Sierra Park gets High Speed Internet
Posted on September 9th, 2015

Sierra Park gets High Speed Internet

Some of the attendees of a May 30 open house at Sierra Park in Quincy enjoy a moment in the sun. Sierra Park is scheduled to be the first residential community in Plumas County to get high-speed Internet. From left: Sierra Park developer Les Ellis, Supervisor Lori Simpson,   Plumas-Sierra Telecommunications General Manager Bob Marshall, Sierra Park Association President Michael Miller and Plumas-Sierra Telecommunications Sales Manager Joe Okoneski. Photo by Dan McDonald - Feather Publisher
Quincy neighborhood to get high-speed Internet - Feather Publishing - Written by: Dan McDonald Managing Editor

    A Quincy neighborhood will soon be the first in the county to have high-speed Internet.
    The Sierra Park community on Lee Road is expected to link up to Plumas-Sierra Telecommunication’s broadband services in July.
    Plumas-Sierra General Manager Bob Marshall said Sierra Park represents a good template for how he expects the fiber optic network to expand “in pockets and clumps.”
    “This is a great example of these guys organizing themselves and figuring out ‘How do we make this work?’” Marshall said. “It’s really a matter of when people come in groups, it’s so much cheaper.”
    The cost to Sierra Park’s residents might be lower than in many communities. The homeowners benefited from being close to Plumas-Sierra’s main fiber optic line. The community’s developer also spent about $15,000 on infrastructure — including conduits to each home.
    Les Ellis, of Sierra Park Property Development, said his company planned ahead for the fiber optic arrival. Sierra Park began installing conduits in 2006. Twelve of the small neighborhood’s 16 homeowners said they were willing to pay for the rest of the installation.
    Ellis said each homeowner will pay $300 for the installation and $109 per month for the service.
    Plumas-Sierra’s sales manager, Joe Okoneski, said the broadband service will produce speeds that are 10 times faster than DSL service, even during peak usage times.

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