Tuesday Bytes: 123Net, Ziply, FirstLight

April 11th, 2023 by · Leave a Comment

Three regional fiber projects to catch up with:

123NET has won a 10 year contract to provide fiber to the City of Saline. Saline is just southwest of Ann Arbor, or a bit less than a hour west-by-southwest of Detroit. The network will connect Saline’s municipal locations, and will form the basis for residential services in the city. Construction will start in late summer of 2023. 

Ziply says it is launching 10G residential access capabilities. Ziply’s footprint spans markets across the states of Washington, Oregon, Idaho, and Montana. The company has been adding new FTTH markets steadily since its formation out of the former Frontier assets in the region. The 10G plan will cost some $300/month, but of course you can start with more sane speeds at a more affordable level unless you need quite that much bandwidth.

FirstLight Fiber expanded its footprint up in Maine last week. They have announced a buildout of 100 route miles to the western Maine towns of Hebron and Sumner. Both rural towns are rather far off the I-95 corridor, and thus like many areas of Maine are still dependent on copper lines. Some 300 locations will be within range of the expansion.  FirstLight also got itself a new CEO last week.  Jason Campbell will take over from Kurt Van Wagenen after a 10 year run.

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