May 22, 2014
Cbeyond Pushes Fiber Network to SMBs
By Mandira Srivastava
In order to expand the company’s metro fiber footprint across the country, Cbeyond, Inc. the Technology Ally for small and mid-sized businesses (SMBs), today announced advancements of its dark fiber on-net and near-net build out strategy in which SMBs can now reap the rewards of broadband high-bandwidth fiber optic networks.
The company started to deploy dark fiber in Atlanta, Dallas and Denver in 2012. Additional projects began in 2013 in Chicago, Houston, Los Angeles and San Francisco.
Mark Masi, vice president, Fiber Implementation and Administration, at Cbeyond said in a statement," SMBs have typically been excluded from fiber network availability, but now there is no reason for that market to be underserved. By expanding our fiber network throughout our core market footprint, Cbeyond is offering a greater number of SMBs the option of choosing an affordable, scalable, high-speed network that can positively transform their business."
The company has started deploying its own fiber network, using the infrastructure and interconnection services of Zayo, in 2012. The company has over 10 percent of its Metro Ethernet customer base on its fiber network.. These fiber-based broadband networks can be deployed in multi-tenant buildings in Cbeyond markets, including Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas, Denver, Los Angeles and San Francisco.
According to the Summer 2013 Cbeyond Business Leader Snapshot survey, high-speed, always-on network access was ranked by SMB business leaders as the most important technology to fuel growth.
The company's business strategy focuses heavily on cloud and other advanced technologies. The company is deploying its fiber network that is an important foundation of Cbeyond 2.0.
Edited by Maurice Nagle
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