Welcome to Los Altos Hills Community Fiber!
The Los Altos Hills Community Fiber Association is a new, exciting and unique operating model to bring affordable and very high speed internet service directly to our residential homes using a 100% fiber optic network – completely owned and operating by your own neighborhood members that are subscribed to the service.
The Los Altos Hills Community Fiber Association is a mutual benefit corporation under the laws of California.
LAH Community Fiber Association does not generate any “profits” that will go to any board members, members, or creators of this association.
We invite you to read the Operating Model below for details about this community and resident driven organization!
Speed Tests – Compare LAHCF to your Broadband provider
We were required to use a special speed test to test the speed of our fiber network as most DSL Speed tests simply do not work at the GB speed rates that is offered by LAHCF.
The image below shows the upload and download speeds and ping and jitter values.
10 Gig Circuits in test mode – Soon to be release to LAHCF members
LAHCF is set to lead the nation in providing the highest possible Internet speeds. We have left traditional copper wired vendors of AT&T U-VERSE and even cable Comcast thick wire technology behind. In a nut shell, any type of copper wired Internet service just can not compete with a fiber (glass) technology when you have any distance involved.
There is a good reason why 99.999 percent of Internet traffic is transported over fiber and not copper wire based lines. Why should our Internet speed come to a grinding slow speed when it gets to our last residential 1/4 mile? Our current telcos don’t want to invest in our communities to bring fiber to our homes.
LAHCF is already testing the home hardware modems to provide 10 GB service to the home. We already have confirmed that our fiber to the home and our fiber optic head end equipment can easily be upgraded to support 10 Gigabit service. Our current default minimum speed is 1GB Up/Down. We plan to upgrade that basic service to 10 GB Up/down. This upgrade to 10 GB from 1 GB service only requires a slightly more expensive modem/router that will be included as part of our regular install. Our peering connections and costs into the Internet at 10 GB versus 1 GB is not significant.
If you want to do a similar test, we had to download the special okidata speed test application directly on to a windows machine that also have a 10 GB Ethernet card.
You can download this app at:
Next Level Networks was founded by broadband industry veterans seeking to bring down the cost of fiber to the home internet delivery. Next Level Networks will build and operate the Gigabit -class symmetrical network. The LAH community Fiber network will be owned by all of its members and operating under an agreement with Next Level Networks. This will allow each neighborhood or community to be in control of its own communication future.