Wave Begins Gigabit Broadband Rollout in Seattle

The Seattle Times – November 12, 2014

All of a sudden, a whole neighborhood in Seattle is getting the sort of ultrafast broadband service that the city has craved for years.

Every home in the Eastlake neighborhood — even houseboats bobbing in Lake Union — will be able to get fiber-optic broadband with speeds up to 1 gigabit per second at low, fixed rates from a service that’s launching in December.

No, Google Fiber is not coming to town. Nor is this the result of City Hall’s recent kowtowing to CenturyLink.

Gigabit broadband is coming to Eastlake — and soon to other neighborhoods around Seattle and the Eastside — because the low-profile Kirkland-based Wave Broadband has figured out how to provide top-flight service at a relatively low price.

Read the full article on Wave’s rollout of fiber-optic broadband in The Seattle Times.