July 2015

Gig City Sandy: Home of the $60 Gig




Located at the foot of Mount Hood in Oregon, Sandy's municipally-owned full fiber network offers gig Internet service for under $60 to every resident in the city. City managers, frustrated that they couldn't even get a DSL line in to city hall started off by building their own wireless and DSL network, beginning in 2001. In 2008 they began incorporating fiber. Today, 60% of the community has already subscribed to the Fiber-to-the-Home network, or is on a waiting list.



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