i3 Broadband targets FTTH roll-out in St. Charles County, MO

Feb. 15, 2021
Cities and towns that will benefit include St. Charles, St. Peters, O'Fallon, Wentzville, Lake Saint Louis, Dardenne Prairie, Cottleville, Weldon Spring, among others.

i3 Broadband says it plans to spend more than $100 million to deploy fiber to the home (FTTH) infrastructure in St. Charles County, MO. Cities and towns that will benefit include St. Charles, St. Peters, O'Fallon, Wentzville, Lake Saint Louis, Dardenne Prairie, Cottleville, Weldon Spring, among others.

The network design process has begun and construction of the FTTH network should launch early this spring. i3 Broadband says it will offer symmetrical gigabit services as well as up to 10 Gbps to St. Charles County residents later this year. The company estimates the deployment will take just over two years to complete.

"By expanding our network throughout St. Charles County, we're continuing to execute our long-term vision of substantially growing our footprint and our relationships with each community we serve," said Brian Olson, COO of i3 Broadband. "We're looking forward to continuing our work with the Economic Development Council of St. Charles County, the St. Charles County Administration, and leadership at all levels within each city to provide services that vastly surpass those of existing providers. Our expansion complements St. Charles County as an even more competitive place to live, work, and play. We've acquired our retail and regional office location and are thrilled to be bringing over 100 new jobs to the community in the next 18 months alone."

"We're glad to be welcoming i3 Broadband to the St. Peters business community," said Mayor Len Pagano. "Having i3 Broadband's base of operations in St. Peters and seeing them build fiber connections to homes and businesses throughout the county is a game-changer. Increased competition and service elevates quality of life for our residents, enhances business recruitment and opportunities, and will continue to set both St. Peters and our county apart."

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