On July 26, 2016, FiberLight announced that the company will continue to invest in its Texas-based network.
Moving forward, FiberLight will provide low-latency transport to growing rural communities across Texas. The expansion will establish additional low-latency connectivity between its Dallas-Austin-San Antonio-Houston (DASH) footprint, and areas across the western part of its network including Amarillo, Abilene, Midland, Lubbock, Odessa, San Angelo and surrounding areas.
The project will enable direct high-bandwidth transport capabilities into data centers in Houston and Dallas, as well as across FiberLight’s southeastern network. The expansion will be a major asset for regional service providers and enterprises located in western Texas.
“FiberLight continues to invest in Texas to meet the growing demand for state-of-the-art fiber infrastructure from business communities throughout the state,” stated Jim Lynch, FiberLight Chief Executive Officer. “Relocation, expansion and innovation drive broadband needs in Texas. FiberLight is at the forefront of providing secure and flexible fiber optic services to meet this rapidly increasing demand.”
FiberLight first began expanding its network in 2012. Since that time, the company has provided high-capacity optical transport services and dark fiber to local underserved school districts, regional data centers and businesses. FiberLight’s wide network reach and high-bandwidth infrastructure have also been advantageous for local carriers and utility companies.
“By connecting our West Texas network directly into Dallas, FiberLight is taking yet another step to tie the 10,000 miles in its Texas network together to act as one,” commented Ron Kormos, FiberLight Chief Development Officer. “All major cities in the region will benefit from lower latency, high-speed transport over newer fiber. Moreover, this project will feature colocation huts, with space for equipment for our dark fiber customers, at key locations along the route.”
FiberLight’s expansion will also help international carriers and companies to increase their data-supported business operations in the U.S.
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