Adding More Than 700 Miles of Fiber Optic Connectivity; Building Diverse Route from Atlantic City to Philadelphia To Meet Increased Customer Demand
March 14, 2011 – Rochester, NY
Fibertech Networks, a leading regional provider of fiber optic bandwidth services, today announced it is expanding its existing network footprint in Central and Southern New Jersey by more than 700 route miles. The expansion is due to recently signed agreements with major wireless carriers, Fortune 100 financial institutions, and a prominent healthcare system in the area. The new network expansion is expected to be complete by year-end 2011.
The new routes encompass a diverse fiber optic connection from Philadelphia to Atlantic City, a unique path from Trenton to Perth Amboy, and will further develop the company’s existing density throughout New Jersey. Local businesses in the area will have new broadband choices with these direct, end-to-end fiber optic connections.
“We’re extremely excited to be adding such network depth and diversity in New Jersey,” said Michael C. Hurley, VP Sales and Marketing for Fibertech. “It represents not only a series of wins for the company, but also a strong presence in a growing marketplace that continues to lack competitive, ‘open-access’ bandwidth providers beyond the central downtown areas and major aggregation points.”
According to Hurley, this expansion in New Jersey will result in one of the most dense, “open-access“ fiber-based networks on the East Coast. The company expects to add local jobs to support the network, as well as its growing customer base.
With these new miles, Fibertech will have in place a continuous, company-owned and operated fiber network extending from Springfield, MA, to northern Maryland, bringing the company’s total fiber assets across the mid-Atlantic and New England regions to more than 4,000 route miles.
In addition to its Southern NJ/Philadelphia market, the company has networks operational in 21 additional markets including Northern NJ; Bridgeport, Hartford, New Haven, New London, Norwalk and Stamford, CT; Providence, RI; Columbus, OH; Pittsburgh; Syracuse, Rochester, Buffalo, Binghamton, White Plains and Albany, NY; Montgomery County, MD; Wilmington, Del.; Indianapolis; and Worcester and Springfield, MA.
About Fibertech Networks
Headquartered in Rochester, N.Y., Fibertech Networks is a leader in providing fiber-optic based network services throughout mid-size cities in the Eastern and Central regions of the United States. Fibertech was founded in May of 2000 and has built metro-area fiber networks in 23 mid-size markets in the Eastern U.S., and is led by Court Square Capital Partners of New York, N.Y. Further information about the company can be found at www.fibertech.com.