton will be one of the USA’s largest privately funded open
access fiber cities
FULLERTON, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–International network developer, SiFi
Networks, will deliver a state-of-the-art fiber optic network in
Fullerton passing every home and business in the city.
The Fullerton FiberCity™ network which is privately funded, built and
operated by SiFi Networks will be an open access network enabling a
choice of internet service providers whilst saving customers money on
what will be one of the most reliable FiberCity networks in the USA.
The primary internet service providers on the network will be GigabitNow
and Ting, both exceptional providers with excellent customer service
levels and competitive pricing.
“We are delighted to work alongside such great internet service
providers who bring fantastic levels of customer service and tailored
products and services giving customers much needed choice in Fullerton,”
said Ben Bawtree-Jobson, CEO of SiFi Networks.
Construction is expected to commence in June 2019 using a technique
called micro-trenching which causes minimal disruption. Customers are
able to pre-subscribe to service now with either Ting or GigabitNow.
Pre-subscribers will benefit from the best deals; and the first homes
will receive service before the end of the year.
“Ting is excited to meet the people and the businesses of Fullerton and
work with the community to bring the benefits of gigabit fiber Internet
backed by a truly human customer experience,” said Ting CEO, Elliot Noss.
The Fullerton FiberCity project will provide a significant upgrade to
internet speeds and accommodate a growing demand for data from next
generation devices in local households and businesses. It will also
facilitate new smart city initiatives in key government services, such
as traffic control, street lighting and emergency services.
“GigabitNow is excited to show the citizens of Fullerton what truly fast
and reliable Internet is like. We don’t use bandwidth caps or sell our
customer’s browsing data. Internet that is free from constraints and
privacy worries – is how we feel the internet is meant to be,” said
Stephen Milton, CEO of GigabitNow.
“We are delighted to welcome SiFi Networks and its ISP partners
GigabitNow and Ting to the city,” stated Fullerton City Manager, Ken
Domer. “Having a true fiber optic network passing every part of the city
is an amazing opportunity for smart city applications, bringing
competition to the city’s communication needs, and creating enhanced
opportunities for economic development.”
For more information about the project, please visit www.fullertonfibercity.com.
About SiFi Networks: SiFi Networks is an international network
developer that prides itself on innovative construction methods,
financial modelling and collaboration. SiFi Networks funds, builds and
operates community-wide state-of-the-art fiber optic networks enabling
internet service providers to deliver next generation applications
including superfast internet, video and phone. In addition to SiFi
Networks’ highly experienced in-house team, it has partnered with
established and award-winning firms who have unparalleled experience
within the sector. For more information, visit www.sifinetworks.com.
About GigabitNow: GigabitNow provides communities of all sizes
fast, reliable, and affordable fiber internet without bandwidth
caps—free from constraints and privacy concerns. GigabitNow offers a
complete solution for the development, construction, operation and
support of community-based gigabit fiber networks. One of the most
experienced fiber-to-the-home internet providers in the United States,
GigabitNow is a division of IsoFusion Incorporated. IsoFusion (www.isofusion.com)
is one of the largest privately held ISP and colocation providers in
Washington state. Founded in 1991 as ISOMEDIA, IsoFusion offers a full
range of services including managed data center and colocation services,
custom cloud computing solutions, commercial fiber and ethernet
connections, hosting and dedicated server options, and technology
consulting for businesses with a national presence. For more, visit https://www.gigabitnow.com.
About Ting: Ting Internet, part of Tucows, is a quietly
successful Internet company founded in 1993 that built its reputation
delivering products people really want, and an outstanding customer
experience. Ting builds, operates and provides service on fiber networks
in select markets across the U.S., and has differentiated itself from
its competition by offering crazy fast symmetrical gigabit fiber
Internet access, a deep local presence and genuinely human customer
support. Fullerton, Calif. will be Ting’s eighth market, and first in
southern California. Learn more about Ting Fullerton here.
For more information about Ting, visit https://ting.com/internet.