HIGHLANDS FIBER NETWORK
Developed by Port Blakely Communities in the early phase of construction at Issaquah Highlands to connect the community digitally, Highlands Fiber Network (HFN) is a state-of-the-art fiber optic network connecting Issaquah Highlands’ homes and businesses. It offers the fastest Internet service of any residential community in the country.
In 2013, Highlands Council – the non-profit organization founded by Port Blakely to build a strong sense of community at Issaquah Highlands – acquired HFN. Ownership of a community-wide fiber optic network may be a “first” in the nation for a community-based non-profit such as Highlands Council.
For Issaquah Highlands, the HFN story began close to 20 years ago with the vision for building a connected community. In 1997, while most Internet service companies were still trying to make dial-up service work, construction crews began building a fiber network to serve the residents and businesses of Issaquah Highlands.
HFN not only connected residents online, it offered the high bandwidth necessary for the community to take advantage of growing opportunities to work from home, run a home-based business and interact as community leaders and volunteers. In fact, Issaquah Highlands’ master plan envisions a community where residents connect in many ways, building a strong sense of place and enriching the quality of life.
For more information, visit http://www.highlandsfibernetwork.com.