FULLERTON, Calif. -- Construction of Fullerton's FiberCity network has commenced with some customers receiving service early in the New Year.
SiFi Networks is funding, building and operating the city-wide fiber optic network throughout the City of Fullerton. Fiber will pass by every home and business within the City allowing every resident and business the opportunity to sign up for service, including Gigabit internet.
"The Fullerton FiberCity project is off to a great start with the network build on schedule to deliver the entire City within the next 18 months" said Ben Bawtree-Jobson, CEO of SiFi Networks.
Residents and businesses will be able to choose from the networks' two ISPs -- Ting and GigabitNow -- both offering competitive prices and exceptional customer service.
"Fullerton FiberCity is one of the most exciting network projects in the nation right now. Designed for speeds and reliability that put the cable and telephone companies to shame. GigabitNow are very proud to be able to provide these kinds of world-class offerings to the City of Fullerton", said Stephen Milton, CEO of GigabitNow.
"The Ting team is excited to expand into Fullerton and bring our gigabit Internet, TV, and mobile phone service to residents and businesses. We invite everyone to get to know us at ting.com/Fullerton, or look for us around town" said Monica Webb, Director of Market Development & Government Affairs at Ting Internet.
The City of Fullerton will be able to utilize the network to enable Smart City applications, increase economic development and attract new businesses to the Ccty.
"There is a plethora of Smart City options available now that we have the infrastructure to enable them. The Fullerton FiberCity™ network will not only provide our residents and businesses with the opportunity to access fiber Internet but the City the opportunity to really examine which Smart City applications can benefit Fullerton" said Mayor Silva.
Residents and businesses of Fullerton can pre-subscribe to service with either ISP and will be informed once service is available at their address.
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