Network-neutral, integrated colocation and dark fiber now available to improve global Internet traffic flow as well as boost local economies with improved Internet infrastructure for businesses and consumers
NEW YORK, NY, ATLANTA, GA and MIAMI, FL (June 16, 2015) – Allied Fiber, the United States’ first open-access, integrated, network-neutral colocation and dark fiber superstructure, today announced the company’s Southeast Route connecting Miami and Atlanta is complete and officially Ready for Service (RFS).
Allied Fiber’s Southeast Route covers 708 route miles with local access fiber splice points every 3,000-5,000 feet, providing significant economic and job growth opportunities to the local communities along the route. Network service and content providers leasing colocation space and dark fiber in the Allied Fiber system can now provide their business and consumer customers with a dramatic improvement in performance, speed and reliability.
Allied Fiber’s Southeast Route is the first fiber optic network-neutral system of its kind to allow and enable open interconnections between all network operator types within a single, physical layer long haul route.
The network consists of:
- 11 Allied Fiber Built and Owned, Network-Neutral Colocation Facilities
- 708 Route Miles (362 in Georgia and 346 in Florida)
- 270,629 Fiber Miles (189,024 in Florida and 81,648 in Georgia)
- Fiber Counts:
- 528 Count Fiber Cable From Miami, FL (NOTA) to Jacksonville, FL (JAX NAP and Cologix at 421 West Church St)
- 216 Count Fiber Cable From Jacksonville, FL to Atlanta, GA (Colo Atl at 55 Marietta St and Telx at 56 Marietta St)
- Splice locations along the route:
- Allied Fiber has designed and constructed 99 splice locations in Florida and 127 in Georgia, which will increase over time due to additional lateral requirements.
“Launching our Southeast route brings significant economic benefits and opportunities to multiple organizations that range from global submarine cable system operators and content distribution networks to local communities from Miami to Atlanta,” said Hunter Newby, Founder, Chairman and CEO of Allied Fiber. “We look forward to helping everyone understand the profound impact Allied Fiber is destined to have on local economies in Florida and Georgia and ultimately the United States overall as we deliver our network-neutral, physical layer product to the market.”
Today’s announcement comes at an exciting time for Allied Fiber and on the heels of multiple, major, new customer and network interconnection announcements including:
- City of Palm Coast, Florida
- Windstream Communications
- Joytel Communications
- Summit Broadband
Allied Fiber is on track to meet the demands for access to neutral colocation and dark fiber services throughout the continental United States, as it plans to create a “ring” around the country to facilitate open-access interconnection nationally.
For more information on Allied Fiber, please visit www.alliedfiber.com.
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.