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!
Update – November 2020 – We are now installing entire neighbors with fiber!
Do you need to contact us with questions, or issues, or wish to be involved? There are several different ways to connect or contact us, so please choose the best option on our contact and support pages in the menu above.
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 available to all connect LAHCF users
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 in the dust. In a nut shell, any type of copper/metal wired Internet service just can not compete with a fiber (glass) technology when you have any distance involved. Have you ever received a mailer for a 10 gigabit up and down service from any vendor? Until a vendor offers fiber to the premise (house) like LAHCF, they simply can not support anything close to 10 gigabit without a direct fiber connection.
Both U-Verse and Comcast use fiber to their neighborhood nodes but the still deliver internet to you via a wire line (twisted pair or thick wire cable) that “last mile” or last few blocks. LAHCF solves the last link to bring that fiber level service to your home where you need it!
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. As long term residents and property owners, we can be see the value of investing in a fiber to home solution and willing to see that investment over a 20 year span. Telcos need to show their investment in an upgrade is paid for in a much shorter time frame, like 1-2 years.
Compare the speeds yourself!
You can download this app we used above 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.