Smithville announces fiber-ready Columbus location, high-speed reliable gigabit-level service on deck

COLUMBUS (Indiana) – Smithville Fiber, a national leader in fiber-based high-capacity broadband, has designated the proposed Walesboro Industrial Park area to be fiber-ready, according to Cullen McCarty, executive vice president. “Given our established business enterprise presence with large and small companies in Columbus, Smithville is ready to deploy commercial-grade fiber within a 90-day framework to the Walesboro area,” McCarty said. Smithville would conduct engineering workups to determine the technical scope and timeframe of a rapid deployment.
 
Known as offering “Indiana’s best business Internet,” Smithville already provides fiber-based high-speed connectivity and a variety of related services to healthcare, manufacturing and other organizations in the Columbus area. Smithville has pioneered symmetrical gigabit (1,000 megabits) connectivity through public-private partnerships in other areas and cities in Indiana.
 
“This designation should send a clear message to businesses and companies considering Columbus and the proposed Walesboro project as a possible relocation or expansion site,” said McCarty. “Smithville stands ready to make things happen.”
 
Smithville is presently in the process of deploying a new fiber ring network throughout Indiana, which will increase its commercial service capacity to more than 100 gigabits.
 
Nationally recognized as a top 100 broadband company for the past seven consecutive years, Smithville operates high-speed fiber broadband service to Indiana certified technology parks, hospitals, manufacturers, financial institutions, municipalities and large non-for-profit organizations and school systems.
 
More information about Smithville enterprise services is available at: www.smithville.com/business
 
About Smithville Fiber and Smithville Communications – Nationally recognized as a Top 100 Broadband Company, privately owned Smithville Fiber is Indiana’s largest independent telecom company with more than 140 employees. With an earned reputation as a communications technology innovator, Smithville is presently deploying Fiber-to-the-Premise (FTTP) and other enhanced fiber services to its business and residential customers. These services, which range up to 10o Gbps for enterprise operations, provide a platform for the fastest connectivity available in Indiana to business, institutions and consumers. The company develops the Smithville GigaCity™ technology platform and provides fiber-based connectivity, data consulting, network management and managed services for businesses, university campuses, biotechnology companies, healthcare providers, government offices, residential centers, communities, and other entities, including the cities of Jasper and Danville (Indiana). Smithville also manages a legacy copper communication network in rural south central Indiana, and began a system-wide effort to upgrade rural capacity with a fiber-to-the-cabinet initiative in 2014. The company currently serves about 23,000 businesses and residences in southern and central Indiana. For more information, please visit www.smithville.com.