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.
Deploying DOCSIS 3.1 across its entire footprint gave Rogers Communications the ability to offer speeds of up to 1 Gbit/s,
contributing to a broadband segement that generated about 60% of the Canadian operator's $3.05 billion (US) in Q4 cable earnings.
On Jan. 23, Broadband World News hosts a Calix-sponsored webinar that explores several ways CSPs can enhance customer experience and find new business opportunities to avoid devolving into a speed race where nobody wins, not even the customer.
It wasn't long ago that TV was ranked by subscribers as the most important service in the bundle provided by their communications service provider (CSP). Recent research indicates that for nearly three quarters of subscribers, broadband is now the most important service. Broadcast TV is the most important service to only 15% of North American consumers, replaced by OTT video streaming platforms like Netflix, Amazon Prime and Disney+. In addition, many different competitors are moving aggressively to stake a claim in consumers' homes.
In 2020, CSPs need to fight back by transforming their business models, which are becoming more reliant on a single source of revenue: fixed broadband services.
This webinar will focus on helping CSPs transform their business models by placing a firm focus on delivering a sensational subscriber experience and by offering compelling new services that generate value for subscribers. These actions will reinforce the CSP's strategic position in the home network and position themselves for growth in the next decade.
Key topics include:
Being the first to market with WiFi 6 technology, in response to consumer purchases of new devices over the holidays;
Having the insights needed to proactively resolve issues, often before your subscribers even know that there are issues;
Providing help desk agents with the visibility they need to resolve common subscriber issues more quickly;
Delivering a mobile app, in response to consumer demands for the ability to do some things themselves, rather than having to call technical support; and
Addressing consumer concerns around device security, privacy and control with enhanced security and parental controls.
In this insightful Light Reading radio show, Kurt Raaflaub, Head of Strategic Solutions Marketing, will outline the key service provider challenges, deployment considerations, next-gen Gigabit technologies, and service models to win market share in the rapidly growing MDU market.