The following is a press release from the City of Idaho Falls.
IDAHO FALLS – Idaho Falls Fiber is pleased to announce the addition of another service provider on Idaho’s largest open-access fiber network.
FyberCom offers 250 Mbps and one gigabit internet service for $34.89 and $39.89 per month respectively. Service with FyberCom is now available for residential and business customers. Customers can learn more about FyberCom’s service and the Idaho Falls Fiber Network at www.idahofallsfiber.com or on their website at www.fybercom.net.
“We are excited to welcome FyberCom, a great local ISP that is owned and operated, to our network,” said Idaho Falls Fiber General Manager Bear Prairie. “This addition of our sixth provider reaffirms our customer promise to operate a community-owned open access network that provides high-quality and affordable high-speed broadband service.”
As of 2019, Idaho Falls Fiber has installed infrastructure to or passes through more than 12,000 homes in the city of Idaho Falls. Idaho Falls Fiber expects the network to be ready for every city dweller by the end of 2024.
“When we started expanding the Idaho Falls Fiber Network a few years ago, we did it with the goal of bringing affordable high-speed broadband access to every corner of the community,” said Prairie. “This kind of public-private partnership benefits everyone, regardless of economic status, to stay connected to an increasingly digital world.”
Idaho Falls Power and Idaho Falls Fiber Crews install the fiber optic lines on existing overhead power lines, in existing underground lines, or in new lines when houses are built. The Idaho Falls Fiber network is superior in that the utility does not link homes together on a single fiber optic line; instead, each home on the network gets its own dedicated fiber optic line.
FyberCom is a local company that was founded in 2013. They pride themselves on being East Idaho’s fastest growing Internet service provider, with the fastest low-latency symmetric network in the area. FyberCom connects to a 100gig circuit to the Idaho Falls Fiber Network, which is the largest circuit available to connect to these types of networks. This makes it possible to offer low subscription rates, which in turn ensures a superior customer experience. FyberCom has received several local and national awards for their customer service, network and growth.
“We are honored to offer our legendary service on the IF Fiber Network,” said Jared Stowell, CEO of FyberCom. “As a local business launched nearly a decade ago, we’ve focused on delivering the absolute fastest, low-latency, premium Internet and customer service to the state of Idaho. By joining the Idaho Falls Fiber Network, we can extend this service to everyone in the city of Idaho Falls.”
Residents who connect to the Idaho Falls Fiber network pay a monthly fee of $25 on their fiber infrastructure utility bill and a monthly provider fee to the service provider they select to provide their fiber service. The total cost of advanced, high-speed services ranges between $59 and $100 per month, depending on the speed and provider customers select.
For more information about the network and future expansion areas, visit www.idahofallsfiber.com or visit the Idaho Falls Fiber office at 140 S. Capital in Idaho Falls. Customers interested in connecting to the fiber optic network can submit their application online.