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Press Release -- April 5th, 2011
Source: Allied Fiber
Tags: Construction, Low Latency, Video


Norcross, Georgia, April 4, 2011 – OFS, designer, manufacturer and supplier of leading edge fiber optic network products, today announces that it has joined Allied Fiber’s Dark Fiber Community.

Allied Fiber created the Dark Fiber Community in response to the rising demands for its dark fiber products and services from network operators and companies seeking to build new, as well as extend existing dark fiber networks. The Dark Fiber Community is an online resource providing information, visibility and contact details for industry-leading vendors as well as the opportunity to plan meetings with global suppliers.

“We are proud to be part of Allied Fiber’s Dark Fiber Community,” said Peter Spehr, Director of Sales at OFS. “As a provider and innovator of the latest optical fiber, cable and connectivity solutions, we see value in working in this online networking and educational platform to stay active with other industry leaders in order to meet customer needs.”

“OFS recognizes the critical need for full spectrum fiber technologies to enable the communication industry’s growing demand for low latency, high bandwidth product solutions to be utilized in cellular wireless backhaul, green energy, data centers, FTTH deployments and other evolving applications,” continues Spehr.

“The Dark Fiber Community serves as an online directory for network operators, featuring industry news, video interviews, relevant whitepapers and access to an online one-on-one meeting system,” explains Jason Cohen, President & COO of Allied Fiber. “Combined, these tools serve to further educate the network buyer marketplace and offer invaluable resources and connections to credible network suppliers. Adding OFS to the Dark Fiber Community introduces a deeper resource in the Fiber segment of the industry for those in search of information and solutions for their network needs.”

For more information on the Dark Fiber Community, visit

About OFS

OFS is a world-leading designer, manufacturer and provider of optical fiber, optical fiber cable, FTTX, optical connectivity and specialty photonics products. Our manufacturing and research divisions work together to provide innovative products and solutions that traverse many different applications as they link people and machines worldwide. Between continents, between cities, around neighborhoods, and into homes and businesses of digital consumers we provide the right optical fiber, optical cable and components for efficient, cost-effective transmission.

OFS’ corporate lineage dates back to 1876 and includes technology powerhouses such as AT&T (NYSE:T, news, filings) and Lucent Technologies (now Alcatel-Lucent, NYSE: ALU). Today, OFS is owned by Furukawa Electric, a multi-billion dollar global leader in optical communications. Headquartered in Norcross (near Atlanta) Georgia, U.S., OFS is a global provider with facilities in Avon, Connecticut; Carrollton, Georgia; Somerset, New Jersey; and Sturbridge, Massachusetts, as well as in Denmark, Germany and Russia.

For more information, please visit

PR Contact:

Sherry Salyer
OFS Public Relations

About Allied Fiber

Allied Fiber was created to address America’s need to eliminate obstacles for broadband access, wireless backhaul and lower latency through new, next generation long-haul dark fiber and an open access philosophy. The Allied Fiber team is comprised of experts in the field of communications, network construction and finance. They are dedicated to building and providing access to an abundant supply of dark fiber in areas where it is most needed. The first phase of new duct and fiber construction will be between New York, NY, Ashburn, VA and Chicago, IL. For more information, please visit

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Jaymie Scotto & Associates

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