Smithville Expands Bloomington Service

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Ellettsville-based Smithville Fiber says it is launching projects to expand its fiber service in Bloomington. Chief Executive Officer Darby McCarty says the high-speed service will be available in more residential developments, apartment buildings and affordable housing throughout the city.

Smithville says it is working to launch its Gigabit services in five new projects and neighborhood communities and has several requests for fiber expansions in the works. The company says the new service will be available for more than 1,000 homes and apartment units.

"Ever since our initial Bloomington area conversion to fiber back in 2008, we’ve received many requests for Smithville to expand its high-speed fiber service in the greater Bloomington area," said McCarty. "We’ve been approached by several entities and are pleased to work in conjunction with developers and neighborhood associations to form these mutually beneficial partnerships."

Smithville recently completed an expansion of its GigaCity fiber service to two student housing complexes near Indiana University. The company says it is also working with the Bloomington Housing Authority to bring the service to affordable housing residents in the Walnut Woods project at a reduced price.

"Smithville Fiber is well-known for its reliable and high-speed broadband service, and we are pleased that Smithville is working to make this important service available to our residents in Walnut Woods," said Jennifer Osterholt, executive director of the Bloomington Housing Authority. "High-speed broadband represents a critical service for families who use it for education and employment advancement."

In June, Smithville announced it was also boosting its high-speed fiber service in downtown Bedford.

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