Sandpoint

Intermax Networks Expands High-Speed Internet Services in Sandpoint

Fiber-Fed LTE Technology Provides Faster Better Access for North Idaho

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

August 21, 2017

Contact:  Anita Parisot – aparisot@intermaxteam.com

COEUR D’ALENE— Intermax today announced the expansion of their fiber-fed high-speed internet services in Sandpoint.

Intermax’s investment in Long-Term Evolution (LTE) technology, a standard for high-speed wireless communication, is the largest by a North Idaho based fixed internet service provider. The technology will expand and improve services to Sandpoint residents and businesses.

“This is a game changer for North Idaho internet consumers,” said Mike Kennedy, President of Intermax. “LTE technology will allow for better streaming, faster speeds, and non ‘line-of-sight’ deployments.  We are leap-frogging old cable and DSL systems with fiber-fed LTE technology.”

A few of the advantages of LTE technology include:

  • Ease of deployment of high-speed internet and services
  • Improved performance, faster speeds, and lower latency
  • Lower cost per Mb of bandwidth versus cable or microwave technologies

Sandpoint is the first deployment of LTE for Intermax, which will be followed by Coeur d’Alene and surrounding areas in the fourth quarter of 2017

“We are committed to cutting-edge technology that will better compete with the old-school Cable and DSL services that North Idaho residents have struggled with, “Kennedy said. “It allows us to continue to expand our footprint in North Idaho and provide dependable broadband services to residential and commercial clients no matter their size or location.”

Intermax, Sandpoint reach deal

Intermax news release:

SANDPOINT— Intermax Networks announced they are the first company to enter into all of the required agreements with the City of Sandpoint to provide service on the city’s Economic Development fiber network.

“The city has worked for years to make this happen, and we’re proud to have Intermax be the first provider on the city’s network. They are a local North Idaho company who has many clients in Sandpoint and Bonner County” said Jennifer Stapleton, Sandpoint City Administrator.

“We’ve provided fiber services to commercial businesses in Sandpoint for years,” said Intermax President Mike Kennedy. “But today we are proud to be the first private partner with the City of Sandpoint to expand our network by licensing space on the city’s new fiber infrastructure”, Kennedy added. More here.

POSTED JUNE 2, 2017, 1:30 P.M

The Spokesman-Review: Intermax, Sandpoint reach deal

Intermax expands fiber service

By Cameron Rasmusson
Reader Staff

JUNE 8, 2017

The partnership between the city of Sandpoint and private internet companies kicked off last week with Intermax finalizing its lease of city fiber network.

The first of potentially many private companies to utilize the city-owned network, Intermax officials announced last week it approved all required agreements with the city. The arrangement will allow Intermax to dramatically expand its fiber-based services throughout Sandpoint.

“We’ve provided fiber services to commercial businesses in Sandpoint for years,” said Intermax President Mike Kennedy in a press release. “But today we are proud to be the first private partner with the city of Sandpoint to expand our network by licensing space on the city’s new fiber infrastructure.”

Intermax is the first to the table in an public-private arrangement that local officials hope will dramatically expand internet service options in the region. Communications company Ting is also preparing for an expansion into Sandpoint, and the city entered into a contract with fiber company Fatbeam for its own internet service.

 

Intermax is First to Fiber in Sandpoint!

“The city has worked for years to make this happen, and we’re proud to have Intermax be the first provider on the city’s network.” said Jennifer Stapleton, city administrator. “They are a local North Idaho company who has many clients in Sandpoint and Bonner County.”

This photo shows some of the fiber infrastructure in Sandpoint. Two of the conduits each contain 144 strands of fiber. Intermax Networks announced this week they are the first company in Sandpoint to lease some of those strands to provide service on the city’s economic development fiber network. (File courtesy photo)

Daily Bee: Intermax Taps Into City’s Fiber