Smithville Fiber has launched a $4.5 million network upgrade. The company says the move will increase data transport capacity to 100 gigabits per second. The upgrade, which is expected to go live by the end of this year, will improve Smithville capacity at its locations and service hubs in Indianapolis, Bloomington, Columbus, Ellettsville, Jasper and other areas in the state.
“This statewide upgrade reflects Smithville’s ongoing commitment to providing our customers with true 21st century broadband innovation on a fiber-optics platform,” President and CEO Darby McCarty said.
The company says it currently offers up to 10 gigabit connectivity for its large-scale enterprise customers, but the new upgrade will increase that capacity. Smithville says the new 100 gigabit fiber ring will also carry its IPTV business and residential television service offerings and some residential Internet network traffic.