The City of Ammon is an eastern Idaho community located a few miles outside of Idaho Falls with just under 15,000 residents. Concerned with negative impacts that slower, more expensive internet services had on its economy, the City pledged to build, own a and operate open access fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) network. Designed to increase service provider competition, residents and businesses enjoy a significantly greater choice in broadband service providers and service options. The Active Ethernet FTTH network utilizes Software Defined Network (SDN) technology to deliver vastly higher bandwidth and allow subscribers to switch between multiple providers almost instantly through a cloud environment using a specially designed portal.

Ammon, Idaho Project Summary