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SureWest begins FTTH service in K.C.

Wed, 10/08/2008 - 8:25am
Brian Santo

SureWest Communications has extended its fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) network to pass 1,500 homes in the Kansas City communities of Merriam and Olathe.

The company plans to pass a total of 8,000 homes in those same two towns by the end of the year.

SureWest is also expanding its FTTH network into the community of Prairie Village; the timing there is the end of 2008 or early 2009.

Ken Johnson, SureWest's vice president and general manager of operations in Kansas, said, “We just had a successful commencement to our launch when one of our sales reps knocked on seven doors and sold six new households our SureWest fiber services. And during one of our first installations, four of the surrounding neighbors saw our SureWest service vehicle and chased down our technician to ask if they could be installed, as well.”

SureWest expanded into the Kansas City market with the recent acquisition of Everest Broadband (story here).

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