Common: We've Reached 100,000 People With 300Mbit/s Wireless at 1/50th the Cost of Fiber
SAN FRANCISCO -- Common Networks -- a revolutionary wireless internet service provider (ISP) -- today announced a new kind of high-speed plan enabling customers to get 300 Mbps home internet speeds at a lower price than other providers. Users on Commonís new high-speed plan experience expedited load times, allowing them to download a whole HD movie in 80 seconds, stream 4K videos and music, as well as connect more than 20 devices to the same network seamlessly. This new tier marks a substantial step towards providing accessible wireless internet coverage for all.
With proprietary software built on open 5G technology, Common is challenging the status quo across the ISP landscape. To offer this new level of speed, Common is using next generation, millimeter wave radios and their software stack to allow for much higher throughput.
"With todayís reliance on the internet for everything from education to payment processing to entertainment, it should be more convenient and affordable to everyone," said Common CTO and co-founder Mark Jen. "This offering is now bringing the fastest, most accessible wireless ever to our network. Weíre looking forward to expanding our services in speed, pricing, and location."
In less than three years, Common has already expanded its coverage area to over 100,000 people in a fraction of the time, and at less than 1/50th of the cost that it would take to extend fiber optic internet to these communities.
With a price of just $49 per month, the companyís new 300 Mbps option offers exceptional value to residents across the Bay Area in Alameda, Santa Clara, San Jose, and Sunnyvale. Commonís new multi-speed offering is unique in cost transparency, with the company providing free installation and including all equipment under one set priceóall without taxes, fees or data caps. Along with Commonís ultra high-speed tier, customers can also choose between a Basic 20 Mbps plan for $34 a month, and a Faster 80 Mbps plan for $39 a month. Commonís tiered plans present users with a variety of options to increase accessibility across the board.
"Since cutting the cord and switching to Commonís high-speed plan, Iíve noticed a definite increase in my internet speed," said Ron Mooney, a pilot customer for the 300 Mbps plan. "It feels exciting to be at the cutting edge of a new technology that I know people will be adopting en masse."
Common was founded in 2016 by Zach Brock, Grace Chen, Mark Jen, and Jessica Shalek. Together, they came together to invent 5G-based technology that solves internet connectivity and cost problems for suburban cities. The founding team all previously worked at Square where they built the Square Register product, started the Square developer platform, and led Growth teams for domestic and international expansion.