Kinetic adds 20 miles of fiber broadband network in Pennsylvania

(UI) – Fiber-broadband provider Kinetic joined state and local officials at a local ribbon cutting at the Beaver County Courthouse to announce a new, state-of-the-art fiber network that will provide ultrafast internet to 250 customer locations in the county.

More than 1,220 homes, businesses and schools in Beaver County now have access to Kinetic fiber, local officials and Kinetic representatives said. The newly added wide-bandwidth fiber internet communities benefiting from the pilot project are in northwestern Beaver County (Darlington and South Beaver townships, and Big Beaver Borough). Additional beneficiaries of this fiber build include Blackhawk and Big Beaver Falls School Districts in Beaver County.

As a result of Kinetic’s partnership with the county on an early action project in northwestern Beaver County, Kinetic extended its fiber network by more than 20 miles.

Kinetic more than doubled its fiber presence in Pennsylvania over the last 10 years, bringing total placed fiber optic cable in the commonwealth to 8,090 miles. Kinetic’s Beaver County fiber project is part of a $2 billion multiyear capital investment strategy to dramatically expand gigabit fiber service across the company’s 18-state footprint.

“Because of the commendable decision made by Beaver County leadership initiating this program, 62 percent of the customer locations in Kinetic’s territory within the county now have access to fiber,” said Jeanne Shearer, vice president of state government affairs for Kinetic. “Additionally, in Kinetic’s commitment to Beaver County, fiber construction for several projects committed through the Federal Rural Digital Opportunity Fund program were completed almost five years ahead of schedule.”

“This enhancement to our telecommunications infrastructure is a tremendous asset to our residents, our businesses and to the entire county,” said Lance Grable, director of the Beaver County Office of Planning and Redevelopment. “It’s 2024, and a dependable and rapid internet service is essential to increasing quality of life. We are grateful to Kinetic for its dedication to investing in our community's growth and prosperity.”

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