Cable Bahamas subsidiary executes agreement for dark fiber and neutral colocation with Allied Fiber to expand network from Miami to Jacksonville
NEW YORK, NY - October 21, 2014 – Allied Fiber, the United States’ first open-access, integrated, network-neutral colocation and dark fiber superstructure, today announced that Summit Broadband Inc., a regional service provider headquartered in Orlando, Florida, a subsidiary of Cable Bahamas, Ltd., has executed a 20-year Indefeasible Right of Use (IRU) agreement and lease for dark fiber and neutral colocation to expand its Florida network between Miami and Jacksonville.
Summit Broadband will leverage Allied Fiber’s dark fiber network and neutral colocation facilities in Florida to interconnect its own internal network elements as well as provide access in to its entire network in the state to meet customer demands for greater capacity and more efficient and cost-effective service offerings. By establishing a presence in the Allied Fiber colocation facilities on the East Coast, Summit Broadband will provide its customers with a direct, physical layer access point into their regional dark fiber and high capacity transport network connecting its service areas. Summit Broadband will also leverage the Allied Fiber network to Miami through Boca Raton where they will connect to the submarine cable system network of their parent company, Cable Bahamas.
"The agreement with Summit Broadband is a perfect fit and completely consistent with our mission of linking the submarine cable systems in the United States while also providing direct, physical access for all local communities along the way." said Hunter Newby, CEO of Allied Fiber. "Local communities in Florida are demanding reliable, high speed broadband infrastructure for businesses and consumers and by connecting to the Allied Fiber superstructure, Summit Broadband is able to offer its retail, enterprise and wholesale customers greater reliability and faster connectivity to homes and workplaces.”
“Strategic partnerships with industry leaders like Allied Fiber allow us to expand broadband service offerings to our valued customers,” said Richard Pardy, CEO of Summit Broadband. “The dark fiber network spanning from Miami to Jacksonville will improve the connection capabilities for thousands of our customers along the east coast of Florida.”
Summit Broadband’s partnership with Allied Fiber continues its expansion throughout the state of Florida. In 2013, the company merged U.S. Metro, Marco Island Cable and NuVu, extending its area of service to Southwest and Central Florida. Earlier this month, Allied Fiber announced plans to complete the next segment of its Southeast Route by connecting Jacksonville with Atlanta.
About Allied Fiber
Allied Fiber was created as the first national, open access, integrated, network-neutral colocation and dark fiber superstructure in the United States. Allied Fiber offers a combined long-haul and multi-access point, short-haul fiber optic system coupled with its own colocation facilities to provide control of the underlying physical assets to all network operators. Established in 2008, the Allied Fiber system is designed to link the international subsea cable landing points in the United States while also providing intermediate access along the route for the inclusion of local networks in to the global network architecture. By managing communications infrastructure as a real estate business for network operators the company has developed a unique platform that enables its customers’ growth and profitability, which drives its own. Follow Allied Fiber on LinkedIn and Twitter.
About Summit Broadband
Summit Broadband, a regional service provider, offers phone, high-speed Internet, cable TV and data transport services to both commercial and residential customers throughout Southwest and Central Florida. The company also offers dark fiber transport services to enterprise and carrier customers. Summit Broadband now supplies uncompressed high-definition television and the fastest residential Internet service available with speeds of 1,000 megabits per second (1 gigabit per second). In 2013 Summit Broadband merged with US Metro, Marco Island Cable, and NuVu — offering businesses and consumers a 500-mile fiber-optic backbone connecting their Florida markets. For more information, visit http://www.summit-broadband.com.
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