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Fiber Network Expansion

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Hillsboro to Offer HiLight: Affordable High-Speed Internet Service

Your Questions Answered

The City of Hillsboro is committed to expanding its fiber network to provide HiLight: 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. We will update these questions and answers below as the fiber network expansion progresses. Sign up for email updates on the Fiber Network Expansion Project and the availability of our HiLight internet service. 

  • The Basics

    • What is the name of the service?

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

    • When and where will service start?

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

    • How much will subscribers pay for service?

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

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

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

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

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

  • Advanced Details

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

    • Who will build and install the network?

    • What's the timeline?

    • What does this mean for public WiFi?

    • Is the City using other providers’ fiber cabling to expedite service to all of Hillsboro?

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

    • Why is the government competing with private companies?

    • How will this help preserve net neutrality?

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

    • Will other cities get this service?

    • How can I get involved?

Contact Us

Please contact us for questions about HiLight and the Fiber Network Expansion Project.

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