Palm Coast, FL – June 8, 2015 – Allied Fiber, the United States’ first open-access, integrated, network-neutral colocation and dark fiber superstructure and the City of Palm Coast, Florida, located on the East Coast of Florida between Daytona Beach and St. Augustine, have connected their respective open-access fiber networks. Palm Coast’s FiberNET network now has access through Allied Fiber to the major content distribution centers throughout the state of Florida. The fiber connection will drive job growth and help cable television and Internet providers in the community offer better service and competitive pricing to local businesses and consumers.
The City of Palm Coast recently completed construction of a lateral in Bunnell, FL that connects FiberNET to the Allied Fiber route. This ‘on-ramp’ will allow businesses to access multiple service providers, including Joytel, a Jacksonville-based wireless service provider. Providing this access creates a new revenue stream that will help maintain the infrastructure and benefit the local tax base.
“The new fiber optic connection to Allied Fiber will enhance our city’s ability to attract new businesses to the area,” said Jim Landon, Manager of the City of Palm Coast. “We’re confident it will help spur economic development and further improve the excellent quality of life enjoyed by our citizens and visitors.”
The FiberNET fiber optic network covers more than 50-miles of major roadways in Palm Coast including Palm Coast Parkway, Belle Terre Parkway, in Town Center, along the U.S. 1 corridor, and down State Road 100 into Bunnell. FiberNET also provides service to all City of Palm Coast facilities, Flagler Schools and more than two-dozen businesses.
“Our connection with The City of Palm Coast will be a game changing win/win for our country and local residents,” said Hunter Newby, CEO of Allied Fiber. “By creating a competitive market, it will help maintain cost flexibility, enabling an increase in Internet access. It will also stimulate significant economic benefits and bring new jobs to the community, boosting our local and country’s GDP.”
FiberNET’s newest customer is the Watchtower Educational Facility in Palm Coast. QCS Telecom, which is owned by the Watchtower Bible and Tract Society of New York, provided the all-fiber connection for the Palm Coast facility to Miami through the Allied Fiber network. QCS used FiberNET to provide the “last mile” of connectivity.
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.
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