SAN JUAN, PUERTO RICO — Critical Hub Networks, also known as Caribe.Net, an ISP that also offers disaster recovery, data center and colocation services, announced the launch of Optico Fiber, Puerto Rico’s first gigabit FTTH Internet service. The service will be available exclusively for residential customers, and will offer upload and download speeds of up to 1 Gbps, that is equal to 1,000 Mbps with unlimited data transfer.

Under a model similar to Google Fiber, Critical Hub is making Optico Fiber available in communities (also known as “fiberhoods”) that meet minimum signup goals. The first neighborhoods that can signup for Optic Fiber are within the municipality of San Juan. The initial launch includes seven fiberhoods, although Critical Hub will continuously open new fiberhoods as the engineering of the new regions are completed.

“All fiberhoods that meet the signup goals will be deployed,” said Carlo Marazzi, president of Critical Hub Networks. “It’s our goal to deploy Optico Fiber service as quickly as possible, which may mean that we’ll be working in multiple fiberhoods simultaneously.” The Optico Fiber Free Broadband service is guaranteed free for four years.