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  • First Homes Connected to Fullerton’s FiberCity™

    Fullerton, CA 23rd June 2020- SiFi Networks has successfully lit the first area of the Fullerton FiberCity™ network with fiber. Customers can subscribe to service from either Internet Service Provider, Ting or GigabitNow.

    This major milestone marks a real change in the broadband industry in the USA. SiFi Networks is privately financing, constructing, and independently operating an Open Access network in Fullerton, providing every resident and business with access to gigabit fiber Internet.

    “I am delighted to see the network go live with fiber. SiFi Networks’ model is unique, not only being privately funded but also passing every home and business in the City as well as offering choice in the form of two Internet Service Providers is a huge benefit for Fullerton ,” said Jennifer Fitzgerald, Mayor of Fullerton.

    “This will put us on the digital map, driving economic development and creating an attractive environment for both businesses and residents to thrive. It is also a network that other companies and cellular carriers can use, reducing the need for numerous companies to build and disrupt our streets in the future with separate disparate fiber networks,” added Mayor Fitzgerald.

    The fiber infrastructure not only provides the City of Fullerton with high speed Internet but also offers them the opportunity to implement Smart City applications such as e-health and e-education.
    Smart City applications are readily available but are best supported using a resilient fiber infrastructure.

    “This is a big landmark in our company’s growth. We have a tremendous platform for creating fiber optic networks in the region and across the country with our partners,” said Ben Bawtree-Jobson, CEO at SiFi Networks.

    “The fiber optic network that we have designed and built in Fullerton is one of the most sophisticated in the world. We have not only seen how important high-speed Internet is but also Smart City applications such as remote telemedicine and education during the COVID-19 lockdowns. Our FiberCities™ will provide exactly that for our communities,” added Bawtree-Jobson.

    Businesses and residents will not only have access to one of the world’s most reliable networks but also have a choice of Service Provider.

    "Everyone at GigabitNow is excited to now be delivering fast, reliable fiber Internet to the residents and businesses of Fullerton," said Stephen Milton, CEO of GigabitNow.

    "GigabitNow is focused on every subscriber's needs, providing the fastest Internet speeds possible without hidden fees, privacy concerns, or service constraints, which is very important in today's world of working and learning from home" added Milton.

    Both Internet Service providers have an excellent reputation for customer service and competitive pricing.

    “We’ve had a great response from Fullerton residents already familiar with Ting, and we look forward to demonstrating to everyone how Ting is a fundamentally different service provider than anything people are used to,” said Monica Webb, Head of Market Development and Strategic Partnerships.

    Fullerton is the first of SiFi Networks’ FiberCities™ to go live. Several other cities are set to become FiberCities™ in the coming months.

    For more information on the project please visit www.fullertonfibercity.com

    About SiFi Networks
    SiFi Networks (www.sifinetworks.com) is an international network developer. We pride ourselves on innovative construction methods, financial modelling and collaboration.

    SiFi Networks funds, builds and operates community wide state of the art fiber optic networks enabling Internet Service providers to deliver next generation applications including superfast Internet, video and phone.

    In addition to SiFi Networks’ highly experienced in-house team, we have partnered with established and award winning firms who have unparalleled experience within the sector.
    SiFi Networks has offices in Orange County, LA County, New Jersey and London, UK


    GigabitNow delivers fast, reliable, and affordable fiber Internet to communities of all sizes, without bandwidth caps and free from privacy worries or service constraints.  GigabitNow focuses on providing the very best Internet experience and genuine customer support to every customer. Offering custom solutions for the development, construction, operation, support, and delivery of community-based gigabit fiber Internet networks and services, GigabitNow is an award-winning leader in custom FTTX solutions. GigabitNow is a division of IsoFusion (www.isofusion.com), one of the largest privately held full-service ISP and colocation providers in Washington state founded in 1991. Experience the Internet How It Is Meant To Be - learn more at http://www.gigabitnow.com.

    Ting Internet (https://ting.com/internet) is part of Tucows, a quietly successful Internet company founded in 1993 that built its reputation delivering products people really want, and an outstanding customer experience. Ting builds, operates, and provides service on fiber networks in select markets across the U.S., and has differentiated itself from its competition by offering crazy fast symmetrical gigabit fiber Internet access, a deep local presence, and genuinely human customer support. Fullerton is one of more than 10 Ting markets across the US, and first in southern California. Learn more about Ting Fullerton at www.ting.com/Fullerton.

    If you require any further information, please contact:
    Sara Pickstock, SiFi Networks Communications, Email: sara@sifinetworks.com
    Dan Sivils, GigabitNow, Tel: (206) 905-8060 Email: dan@gigabitnow.com
    Monica Webb, Ting Internet, Email: monica@ting.com