Longview, Utah (AP) A wide variety, including the high-tech cable that lets you send data to smartphones and tablets, and a cheap cable that’s perfect for laptops and desktops, can be connected to a home network.
Longview is one of several cities that have installed fiber-optic cables to connect homes to the Internet.
But in other areas, such as New York City and Seattle, people have to buy pricey wireless or cable boxes and pay big bucks for those connections.
The Internet is growing rapidly, and it’s hard to keep up with it.
In a city like Longview that’s known for its long, winding streets, that can be an issue for a lot of people.
It’s not clear how many people in Longview would have cable if they had access to Wi-Fi.
A community in the suburbs of Salt Lake City, where people are using fiber, installed about 20 of them about a year ago, said Mike T. Jones, who is managing director of Longview-based Longview Cable Co. The company is among the first to install the new technology.
The first customers are expected to have installed about 200 by the end of 2019, Jones said.
The technology allows people to access Wi-Fis over a network of about 200 fiber-based cables, each of which has a capacity of 1 gigabit.
It can be used to connect to more than 30 different devices, depending on the size of the device.
Jones said he expects to sell about a million of the cables by the middle of the decade.
The first customers will be in Longbrook, a suburb of Salt County, Jones added.
The Longbrook community has about 10,000 people, and they have about 20 or so of the 1-gigabit cable boxes.
The Longbrook cable system will be available to anyone in Longfield, a city of about 16,000, Jones told The Associated Press.
The cable is also being tested in Longville, about 20 miles (32 kilometers) south of Salt City.
A long, rugged, rolling road with signs saying “No Trespassing” has become a gathering spot for Longfield residents.
They gather at the town’s annual Christmas parade to sing carols and watch fireworks.
Longfield has a population of about 1,200.
Jones noted that it is home to a large Mormon community, and the residents are very religious.
He said that in a recent holiday gathering, about 50 people turned to him and asked him to let them use his cable to connect their home.
Jones said he has seen some of the problems with the cable in his hometown.
He has installed one cable at the end for a couple of people and others in Longpoint and Salt Lake County.
He and his wife, Cathy, have a large home in the town of about 100 people and they often take the long road to get to the other side.
Jones says he hopes to have the cable installed by the start of 2020.
He plans to sell the cables at a loss if they’re not as widely used as they are now.
He says it will also be a big boon to Longfield’s economy.
The city of Longfield is trying to expand the number of customers who can use its fiber-to-the-home service, but Jones said there aren’t many customers.
He hopes to find people who want to connect and then sell the service.