Several Connecticut cities are getting a new fiber option this summer, as GoNetspeed says it has completed its initial buildout in the region. With network in place in West Hartford, New Haven, and Bridgeport, the upstart FTTH and business fiber service provider has made its entry into the state.
The expansion puts 50 route miles of fiber into the ground, and starts off serving key neighborhoods in each of those three markets. From there they will be expanding into nearby areas based on demand. The company has also been putting money to work in Pittsburgh.
There are several familiar faces from the fiber sector making their reappearance at GoNetspeed. The company was founded by Fibertech founder Frank Chiaino, and its president is former Sunesys founder and president Larry Coleman. The COO is Tom Perrone, also formerly of Fibertech. It's interesting that for their next act this team of fiber veterans has chosen to take on a mixed residential/business approach rather than the wholesale/enterprise/backhaul approach that the prior decade has favored.