Fiber-optic network planned for Jax Beach, Mandarin and Clay County
A growing internet provider based in Jacksonville is expanding speedy fiber-optic coverage to Jax Beach, Beaucleric, Mandarin and its first areas in Clay County: Orange Park and Fleming Island.
Design and engineering for the latest expansion is already complete. Construction of the fiber-optic network will begin over the next several weeks, IQ Fiber said in a news release.
IQ Fiber's network is capable of symmetrical speeds of up to 10 gigabits per second — meaning the same speed for uploads and downloads. IQ Fiber offers plans ranging from 250 to 1,000 Mbps, at prices between $65 and $85 per month, according to the company's website.
At 1,000 Mpbs, you could download a high-definition movie in about 34 seconds.
IQ Fiber says its network consists of underground conduit and fiber-optic cables that extend directly into a customer's home, allowing faster internet speeds.
Faster broadband has become important as more people work at home and connect more digital devices. IQ Fiber says broadband usage is increasing 25% per year in the U.S.
IQ Fiber advertises service without a contract, no hidden fees, no speed throttling and whole-home Wi-Fi coverage.