Fibertech wraps its 1,000-mile Ohio network expansion

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Fibertech Networks has put the finishing touches on its network expansion project in Ohio, adding more than 1,000 miles of new fiber in Akron, Cleveland, Cincinnati, Columbus, Dayton and Toledo.

This latest build was not based on a "build it and they will come" mentality, but instead was driven to support a major customer deployment.

After announcing its expansion plans in the state, Fibertech said it has secured additional contracts to provide network capacity and services to local businesses that reside in the six cities that the fiber runs through.

The competitive carrier can now serve as another business service and wholesale service alternative to area telcos such as AT&T (NYSE: T) and Cincinnati Bell (NYSE: CBB). Prospective customers will be able to get access to its suite of collocation, optical services, point-to-point and multi-point Ethernet service ranging from 5 Mbps to 100 Gbps.

"We expect our investment in Ohio will provide increased facilities-based telecommunications competition and help make the communities we serve a more attractive environment for business through this significant private investment in broadband infrastructure," said Mike Hurley, vice president of sales and marketing at Fibertech, in a release.

Ohio is just one of many states where Fibertech is expanding its fiber network presence.

The service provider is deepening its Midwestern U.S. network reach with plans to build out 750 route miles that will pass through a number of Detroit-area suburbs. "The Michigan one is the biggest metro we have ever designed," Hurley said in a previous interview with FierceTelecom.

It is also expanding its capabilities in both Indianapolis and Connecticut, where it added over 850 miles of fiber to its existing network.

All of these expansions can be used to serve a variety of business service and wholesale applications, particularly wireless backhaul.  

For more:
- see the release

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