- PEG Bandwidth sought unique fiber routes; began working with UFD in fall 2012
- UFD’s high-capacity, all-optical network delivers dark fiber across a geographically diverse pathway, providing redundancy and reliability
- Both companies share dedication to excellence in customer service and positive customer experiences
YORK, Pa. and DALLAS , Texas. May 14 , 2013–United Fiber & Data (UFD) is excited to announce today that PEG Bandwidth has received the company’s first-ever “Premier Partner” award. UFD created the award to recognize and honor those companies that share its partner-driven philosophy that respects each company’s desire and ability to drive positive relationships, deliver solid results and generate strong revenues for each party.
PEG Bandwidth selected the United Fiber & Data network in fall 2012 to help provide cell site backhaul service in hard-to-reach locations. “We’d been looking for a route like this for a long time,” says Rich Ruben, CEO of PEG Bandwidth. “We chose UFD because it offers a unique fiber route that runs through critical but underserved markets where our customer base of wireless carriers does business. This route provides access to cell towers via advanced fiber optics that were previously unavailable.”
United Fiber & Data officially launched on February 28, 2013, announcing a 300+-mile greenfield fiber-optic network that runs between New York City and Ashburn, Virginia. UFD’s network traverses a geographically diverse route through New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Maryland, bypassing the traditional I-95 route that most other service providersfollow. The UFD network is currently being built from scratch with brand-new and advanced fiber-optic network and data center technology.
“Both our companies share common goals in what we do and how we do it,” confirms Christopher Lodge, President and Chief Operating Officer of UFD. “Our two companies are dedicated to excellent customer service and a unique customer experience. We wanted to recognize this common philosophy with PEG Bandwidth as a way to underscore to our combined customers that working with our companies will deliver benefits that include logical and physical network diversity, high reliability and great service. This is the start of a long-term partnership for us.”
According to the June 2012 Semi-Annual Wireless Industry Survey from CTIA–The Wireless Association, Americans used more than 2.32 trillion cell phone minutes and sent 2.27 trillion text messages since the prior year, showing a 3.2% rise from June 2011. Wireless data usage increased an unprecedented 104% to 633 billion megabytes between June 2011 and June 2012, confirming rapidly growing consumption of data via mobile phones. These trends underscore the need for high-capacity networks that offer scalable and stable connectivity solutions between cell towers and the fiber-optic routes and rings that connect rural and metro areas across the country.
About United Fiber & Data
Founded in 2009, United Fiber & Data (UFD) offers a complete suite of all-fiber networking and broadband solutions. From Dark Fiber to Ethernet, Wavelengths and Internet Access, UFD’s privately-owned and operated network provides customers with a reliable, low-latency DWDM fiber network. UFD’s network is diverse to single points of failure between New York City and northern Virginia. Enterprise companies, financial institutions, government and carriers can utilize UFD’s unique, diverse fiber routes for fast and secure network connectivity opportunities. For more information, visit www.unitedfd.com.
About PEG Bandwidth, LLC
PEG Bandwidth provides customized cell site backhaul solutions for wireless operators to support 4th generation (4G) deployments. With offices in Dallas, St. Louis and Philadelphia, PEG Bandwidth delivers complex network solutions across broad geographies utilizing some combination of new fiber builds, available dark fiber, partner fiber networks and licensed, point-to-point microwave. PEG Bandwidth’s team of backhaul experts aggregates traffic across these disparate networks to provide a seamless, end-to-end solution from a wireless operator’s cell site to its switching facility. The company focuses mainly on lower-tier and rural markets where operators are struggling to find carrier-class, scalable solutions for their backhaul requirements.
For more information, please visit our website at www.PEGBandwidth.com.
Jaymie Scotto & Associates