SUGAR LAND, Texas – (COMMERCIAL THREAD) – Kinetic today announced plans for a multi-year initiative to bring fiber-optic internet to more than 90% of homes and businesses in the Sugar Land area. The fiber investment will power broadband, voice, productivity and entertainment services with unmatched speed and reliability.
“Having a reliable broadband infrastructure is essential for the continued economic growth of Fort Bend County by attracting and helping to retain businesses in our community, ”said Keri Schmidt of the Fort Bend Chamber. “Broadband communications and Internet services available to businesses and the general public are part of the equation for a high quality of life and a healthy business environment.
This investment gives residents and businesses in the region access to fast and reliable fiber for surf the internet safely from home without lag while they work, study or follow a stream entertainment services. Businesses ranging from small stores to large enterprises can take advantage of the fiber-backed network to deploy solutions that make their businesses more efficient and profitable, such as OfficeSuite UC® and SD-WAN.
Engineering for the project is underway and Kinetic is recruiting construction crews to begin work later this year. Residents of the Sugar Land region will see teams working on fiber roll out to their regions in the coming months.
Currently, approximately 15 percent of Sugar Land is eligible for 1 gigabit speeds provided by fiber. By the end of 2024, Kinetic will deploy fiber to more than 70,000 new locations, giving more than 90% of the Sugar Land region access to fiber.
“Kinetic is a proud partner of the city and the residents of Sugar Land, and we are committed to providing fast broadband speed, at competitive rates with unmatched service, ”said Jeff Small, president of Kinetic. “As this fiber is delivered, Sugar Land will be able to count on Kinetic more than ever for fast and reliable connections.
Kinetic is embarking on a multi-year, $ 2 billion construction initiative to dramatically expand gigabit internet service by deploying fiber optic across its 18 states. The company is proud to name the Sugar Land community as one of the premier markets in Texas for this quality investment.
To support the company’s multi-year, multi-billion dollar investment program, the company recently announced that it add nearly 1,000 jobs in a newly created internal fiber engineering and construction organization.
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