Tag:

dark fiber

Latest Headlines

Latest Headlines

Verizon's 5G plans could spell dark fiber opportunities for Zayo, Level 3, others

Verizon's recent move to establish an agreement with Boston and its pending purchase of XO's fiber network shows that it seeing a new value in fiber assets.

Allied Fiber's Southeast subsidiaries file for bankruptcy protection, seeks alternative options for dark fiber network

Allied Fiber, a competitive dark fiber player, recently filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection amidst its struggles to sell dark fiber on its new Atlanta-to-Miami route.

Dark fiber takes the spotlight again, but providers remain divided on offering it

Dark fiber has become the rage again in the wireline wholesale industry as a growing base of service providers, content providers, and even large enterprises are asking for their own fiber pairs to gain complete control over their bandwidth allocations.

AT&T, Verizon, and competitive providers remain divided on dark fiber, but interest is rising

Dark fiber may be remembered as a product of the.com age where competitive providers built out networks speculatively, but it's clearly back in telecom style. However, unlike the late 1990s build-it-and-they-will-come drive, dark fiber demand is today being driven by new service drivers-- small cell backhaul, data center connectivity and the FCC E-Rate program.

CenturyLink sees government dark fiber sales as part of broader managed offering

CenturyLink may not be interested in selling dark fiber indefeasible rights of use (IRUs) leases to other carriers, but it does sell the service to government customers as part of a managed service offering.

Roanoke Valley Broadband Authority completes 47-mile middle mile fiber network

Virginia's Roanoke Valley Broadband Authority has completed the buildout of 47 miles of fiber serving parts of Salem, Roanoke and Botetourt counties. Set to be turned on before May, the Roanoke Valley Broadband Authority will provide alternative gigabit speed services to area schools, government agencies and businesses.

Lightower sees cyclical demand for dark fiber from financial companies, schools

Lightower is happy to sell its carrier and businesses either dark or lit fiber services, but the service provider has found that in some customer verticals like financial the trend goes back and forth between both domains.

RCN Business plans to pursue new near-net fiber business opportunities in 2016

RCN Business, like other business-centric providers, has traditionally taken the approach of directing its fiber investments where its customers want it to go, but the service provider plans to target other attractive sites where it could win new customers.

Fatbeam takes two-pronged approach to keep fiber installation costs in check

Fatbeam has had to develop a two-pronged installation process that incorporates its own resources and third parties' depending on the nature of the build to increase efficiency and control costs.

Fatbeam says 63 percent of its E-Rate customers are using dark fiber

Fatbeam, a regional dark fiber provider serving the Pacific Northwest, is seeing dark fiber adoption by schools in its serving area increase by 63 percent.