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Press Release -- May 16th, 2017
Source: FiberLight
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FiberLight Continues Fiber Optic Network Expansion to Texas-Mexico Border

Extended high-bandwidth footprint brings new low latency connectivity for international carriers and content distributors in North, Central and South America

ATLANTA – May 15, 2017 FiberLight, LLC, an industry leader in providing high performance fiber optic network solutions, today announces it has begun providing service along its previously introduced long-haul network expansion project at the Texas-Mexico border. In addition to serving as the first new fiber route connecting Mexico with the central United States in twenty years, this new construction also provides direct connectivity into pivotal south Texas data centers, including McAllen Data Center. FiberLight is now accepting new orders for lit transport up to 100-gigabit, Dedicated Internet Access and dark fiber leasing along the network, which connects areas in the Texas valley to major cities including Houston, San Antonio, Austin and Dallas.

“Our data centers on the US-Mexico border serve as the major hub for interconnection exchange among Mexican and international carriers. The addition of FiberLight reinforces our mission of bringing more connectivity options to our data center customers,“ comments Juan Salazar, CEO of McAllen Data Center.  “Mexico's growth in video streaming and digital media has increased the need for content providers to get closer to the border. FiberLight’s world-class infrastructure in our data centers will be fundamental for providers to deliver this demand of lower latency and higher bandwidth into Mexico.”

FiberLight’s network extension into the Rio Grande Valley and to the Mexican border allows global carriers and content providers in North, Central and South America to deliver video, data and voice traffic over a reliable low-latency network with virtually unlimited bandwidth capacity. Additionally, the new route features colocation space capable of regenerating approximately every 50 miles enabling carriers to install additional equipment and to provide the ability to add-drop at intermediary cities between larger metro areas. FiberLight is already providing transport along recently completed network segments for several international companies, including one of the world’s largest communications carriers.

“Because this route provides direct diverse connectivity into Dallas and other Texas cities, customers will be able to purchase dedicated bandwidth on Ethernet and Wavelength circuits as well as dark fiber into key data centers for wider distribution into the United States’ most quickly growing and innovative markets,” comments Ron Kormos, FiberLight’s Chief Strategy Officer.  “What’s really unique about our construction into McAllen Data Center, which services as the gateway to Mexico for many international carriers, is that our network is new fiber. Not only does this state-of-the-art medium allow for faster transport with higher bandwidth capacity, it also allows carriers to have greater control over how they scale their networks as data and transport needs continue to grow.”

FiberLight owns and manages over 1.7 million fiber miles in over 400 cities and towns across the United States.  It also maintains over 17,000 backbone access points, 1,700 on-net locations and presence in over 100 data centers across the country.  The FiberLight network within the State of Texas spans nearly 12,000 miles and connects more than 1,100 cell towers.

To learn more about FiberLight and its services, visit www.fiberlight.com.

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About FiberLight

FiberLight is a premier provider of fiber-optic based, high-performance networking services for telecom carriers, government, enterprise, content providers and web-centric businesses.  FiberLight owns over 1,700,000 miles of robust fiber networks in over 44 key growth areas in US cities and towns within Florida, Georgia, Maryland, Texas, Virginia and Washington, D.C., offering wide area networking options at layers 1, 2 and 3 to major commercial hubs throughout the country.  To learn more about FiberLight’s service offerings, visit www.fiberlight.com.

About McAllen Data Center

McAllen Data Center helps carriers and enterprises interconnect with major Network Service Providers on the US-Mexico border. The company is considered one of the fastest-growing data center in South Texas, presenting a unique offer of reliable colocation services with a fiber optics infrastructure to foster connectivity across the border. Due to its geographic proximity to Mexico, McAllen Data Center serves this emerging market allowing American and International carriers to connect to the largest concentration of Mexican networks in carrier-neutral facilities. For more information visit mcallendc.com, and follow MDC on LinkedIn and Twitter at @mcallendc

Media Inquiries:

For FiberLight, LLC:

Jula Baker, Phase:3 Marketing and Communications

Email: Julia.baker@phase3mc.com

Phone: +1 (404) 367-9898

For McAllen Data Center:

Joel Pacheco, McAllen Data Center

Email: marketing@mcallendc.com

Phone: +1 (956) 429-3400

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