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Neighborly Takes Lead in Deploying New Business Models for Fiber Networks

Drew Clark

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BROADBAND BREAKFAST INSIGHT: New business models are coming for fiber to the home deployments across the U.S. On Tuesday, Medina County, Ohio, announced just such a model, together with Neighborly, a company that provides communities with access to capital for broadband projects. The fiber networks in the county is expected to cost $50 for 100 megabits per second (Mbps) symmetrical, $80 for 500 Mbps, and $150 for 1 Gbps.

High-speed fiber network gets set to open for home internet access, from The Gazette:

LAFAYETTE TWP. — Within five years, every home in Medina County will have access to a fiber network.

Neighborly’s Broadband Group announced Tuesday the launch of Medina County fiber during a press conference attended by almost 100 people at the Medina County University Center.

Neighborly, a venture-backed technology company that connects communities with capital for public infrastructure projects, is financing the network access.

Construction will begin this summer and residents in Phase I will have service in fall 2020. [Construction] takes about 18 months for installation. The rest of the county will be up and running within five years, organizers say.

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Source: High-speed fiber network gets set to open for home internet access - Medina Gazette

(Mayor Carol Carter of Seville, Ohio, on April 2, 2019 during a press conference at the Medina County University Center in Lafayette Township. Photo by Bob Finnan of The Gazette.)

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