IQ Fiber plans Northern Florida FTTH expansion

Sept. 19, 2022
Design and engineering work for this expansion is complete, and construction – based on underground conduit – will begin over the next several weeks, says the company.

Fiber-based broadband service provider IQ Fiber has announced further fiber to the home (FTTH) deployment plans within its Northeast Florida service territory. The company says it will roll out FTTH in Jacksonville Beach, Beauclerc, and Mandarin along with Orange Park and Fleming Island in Clay County, at a cost of approximately $45 million.

Design and engineering work for this expansion is complete, and construction – based on underground conduit – will begin over the next several weeks, says the company. As is the case with the company’s other deployments, the FTTH network will be based on XGS-PON. IQ Fiber will offer three symmetrical service tiers that range from 250 Mbps and 1 Gbps, along with whole-home WiFi.

“We are excited to bring a modern internet choice to tens of thousands of additional Jacksonville area residents” said Ted Schremp, CEO of IQ Fiber. “IQ Fiber is Northeast Florida’s only local residential fiber-optic internet service provider and we’re proud to make this significant investment right here in our own community.”

Meanwhile, IQ Fiber reports that it has activated the first portion of its FTTH network in San Jose Forest. Its San Marco and Atlantic Beach FTTH networks should begin service in multiple phases over the next several months as well.

Privately funded IQ Fiber is headquartered in Jacksonville, FL, and launched in August 2021 with a focus on Clay, Duval, Nassau, and St. Johns counties.

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Stephen Hardy | Editorial Director and Associate Publisher, Lightwave

Stephen Hardy is editorial director and associate publisher of Lightwave and Broadband Technology Report, part of the Lighting & Technology Group at Endeavor Business Media. Stephen is responsible for establishing and executing editorial strategy across the both brands’ websites, email newsletters, events, and other information products. He has covered the fiber-optics space for more than 20 years, and communications and technology for more than 35 years. During his tenure, Lightwave has received awards from Folio: and the American Society of Business Press Editors (ASBPE) for editorial excellence. Prior to joining Lightwave in 1997, Stephen worked for Telecommunications magazine and the Journal of Electronic Defense.

Stephen has moderated panels at numerous events, including the Optica Executive Forum, ECOC, and SCTE Cable-Tec Expo. He also is program director for the Lightwave Innovation Reviews and the Diamond Technology Reviews.

He has written numerous articles in all aspects of optical communications and fiber-optic networks, including fiber to the home (FTTH), PON, optical components, DWDM, fiber cables, packet optical transport, optical transceivers, lasers, fiber optic testing, and more.

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