FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS


Q: How can I get connected?

Fill out the form here and tell us where you are located. We will contact you to determine if you can be connected as part of the initial network construction.

Q: How fast is the network?

The standard connection will be a Gigabit of bandwidth delivered over fiber. You can purchase a package of Internet (e.g. 25 Meg, 50 Meg, 100 Meg) from a provider of your choice.

Q: Can I get phone service?

We expect that some providers will be offering VoIP (Voice over Internet Protocol) telephone services as part of their offerings.

Q: How much does it cost to get connected?

As a nonprofit we are not able to connect customers for free. Bozeman Fiber does qualify for the city's TIF funding which is a 1 to 1 match program. Providers may also provide flexibility in funding connections. Businesses often partner to share installation costs, and at times building owners have been creative in getting fiber to their renters/leasees. The distance of your business from the backbone fiber, the cost of installing the fiber cable to your building, and the amount of services you want to buy will be factors in determining the final cost of connection.

Q: When will the network be expanded?

Bozeman Fiber needs to pay back a portion of the initial infrastructure costs to access additional traditional financing. We are constantly looking for outside funding or grants to expand/extend our capabilities. We are not likely to enter residential services until at least 2020, and then probably in limited ares.

ADVANTAGES OF FIBER

  • More secure
  • Better energy efficiency
  • Weather proof
  • Exponential carrying capacity
  • No interference
  • Less signal degredation
  • Cheaper to maintain
  • Highly flexible
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