Despite best efforts by Charter Communications to scuttle the effort (including telling locals that a coax network is more reliable than fiber to the home
), 62 percent of Opelika, Alabama's 27,000 residents voted back in 2010 to build a fiber to the home network after being dissatisfied with the services offered by local incumbents.
This week the $42 million network (funded via revenue warrants and loans) is finally gearing up for operations. The Opelika city council has approved service rates
, which are now posted to the Opelika Power website
In addition to triple play bundles ranging from $100 to $155, the following broadband tiers are being offered:
•OPS Lite Essential - 10/5: $34.95
•OPS Lite Choice - 30/15: $44.95
•OPS Lite Ultra - 50/25: $64.95
•OPS Lite Speed - 100/50: $99.95
•OPS Lite Speed Plus - 300/300: $249.95
•OPS Lite Speed GIG - 1000/1000: $499.95
The city notes that any of their asymmetrical offerings will be made symmetrical if customers bundle the tier with additional services.