January 11, 2013
The Lone Star State Expands Dark Fiber
By Jody Bennett
TMCnet Contributing Writer
Texas is about to receive a significant renovation to its regional network infrastructure. On January 9, fiber optic network professionals, FiberLight (News - Alert), announced that it would be installing and upgrading parts of Central and East Texas fiber optic network. Georgia-based FiberLight has “installed more than 500,000 duct and fiber miles with more than 5,300 access points, as well as hundreds of laterals off [its] backbone and delivered more than 3,000 circuits to our customers.”
These new fiber-optic cables will link the cities with the company’s existing regional networks, including previously announced build out in western Texas. In addition, the roll out is almost completed – allowing the company to own just over 9,000 route miles in the state.
As more US states are looking to upgrade and expand many of its antiquated IT networks, more companies like FiberLight are forming to answer the demand. The demand for super-fast fiber optic networks is increasing, especially from state and local governments who are answering to their constituents’ pleas for a better, faster, more efficient network speed.
These upgrades also make it easier for city officials and other private employees who rely on these systems during their daily work routine and personal lives. Enhancing these networks essentially enhance the quality of life for all citizens integrated around it, and companies like FiberLight are beginning to pop up to establish these networks.
The company has already started construction with its first project including the completion of a “new ‘super metro’ and regional fiber infrastructure that will run through the cities of Austin, San Antonio, Schertz, Corpus Christi, Waco, and Laredo – along with a list totaling 64 cities
Edited by Stefania Viscusi
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