Adtran Inc. recently announced that it is enabling Canby Telcom to deliver gigabit services to the town of Canby.
Canby Telcom is turning to Gigabit services to attract large brand name and high-tech corporations to the area. With the deployment of Adtrans advanced fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) portfolio, Canby Telcom will be positioned to help the town become one of the first gigabit communities in the region by providing the technology infrastructure needed to effectively support growing business opportunities. Through ultra-fast broadband speeds both existing businesses and those looking to relocate to Canby can now easily connect to the global economy, creating more jobs and supporting long-term growth for the area.
Gigabit Internet service is an exciting development for the city and will set the community apart by making Canby a more attractive, future-proof location for manufacturers and businesses today. Faster Internet supersedes proximity and in many cases allows education and business to be conducted from any location – and Canby can now be that location, said Renate Mengelberg, economic development director with the City of Canby. That is a game-changer for attracting new industry and jobs to the city. This development is a tremendous asset to existing businesses, education and the overall community economic health by retaining local jobs and attracting even more industries and new job opportunities to our town.
Since launching Gigabit Internet as part of its fiber optic zone (FOz) service, Mengelberg said that the community has experienced an immediate positive economic impact. For example, real estate agents have seen a marked increase in homebuyers selecting Canby properties due to fiber access. Likewise, businesses are benefiting from a reliable, high-capacity connection to larger cities, enabling Canby to retain its small town charm while offering big city connectivity.
By being one of the first gigabit communities in the Pacific Northwest, were accomplishing our goals of not only bettering the lives of our residents, but setting the foundation for future technology innovation within our community, said Paul Hauer, president of Canby Telcom. Adtran is enabling us to deliver the gigabit services we need to provide the capacity and speed that bandwidth-hungry devices and streaming video services are demanding today, as well as scalability for the gadgets and services yet to come. Its now easier than ever for high-tech businesses or global corporations to come to Canby and enjoy the benefits of small town America while having all the advantages of a big city.