Issaquah Highlands to launch fastest residential Internet service in nation
November 17, 2011
NEW — 11:45 a.m. Nov. 17, 2011
The fiber optic system in the Issaquah Highlands, the Highlands Fiber Network, is due to offer faster residential service — billed as the fastest Internet service available to any neighborhood in the United States.
The system plans to launch the speedier service Dec. 1. Organizers said users should expect download connections of 1 gigabit per second.
Seattle-based ISOMEDIA Inc., the Internet services provider and network operator for the Highlands Fiber Network, developed faster service plans in response to residents’ feedback and increasing demands for network and Internet bandwidth.
The owners of Highlands Fiber Network, highlands developer Port Blakely Communities, and the residents’ HFN Advisory Council unanimously supported the development.
“This new, faster Internet service will bring more convenience and connectedness for our residents,” René Ancinas, president of Port Blakely Communities and CEO of Port Blakely Companies, said in a statement. “As a vibrant community known for progressive features and amenities, this enhances Issaquah Highlands’ attractiveness as a very desirable place to live, work and play.”