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Highspeed Rural Fiber Optic Broadband

We have 22 connections working, hundreds more to come!

Nevada Couty Fiber now offers a $30/month subsidy with the Federal Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP) Click this link to see if you qualify https://www.affordableconnectivity.gov/

 

Dec 2021. We have just completed the upgrade and can now offer speeds up to 1000Mbps!! and have a robust automated power system for internet access through all PG&E power outages regardless of how many days, or even weeks that the power it out.

 

Aug 2021 We now have 9 connections working really well in less than 12 months from receiving the grant agreement from The County of Nevada! We are now working on connecting the next nearest homes, and will soon be starting in the Oak Ridge & Lolas Echo area. We have an operation fiber-optic network in our local community!!

 

On May 4th 2020 I applied for a California Public Utilities Grant (CASF) for an additional 28 homes to connect Buckeye Rd Community and Banner Lava Cap Rd Community. The grant was awarded on Dec 14th 2022!...construction will start in early 2022.

Nevada County Fiber has be awarded a Certificate of Public Convenience (CPCN) which allows us to utilize public right of ways and access to poles should the need arise.

I am 100% dedicated to building this network in our community, and as you realize it takes a lot of time and effort to get the ball rolling!

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Will I have internet access with Nevada County Fiber during future PG&E Public Safety Power Shutoffs? 

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What are the benefits of fiber optic?

Increased home values: Studies have shown that home values increase by 3% and up to 7% where the available connection was less than 25Mbps and now has 1Gbps available. For a $325,000 home this equates to an additional $10,000 -$20,000 increased value.

 

Unconstrained internet access: Unlike Comcast, AT&T, and Charter we will be net neutral and your browsing history will never be used for marketing, and data will never be prioritized in favor of a particular vendor's media & content.

 

Ready for the future: Next generation of 4k video, in-home medicine, remote education, unbundling of media will only work with reliable low latency fiber-optic networks. Who enjoys waiting for downloads, with fiber optic it's almost instant!

How fast is fiber optic?

AT&T DSL is typically from 1.5 to 6 Mbps download, and up to 0.76Mbps upload. You will often see much slower speeds between 6 pm and 10 pm when the AT&T system is oversubscribed due to the increase in streaming media. Unfortunately, AT&T is no longer investing in DSL and where possible they are even trying to eliminate it in favor of their cellular data services. Fiber optic will initially be 20 times faster for downloads and 100 times faster for uploads. We will also be making 1Gbps (Gigabits per second) available, boosting downloads by 250 times!

How much does it cost?

The plans offered are for residential use. Within the currently planned project area, there will not be an installation cost for most homeowners. There are no bandwidth limits and access is 'net neutral', meaning that there is no content prioritization. 

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When will it be available?

We now have 22 active connections, and have completed the first County grant for 16 homes. We plan to be back in the Lolas Echo and Oak Ridge area mid summer 2022, and have just completed the first connection for the CASF Grant 28 homes in the Buckeye Rd & Banner Lava Cap Rd areas.

Monthly Payment

Monthly subscriptions are due on the 1st of every month and payable in advance. Payment will be using credit cards with invoices by email. The invoices will arrive from SquareUp.com which accepts all major credit cards, and allows you to create recurring payments to avoid the risk of late payment.

 
Late Payment

The monthly invoice will arrive on the 1st of the month, and there will be a reminder email 3 days after the due date and 7 days after the due date. If payment is not received by the 10th of the month the subscription may be suspended. There will be a $25 charge to reactivate the subscription.

If you are going to be away or would like to suspend your account for a month or more please contact us at least 3 days before the start of the month. There are no fees for proactively suspending or reactivating an account.

Terms & Conditions of Use

The Nevada County Broadband service is a community-centric program, which is funded with the Nevada County Last-Mile Broadband Grant. We are working hard to bring a dependable, and affordable alternative to the current AT&T DSL service which will scale to meet the needs of our community for decades to come. Please click here to review the Terms & Conditions of Use that apply to customers using the service.