Northern Virginia and the D.C. metro area are facing growing demand for additional fiber availability, especially as enterprises embrace cloud solutions and data center interconnectivity traffic grows.

To meet this demand, FiberLight has announced a network expansion project that will significantly improve fiber connectivity throughout the area. Upon completion, the new fiber network overbuild will enable FiberLight to offer diverse and enhanced connectivity to the world’s largest concentration of data centers in Ashburn, which is referred to as Data Center Alley.

The new fiber availability will benefit carriers, enterprises, government agencies and content companies in need of regional connectivity by helping them bypass crowded fiber routes. At the same time, companies with increasing bandwidth requirements will gain extra capacity for dark fiber networks and Ethernet service.

FiberLight provides critical fiber infrastructure, including dark fiber  and build-to-suit optical solutions, while focusing  on data center to data center connectivity. As data center expansion is expected to increase by over 35 percent in the Ashburn region, FiberLight is working to enable reliable connectivity solutions to support the data center marketplace.

“This new fiber network overbuild provides FiberLight with a unique advantage in the region as capacity grows increasingly scarce,” explained Don MacNeil, CEO, FiberLight.  “As a growing number of enterprises embrace cloud solutions, and data center to data center traffic grows exponentially, we are committed meeting this demand by providing the market with the highest quality connectivity to key destinations.”

FiberLight currently owns and manages more than 1.7 million fiber miles across 44 metro areas in the U.S. The company also has more than 17,000 backbone access points, 1,700 on-net locations and a presence in over 100 data centers across the country. In the state of Texas alone, FiberLight’s network spans over 10,000 miles.

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