SEATTLE, June 6, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Webpass, a San Francisco-based internet provider owned by Google Fiber, announced that it will install high-speed internet in its first building in Seattle, 1521 Second Ave., a 40-story luxury tower located above Pike Place Market.
Seattle marks the 7th market that Webpass has brought their service to, and the residents of this 146-unit condominium building will enjoy 1 Gig symmetrical speeds for $60 per month with no contracts.
Webpass founder Charles Barr said, "Launching a new city is always fun! I'm eager to demonstrate to the residents of 1521 Second Ave. the value of a Webpass connection."
Adding this amenity to the building will make it possible for residents to purchase internet service separately, without the need to buy a complete cable/phone bundled package, giving them more options to choose the services they want. As streaming services and on-demand viewing continue to rise, there has been a decline, nationwide, in the number of cable subscribers. A report from Accenture found that the proportion of viewers who prefer to watch shows on laptops, smartphones, and desktops over television sets is rising.
Webpass will use point-to-point wireless radios to tap into the building's existing Ethernet cabling infrastructure. The non-invasive installation provides residents and building owners with a competitive option. Webpass installs internet service in residential apartment or condo buildings with 10 units or more with no installation cost (subject to the building owner's approval of Webpass' simple one-page agreement).
Without incurring data caps or overage fines, residents will have unlimited bandwidth to use for streaming and on-demand viewing.
Jerry Ringenberg, Building Manager of 1521 Second Ave. said, "For our Association, this is a great opportunity to provide a higher level of internet service to our residents."
Founded in San Francisco in 2003, Webpass is an Internet service provider owned by Google Fiber. Today, Webpass powers tens of thousands of residential and business customers. Our service allows users to easily and quickly surf the Internet without modems, contracts, or gimmicks. We built Webpass to take the hassle out of the Internet, so our customers can enjoy the simplicity of online surfing. Webpass currently operates in San Francisco, Oakland, San Diego, Miami, Chicago, Boston, Denver, and Seattle.
For more information about Webpass, please visit Webpass.net.