Bluepeak reaches FTTP franchise agreement in Norman, OK

March 20, 2023
The project represents Bluepeak’s largest FTTP spend in a single market outside of South Dakota.

Bluepeak says it has reached a franchise agreement with the city of Norman, OK, that will see Bluepeak build fiber to the premises (FTTP) infrastructure in the city. Bluepeak says it will spend approximately $55 million to extend FTTP to almost 55,000 residences and businesses in Norman.

The project represents Bluepeak’s largest FTTP spend in a single market outside of South Dakota. The internet service provider (ISP) currently offers FTTP-based services in South Dakota, North Dakota, southwest Minnesota, Wyoming, and Oklahoma. In addition to Norman, Bluepeak operates in Stillwater, Enid, Lawton, and several other Oklahoma communities. The ISP offers 1-Gbps and 5-Gbps to residences and up to 10-Gbps service tiers for businesses.

“Our fiber-to-the-home network is built to enhance growth, spur economic development and meet the needs of consumers in Norman well into the future,” said Rich Fish, CEO of Bluepeak. “We couldn’t be more pleased with the partnership we’ve struck with the city of Norman to provide better options for internet connectivity here.”

“The city of Norman welcomes Bluepeak as the newest member of our community infrastructure team,” added Mayor of Norman Larry Heikkila. “We welcome their investment in our city and look forward to a long and mutually beneficial relationship here in Norman.”

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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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