Oregon's Canby Telcom gets into the 1 Gig fiber broadband game

Canby Telcom, a regional telco serving the northern Willamette Valley of Oregon, is the latest service provider to launch a 1 Gbps-based fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) service, providing service to more than 2,500 local residents and businesses.

To deliver the FTTH service, Canby is using Adtran's Gigabit hardware portfolio, including the Total Access 5004 platform.

Similar to pioneering towns such as Rock Hill, S.C., and Chattanooga, Tenn., the service provider has set a goal to make the town of Canby a more attractive area for businesses to locate their facilities in.

"This development is a tremendous asset to existing businesses, education and the overall community economic health by retaining local jobs and attracting even more industries and new job opportunities to our town," said Renate Mengelberg, economic-development director with the city of Canby, in a release.

Having launched its FiberOptic Zone (FOz) FTTH service in 2010, Canby Telcom is hardly a fiber-broadband novice. At that time, the service provider delivered three speed tiers: 20/10 Mbps; 40/20 Mbps; and 60/30 Mbps.

By adding the 1 Gbps tier to the FOz service lineup, Canby said that "real estate agents have seen a marked increase in homebuyers selecting Canby properties due to fiber access."

At the same time, local businesses can get a high-bandwidth connection to larger cities in Oregon and other states, while Canby retains its small-town charm.

For more:
- see the release

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