Waterloo Fiber is making sure everyone will have the opportunity to access fast, reliable internet at their homes and businesses. While the Board of Trustees had studied broadband and fiber-optic services for many years, in 2020/2021 given the increased need for internet service during the COVID-19 shutdown and the need for broadband improvements, the City of Waterloo and the Waterloo MCU decided to move forward with a city-wide buildout. This buildout is supported by federal and state funding, as well as local funding passed by the voters again in 2022 when they approved a GO BOND referendum supporting the project’s deployment. The city is also deploying a fiber-optic backbone to connect every city site, facility and important public space, as well as supporting numerous third-party community partners, such as Waterloo WaterWorks, Mid-American and Waterloo Schools.
Support Your City with Waterloo Fiber
The network will encompass 500 miles of fiber giving every home, business, and community anchor the opportunity for access to ultra-high-speed broadband Internet, making Waterloo a competitive place to live, work, learn, and play. By providing high-speed broadband services, the City could increase competition and choice for its community, while having a positive impact on economic development, education, and the technology amenities that are available to citizens and businesses.
Up to 10 Gigabits per Second
With 10 gigabit speed, you can download a 4K movie in less than 30 seconds or stream around 1,700 movies simultaneously.
The era of gigabit connectivity is now! Waterloo Fiber is deploying a miles-long fiber-rich broadband network to dramatically improve your capability to transfer data at a much higher rate.
FTTP Construction Progress Map