LS Networks pledges gigabit broadband for 25 U.S. Northwest communities

Privately held competitive local exchange and interexchange carrier LS Networks says it plans to bring gigabit broadband services via fiber to 25 rural communications in Oregon and Washington. The service provider says its fiber-based $1.2 million "Connected Communities" project will last two years.

Privately held competitive local exchange and interexchange carrier LS Networks says it plans to bring gigabit broadband services via fiber to 25 rural communications in Oregon and Washington. The service provider says its fiber-based $1.2 million "Connected Communities" project will last two years.

The project began this past July in Maupin, OR. LS Network says it begin turning up services over its fiber-optic network in January 2017. The company says it has already deployed more than 7,500 route miles of fiber in Oregon as its IP services network. "Connected Communities" project will add last-mile connectivity to this backbone.

Subscribers will be able to choose from among a pair of service offerings. Monthly plans will start at $40 for 100 Mbps and $70 for 1 Gbps.

LS Networks says it will focus on areas where incumbents do not plan similar services. "We will continue to invest resources into regions that need it most," said Bryan Adams, director of sales and marketing at the company. "Our priority has always been to provide service before profit and to use telecommunications as a tool to bridge the communities that make the Pacific Northwest great — on both sides of the Cascades."

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