FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 21, 2023
In Partnership with City of Kingston, Archtop Fiber Breaks Ground on Fiber Network
KINGSTON, NY – Mayor Steven T. Noble is pleased to announce that Archtop Fiber has broken ground to install and launch a new, 100% fiber, multi-gig Internet service that will provide faster connections for Kingston residents.
Archtop Fiber will provide Internet speeds up to 10Gbps and will offer symmetrical upload and download speeds to meet the rising demand for more robust connectivity as data usage and cloud adoption increase. The new broadband network will support more efficient streaming, a house full of Wi-Fi connected devices, video conferencing, e-commerce, and more. Internet service is anticipated to roll out neighborhood by neighborhood and be fully available this winter.
“Not only will Archtop Fiber empower the City of Kingston’s businesses and residents with more connectivity and tech jobs, it will also help us achieve our goal to build a more sustainable community that promotes environmental stewardship,” said Mayor Noble. “Fiber is one of the greenest types of broadband available, using up to twelve times less energy than traditional cable providers. Archtop’s new network will enable us to significantly reduce the release of greenhouse gas emissions and protect our natural resources in this area.”
“We are deeply honored to partner with our friends at the City of Kingston and are excited to officially put the wheels in motion to deliver the highest speed Internet that our community has been waiting for,” said Jeff DeMond, CEO of Archtop Fiber. “We are here, and we are beyond proud to support Kingston’s vibrant local economy with more tech-driven jobs. Our cutting-edge Internet speeds will help attract and retain businesses in this community, supporting them with a solid, reliable digital infrastructure built to scale up for future needs.”
The first phase of installation has begun with the use of 74 existing Central Hudson utility poles for aerial fiber deployment. The second phase of installation includes microtrenching, a minimally intrusive process that enables fiber lines to run through very narrow underground trenches, which will begin in the next couple of weeks. Microtrenching is performed with special equipment and will not require street closings. Up to 1,500 feet of fiber optics can be run in one day in trenches measuring approximately 1 inch wide.
With headquarters in the Town of Ulster, and overseen by a local executive leadership team, Archtop Fiber is building its permanent headquarters and customer care center at iPark 87 as part of the development of the former IBM Tech City site.
To learn more about Archtop Fiber and ongoing installation work in Kingston, visit www.archtopfiber.com.
About Archtop Fiber
Archtop Fiber was founded with a commitment to bring the fastest, most reliable, environmentally friendly, and affordable Internet access to those who have traditionally been underserved — or even overlooked. The Archtop team has decades of success partnering with communities, large and small, to create technology-driven opportunities. With a fully funded business strategy, Archtop is dedicated to local investment. This ensures we support customers with upgrades to existing infrastructure while deploying the latest multi-gig, symmetrical, fiber-based network technology to bring faster, more secure, and scalable broadband services to those that need them. Archtop Fiber is proudly invested in empowering your day-to-day life, bringing the digital world to you, your community and its businesses, schools, libraries, hospitals, farms, and community centers.