Portland getting gigabit internet slowly

Portland getting gigabit internet slowly

The Portland area is getting fiber internet building by building.

“The neighborhoods that show us they want us the most, those are the ones we’ll look at first,” said Sam Sanders, community technical liaison for a tiny Beaverton telecom company called Fibersphere, which is looking to build targeted fiber projects in parts of the city – perhaps beginning in the next several months.

Fiber optics carry Internet communication in pulses of light with more speed and capacity than the copper phone lines that connect most of the city. Much of suburban Portland already has fiber running to their homes, installed by Verizon for its FiOS service and sold to Frontier in 2009.

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