High Speed Broadband Fiber

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The City of Eugene, Eugene Water and Electric Board (EWEB), the Lane Council of Governments, and the Technology Association of Oregon have partnered to construct EUGNet, a municipally owned fiber network in downtown Eugene. EUGNet is an open-access network—EWEB owns the fiber infrastructure and private ISPs (internet service providers) provide service to individual customers using that fiber infrastructure. Any qualified ISP is able to lease the fiber.

The map shows the planned service area—where the network is being constructed.

Because it is an open-access network, multiple ISPs compete to provide telecommunications services. That competition has led to lower prices and faster internet speeds. For example, firms in one of the first buildings that connected to EUGNet saw the price of monthly service decline from about $250 for 150-megabit service to $99 for 1,000-megabit service.

The remainder of the downtown network will be constructed in 2018. All the main ‘backbone’ lines along streets will be built first and then direct connections into individual buildings will be installed. Construction is expected to be completed near the end of 2018.

Fiber Install Schedule May 2018

To find out more about how to connect to the network or to find a participating ISP, please visit the EUGNet website.

Urban Renewal: The 2016 Downtown Urban Renewal Plan amendment makes fiber installation within the Downtown District an eligible project for up to $3 million urban renewal funds. Click here for more information on Urban Renewal.

In The News


Local Tech Company Partnered Solutions IT Moves Downtown to Take Advantage of Revitalization Efforts - January 17, 2017
'Download 2 full Blu-ray movies in 8 seconds': Downtown Eugene to see 10 gigabit internet - February 27, 2017 (KVAL)
High-Speed Internet Coming To Downtown Eugene - March 21, 2017 (KLCC)
Let there be light: Eugene kicks off development of downtown high-speed internet network - March 21, 2017 (KVAL)
Dark Fiber Brightens Downtown Business Climate in Eugene - July 26, 2017 (Community Broadband Bits Podcast)
US Ignite, Inc. Welcomes Eugene, Oregon as the Newest Addition to its Smart Gigabit Communities Program - November 29, 2017 (US Ignite)
For tech firms, 2018 looks like a big year - February 4, 2018 (Register Guard)



Updated May 14, 2018

What is Fiber?
The latest advancement in Internet technology, fiber provides super-fast internet connection speeds. Its name comes from the use of glass cables, which allow for faster data transfer compared to the standard copper wires used in traditional connections.Fiber

 Fiber Service Area Map
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