Alpheus buys dark fiber from FiberLight to expand Dallas footprint

Alpheus Communications, a Texas-based competitive fiber and data center service provider, is continuing its ongoing fiber network expansion efforts by purchasing dark fiber from fellow fiber provider FiberLight.

The addition of these new fiber strands, which are located in East Dallas County and Downtown Forth Worth, are Alpheus' fifth major fiber acquisition in the last five years.

This latest fiber acquisition is part of an ongoing effort by the provider to expand its network presence. Late September, the service provider announced plans to light its light its fiber network assets in South Texas, providing transport and bandwidth services in McAllen, Laredo and Harlingen in early 2011.

Given the presence of major wireless operators and their ongoing 3G and upcoming 4G network rollouts, the new fiber strands will be used to sell not only wholesale wireless backhaul services to the likes of area wireless operators such as AT&T, Clearwire, Sprint, T-Mobile and Verizon Wireless, but also augment its data center offerings.

Already having a data center presence and lit optical network in Forth Worth, Paul Hobby, CEO of Alpheus said that "this new fiber will help our density in the places where the demand for broadband Internet access and dedicated wavelengths are growing exponentially."

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