Highlands Fiber Network, the Internet service for the Issaquah Highlands community east of Seattle, says it will be upgrading its network on Dec. 1 to allow for download speeds as high as 1 Gigabit per second — which it believes will be the fastest residential Internet service anywhere in the country.

Residents of the neighborhood will be offered the “Quantum Gig” service for less than $200 per month, and a “Quantum 100″ service, with 100 Mbps downloads, for less than $55 per month.

Microsoft at one point planned a large campus in the community, and the neighborhood is home to many people with roots in the high-tech industry. The network’s operator, ISOMEDIA Inc., says in a news release that it “developed these new faster service plans in response to residents’ feedback and increasing demands for network and Internet bandwidth.”

More background on the Highlands Fiber Network in this FAQ and this Ars Technica piece from earlier this year.

Comments

  • Jonah

    It is so quaint how Seattilites still refer to anywhere on the Eastside as a suburb of Seattle.

    • Guest

      It’s so quaint that people on the Eastside think Bellevue, Redmond, Kirkland, and Issaquah are cities.

    • Guest

      It’s so quaint that people on the Eastside think Bellevue, Redmond, Kirkland, and Issaquah are cities.

      • Resident

        If the traditional definition of the suburbs still rings true (the place where people move their families in order to escape crime, squalor, and decay) – then yes, the Eastside is Seattle’s suburb.  And although we still acquiesce to the irony of funding those unsavory things by remaining entrapped within King county, we take comfort in the giant moat we installed between us. 

        Oh, and we have faster internet over here.

        • Guest

          Better watch out, Resident! All those unsavoury “urban” people will be coming your way on light rail in a decade or two. They’ll be out to steal your bandwidth and Occupy your community colleges.

          P.S. Thanks for the tax money.

        • Anonymous

          You looked at crime stats lately?  Suburbs are where the crime is these days… Better move back to the City where it’s safer! :-p

      • Resident

        If the traditional definition of the suburbs still rings true (the place where people move their families in order to escape crime, squalor, and decay) – then yes, the Eastside is Seattle’s suburb.  And although we still acquiesce to the irony of funding those unsavory things by remaining entrapped within King county, we take comfort in the giant moat we installed between us. 

        Oh, and we have faster internet over here.

      • Resident

        If the traditional definition of the suburbs still rings true (the place where people move their families in order to escape crime, squalor, and decay) – then yes, the Eastside is Seattle’s suburb.  And although we still acquiesce to the irony of funding those unsavory things by remaining entrapped within King county, we take comfort in the giant moat we installed between us. 

        Oh, and we have faster internet over here.

    • Guest

      It’s so quaint that people on the Eastside think Bellevue, Redmond, Kirkland, and Issaquah are cities.

  • Dtulloch

    It’s nice to have the funnel wide open at your end, however… any where else you go on earth will still have a slower path coming back to you…. heck let’s go 10G with our phones now! O  wait, my 4G only works at 3G because the phone network does not use 4G yet. Why dont you all work at standardizing before you leave your customers holding the 1Gigbit bag…. and it aint’ full of elections :)

  • Dtulloch

    It’s nice to have the funnel wide open at your end, however… any where else you go on earth will still have a slower path coming back to you…. heck let’s go 10G with our phones now! O  wait, my 4G only works at 3G because the phone network does not use 4G yet. Why dont you all work at standardizing before you leave your customers holding the 1Gigbit bag…. and it aint’ full of elections :)

  • Dtulloch

    It’s nice to have the funnel wide open at your end, however… any where else you go on earth will still have a slower path coming back to you…. heck let’s go 10G with our phones now! O  wait, my 4G only works at 3G because the phone network does not use 4G yet. Why dont you all work at standardizing before you leave your customers holding the 1Gigbit bag…. and it aint’ full of elections :)

    • TC

      Sounds like sour grapes to me. Fact is I pay $54.90 for 100 Mbps down/ 20 Mbps up. For that price, I also got static IPs for my home server. It’s an unbeatable deal no matter how you spin it.

    • TC

      Sounds like sour grapes to me. Fact is I pay $54.90 for 100 Mbps down/ 20 Mbps up. For that price, I also got static IPs for my home server. It’s an unbeatable deal no matter how you spin it.

    • TC

      Sounds like sour grapes to me. Fact is I pay $54.90 for 100 Mbps down/ 20 Mbps up. For that price, I also got static IPs for my home server. It’s an unbeatable deal no matter how you spin it.

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