IQ Fiber plans fiber-optic network in Jacksonville Beach

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IQ Fiber, Northeast Florida’s only local residential fiber-optic internet service provider, has announced that it will bring its 100% fiber-optic network to Jacksonville Beach. The private investment is estimated at more than $10 million, part of a significant $45 million expansion of IQ Fiber’s network deployment in Northeast Florida.

“Broadband has truly become a necessity, and Jacksonville Beach residents will now have a new and better choice for this critical ‘fourth utility,’” said Ted Schremp, CEO of IQ Fiber. “Our 100% fiber-optic network is purpose-built for the modern internet and our local Jacksonville-based team is committed to delivering a streamlined and simplified customer experience.”

Design and engineering work for this expansion is complete, and construction will begin over the next several weeks. Residents will be informed when network construction begins in their area, and they can sign up for email updates at iqfiber.com.

IQ Fiber’s network is capable of symmetrical speeds of up to 10 gigabits per second. The network consists of underground conduit and fiber-optic cables extending from the core internet backbone directly into individual homes, allowing for the fastest internet speeds available while supporting the explosive growth in internet usage and demand.

“Broadband internet service is now crucial for everyday life at home,” said Jacksonville Beach Mayor Chris Hoffman. “Access and availability of this upgraded fiber-based technology is important to our residents, and we welcome IQ Fiber to our city.”

IQ Fiber recently activated the first portion of its fiber-to-the-home network in San Jose Forest, and its San Marco and Atlantic Beach networks will be coming online in multiple phases over the next several months. To support this rapid growth, the company has expanded its team to 50 local employees and recently opened a new Engineering and Technical Operations Center at 4502 Lenox Ave.

With average broadband usage increasing over 25% per year in the U.S., demand has increased for symmetrical speeds, reduced lag time and massive network capacity only fiber offers. IQ Fiber’s three service plans deliver symmetrical internet speeds between 250 and 1,000 Mbps, and whole-home Wi-Fi service with a simple app to manage connections and settings.

IQ Fiber, headquartered in Jacksonville, and is bringing high-speed, state-of-the-art 100% fiber-optic internet to areas of Northeast Florida that do not currently have access to modern, symmetrical broadband services. IQ Fiber is privately funded and launched in August 2021.

Residents across Northeast Florida can check for IQ Fiber availability by going to iqfiber.com and clicking on “Get Connected.”

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