New, up to 1-gigabit internet for Placer County

“Next-generation Internet services, officially meaning up to 1 gigabit per second, are being expanded across Roseville, Rocklin and the greater Sacramento area by various providers, and area tech professionals say the change brings opportunity for business and education,” as the Roseville Press Tribune is reporting.

“One week after AT&T announced the new services, Consolidated Communications said Tuesday that Roseville would be its third market in the United States, and its first in California, to accommodate the network.

“’Being the first city in California where CCI deploys this speed of Internet connection is a strategic advantage for our city,’ Roseville Mayor Carol Garcia said. ‘Roseville’s been recognized by the Center for Digital Government as one of the top digital cities in the nation. We were also named one of the top 10 cities in California for young families, who appreciate the power of fast Internet connections, so we appreciate this significant enhancement to our technology infrastructure.’

“In addition to the entertainment value and convenience they bring to customers, the new services are likely to make South Placer a more attractive business climate for tech companies and big businesses that require faster connections for their operations, according to Michael Young, spokesperson for the city of Rocklin.

“‘The capacity for tech companies (will increase),’ Young said. ‘Employees are able to do their work faster, and able to add more efficiency that way. It is a perk if we were able to say that we have ‘GigaPower’ available in Rocklin. It would definitely be something we’d want to tell businesses about, along with the other benefits of relocating to our city.”

The rest of the article is here.

Author: jeffpelline

Jeff Pelline is a veteran editor and award-winning journalist - in print and online. He is publisher of Sierra FoodWineArt magazine and its website Jeff covered business and technology for The San Francisco Chronicle for 12 years, and he was a founding editor and Editor of CNET News for eight years, among other positions. Jeff has a bachelor's degree from UC Berkeley and a master's from Northwestern University. His hobbies include sailing, swimming, and trout fishing in the Sierra.

2 thoughts on “New, up to 1-gigabit internet for Placer County”

  1. I’m up near Ridge Road and the new fiber backbone that was laid the last few years is about two miles from me. But I cannot buy wired Internet service at any speed, because AT&T and Comcast refuse to install service. Fortunately SmarterBroadband’s wireless link works pretty well, but it’s nowhere near what could be possible. Fingers crossed that Spiral Internet’s plan to bring fiber to homes succeeds, but it’s going to be a long time coming.

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