LOUDOUN, VA, Dec. 16, 2021 – Express Technologies, a telecommunication company based in Fredericksburg, VA, is placing fiber to the home in the town of Hillsboro, Virginia, through internet service provider KGI Communications, LLC.
The town-owned fiber is being installed in a Hillsboro-owned fiber optic conduit system built as part of the Town of Hillsboro $34-million traffic-calming and infrastructure project, ReThink9, that included burial of all overhead utilities alongside new drinking water, wastewater and stormwater systems.
KGI will be able to provide up to 1 Gbps of service to all residential and commercial clients upon the completion of the project by the end of this year.
“From the start of the design of this project, we were committed to putting the infrastructure in place that would be transformational and serve this 18th-century Town with the very latest 21st-century technology,” Roger Vance, Hillsboro Mayor and ReThink9 project manager, said Wednesday. “Thanks to our partners Express-Tek and KGI, we’ve achieved—faster than we ever expected—our goal for fiber to the home that will deliver unrivaled high-speed broadband in rural Loudoun County.”
Vance said the current service in Hillsboro is primarily wireless, relatively low-speed and vulnerable to weather conditions and the Town’s location nestled in a narrow gap of the Short Hill Mountain.
OSP Project Manager, Keith Ward, ensured the placement of the main fiber through provision of the original design that will serve the 55 residential and commercial properties within the town’s limits. Forty units were completed December 7, with continuity back to the town’s main fiber hub location.
KGI completed the circuit turn up from SEGRA on December 15, enabling them to begin the installs to the Hillsboro customers who want to connect to the new fiber system. Express-Tek is hoping to complete the main line fiber closures to service the rest of the customers by the end of this week.
“We knew fiber was the only solution and when we determined that installing the fiber ourselves would accelerate delivery of service to Town, we learned from others in the industry about the quality and integrity of Express-Tek,” Vance said. “Their rapid deployment and installation—and extraordinary collaboration with the Town and KGI—has been truly impressive.”
“We are proud to be working with Express-Tek,” Juan Marte, CEO of KGI Communications, said. “Through this partnership we will be able to provide Hillsboro reliable internet services at a reasonable cost for all residents and commercial businesses.”
About KGI Communications, LLC.
KGI is an internet service provider (ISP) and a wireless internet service provider (WISP), located in Fredericksburg, VA. The company was established in 2017 with the purpose of bringing high speed internet to the rural community of King George, VA. KGI offer services in the counties of Stafford, King George, Caroline, Westmoreland and now the town of Hillsboro. KGI’s goal is to continue expanding into the other areas where high speed internet is lacking.
To learn more, visit www.kgicomm.com
About Express Technologies Inc.
Express Technologies Inc. (Express-Tek) provides turnkey telecom solutions though design, engineering, permitting, and construction of fiber optic networks and utility infrastructure. Since 2002, Express-Tek has risen to become a leader in the telecom industry with its team having over 200 years of combined experience. Express-Tek makes it easy to connect the world, meeting our customers’ needs with extensive knowledge and expertise.
To learn more, visit www.express-tek.com