Birch completes installation of 11,520 fiber strand miles in Kentucky

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Birch Communications has enhanced its business services capabilities in eastern Kentucky by wrapping up its buildout and integration of 11,520 strand fiber miles.

Over this network, Birch said it will be able to provide its growing mix of cities, school systems, utility companies, fire and police departments and businesses, data service speeds of 1-20 Mbps and 1 Gbps private networks.

Besides business services, the service provider is providing wholesale dark fiber to other service providers. It also continues to offer copper-based DSL and traditional POTS services to area businesses and consumers.

"We plan to continue to grow our state-of-the-art private IP-based network in Eastern Kentucky," said Chris Aversano, chief operating officer of Birch, in a release. 

The Kentucky network expansion should come of no surprise as it has been one of several areas where Birch has extended itself in recent years. In May 2013, the CLEC acquired various customer and network elements from Lexington, Ky.-based Lightyear Network Solutions for an undisclosed sum.  

At the time, Vincent Oddo, president and CEO of Birch, said that "several new markets within Kentucky will be added to our network footprint..."

For more:
- see the release

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