REXBURG, Idaho (KIFI) - Lightbridge Community Broadband Network is launching into service for all Rexburg residents soon. Silver Star Communications along with the City of Rexburg are rolling out the project.
Silver Star Communications is allowing this service to be open to any network which will encourage many internet providers to deliver the fiber internet. Since this is a private investment, this will allow the city of Rexburg to use money for other public funds. Once fiber is installed, all residents have to do is pick an internet provider to enjoy upload and download speeds that are up to 10 times the speed of basic internet.
Fiber is also expected to be at a cheaper cost too. Despite having greater internet speeds, the costs to roll out and provide fiber optics should be less than basic internet.
Construction for the project is expected to start on July 1. The entire construction should last three years in order to provide the service for all the residents of Rexburg.