New Fiber Optic Network Expected to Fuel Economic Development and Increase Communications Competition
Fibertech Networks, a leader in providing fiber-optic based network services throughout mid-size cities,today announced it will expand its fiber optic network in Delaware.
The company currently operates a 160-mile network in Wilmington, DE. To fulfill major new sales agreements, Fibertech will extend its current infrastructure by more than 80 miles from Wilmington, through Dover and into Georgetown, DE. This expansion comes on the heels of the company’s recent network construction launch in new markets of Akron, Cleveland, Cincinnati, Dayton and Toledo.
In making this announcement, John K. Purcell, Fibertech Chairman and CEO said, “This expansion is based on our success in signing up new customers and is another indication that our business growth continues to exceed expectations.”
To date, the company has built and owns more than 9,000 route miles of metro networks in 23 markets, and provisions its connectivity solutions on that infrastructure end-to-end. This differentiator enables Fibertechand its customers’ unprecedented control, scalability and security of services.
“The expansion of our Delaware network ensures businesses have cost-effective alternatives for their critical bandwidth applications,” added Purcell. “We believe that the presence of our network and services will also help enhance economic development initiatives in its capital city and throughout the state of Delaware.”
Fibertech’s service offering will encompass both dark fiber and optical broadband options to area businesses that have predominately used traditional carrier lines in the past. The company’scomplete optical solutions portfolio of services includes private line connections ranging in speeds fromT1 to OC-192; point-to-point and multi-point Ethernet service in speeds ranging from 10 Mbps to 100 Gbps; dedicated Internet access; DWDM; and collocation for fast communication between multiple locations.
Fibertech offers network services to education, healthcare, government and financial institutions, along with and other large and medium-size businesses looking to meet demands for data and broadband connectivity. Fibertech extends its fiber optic network directly into business locations,allowing themto internally deploy a wide range of advanced telecommunications applications. Organizations can benefit from the added scalability and control inherent in a new fiber network.
Additionally, other telecommunications carriers will be able to lease strands of fiber on the new network to expand their local presence and extend broadband solutions to their business customers as well.
“As information technology businesses and needs continue to grow in this area, it’s important to have alternative fiber infrastructures to support these efforts and provide additional diversity options,” added Hurley. “This type of extensive, open-access broadband communications network should help enable increased facilities-based telecommunications competition in Delaware and help continue to make it an attractive environment for business through this significant private investment in broadband infrastructure.”
Fibertech has networks operational in Pittsburgh, PA; Indianapolis, IN; Providence, RI; Hartford, Bridgeport, Stamford, Danbury, New London and New Haven, CT; Columbus, OH; Springfield and Worcester, MA; Syracuse, Rochester, Buffalo, Binghamton, White Plains and Albany, NY; Wilmington, DE; Montgomery County, MD; Northern and Southern NJ; and Philadelphia, PA. The company recently announced plans to expand to Cleveland, Cincinnati, Dayton, Toledo and Akron, OH.
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, 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. The company currently owns and operates a fiber optic network of more than 9,000 route miles, which contains more than 6,400 on-net buildings and nearly 2,100 cell sites with its fiber-only network infrastructure.With this network, Fibertech serves wirelineand wireless carriers, data centers, large enterprises, and facilities in the higher education, healthcare, and government verticals. Further information about the company can be found at www.fibertech.com.
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