Island-Based Internet Company Grows

Courtesy photo    Common Networks works with historic Alameda Theatre as location from which to deliver faster, more reliable high-speed Internet service into the home.

Common Networks offers alternative to 50,000 homes

Alameda-based Internet service provider Common Networks announced its recent expansion of its ultra-high-speed Internet service coverage to more than 50,000 Alameda residents, providing 80 percent of the Alameda community with a new choice for high-speed home Internet. 

“Alameda was the first city we launched in and continues to be a very special community for us,” said Zach Brock, CEO of Common Networks. “It’s where we opened our first local office, climbed our first roofs and brought the first of our customers online.”  

Launched in 2017, Common Networks has built a strong following of customers in Alameda, its initial market. In two short years, Common has grown to serve more than 50,000 customers, with plans to expand into other Bay Area communities later this year. Common pioneered the use of graph-based technology to deliver ultra-high-speed Internet service. 

“The Alameda Theatre has been a historic pillar of our city and when Common Networks came to us and asked if we would be willing to help residents and other businesses benefit from having access to high-speed internet, the obvious answer was ‘yes’,” said Kyle Connor, owner of Alameda Theatre. 

Common is the largest and only graph-based 5G home Internet service. Expanding quickly to provide coverage throughout Alameda and to other parts of the San Francisco Bay Area, Common is one of the largest 5G Fixed Wireless Access networks in the world with more than 1,000 customers, leapfrogging traditional carriers.

“Local businesses like Alameda Theatre have enabled us to grow our service area which benefits the entire community,” said Brock. “By providing the city with ultra-high-speed home Internet service, we are giving Alamedans a choice they did not have before.”

Common Networks is a wireless 5G home Internet provider that brings fiber-class Internet to homes. Common Networks is pioneering the use of graph networks to take on traditional incumbents and cable networks to deliver ultra-high-speed Internet. 

Founded in 2016, the company is based in San Francisco and has raised more than $34 million in funding from notable partners including General Catalyst, Eclipse Ventures and Lux Capital.

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