Cable ONE Biz launches 2 Gbps Internet in Boise

Cable ONE Business (NYSE:CABO) has launched symmetrical 2 Gbps Internet service, dubbed Piranha Fiber - Ferociously Fast Internet, in ...

Cable ONE expands gigabit in Kansas
Cable ONE expands gigabit in Kansas

Cable ONE Business (NYSE:CABO) has launched symmetrical 2 Gbps Internet service, dubbed Piranha Fiber - Ferociously Fast Internet, in downtown Boise, ID.

"Piranha Fiber is the first 2 gigabit shared fiber optic Internet service available to businesses in the downtown Boise area," said Chris Boone, vice president of business services for Cable ONE. "While most national fiber providers are offering 1 gigabit service, we are the first to offer 2 gigabits. This puts Boise on the map as one of first 2 gigabit cities in the country."

The company is focusing on the downtown corridor for the service, which will offer both Internet and telephone services. The company expects continual expansion into additional business areas in and around the Boise metro area for the foreseeable future.

"Cable ONE has invested nearly $22 million in the Boise area over the past five years on network upgrades and enhancements, in order to bring the latest technology and fastest speeds to our customers," Boone said. "As part of our ongoing investment and with the launch of this new service, we're extending our plant to previously unserviceable areas."

The new Internet and phone services are delivered over a passive optical network (PON) that combines coax and fiber. The shared bandwidth is intended to allow Cable ONE Business to spread its infrastructure costs over a broader customer base and offer the service at a lower price than dedicated fiber service.

Several Internet plans are available, beginning with 50 Mbps and scaling to 2 Gbps. Pricing starts at $99.95 a month when bundled with business telephone service for three years.

"Piranha Fiber is the most reliable business internet service available today," Boone said. "Customers can expect maximum uptime with minimal delays for a truly unique online experience."

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