SiFi Network’s Placentia FiberCity First of Company’s Communities to Go Live

New SiFi FiberCity live with two more to be announced soon.

SiFi Network’s Placentia FiberCity First of Company’s Communities to Go Live
Photo of Ward Smith

PLACENTIA, California, August 17, 2023 – SiFi Networks announced the launch of the first live neighborhood, Champions Park, in Placentia FiberCity which aims to make fast, affordable and reliable fiber internet available to every address in the city.

The nearly $35 million project is privately funded and will provide access to all of Placentia’s 20,000 homes, business and institutions with speeds up to 10 gigabits per second. This places Placentia among the top residential speeds available in the United States, read the press release. The project is an open access model which allows fiber to be shared by multiple service providers.

SiFi Networks was approved to build its FiberCity in Sugar Land, Texas and began working on its Saratoga Springs FiberCity project in New York in October.

In September 2021, SiFi Networks announced a plan to commit $2 billion, sourced from private investors, to build open-access fiber networks in cities across America. The plans target networks in 30 cities by the end of last year and to pass over 40,000 homes per month by early 2023, the company said.

“SiFi’s California markets continue to show strong progress with customers now live in the cities of Fullerton and Placentia [California]. Both Simi Valley and Rancho Cordova should see customers going live shortly,” a SiFi spokesperson told Broadband Breakfast.

“Buildouts continue to progress nicely in SiFi’s midwestern markets including Kenosha, Wisconsin and Rockford, Illinois with Kenosha customers slated to go live in the coming months.” The spokesperson added that SiFi plans on announcing two new large California cities “imminently.”

“The City of Placentia is excited to be going live with the first neighborhood in the Placentia FiberCity project in partnership with SiFi Networks to provide cityside access to the nation’s fastest internet speeds and to bring equitable access to broadband,” said Mayor Ward Smith at a community celebration Wednesday.

Marcus Bowman, SiFi Networks’ community relations manager, said that the company is “now in the installation phase of the project and is ramping up crews to meet demand. Placentia FiberCity will serve as a major economic driver for this city and the surrounding region, enhancing business development and bridging the digital divide for all residents.”

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