Organizations in Eight Counties Form Consortium To Build A Fiber Optic Super Highway in the North Georgia Mountains
ATLANTA, GA – FiberLight, LLC, one of the nation’s leading providers of mission critical, high performance fiber optic networks, announced it will pave the way for North Georgia Networks to reach the world along 108 miles of FiberLight’s privately owned high speed, fiber optic backbone. FiberLight will bridge a segment of its own robust network in Alpharetta, GA with NGN’s planned 1,000-mile network to provide a diverse and secure network from North Georgia to metro Atlanta and to connect NGN to 56 Marietta, a Telx facility in downtown Atlanta.
The 56 Marietta location is home to 35,000 connections between carriers, enterprise and service providers. The Telx facility provides carrier neutral access to providers and services that can carry North Georgia Networks well beyond the Southeast.
The $42 million North Georgia Network broadband infrastructure project has the potential to reach 42,000 households, 9,200 businesses and 245 institutions in the eight-county North Georgia region, including public schools, universities, hospitals and government facilities, officials said.
“We are excited about our partnership with FiberLight because it will enable NGN to support underserved segments of North Georgia’s population with broadband infrastructure, while stimulating job growth and business in the eight counties the NGN project represents,” said Bruce Abraham, President and CEO of North Georgia Network. “FiberLight offers the speed and secure access our communities need, while providing the network diversity and neutral access to connect to other providers and services.”
FiberLight’s Atlanta network is constructed in an optical ring topology using state-of-the-art, high fiber count cable built diverse from the local exchange carrier (LEC), while providing diversity and redundancy for a more secure and resilient network.
“Because our network averages 432 fibers in each ring, more than 10 times an average telecom provider, we can offer limitless bandwidth, low latency and scalable solutions based on customer need,” said Michael P. Miller, FiberLight’s CEO and Founder. “Offering a customized network solution of this magnitude to North Georgia Networks is an exciting opportunity for FiberLight, and we look forward to a long and successful relationship in the years to come.”
About The North Georgia Network (NGN)
The North Georgia Network (NGN) is a non-profit company that is building a 1,000-mile fiber optic network across North Georgia. The network will provide access to affordable, reliable broadband at speeds as fast as those anywhere in the world. NGN was chartered by economic development professionals in Lumpkin, Dawson, Union and White Counties, together with Blue Ridge Mountain EMC, Habersham EMC and North Georgia College & State University. The goal: to stimulate business and job growth by improving the broadband infrastructure in North Georgia. For more information visit http://northgeorgianetwork.com/.
FiberLight, LLC is a premier provider of mission-critical, high performance networking services including Ethernet, Wavelengths and Dedicated IP, SONET and Dark Fiber optical transport network solutions. Solutions are provided to telecom carriers, government, enterprise, content providers and web-centric businesses. FiberLight wholly owns its 500,000 fiber-mile network in key growth areas and offers robust metro networks in 23 metros within Georgia, Florida, Washington, D.C., Texas, Virginia and Maryland, as well as Wide Area Networking options to major commercial hubs throughout the country. Visit FiberLight atwww.fiberlight.com.
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