Background

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Why did the City launch a fiber network?

  • To battle rising costs of communications to City departments.
  • To support economic growth by offering cutting edge telecommunications to business in the Idaho Falls area.
  • To attract service providers and foster competition amongst them, driving down cost to the end users.
  • To invest in our technology infrastructure and connect our community.
  • To preserve and manage the City's right of ways.

When was the network established?



Idaho Falls Power upgraded the community's technology infrastructure in 2002. The initial project was completed in 2005 and the dark fiber backbone was made commercially available in 2006.