Sparklight Invests $75 Million in Boise, Western Idaho to Support Next Generation Technology

Sparklight is connecting customers to what matters most with investments of $75.6 million in Western Idaho over the past five years in order to bring the fastest and most reliable internet to Idaho residents and businesses.

“Connectivity is the core of everything our customers and communities need to be successful today and in the future,” said Julie Laulis, President & CEO. “A fast and reliable internet connection is critical, especially in unprecedented times like these when our communities are accessing work, education, and entertainment from home, as well as staying connected to loved ones due to the COVID-19 pandemic.”

Sparklight began launching Gigabit service across its fiber-rich network in 2016, making more than 200 communities in 21 states Gig cities. In 2019, Sparklight joined the NCTA –The Internet & Television AssociationCableLabs and other industry partners in announcing plans to expand beyond current Gigabit offerings to a more powerful 10G (10 Gigabit) technology platform. 10G will combine greater capacity and lower latency with symmetrical 10 gigabit per second speeds, as well as provide greater reliability and increased security. 

“We continue to make significant investment in deploying fiber deeper and closer to our customers to not only enhance reliability, speed and performance for our customers, but lay the groundwork for up to 10 Gbps speeds in the future,” Laulis said. “The digital needs of our residential and business customers are advancing rapidly, and we are actively working to stay ahead of those needs by creating a fast and reliable network that will support next generation technology.”