Google Fiber, St. Louis at an impasse once again

In a move that was not altogether unexpected, St. Louis was once again left out of the cities selected for Google’s latest round of fiber Internet expansions. According to Google, cities were selected based on the effort they put into bringing about fiber Internet communities. Google Fiber’s website does not list St. Louis as either an “upcoming fiber city” or a “potential fiber city.”

FTTH desired by young people

A survey conducted this past summer by the independent research group RVA LLC determined that owners of multiple-dwelling-unit (MDUs) properties could be missing out on a key demographic by not investing in better broadband speeds.

Gigabit Internet now available on St. Louis’s Market Street

We are excited to announce a major new expansion in our network coverage area. Arch Fiber Networks is now capable of serving customers along Market and Chestnut Streets in downtown St. Louis. For the many businesses along this route, fiber Internet is now a real, cost-effective connectivity option.

What a recent Gig.U report means for downtown St. Louis

A nonprofit Internet advocacy group, Gig.U, released a report this past August that has us pretty excited. It has us pretty excited because it offers a fresh, principled look at the way we approach this country’s Internet infrastructure. Before we get to the report, a few words about the organization.

Arch Fiber Networks featured on St. Louis construction blog

We’re happy to announce that we’ve been featured on a hometown construction blog this week. ConstructforStl.org has highlighted our discussion of the benefits of dark fiber, both for cities and for the businesses that light it. You can read the full post, entitled “Enlightening the dark fiber issue,” here.