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The new expansion includes five cities in Washington and nine in Oregon.

Edward Gately

August 11, 2021

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Ziply Fiber is bringing gig-speed fiber internet service to 14 additional markets across Washington and Oregon this year.

This latest expansion includes both suburban and rural towns. It’s in addition to the 22 new market builds it announced this spring. This brings the total number of fiber expansion markets to 52 since it acquired the Northwest operations of Frontier Communications last year.

The company‘s entire expansion effort is part of its $500 million, multiyear investment to improve its network and service in both urban and rural settings throughout its four-state service area.

The new expansion includes five cities in Washington and nine in Oregon. Moreover, it will represent more than 38,000 new fiber-ready addresses once construction is complete.

Increasing Demand for High-Speed Internet

Harold Zeitz is Ziply Fiber’s CEO.

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Ziply Fiber’s Harold Zeitz

“Many of the communities we’re upgrading have never experienced anything like fiber before,” he said. “We’ve seen an increased demand for high-speed internet to support all the activities we do online, whether that’s online learning, streaming entertainment or working from home.”

Ziply Fiber spent the last year investing in and constructing a new fiber-optic network, Zeitz said.

“We’re thrilled to bring these improvements to rural and urban communities in the Northwest,” he said.

Ziply Fiber is has the money to expand fiber to cover more than 80% of its territory in the next three years.

As the company continues its rollout of fiber-based services across the region over the next several months and years, its Ziply Internet (DSL) customers also will begin seeing service improvements.

Ziply Fiber’s primary products and services are fiber internet and phone for residential customers, business fiber internet and Ziply Voice services for small businesses. Moreover, it offers a variety of internet, networking and voice solutions for enterprise customers. The company will continue to support Ziply internet (DSL) customers and its TV customers in Washington and Oregon.

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Edward Gately

Senior News Editor, Channel Futures

As news editor, Edward Gately covers cybersecurity, new channel programs and program changes, M&A and other IT channel trends. Prior to Informa, he spent 26 years as a newspaper journalist in Texas, Louisiana and Arizona.

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