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.”
A few weeks ago, we wrote about a consumer survey that found that FTTH was the most in-demand amenity among young people, surpassing even an in-unit washer and dryer. That same consumer survey also reported some interesting findings concerning FTTH as an opportunity for the owners of multiple-dwelling-unit properties (MDUs).
Hurricane Electric, one of the largest providers of wholesale broadband that you’ve probably never heard of, is now partnering with Arch Fiber Networks to offer cost-effective Internet connections to St. Louis businesses.
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.
We’ve been pounding the pavement speaking with property managers and building owners along Wash Ave., and I think it’s safe to say, you’ll be seeing a LOT more of Arch Fiber.
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.
AT&T has decided not to immediately invest in gigabit Internet for the city of St. Louis, due to pending legislation on the issue of net neutrality.
Arch Fiber Networks is extremely excited to announce the addition of two new buildings to its existing fiber network, at 701 Washington Avenue and 100 N. Tucker Boulevard. Arch Fiber will run 12 new fiber cables to the two buildings.
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.
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.