ISP deploys fiber service with a wrinkle—the customers themselves personal every community

A man operates a piece of heavy machinery that installs fiber cables underground.

Enlarge / Horizontal boring gear putting in fiber in Los Altos Hills, California. (credit score: Los Altos Hills Neighborhood Fiber)

Our current article about Silicon Valley residents who shaped a co-op Web service supplier might need individuals questioning what it will take to get the identical factor of their hometowns. The obvious impediment is worth—in Los Altos Hills, California, residents have needed to pay anyplace from $5,000 to $12,000 upfront for a fiber-to-the-home Web connection.

However the firm that constructed the Los Altos Hills community says its mannequin is not only for rich individuals. “This isn’t the 1 % answer, as individuals derisively name it to my face,” Subsequent Stage Networks CEO David Barron informed Ars in a telephone interview just a few weeks in the past. “Los Altos Hills was distinctive.”

Los Altos Hills residents have been the primary to contract with Subsequent Stage Networks, and Barron stated the corporate has “a reasonably aggressive growth plan to enter a variety of markets all through america within the subsequent 5 years.”

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