Atlantic Broadband, the nation’s 9th largest cable operator, has announced the closing of its acquisition of the South Florida fiber network previously owned by FiberLight, LLC, an industry leader in providing high-performance metro and transport services. Initially announced in January, the closing of this deal marks the addition of 350 route miles to Atlantic Broadband’s existing South Florida footprint, more than doubling its existing fiber footprint in the region while expanding by 30% its capacity to serve data center customers in the same geography.
FiberLight — a provider of mission critical high bandwidth networks customized for clients’ specific needs — owns and operates deep fiber networks in over 30 metropolitan areas in the U.S. with a concentration in Texas, the Southeast, the Washington DC corridor, Mid-Atlantic markets and Bay Area. In the face of an ever-expanding, dynamic market, businesses turn increasingly towards cloud environments for their daily operations. With greater demand from end users comes a burgeoning need for greater bandwidth and reliability from businesses and carriers. Atlantic Broadband’s acquisition of Fiberlight’s South Florida footprint offers new and exciting opportunities for clients in the region as it allows Atlantic Broadband to leverage an expanded presence to bring faster, more reliable and scalable fiber connectivity to the bustling area from downtown Miami to North Palm Beach.
This acquisition is the latest step in Atlantic Broadband’s sweeping enhancement of all business services across all of their regional locations. The investment in FiberLight’s South Florida presence follows a series of announcements earlier this year from Atlantic Broadband regarding this business improvement effort. These announcements included their strategic acquisition of MetroCast Cable Systems, which enabled Atlantic Broadband to offer an augmented and diverse footprint extending up the East Coast from Florida to Maine. Atlantic Broadband business customers in all locations can expect continuous upgrades to services throughout the year reflecting the company’s commitment to its customers and service areas by improving business operations, productivity and community growth. Incorporating and employing new infrastructure like FiberLight’s one-of-a-kind fiber networks will allow for the ignition of a digital transformation in the supplemented areas and beyond.
Regarding the company’s newly extended South Florida footprint, Rich Shea, President and Chief Executive Officer of Atlantic Broadband, comments, “As the region grows and more businesses enter, we are excited that we can now offer this expanded fiber network. Through this strategic partnership, we are giving businesses the ability to innovate, grow and contribute to the region’s economic growth – a commitment that we’ve made to South Florida and all the geographies we operate in.”