New Network Provides Increased Redundancy and Diversity to Northern VA/D.C. .MD region
Baltimore, MD — 1/27/2010
FiberLight, LLC, a leading optical networking provider, announced today they are constructing a new 100-mile fully diverse network linking Baltimore to Washington, D.C.
The new network will augment FiberLight’s existing 123-mile Baltimore network, and 299-mile Virginia and D.C. networks by extending the optical backbone past the downtown business district to connect to the growing cities of Laurel, Columbia, Elkridge and Greenbelt, while providing greater diversity to the MD/D.C./VA region. Optical services clients can access dedicated connectivity to the major IP peering points, data centers and carrier hotels located in Baltimore, Washington D.C. and Northern Virginia at speeds up to 10 Gig.
FiberLight has strong demand by businesses to move data from network servers into secondary sites for data replication and IT virtualization efforts. FiberLight continues to develop and offer a robust and diverse end-to-end solution to address these complex networking needs.
“Baltimore is the gateway to the Northeast and a key market for FiberLight. We saw the need to build more capacity into Baltimore and Southern Maryland to address the growing demand of government and enterprise client applications such as data replication, SAN and Telepresence,” said Ron Kormos, FiberLight’s EVP of Operations and Engineering. “The 100-mile extension of our footprint will better position us to offer scalable network solutions to offset the costs of these client applications and serve additional growth in the MD/D.C./VA corridor. Clients will receive the added benefit of greater access to government facilities, carrier POPs, enterprise buildings and data centers along the route as well as more connectivity options with our extensive metro networks in D.C. and Virginia.”
Recovery Point, a FiberLight customer and integrated data protection services company based in Gaithersburg, MD, plans to secure fiber on the new network in order to expand its presence in the Baltimore market and implement additional route diversity, Recovery Point CEO Marc Langer said. Recovery Point has dark fiber connecting its facilities to the two major Mid-Atlantic carrier POPs and recently secured two 10 Gig circuits from FiberLight to connect one of its customers to its Baltimore network.
“Our customers demand a network that offers low latency and 99.999% reliability, and FiberLight delivers the full range of high performance network solutions we require, from lit services to dark fiber,” Mr. Langer said. “We are looking forward to being on the ground floor of the new network opportunity as it will offer our customers greater redundancy, which is a must for mission-critical information and business continuity. Additionally, our customers have expressed interest in connecting to growing business districts in and around the greater Baltimore area, so this newest network offering should be a good fit.”
The new Baltimore network is part of FiberLight’s overall growth strategy for the Northeast, which includes the recent completion of a $30 million 132-mile route extending from FiberLight’s Washington, D.C. network to Culpeper, VA.
FiberLight provides Ethernet, Wavelengths, IP, SONET, and Dark Fiber optical transport network solutions to telecom carriers, government, enterprise, content providers and web centric businesses. FiberLight wholly owns its 500,000-mile network in key growth areas and offers robust metro networks in 21 metros within Georgia, Florida, Washington, D.C., Texas, Virginia and Maryland, as well as Wide Area Networking options at layer 1, 2 and 3 to major commercial hubs throughout the country. FiberLight fully supports applications requiring maximum availability, low latency and ultimate security. Visit FiberLight at www.fiberlight.com .
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