Syringa plans further fiber-optic network expansion

Idaho-based Syringa Networks says it will expand its fiber-optic network services to five more Idaho communities. The multi-million dollar project has already begun, and Syringa expects completion in summer 2012.

Idaho-based Syringa Networks says it will expand its fiber-optic network services to five more Idaho communities. The multi-million dollar project has already begun, and Syringa expects completion in summer 2012.

The expansion route will include the communities of Bliss, Gooding, Shoshone, Dietrich, and Wendell, ID. The new network expansion will consist of 70 miles of high-count fiber installed underground and connected to the company's existing 400-Gbps backbone network.

"While other providers talk about investing in the state at large, they tend to focus their dollars on major population centers. We have been very specific with our dollars and our commitment to the rural communities," said Greg Lowe, president and CEO of Syringa Networks. "A community that has high-speed fiber optic services is able to retain local businesses while attracting new businesses and jobs to the area."

In addition to its rural expansions, Syringa Networks recently announced other projects throughout the region, including Pocatello (see “Pocatello businesses to receive Internet from Syringa Networks”), Idaho Falls, Boise, Caldwell, Blaine County, and Northern Utah.

Syringa Networks was founded in 2002 by 12 rural telecommunications companies to address the communications needs of underserved communities.

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