Construction of Placentia’s Citywide Fiber Network Set to Start

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Thursday, June 03, 2021

SiFi Networks is set to begin construction of the Placentia FiberCity® network, its second West Coast project.

The privately funded citywide fiber network will pass every home and business in Placentia and enable the opportunity to access Smart City applications. Placentia is SiFi’s third FiberCity® and the second one in California.

Construction of the fiber network will commence this month with the entire network expected to be complete in 2023.

SiFi Networks has started to construct its fiber optic network in the neighboring City of Fullerton which has seen the first homes equipped with fiber and residents benefitting from extraordinary simultaneous internet speeds last year.

High-speed fiber networks are crucial infrastructure allowing for economic development to thrive in any city and Placentia is no exception. Placentia will also benefit from the ability to develop and sustain Smart City applications to improve the City’s services, transportation and environment to name just a few of the possibilities.

“The City is looking forward to the opportunity of working with SiFi Networks to construct and provide a privately funded citywide fiber optic network to our residents and businesses,” said Mayor Craig S. Green. “SiFi Networks will be working towards creating one of the region’s most advanced fiber optic networks as well as provide the opportunity to implement Smart City initiatives such as e-health and e-education.”

“Once built, service providers will be able to deliver high-speed internet and other product offerings to our entire community, enabling more choices for Placentia residents,” said Council Member Jeremy Yamaguchi. “It is also a network that will reduce barriers in accessing the internet for those in the underserved community.  We are excited to provide a future-proof backbone for the development of high-speed connectivity in our City.”

Placentia FiberCity® will be an open access network for service providers whether that be internet service providers, home security providers, cellular carriers or even educational providers.

“We are excited to begin construction in Placentia and look forward to getting to know the community while we deliver the greatest network it’s ever had.” Said Ben Bawtree-Jobson CEO SiFi Networks.

“What makes our model unique is that it is not only the fastest and most reliable network but it’s also independently operated allowing service providers of all kinds to access the neutral network, that means the streets only need to be dug once” added Ben Bawtree-Jobson.

GigabitNow has been carefully selected as the Internet Service Provider in Placentia, they have a proven track record for excellent customer service and a wide range of product offerings at competitive prices, and are one of the Internet Service Providers in the neighbouring City of Fullerton.

“GigabitNow is excited to be expanding our partnership with SiFi Networks in delivering fast gigabit Internet services to the city of Placentia, California.,” said Stephen Milton, CEO of GigabitNow. “Our gigabit Internet services surpass anything available today from existing providers in the city and continues our efforts in providing the best Internet experience possible to more communities across the United States.” said Steve Milton, CEO at GigabitNow.

Start of construction will be officially marked by a Ground Breaking Ceremony on 10th June at City Hall with the City and the SiFi Networks’ Placentia FiberCity® team. Stay tuned to our social channels for further information on this event.

Once construction has started residents and businesses will be able to find out more about the project at the weekly Eat and Greet event hosted by SiFi Networks. Simply follow Placentia FiberCity® across its social media channels to find out the location of SiFi Networks’ Taco Truck each week. Here you can meet your internet service provider GigabitNow and ask them any questions about their internet service. The SiFi team will also be on hand to answer any questions you have on construction of the FiberCity® network. You can do all of this whilst enjoying a Taco on us!