FTS Fiber, a dark fiber supplier providing carrier-class network infrastructure in both rural areas and other major U.S. markets, has begun building a 110-mile fiber network in Kent County, Maryland.
As Lightower continues to roll out more fiber to cell sites and small cells, the service provider is creating a foundation to win more business customers in its footprint.
The dark fiber assets of Allied Fiber's Southeast network subsidiary will be auctioned off in July, reflecting the next step in the Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection process.
Level 3 Communications may be an active participant in the wireless backhaul trend, providing its mix of lit and dark fiber services, but the company's main value is in connecting its facilities to buildings where its business customers reside, its CEO says.
Zayo Group is seeing that its investment in dark fiber is becoming attractive not only for wireless operators, but increasingly for data center operators that need low latency routes in harder to reach locations.
USA Fiber continued its high-speed romp into the Ashburn, Virginia data center region, announcing that it is one of just a few competitive providers to qualify for a Resource Sharing Agreement (RSA) with the State of Maryland. The agreement requires USA Fiber to provide the state dark fiber strands on the path the CLEC is constructing between Ashburn and Baltimore.
Cross River Fiber has hatched plans to expand its network by over 50 miles to provide connections to local data centers and multiple subsea cabling landing stations.
Zayo is finding that as it wins new wireless operator dark and lit fiber tower contracts, these same customers are prime targets for additional services sales.
Zayo Group continues to ramp up the number of net installs to its base of wireless, enterprise and carrier customers as demand grows for the service provider's dark and lit fiber services.
Lumos Networks may still be early in the dark fiber game, which only makes up a small portion of its revenue, but the service provider is getting more inquiries from a host of wireless, wireline and enterprise customers.