Wave Business Solutions

Wave Broadband acquires another fiber-based Internet company, this time CPI

For the third time in the last 15 months, WaveDivision Holdings has acquired another fiber-based company. Kirkland-based WaveDivision, which operates Wave Broadband, announced Wednesday the acquisition of Capacity Provisioning Incorporated (CPI), the largest privately owned fiber-based provider on the Olympic Peninsula of Washington. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. WaveDivision CEO Steve Weed told us that… Read More

Outgoing Seattle Mayor Mike McGinn is in favor of a publicly-owned broadband network.

Mayor McGinn: Seattle should create a public fiber Internet utility if Gigabit Squared fails

The ambitious plans to implement a high-speed gigabit Internet network in 14 Seattle neighborhoods seem to be falling apart. Financial problems are forcing Gigabit Squared, the company behind the project, to delay efforts. Even though outgoing Mayor Mike McGinn, who acknowledged this setback in an interview with GeekWire on Monday, won’t be around to handle this issue,… Read More


Speedy surfing: CondoInternet expands gigabit Internet service to Ballard

While plans for Gigabit Squared to provide lightning-fast Internet throughout Seattle are stalling, CondoInternet doesn’t appear to be slowing down anytime soon. The local ISP, a subsidiary of Spectrum Networks that was acquired by Wave Broadband in September, today announced that it is expanding its gigabit service to Seattle’s Ballard neighborhood. “Ballard is one of… Read More

Ed Murray

Murray voices support for Gigabit Internet, as McGinn calls Seattle mayoral rival ‘Comcast’s candidate’

State Sen. Ed Murray, running against incumbent Mike McGinn for Seattle mayor, says he supports a plan to bring alternative high-speed Internet to Seattle — countering McGinn’s attempts to label him as “Comcast’s candidate.” The political jousting follows reports Thursday afternoon highlighting Comcast’s campaign contributions to Murray. A report by the Washington Post suggested that Comcast, along with other… Read More


Wave acquires Spectrum Networks, CondoInternet to bolster broadband reach

WaveDivision Holdings, the company behind Wave Broadband, today announced the acquisition of Seattle-based Spectrum Networks and its subsidiary, CondoInternet. Wave, headquartered in Kirkland, provides video, internet and phone services to about 410,000 residential and business customers on the West Coast, and raised more than $1 billion in November to support its continued growth. Founded in 2007, Spectrum Networks is… Read More


Blazing fast broadband on the cheap: Pricing unveiled for Seattle’s gigabit Internet

Good news for those wanting to browse the web and download content at breakneck speeds: Ultra-fast Internet is officially arriving in Seattle early next year at an affordable price. Washington D.C. broadband developer Gigabit Squared today announced residential rates for the ultra high-speed fiber network in Seattle it agreed to build last December. There will be three pricing… Read More


Mayor Mike McGinn announces plan to develop “ultra-fast broadband network”

The lowdown: Seattle mayor Mike McGinn today announced an agreement with broadband developer Gigabit Squared to operate a high-speed fiber network in Seattle in 12 neighborhoods using the city’s unused “dark fiber” network. We’ve updated the story below, including more detailed information about the test project. Here’s the full press release. UPDATE 11:40 A.M. A… Read More