Fiber Network Expansion

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Your Questions Answered: Affordable High-Speed Internet Access in Hillsboro

The City of Hillsboro is committed to expanding its fiber network to provide affordable high-speed internet access for all Hillsboro residents and businesses. When? Where? How?

In addition to the positive community response, people are asking many questions about the details. These questions and answers (below) will be updated as the fiber network expansion progresses.

  • The Basics

    • Why is the City going to offer affordable high-speed internet service?

    • How much will it cost to expand the City's fiber network? Where will funding come from?

    • How much will subscribers pay for service?

    • When and where will the service start?

    • When can I order service? How will you decide which neighborhoods are next?

    • The City studied this in 2015. What's different since then?

    • What experience does the City have with projects like this?

    • Why is the City spending money on this, instead of on sidewalks and roads?

  • Advanced Details

    • How will this help preserve net neutrality?

    • What will the policies be on collection, storage, and use of users' data?

    • Why is the government competing with private companies?

    • Why is the City not using other providers’ fiber cabling to expedite service to all of Hillsboro?

    • What has the City learned from other cities that have done this?

    • What's the plan — exactly how will the City do this?

    • Will the City offer television and phone service, too?

    • What does this mean for public WiFi?

    • Who will install/build the network?

    • What is the name of the service?

    • Will other cities get this service?

    • How can I get involved?

    • What's the timeline?