SEQUIM, WA and KIRKLAND, WA – JULY 24, 2017 – Wave Broadband, a gigabit broadband and commercial fiber services company, announced today that it has selected Port Angeles, Sequim and surrounding area as a launch site for Wave’s new Gig Speed Internet product. The new gigabit internet tier recently became available to all area residences serviced by Wave, bringing the fastest connectivity speeds available in this area.
Members of the community and the press are invited to join City officials and Wave’s executives to officially launch the groundbreaking service at Wave’s Sequim store 1400 W. Washington St #108 on Wednesday, July 26 at 11:00 a.m. The event is free and includes prizes, refreshments, product demonstrations and Q&A regarding the service that brings the area internet speeds up to four times faster than what has previously been available to area residents.
Wave’s Gig Speed delivers the capability of download speeds of up to 1,000 Megabits per second (Mbps), providing connections as fast as consumer devices can handle. This class of service provides the bandwidth needed to readily accommodate households with multiple users, devices, and simultaneous downloading and streaming. Wave’s Gig Speed Internet for residential customers is available at a retail rate of $99 per month and comes with Wave’s Unlimited Data plan.*
Wave Business currently provides gig (and faster) fiber solutions for larger enterprise companies. This new class of service is designed to provide affordable Gig Speed Internet to small businesses who have an ever increasing need for more bandwidth –to support cloud-based applications, off-site data storage, video conferencing, and providing Wi-Fi for their customers and employees. Wave Business will have the same Gig download speeds and will also include no limits on data usage.
Wave has worked closely with the City of Sequim to develop a concise, attainable plan to roll out the coveted Gig speeds throughout Wave’s local service footprint.
“We are thrilled to bring Gig Speed Internet to the Port Angeles and Sequim area, part of Wave’s broader plan to launch gigabit speeds throughout our entire coverage areas in Washington, Oregon, and California by this fall,” said Harold Zeitz, President & COO of Wave. “The demand for faster internet connections at an affordable price is on the rise, and our Gig Speed Internet is ready to meet that demand.”
“I’m very pleased to see Gig Speed Internet available to our region of the Olympic Peninsula,” said Sequim Mayor Dennis Smith, “Gigabit speed over fiber networks like Wave’s gives area residents the opportunity for fast internet access, while potentially increasing the value of homes. And having these speeds available for businesses in our community can help them better meet their company objectives. With this service now in-place, our area can benefit from high speed access that few cities can match.”
Wave partnered with the cities of Port Angeles and Sequim to facilitate building out the infrastructure to support these new speeds. This agreement will be a model for future partnerships between the company and municipalities seeking affordable high-speed internet.
“I speak with area residents and business owners every day, and I am thrilled that this area is one of the first to get gigabit internet speeds. I know that many in the community will share my excitement,” said Steven Warburton, Wave’s Vice President of Operations for Washington.
The service is available immediately to all area residences serviced by Wave now. Those who have questions regarding the residential service can visit gowave.com/giglaunching or call 1-866-928-3123 for more information, while Wave Business customers can get more information at http://wavebusiness.com.
About Wave Broadband
Wave is a gigabit broadband and commercial fiber services company, with more than 7,000 miles of metro fiber providing true high-speed internet service, voice, video, advanced business connectivity solutions, and a variety of related products and options for business and residential customers in key areas of Washington, Oregon, and California. Headquartered in Kirkland, Washington, Wave strives to provide customers with the latest technology, competitive pricing, and local customer support. For more information, visit www.wavebroadband.com.
*After 2 TB of usage, Wave may slow data speeds for network management.
Mark S. Peterson