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San Marco is next to get super-fast internet service

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IQ Fiber, a Jacksonville company, plans to install a high-speed fiber-optic network in San Marco.

San Marco will be the next area to get super-fast internet service in Greater Jacksonville.

IQ Fiber, a Jacksonville company, announced Tuesday that it plans a 10-gigabit fiber-optic network in San Marco as its second installation in the metro area. IQ Fiber announced a project in Atlantic Beach two weeks ago.

The project is intended to meet increasing demand for fast internet service, IQ Fiber says. Average broadband usage is increasing over 25% per year in the U.S., the company said in a news release.

IQ Fiber did not announce costs for the service but said month-to-month plans will have no hidden fees or data caps.

The company eventually plans to spread its fiber-optic network across Clay, Duval, Nassau and St. Johns counties.

Randy comes to Jacksonville from the South Florida Sun Sentinel, where, as metro editor, he led investigative coverage of the Parkland school shooting that won the 2019 Pulitzer Prize for public service. He has spent more than 40 years in reporting and editing positions in Illinois, Iowa, Missouri, Ohio and Florida. You can reach Randy at rroguski@wjct.org or on Twitter, @rroguski.