Cross River Fiber expands N.J. backbone to address health care opportunities

Cross River Fiber, a competitive dark fiber provider serving the New Jersey area, extended its fiber backbone reach Wednesday in order to target new opportunities in the healthcare market segment.

But this expansion is not based on a build-it-and-they-will-come mentality. The service provider just signed an agreement to provide services to the Atlantic Health System.

This new dark fiber connection, which connects Newton Medical Center in Sussex County with Atlantic Health System's primary data center, will be used to support Atlantic Health System's large transfers of electronic medical data.

Vincenzo Clemente, CEO of Cross River Fiber, said that with this fiber network in place, Atlantic will be able to converge its "voice, video and data solutions, connecting back office, telecom network, servers and data centers."

Being still a relatively young company that has to compete with a host of incumbent and competitive players, namely Verizon (NYSE: VZ), Sidera Networks and Lightower Fiber Networks, Cross River Fiber's dark fiber deal with a multi-site organization like Atlantic Health System will give it a sound customer reference as it ramps up its network build throughout New Jersey.

For more:
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