A handful of residential buildings in Portland now have a new option for gigabit internet.
Residents at Portland’s Ladd Apartments; three Pearl District properties in Block 17; Asa Flats and Lofts; The Parker; and Ella can pay $80 per month for symmetrical gigabit internet, while a 100Mbps symmetrical connection is $60 per month.
Block 37, NV, and Rivage Apartments will also be hooked up for Wave’s gigabit service by the end of this summer.
Some Portland residents have access to CenturyLink’s gigabit service, which requires a TV bundle. Comcast also plans to offer a similar high-speed option; Google wants to roll out its Google Fiber service in the city, too.
Kirkland, Wash.-based Wave has offered its gigabit internet to thousands of Seattle-area residents since 2008, but expanded the service to San Francisco this past June, and later to Everett, Wash. The 14-year-old company also rebranded CondoInternet and Reallyfast.net — two companies it acquired in 2013 and 2015, respectively — under the Wave G brand.
In the Seattle market, Wave has continued to build out its fiber network and added commercial buildings to support the expansion in neighborhoods across the region.
The growth comes after $130 million in financing the company reeled in last year to accelerate Wave’s fiber construction up and down the West Coast.
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