FiberLight adds low-latency connections to its 10K Texas fiber miles

FiberLight has taken another step forward in its Texas statewide fiber network expansion, establishing additional low-latency connectivity between the western portions of the company's Texas network to tie its 10,000 mile network together.

Through this expansion, FiberLight will cover over six cities and towns, including Abilene, Amarillo, Lubbock, Midland, Odessa, and San Angelo as well as its Dallas-Austin-San Antonio-Houston (DASH) footprint. 

By completing this build, the service provider will be able to provide direct high-bandwidth transport capabilities into regional and national data centers in Dallas, Houston. It will also be able to address metros across FiberLight's southeastern network for traditional businesses and regional service providers and carriers in Texas' growing West Texas cities and towns.

Earlier this year, FiberLight completed an expansion in Texas that connects areas near the Mexican border to major cities including Houston, San Antonio and Dallas.

These expansions have enabled FiberLight to win contracts with a number of carrier customers, particularly wireless operators, and business customers.

Usage on the existing network has continued to rise. Since beginning its Texas expansion in 2012, FiberLight has won dark and lit fiber contracts with a mix of school districts, regional data centers and businesses that previously had limited optical networking options. 

Another segment taking advantage of this network is local utilities and carriers that are using FiberLight's network reach and high-bandwidth infrastructure to provide a wider range and reach of services to their customers. 

By adding this network transport solution to FiberLight's other ongoing national projects -- including its recent South Texas expansion -- this total Texas transport solution will create new opportunities for international carriers and companies to increase data-supported business operations in the United States.

Completing this project will also make FiberLight even more of a competitive force with other fiber-centric providers such as Zayo Group, which has been making inroads into Texas.

Zayo just won a new dark fiber and IP services contract with the Texas Education Service Center Region 11, furthering its strategy to leverage and extend existing fiber to the tower (FTTT) builds to serve additional service opportunities.

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