ST. GEORGE — Tonaquint Networks has announced construction of its fiber to-the-home gigabit network build out of St. George with plans to offer the network to all residential and business properties within the City.
Tonaquint Networks is the first fiber optic network in St. George to deliver a fiber to-the-home data connection of one gigabit per second. The average American broadband speed is 11.5 megabits per second with gigabit service being about 100 times faster. Construction will commence on selected neighborhoods within the City.
According to Matt Hamlin, Manager of Tonaquint Networks, each identified neighborhood selected for this technology is referred to as “fiberhoods.”
Shadow Mountain has been selected by Tonaquint Networks as its first gigabit fiberhood in St. George with construction already underway.
To celebrate the announcement, Tonaquint Networks will host a celebration and ribbon cutting on Thursday, Sept. 3 at 5:30 p.m. at the Shadow Mountain St. George City Park, 305 N. Stone Mountain Drive. Utah’s Lt. Governor Spencer Cox and St. George Mayor Jon Pike will be the featured speakers.
According to Hamlin:
Tonaquint Networks is more than a typical broadband or television service provider. Gigabit technology provides Internet speeds not previously available to residential customers in St. George. You will be amazed at the speed of downloads and the digital quality for watching movies, live sporting events, video games and soon to be live television programing. We have had a great deal of interest and enthusiasm from St. George residents—even to the point of some offering to canvas neighborhoods and sign up potential customers! We are also working with several major home builders who want to have gigabit technology available in their development to offer to new homebuyers—this gives the builder a competitive edge.
“Tonaquint Networks owns its own fiber infrastructure providing 100 percent redundancy with 24/7/365 local support,” Hamlin said.
The Tonaquint Network team of network professionals has been doing business as a fiber optic carrier and provider in Southern Utah for more than 12 years providing data network services to governments, educational institution, and many large and small corporate customers with one of the fastest and most reliable data networks in the U.S.
Tonaquint Networks is a Kay H. Traveller Company.
For more information contact Matt Hamlin, Manager, Tonaquint Networks at 435-772-8282 or visit their website.