Beehive Broadband, a competitive fiber provider, is donating its Gigabit-based fiber service to Church & State, a nonprofit entrepreneurial resource center located in downtown Salt Lake City.
Entrepreneurs who access the community-managed resource center on a daily basis will be able to get access to the Gigabit fiber service immediately.
As a business incubator and entrepreneur center, Church & State has set various goals to support and inspire community innovation, stimulate economic growth and shine a spotlight on Utah as a business and cultural hub.
Adding Gigabit connectivity will complement the 20,000 square feet of building space with access to business resources, mentorship and support.
"The ability to offer Gigabit service truly advances an environment where entrepreneurs can thrive without the limitations imposed by slow shared connections and data caps," said Ron Heffernan, Church & State co-founder, in a release. "We are confident that adding Gigabit connectivity to the list of resources available to entrepreneurs will increase our entrepreneurial output dramatically and assist us as we continue to forge a path of business innovation in the future."
Beehive's approach is something that has been seen in other markets like Cincinnati, where local telco Cincinnati Bell began delivering its 1 Gbps service to The Brandery, a consumer marketing and branding accelerator in April, for example.
- see the release
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