Construction on a $42 million, privately funded infrastructure project meant to bring fiber optic internet access to all homes and businesses in East Hartford is underway, public officials announced Tuesday morning. The East Hartford FiberCity project will provide the town’s 19,046 households, 4,649 businesses and institutions with high-speed, affordable internet service, they said.
SiFi Networks, with its construction partner Lat Long Infrastructure, plans to phase in the fiber optic network by neighborhood, with town-wide completion in 2024. “Introducing a 100% in-the-ground fiber network to East Hartford will be a game changer for economic development,” Mayor Michael P. Walsh said. “It will give us the fastest Internet in the nation and bridge the digital divide, providing equitable access to all of East Hartford.”