Idaho Falls Fiber, along with Idaho Falls Power, is excited to announce the expansion of our fiber network into residential neighborhoods.
We are collaborating with Utopia, a Utah-based telecommunication open infrastructure agency to provide this new service. Through this collaboration, residential customers will enjoy Internet speeds up to one gigabyte. This project will also allow Idaho Falls Power to continue providing a robust electric system and innovative home energy solutions to customers.
The expansion will begin with a pilot program in select neighborhoods to gauge community demand for fiber service and replace electric infrastructure at the same time we bring fiber into the area.
The actual boundaries for the pilot program have not yet been finalized. However, the general area includes the numbered streets between 17th Street and Tautphaus Park. It will also extend south into a number of residential areas south of Sunnyside.
Idaho Falls Fiber will be sending out a letter in early October to residents in the pilot area. An open house will be held at 6 p.m. on Oct. 23, 2018, at Taylorview Middle School to explain the program in greater detail to residents living in the pilot project boundaries.