South Florida-based contracting company plays key role during massive fiber optic network construction project
Jacksonville, FL – August 27, 2015 – Allied Fiber, the United States’ first open-access, integrated, network-neutral colocation and dark fiber superstructure, today announced its strategic business partner Hypower Inc. (Hypower), an electrical and utility contracting company based in South Florida, set a db splice loss company record when installing fiber optic cabling on Allied Fiber’s Southeast Route. Hypower splice crews worked on all of Allied Fiber’s 11 sites and colocation facilities located from West Palm Beach, Florida to Barnesville, Georgia.
While installing more than 3,500,000 ft. of Fiber Optic Cable custom made for Allied Fiber by Corning Optical Communications, Hypower’s splice crews achieved a remarkable .18 to .19 db light loss per kilometer over the entire 700 mile span of Allied Fiber’s extensive Southeast Route from Miami to Atlanta. Attenuation Coefficient measures the loss of optical power per Kilometer. According to the Fiber Optic Association, Inc., standard Attenuation Coefficient of single mode fiber is typically around 0.25 db per kilometer.
“Hypower’s level of performance far exceeded the specified loss budget levels planned for when we initially engaged them as a contractor,” said Andrew Thompson, Vice President of Colocation Operations for Allied Fiber. “By working closely with our team, Hypower further enhanced the ultra-high quality levels of service we always seek to provide to customers on our network.”
“We’re delighted to be formally affiliated with an innovative company and industry leader like Allied Fiber,” said Bernard Paul-Hus, President and CEO of Hypower. “We took great pride in participating in the Allied Fiber’s Southeast Route project, and believe our collaboration will make a lasting impact on consumers, businesses and the local economies in Georgia and Florida.”
With strategic business partners like Hypower supporting its network construction and development plans, Allied Fiber is on track to meet the demands for access to neutral colocation and dark fiber services throughout the continental United States. Allied Fiber 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.
About Hypower Inc.
Hypower's Telecom Group is a national leader in long haul, metro builds, Positive Train control, collocation site and building construction. Hypower combines cutting- edge technology with innovative design and engineering to deliver quality and timely turnkey service solutions to meet the needs of our telecommunications clients. Hypower is an Electrical and Utility Contracting Company with several divisions that focus on outside plant power and communications projects, prime electrical infrastructure and ground mount solar nationwide. We also specialize in commercial and service electrical solutions in South Florida. Founded in 1991, the company is licensed to operate in 20+ states upholding high safety standards and quality results on all projects. For more information visit http://www.hypowerinc.com.