How to Get Your Downtown Eugene Business Ready for Fiber Internet

It’s an exciting time to be a business in downtown Eugene. The city’s downtown fiber project is set to connect most downtown buildings to world-class internet that will be available at very affordable prices. If you’re looking to take advantage of this great opportunity, here are some questions you need to be able to answer. 

Is Your Business Signed Up to Get Connected to the Fiber?

The first thing you will need to do is make sure that your business’s building is signed up to get connected to the fiber network. You can check this map to see which buildings are currently set to get connected. If the map shows your building is set to be connected, you’re good to go.

If your building is not, you’ll need to contact your property manager and open a dialogue about the benefits of connecting to the fiber project. We’d be happy to help you out! No one is more up to date about the downtown fiber project than Partnered Solutions IT.

 

Not All Internet Service Providers Are the Same (Even If Their Prices Are)

Next, you’ll need to pick from the many different internet service providers (ISP’s) that are offering their services through the fiber project. You’re going to really want to do your research to make sure that you select an ISP which meets the needs of your business.

It’s important to remember that just because two different ISP’s are charging the same price, you are not going to receive the same service from each.

You’ll want to do some research. Important questions to ask an ISP include:

  • How long have they been servicing this area?
  • What kind of infrastructure do they have to support their services?
  • How do they help customers who are experiencing issues?
  • Do they have backbone path diversity? (This means there are multiple paths for the internet to reach you in the event that one path goes down)
  • What kind of service fees do they include?
  • Do they have hidden fees?

 

Is Your Network Ready for 1 Gig Speeds?

Choosing an ISP is not the last step in getting 1 Gig fiber internet. Now you need to ensure you can actually make use of all that bandwidth.

There are many places where bottlenecks could present themselves. Your firewall, switches, wireless router, workstations, and servers might need to be upgraded if you are looking to use your fiber connection for all its worth.

That’s where Partnered Solutions IT and PEAK Internet come in.

 

 

Partnered Solutions IT and PEAK Internet: An End to End Solution

Partnered Solutions IT and PEAK Internet are proud to announce that we are joining forces to provide everything your business needs to get connected to and take full advantage of fiber internet.

At Partnered Solutions IT, we have the expert knowledge to be able to assess your network’s strengths and weaknesses and to see where problems might arise from your new internet connection. PEAK Internet has been servicing the Willamette Valley for over 25 years. The wonderful folks at PEAK pride themselves on their superb customer service. Their call center is staffed 24/7/365 to make sure you always have help available to you. Since their start, PEAK Internet has lead the charge in bringing high-speed internet to Oregon, and they're ready to bring affordable fiber internet to your downtown business.

We’ve also partnered with Summit Bank if you would like financing for your project. On top of that, if you are a member of the Technology Association of Oregon, we’ll cover your loan origination fee.

 

Partnered Solutions IT Wants to Help You Accomplish Your Fiber Goals

Contact us today, and we'll use our experience and expertise to help you get your business or property connected to and taking advantage of fiber internet.

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TL;DR

Steps to get connected to the downtown fiber

  1. Check the map
  2. Open a dialogue with your property owner
  3. Contact Partnered Solutions IT (Tenants Click Here) (Property Owners Click Here)