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Sparklight to Bring the Power of Fiber to Longview, Texas
May 20, 2020 – (Phoenix, AZ) – Sparklight, a leading broadband communications provider and part of the Cable One family of brands, announced today that it is building an all fiber-optic network to provide Gig internet service to Longview, Texas residents and businesses.
The company will make a significant investment to construct a state-of-the-art Passive Optical Network (PON) throughout Longview. Benefits of this fiber-based technology include high-speed internet and data services that are both fast and extremely reliable.
“We are committed to providing communities with connectivity that enriches their world,” said Julie Laulis, President and CEO. “High quality internet is essential in helping families, businesses and local economies to thrive. We are excited to extend our services to Longview and become a long-term partner to the community.”
The company initially approached Longview city officials in late 2019 with plans to invest in a fiber network which will offer competitive, best-in-class residential and commercial broadband services. Sparklight will fully fund the project and will not require any financial assistance from the city of Longview to complete the build.
"This is an exciting development for our city's residents and businesses," said Longview Mayor Andy Mack. "We appreciate the significant investment the Sparklight team is making to bring additional options for high-speed internet service and ultimately strengthening Longview's infrastructure with this all fiber-optic network."
With design and construction of the fiber network to begin this summer, Sparklight has named Matt DeMuro as General Manager for Longview. A local Sparklight office located in Longview, staffed by local associates, will support the community as services become available in a phased, neighborhood by neighborhood basis beginning this winter. Information about the construction process and what area residents and businesses can expect may be found at sparklight.com/longview.
Sparklight has extensive experience providing customers with internet, voice, video and commercial services throughout East Texas and the Midwest. Sparklight’s operating philosophy is to provide a superior customer experience; innovative technologies and products at a competitive price; as well as a commitment to the communities it serves through educational programs, corporate giving, and donations of time and resources.
“We understand the needs of our residential and business customers continue to evolve as their consumption of data increases. As multi-device households become the norm and businesses expect a broad suite of products, Sparklight will offer the innovative solutions needed with service that is personal, proactive and local,” Laulis said.
For more information, visit sparklight.com/longview.
Sparklight® is a leading broadband communications provider and part of the Cable One family of brands, which serves more than 900,000 residential and business customers in 21 states. Sparklight provides consumers with a wide array of connectivity and entertainment services, including high-speed internet and advanced Wi-Fi solutions, cable television and phone service. Sparklight Business provides scalable and cost-effective products for businesses ranging in size from small to mid-market, in addition to enterprise, wholesale and carrier customers.
General Manager, Sparklight Longview
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