Monday, October 6, 2008

SureWest Launches FTTH in Kansas City

SureWest Communications has launched fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) network service in the Kansas City communities of Merriam and Olathe. The network initially passes 1,500 homes and SureWest plans to reach another 1,500 fiber homes in Merriam and Olathe by November 2008 and 8,000 total by the end of the year. The company is also expanding its FTTH network into the community of Prairie Village by the end of 2008 or early 2009.

SureWest's FTTH platform delivers 100 Mbps of bi-directional bandwidth to each customer's home, which is one of the fastest and most reliable broadband networks of any system in the country. SureWest provides the only residential service in the United States that delivers 50 Mbps of Internet speed both uploading and downloading.

SureWest's FTTH pricing begins at $79.95 for a triple-play of unlimited telephone calling, high-speed Internet and cable TV.

  • In December 2007, SureWest Communications, which serves the Sacramento, California region, agreed to acquire Everest Broadband, which serves the greater Kansas City area, for $173 million. Everest was a portfolio company of Seaport Capital.

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